End of life for Magento 1 – 1st June 2020, this means that after this date it will no longer be supported and no security fixes/patches will be released for it. This does not only apply to the Magento 1 CMS, but also the extensions used on it.
More and more, vendors are stopping to support their Magento 1 extensions and only developing Magento 2 versions, which not only means that any updates or improvements are missed, but also adds to the fact they will no longer be secure.
There are a lot of parts that make a successful migration from Magento 1 to 2. Below is a high-level overview of the process we use when migrating websites to ensure all key areas are covered.
Migrating to Magento 2 has a number of different aspects that need to be done (as can be seen from our process above). Unfortunately, it’s not a simple process and requires a skilled team, who are familiar with both Magento 1, 2 and the process of migrating platforms.
We’ve had multiple companies approach here at isev asking us to help them make the journey from Magento 1 to Magento 2. We have a number of successful migration projects under our belt that lets us know what goes into a successful Magento migration.
This is a good time to audit and review the extensions and integrations you have for the website so that you only have the ones you use and are essential on the Magento 2 site.
As you’re moving to a new system, it can be the perfect time to step back and take a look at your site’s design, what’s good, what’s bad, where could improvements be made? This could be the perfect time to have these changes implemented.
Your changing a significant part of your website, you should ensure a plan is in place to maintain website rankings and performance.
You know better than anyone when their peak business season is, knowing this, it makes it easier to plan for the migration, you want to launch at a quiet business point, so as to have everything ironed out going into the peak business season.
Some Magento 1 data can be migrated automatically via customised processes created specifically for your data.This includes.
There are also some items that, though can be migrated via a manual process, these include:
Our team of Magento developers can help with moving over elements such as website media and website accounts and access details. If you have custom code on your Magento 1 website, our team can review this and either help with migrate it across, or if need be, build the functionality in the new system.
As Magento 1 and Magento 2 are built in different architectures, the design of the website can not be directly transferred from one to the other. This does not need to be doom and gloom, as the design can be re-created within the Magento 2 system. It could even be the chance to improve upon the design and have extra elements added or a complete redesign to take advantage of customer journey improvements.
We’ve worked with both small and big brand websites to help design them a Magento 2 website that takes advantage of the latest design concepts, UX best practices and drives sales.
The extensions you use in Magento 1 can not be taken across to Magento 2. On the plus side, many of them will have been recreated for Magento 2, meaning that you can likely find the ones you use in Magento 1. For the premium ones, you will likely need to purchase it again. If your extension for some reason does not exist, there is a huge selection of alternatives that will provide the same functionality.
If you’re unsure if the extensions you are using on Magento 1, exist for Magento 2, our team is highly knowledgeable of Magento 2 and the extensions available. We can find if the ones you are using are available and if not, find a suitable alternative.
There is more to moving to Magento than simply the end life of Magento 1, you can expect a eCommerce system that is:
You can find a full list of the differences here.
You need to know that who you choose will have the proper security measures in place for dealing with your sensitive data.g After All, they are going to have access to your customers details and you need someone you can trust to handle these in a responsible manner when moving them across to the new system.
Our Magento migration process ensures the security of any sensitive data we handle. We have undertaken numerous migrations to Magento 2 for both big and small businesses and can assure we handle all data we come into contact with, with care.
With the migration to Magento 2, this is essentially a new website and since elements like the design can not be migrated, it is the perfect time to have the changes that the site needs. Whether this is making quality of life improvements by simplifying your catalogue to a complete redesign to improve the customer journey and conversion elements.
We have not only helped migrate multiple websites to Magento 2, we have also designed and built a number of Magento 2 websites from the ground up. Our skilled team of designers and developers have a huge range of experience in working with the system and in eCommerce industry, using the latest in design best practices and development techniques. We also have in-house marketing team to ensure your website optimisation is part of the plan to move your website to Magento 2.