The Sunset On Magento One
Author: Mike Garlick
Author: Mike Garlick
With over 245,000 websites powered by Magento, it is one of the World's largest eCommerce platforms.
Back in 2015, Magento released a completely rewritten version (Magento 2); whilst simultaneously announcing their support for Magento 1 would end in three years. That 2018 date has since passed, however, Magento has now confirmed that on June 2020, its support for Magento 1 will end.
With only a few months remaining until Magento 1 dissipates, there is still a staggering number of merchants yet to migrate to Magento 2.
Put simply; official support for the Magento 1 will end in June 2020.
There will be no new feature or functionality updates for it and most importantly there will be no security updates or fixes.
Technically no. The Magento 1 platform will continue to function however the lack of official support will leave sites exposed to security vulnerabilities. If you are running your business through an eCommerce site powered by Magento 1 then the risk of natural and malicious failures increases daily.
This is completely dependent on your platforms size, complexity and customisation, but you will likely need a developer. You should consider the following three key areas:
Magento development is pretty much a vocational specialism and therefore comes at a higher cost compared with “regular” development or the build of alternative eCommerce platforms. You can expect to pay around 50% more for a Magento developer and with the sunset of Magento 1 looming, you can expect to see costs rise.
Lots. Fishtank develops eCommerce platforms using WooCommerce and since its release in 2011, the platform has been growing in popularity and functionality. According to Built With, WooCommerce rivals Magento as the most used eCommerce platform and due to its association with WordPress, it has some of the best official and non-official, support systems in the world.
Absolutely. The process of migrating from Magento to WooCommerce is pretty much the same as the upgrade from Magento 1 to Magento 2:
We understand there is a lot to consider in a migration of this scale so no matter how simple or complicated your questions are, just get in touch with us and we’ll see if we can help you.
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