Magento 1 Support Continues Until June 2020

Magento 1 Support Continues Until June 2020

Howdy !

When Magento rolled out version 2 of their eCommerce platform three years ago, not everybody pounced on this shiny new toy. In fact, many were hesitant to make the shift.

Aside from the cost and time it would take to upgrade, the security issues tailing Magento 2 kept many users on version 1. This despite the fact that they may lose support soon.    

Now the good news is that Magento 1 will continue to release security patches for the next two years.   

Contrary to reports that support for version 1 will end later this year, the company announced recently that versions 1.5 to 1.9 of the Magento Open Source will continue to receive software security maintenance until June 2020.

So if you’re still using Magento 1, there’s no need to worry and rush to upgrade to version 2.

Although we’re not saying that you shouldn’t start working on the upgrade, at least you can do it one step at a time.

Preparing for the end

Magento 2 is a promising platform for your eCommerce business as it offers advanced features and loads of extensions.

However, migrating to it from version 1 is going to take time and a lot of considerations, such as the extensions that you’re using.

By preparing for the upgrade as early as now, you can avoid glitches in your Magento 2 store and ensure your customers of a seamless shopping experience.

So if you’re running a lot of extensions on Magento 1, for instance, find out from their developers if you can continue using them on version 2.

While it’s good to know that the clamour for Magento 1 has helped extend the support it’s been receiving, there’s no better time to set your business up on its newer version than right now.

Have you started migrating to Magento 2? We hope to hear from you in the comments below.

As always, to your continued success,

Dave & Matt   

 

4 replies
  1. David
    David says:

    Do they mean they will be stopping support on June 2020 or that they will be providing support until at least June 2020 and possibly for longer?

    Are there any signs that adobe will release some sort of migration tool which will simplify the upgrade from magento 1 to 2? I got a few quotes for the upgrade and they where coming in at around £5000.

    Will understandingE be releasing video courses for magento 2?

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    • Dave Furness
      Dave Furness says:

      Hi Dave,

      This is good news, it means support will last up until June 2020 at this point, with the potential of it being extended further, but we should be prepared that June 202 is the end date for now.

      I haven’t heard anything on a migration tool currently.

      Yes we will be doing Magento 2 courses, however for obvious reasons you won’t see anything new on that front until early 2019 to save any distractions for businesses over Christmas 2018.

      Dave

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  2. Byron
    Byron says:

    To be brutally honest, I can’t stand V2. It’s total lack of, ease of use, for the average business, in the immortal words of Gumbys, “Makes my Brain Hurt”. I started with V1.4, stuck through the trails and tribulations all the way to current versions. Just the thought of doing that again with V2, …. well, those who have will know what I mean. Maybe Adobe can turn things around for the better. Until then …..

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