Magento has announced they will stop supporting the Magento 1.x platform from June 2020. Depending on your version, current support may include both quality fixes and security patches.
If you decide to stay on Magento 1 you are putting your brand at a stand still in terms of technology and behind in future readiness, giving your competitors an edge. It’s extremely risky to run outdated and unsupported software, We highly recommend to start your Magento 2 Migration in 2019.
New features will not be added.
Magento will not provide Security patches once support ends.
With no code updates, it will become more vulnerable to hacks.
Magento 2 users can benefit from new features and functionality which Magento 1 sites won’t have
The timeline for migration depends on customizations you have done and can vary a lot, we recommend you plan for a minimum of 10-12 weeks.
The level of effort to migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2 depends on how you have built your site and the level of customization. Migration is the right time to consider an upgrade, such as improving the Designs. Changes like these will further influence the cost of migration to Magento 2.
Send us an email and we will be happy to do a free assesment of your current implementation and provide a high level cost estimate. [email protected]
Magento 1 extensions will not work on Magento 2. Most Extensions provider have a Magento 2 versions of their extension available. While migrating, close review needs to be done to see if extension can be removed and replaced with Magento 2 out of the box feature.
The key to succesful and smooth migration is the right partner. Upbott has the right expertise and commitment to take a careful considered approach to make the Magento 2 migration simple for you.
A Basic Migration Plan Will Look Something Like This
Magento 2 is a significant technology upgrade with efficient database structures, themes and new APIs. The migration process is not a point and click operation like an upgrade. You will want to have the migration expertly managed to avoid data loss and avoid any downtime.
We recommend you consider an upgrade at the same time as the migration. It is a perfect opportunity to make changes and get your site ready for the next level of digital growth. Work with experts in user experience and technology to consider whether your site needs a new mobile first designs, integrations etc…