Is Magento 1 dead? Will your Magento site work after December 31, 2018?
In all likelihood your site will not stop functioning. Magento has been pushing back its end of life date announcements from late 2018 to mid 2020 now.
What does this mean? Since Magento will no longer be supporting Version 1.x sites after mid 2020, if there is some major coding issue on the platform or some major security breach, you will be on your own.
Magento will not offer any further software updates and security issues will have to be handled by you and your developer, if you have one. So the message is, “so long and good luck to you” after this date.
Our advice then is to start planning your migration to Magento 2 as soon as possible.
So…are you convinced already? Amped and excited to Migrate to Magento 2 right away?
Not so fast! You will want to consider a few things before getting started.
First, is your magento store dependent on your extensions to work properly?
You need to make sure that your extension developer has an M2 version that will do exactly what your site is doing now.
Secondly make sure your developer is experienced with Magento 2. Just because your M1 Developer has done a great job with your site over the years does not mean that they are great with
Magento 2. M2 is basically a totally different platform from M1 and if your developer is not prepared you will be in a lot of trouble as well.
These are only two basic issues right off the bat but there are several others to consider as a migration moves from the initial to the midpoint and end stages.
We have done dozens of M1 to M2 migrations for our clients so let us be your Magento 2 Migration partner to get your new M2 site ready for primetime.
But if you are not quite ready to make the transition, know that we have over a decade experience with Magento 1 and can fix just about any issue you may encounter.
Whether its a site redesign, extension integration or troubleshooting some strange Magento bug, let us know your pain point and we will get started on diagnosing the issue, figuring out the solution and get started on fixing it right away.
Let us deal with the intricacies and strange idiosyncracies of Magento 1 while you focus on what you do best, take great care of your customers and grow your business!