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By now you are probably all aware that Magento will stop supporting Magento 1 in June 2020.
If you have an online store in Magento 1, how does it affect you to stop having support?
The use of Magento for the creation of online stores has increased, and parallelly the number of users that try to get private personal information that Magento platform contains. The versions with support have security patches to face new threats and avoid the withdrawal of confidential information. These patches are created in order to avoid risks and maintain Magento’s Online stores safe.
Remember that safety is an indispensable requirement in any eCommerce
The fact that Magento 1 will cease receiving support in June 2020 will not suddenly affect Magento 1 ecommerces, but the new relevant security patches will no longer appear to face errors and failures that may arise.
Not having support in Magento 1 means losing Magento’s assistance. There will be no official patches to solve security problems and this will make all e-commerces in Magento 1 unsafe and vulnerable.
This will specifically affect:
Luckily there is still time to raise the migration process, but do not leave it for the last minute.
Magento specialised developers will need to migrate all the information on the web from Magento 1 to Magento 2.
What is the migration process all about?
The migration process consists of:
This is an internal change, but it still means to create an eCommerce website again with the import of the old files.
Migrating your eCommerce website implies that errors and failures may occur while importing the files, hence in certain occasions the files must be imported manually taking longer than expected.
It’s 100% advisable to consider the migration option as soon as possible in order to be prevented when the support stops providing service.
Its important to have a technical team specialised in Magento and with in-depth experience in the migration process
What happens with your online store’s SEO after migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2?
If your ecommerce online store in Magento 1 is optimised for Search Engines, you need to make a backup copy of the SEO in order to keep all this organic traffic and all the users and customers that the online store has already achieved.
Will eCommerce websites in Magento1 lose any information if they do not migrate to Magento2?
No, Magento 1 will not disappear and neither will any information on eCommerce websites in Magento 1.
The functionality will be the same, but Magento 1 eCommerces will not be 100% safe.
The end of Magento 1 can extend the time that its users are active but its intended that all users update to Magento 2.
Keep in mind that updates on both platforms will require (due to incompatibilities between versions) updating modules, themes and developments by Magento specialised developers.
At Kiwop, as experts in e-commerce and web development, we can help you plan and execute the migration process, avoiding putting your Ecommerce at risk. Don’t hesitate to contact us should you require any assistance.
Magento is a very useful and flexible tool for your e-commerce but it must be installed and edited by Magento development experts who know the platform in depth. After that, the management of your administration panel is easy and intuitive.
If you are still unsure whether you want to migrate to Magento 2, or changing to another platform, be reminded of Magento’s amazing features, because in addition to the characteristics of any online sales platform, Magento offers some peculiarities that make it a more attractive and functional platform in its use.
Web functionality features:
Specific Marketing Features: