Magento End of Life & Migrating to Magento 2

In September of 2018, Magento announced end-of-life for version 1.x with a last support date of June 2020. Websites running Magento 1.x will remain exposed to existing and new vulnerabilities with no recourse to fix them. A lot of articles and blogs have been written as of late, urging companies to transition from the now vulnerable and unsupported Magento 1 software.

Understandably, the repercussions of the global pandemic have meant many online retails are yet to migrate made all the more challenging against a backdrop of tightened budgets and reduced resources. Over 105,000 installs of Magento 1 are still in operation, compared to just 37,500 installs of Magento 2.

Looking to the Future

While we’ve seen noteworthy growth in the popularity of plug and play eCommerce platforms such as Shopify and BigCommerce, Magento remains the clear choice for many brands for a wide range of reason.

Magento has hugely improved on the performance and usability of previous versions. Bringing to the table an enhanced admin interface, 20% speed increase, a pure mobile first approach with a seamless checkout experience.

  • The world’s favourite eCommerce Platform
  • Continuously Improving
  • Open source
  • Responsive design
  • Extensive Customisation & extensions
  • 3rd party integration solutions
  • Magento community
  • Speedy & scalable
  • Multiple stores
  • Built for international growth

Our Process

How we’ll help you migrate

Conclusion

Retailers with ecommerce sites that are running Magento 1.x should upgrade, but that is only step one on the path to providing the right security and safety for their users. The next step would be to consider deploying a number of security products that add layers of security that just the Magento platform alone does not provide.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about anything discussed in this blog or if you’d like to chat about a project, feel free to get in touch. We’re always happy to help businesses reach and surpass their eCommerce potential.