On September 6, 2018, Magento announced that they would maintain the support system for Magento 1 until June 2020. This announcement was made to correct Magento’s previous claim that they would stop providing support for Magento 1 three years after releasing Magento 2 (until November 2018). At the same time, Magento highly suggests all store owners upgrade to Magento 2 as soon as possible for several reasons, which we will discuss in this blog post.
To begin with, the purpose of stretching the Magento 1 lifetime is neither to continue improving its functionality nor attracting more users but giving more time for the merchants to plan and implement their upgrade to Magento 2. The evidence for that is obvious. On the one hand, Magento only provides quality fixes and security patches for Magento Commerce 1 and security patches for Magento Open Source 1. On the other hand, it releases the new versions for Magento 2 for every three months with hundreds of enhancements, bug fixes, and security updates.
For Magento Commerce 1 (formerly known as Enterprise Edition):
For Magento Commerce 1, we are providing software support through June 2020. Depending on your version, software support may include both quality fixes and security patches. Please review our Magento Software Lifecycle Policy to see how your version of Magento Commerce 1 is supported.
For Magento Open Source 1 (formerly known as Community Edition):
For Magento Open Source 1, we are providing software security patches through June 2020 to ensure those sites remain secure and compliant. Please visit our Legal Terms page and review our Magento Open Source Software Maintenance Policy to see which versions of Magento Open Source 1 continue to receive software security maintenance.
Besides, there is no doubt that Magento 1 default functionalities have gradually become poor and obsolete while a lot of modern technologies and improvements were made and applied for Magento 2. According to Magento, Magento 2 provides us with an exceptional cloud-hosted performance and a powerful capability to produce fascinating content. Besides, most of the Magento users agree that Magento 2 outweighs its previous platform in many aspects, from the website design, the website performance to the user experience (for both the admin users and the buyers). As a result, not only Magento officials but the whole Magento community are switching their attention to Magento 2.
Turning back to several years ago when Magento 2 was just released, this was an unstable e-commerce platform with plenty of bugs but just a small number of related themes and extensions. When time flies, the situation has changed. Now, Magento 2 has become one of the first choices when it comes to e-platform. It not only delivers a reliable performance but also continuous capability enrichments. Up to the present, there have been over 2,000 extensions for Magento 2 on the market and a wide range of both free and paid themes and templates.
All things considered, there is no better time to upgrade to Magento 2 than NOW if your business has enough financial capability. On the contrary, if you cannot afford the Magento migration cost, let’s plan for it from today. There are still some ways for small firms to upgrade to Magento 2 effectively without spending a large budget, check out more here. Don’t wait for Magento 1 “end-of-life” to start migrating from Magento 1 to 2!
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