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