Yes, you read that right Magento 1 has come to the end of its life cycle. It has been officially announced that Magento 1 will come to an end by June 2020. This news comes as a shock and worries to many of its users. Many had their doubts but unfortunately, this news is 100% correct. Its time to look further into the prospects that come along with the end of Magento 1. That its users need to think about.
Why is Magento 1 Coming to end so soon?
You can’t say you didn’t saw it coming. When Magento 2 was released in 2015. Everyone knew sooner of later Magento 1 will be coming to its end. Because with every passing time it was becoming more outdated with the new tech in the market. The news of Magento 1 calling quits came in 2018 but its users were offered more than enough time to migrate their websites.
The purpose behind this early announcement was to give its users time to evaluate their upcoming steps and where they wish to head with it. So that they can make wise decisions for their digital platforms in the upcoming time. The date to end it was written as June 2020 giving its users an ample amount of time to figure out their business migration options.
But a change can be for the good and we all know about it. Sometimes change is the need of the time to get up and do something big, try something new. Get new experiences and learn from them. That can be a game-changer for your digital enterprise. So there is nothing to be disheartened about.
What will happen to Magento1 commerce, enterprise, open-source customers?
Plus Magento knows how to take care of its existing users. It is providing full-fledged support to Magento enterprise and commerce edition customers till June 2020. All the versions from 1.9-1.14 will be provided with this type of support.
That brings us to our next set of Magento users. These are the users that used free the version of Magento 1 that is from 1.5 to 1.9. They have also been provided with a huge relief as Magento will provide free security patches till June 2020. This definitely saves the Magento open-source community from a lot of headaches. Clearly Magento cares about its users more than they think.
As at first Magento used to work on PHP 5.6 which has now become obstinate. That also came to the end of life in 2018 when PHP7.2 took over with the security patch given by Magento. This what has happened and what is about to happen to the Magento customers.
Now that brings us to a very important question of what is the future of Magento 1 users. What are the steps that they should be looking at? What changes they need to make to keep their digital platforms afloat.
Follow the following Steps
- Check which Magento version are you using for your website.
- If you are working on Magento1 its time to move forward and look for migration options.
- Start planning the migration of your website.
- Choose a good platform to migrate your website for at least the next two years.
Is Magento 2 a good option?
Yes, it is but it differs from person to person as there are many factors that you need to consider before going to Magento 2. You need to see whether it’s feasible for you or not. So which are the features you should be looking for?
- 3rd Party Integrations
Consider these factors before choosing your next platform for your digital enterprise.
That being said Magento 1 has come to an end after a decade of the thunderous journey. We hope you have already migrated your website from it as June 2020 is here. Wishing you well with your upcoming endeavors.