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