MAGENTO 2 UPDATE
Security Support for Magento 1 Ends in 2020.
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Do Not Delay, Start the Transition Now!
If you own a Magento 1 ecommerce store, you must upgrade to the latest version to stay safe and secure. By June 2020, Magento will no longer provide security updates and patches for Magento 1. This means any website not transitioned to Magento 2 will be vulnerable to future security attacks and will not be able to add new features and functionality.
Benefits of Magento 2.0 upgrade
Faster Site Speed
Can Endertech Make This Migration Easy?
Migrating to Magento 2 is more akin to developing a new site from scratch, than a simple upgrade. Endertech’s development team should engage with your marketing and operations teams for the pre-launch planning and post launch testing, Our complete SEO checklist compliance procedure will ensure your site’s SEO heritage ranking and reputation transitions fully to your newly launched site on the new Magento 2 platform.
Migrating to Magento 2 requires lots of technical expertise. Endertech’s years of experience with Magento provides you with a team skilled in the migration process, including pre-migration analysis, review of extensions/plug-ins and planning their migration, creating and fulfilling a holistic migration execution, followed by adjustment configurations and testing on our test server before deployment to your live site.
What if I Just Continue Using My Magento 1.x Store?
Although companies are free to still use Magento 1.X for their ecommerce needs, relying on old, outdated, unsupported software comes with security risks. As vulnerabilities and bugs will no longer be fixed it could put your business at risk of a hack attack. Cybercrime perpetrators are aware of the Magento 1 vulnerability opening coming in 2020, and will surely set their targets on attacking those who’ve negligently opted not to plow investments into maintaining and securing their now ever more vulnerable ecommerce store platform. There might be an increase of malicious software targeting vulnerabilities after the release of the last security patches. Staying on Magento 1.X after support officially ends in 2020 could prove fatal for your business.
Which Magento Versions Should be Migrated?
All Magento ecommerce stores built on Magento 1.5 to 1.9, as well as sub-versions like Magento 1.9.3, are strongly suggested to upgrade to Magento 2 by the June 2020 sunset deadline, as software security patches and updates support will no longer be provided for those Magento 1 websites subsequent to that date. These software security patches are critical for sites to remain secure as here might be an increase of malicious software targeting vulnerabilities after the release of the last security patches. Make sure to check if your current theme and extensions are deemed compatible for migrating to Magento 2. If not, we can locate Magento 2 compatible themes and extensions to provide the same desired look and functionality.
Endertech’s Magento development process
Our Magento developers first need to understand your products and your goals. Structuring your catalog properly is the first order of business, as it affects so much else down the road. From there, we focus on user experience, marketing considerations, and whatever initiatives are your priority.
Plans and Visuals Clarify Direction
With the team all on the same page about the nature of your business and your objectives, we turn to designing solutions. These can be frontend visual or backend logistic in nature depending on the task. The outcome of the design phase will be clear directions for our Los Angeles Magento developers.
Plans Ready, Time to Build
With the clarity achieved through our design plans, our developers will be assigned and our project managers will push the project through to completion. You will receive regular status updates all along the way.
4. Deployment & Support
We’re There for You
Our technical practices will ensure a smooth deployment with minimal, or no downtime. From there, we remain ready to support, whether through SEO, digital marketing support, or continuing enhancements to improve conversions on your site.
Strengths of Magento 2
Magento 2 performs better than Magento 1. It comes with increased performance speed and response time, database flexibility and scalability to handle peak loads. Magento 2 supports the site speed enhancing Varnish Cache out of the box.
Online purchases made from mobile devices continue to draw record-breaking revenue. Magento 2’s responsive design gives enhancing user experience and making it search engine friendly.
Modern Intuitive Admin Interface:
Magento 1’s admin was criticized as being unfriendly. M2 has a much-improved interface making it easier for the admin user to access resources and navigate. It boasts a comprehensive dashboard highlighting lifetime sales, last orders, average orders, top search terms, revenue tax, check bestsellers & customers, shipping, and quantity.
Better User Experience Features:
M2 has a new streamlined checkout experience and an `Add to cart` feature, ensuring a smoother path to checkout for the customer to complete the purchase in the store.
Magento 2 boasts of a brand new architecture, coding structure, and database design. It uses advanced technologies for development and programming. With an improved testing framework, Magento 2 enables developers to automatically test functionality. The paid version, Magento 2 Enterprise Edition, offers split data solution for Product, Orders and Checkout, avoiding Database Overload.
The latest version of Magento 2 has Multi Source Inventory which helps merchants improve efficiency by managing inventory across multiple physical locations.
My Merchant Site is on Magento 1, What Should I Do?
Identify Which Version, Sub-Version of Magento 1 You Are On.
This helps determine your migration path. Your version details can be found in the Admin Panel in the footer.
Timeline – Don’t Miss the June 2020 Bus
Use this opportunity to upgrade your ecommerce store as if you would upgrade your normal brick and mortar store. In a digital age where security is of highest relevance, this is something to be assessed immediately. Support for Magento 1 ends June 2020 and a successful approach for migrating to Magento 2 is to plan for having your new website be live prior to June 2020.
Plan Sufficient Time for Development
Development of the new platform needed for migration can take months, so with June 2020 as the finite deadline be sure to budget sufficient time for our developer team here at Endertech to do the work methodically, and not hastily.
Understanding What is Involved in a Migration
A migration involves not only the core Magento but also the moving parts and the data the site operates on. Now is a good time to decide what needs to go forward and what should be left behind. Though the effort sounds weary and daunting, the benefits will justify the effort involved. It helps to start early and pace the process.