Magento 2 is Still Not Ready

Howdy !

One year and two months after Magento 2 was launched, you’re probably wondering whether or not it’s ready to be used.

We know how excited you are, but, unfortunately, Magento 2 is still not ready for multichannel eCommerce.

Better for you to know the bitter truth than get yourself and your business into an unresolvable dilemma.

Upon the release of Magento 2 back in November 2015, we mentioned in this blog post that it would be best to wait until the middle of 2016 before moving to this new platform.

Aside from the fact that the holiday season was fast-approaching, trying out something while it is still in its early stage of development wasn’t a good idea.

Six months later, we gave you 3 reasons why you should defer Magento 2; bugs could hamper the daily operations of your business.

Aside from that, there were not many themes and extensions available for the new Magento platform.

We remember saying you could give Magento 2 a go starting 2017, but that was months before we learnt of the scheduled upgrade.

Let’s see how the new line of code goes and take it from there.


*Note From Matt*

The reality is, it just isn’t ready!  We work on the theory of ‘would we use it for our business’ and right now the answer is a firm no.

There are still too many unknowns such as no direct migration path from 1 to 2 as well as no Magmi alternative for Magento 2.

How to Prepare for Magento 2

Most, if not all, of the themes that you are currently using in your Magento 1 store cannot be used in the next-generation Magento.

Because the features of Magento 2 are more advanced than that of its predecessor, extension authors and developers will have to make changes to the manner in which they code their themes and extensions.

If you decide to use Magento 2 now, while it isn’t stable yet, it will cost you a lot of money to order the extensions that you might need.

Instead of rushing into Magento 2, only to regret it later when things go wrong, why not plan the new design of your store and prepare a list of extensions that you would like to use.

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments box below.

To your continued success,

Dave & Matt




6 replies
  1. Andrew Gadsden
    Andrew Gadsden says:

    What’s the latest on M2, nearly a year later? Would you still stick with M1?
    We need to buy one or two extensions so we are looking again at migrating to M2 rather than end up buying extensions twice.

    • Dave Furness
      Dave Furness says:

      Hey Andrew,

      Magento 2 is now multi-channel ready, however we still think Magento 1 is the better platform to be on. We will shortly be releasing some Magento 2 tutorials so I guess the answer depends on your preference.

      I would say maybe set up a new install in a sub folder and see how you get on with it


      • stitchfactory
        stitchfactory says:

        Hey Dave,
        What’s the timescale on the M2 tutorials. I need to be setting up and testing now for migration after summer (our busy period) for next xmas?
        We are already running into issues having to setup a second account through WHM on our server for M2 due to PHP values.
        Regards, Chris

        • Dave Furness
          Dave Furness says:

          Can’t give you a firm time scale yet, but they are on the to do list. It will depend how quickly Matt can get through the coding projects we have lined up first.

          As soon as we have more info we will share it with you :)


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