Get Ready to Migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2
What You Need to Know About Magento 1 End of Life
When Magento 1 is no longer supported, this marks the end of software support and security patches officially released by Magento for both Magento Commerce 1.X (formerly named Enterprise Edition) and Magento Open Source 1.X (formerly named Community Edition). This is a major concern, because staying on a unsupported version will leave your site open to security vulnerabilities that will be your sole responsibility to handle.
We highly encourage you to start planning for an upgrade as soon as possible before June 2020 approaches to make sure your site is protected and you can make the most out of your re-platforming when you make the switch. It’s also important to make sure the features and functionality you’re looking to carry over will work as desired in a new environment. Staying on an unsupported version is never recommended, especially with the added risks and weaknesses for hackers to exploit.
Think of your migration as moving into a new home. Decide what’s worth keeping and what items you’d be better off leaving behind. Begin with asking yourself the following questions:
- What are the necessities I can’t leave behind when moving to a new site?
- Am I utilizing any extensions or modules on my current site?
- Do I currently have any theme or functional customizations I need to be mindful of?
- Now that I’m getting ready for my migration, are there any new enhancements I’d now like to bring into my site?
This is the best time to transfer over what you really need, while making note of the areas you’re looking to improve or fix. Think about what added value you can bring about through this change, whether it’s simply setting a strong foundation by taking exactly all of the necessities you need or investing into additional site enhancements.
Avoid leaving your current M1 site at risk, and start planning for a smooth transition.