Software support for Magento’s original platform has officially ended, with resources now focused on supporting the latest release, Magento 2.
Back when Magento 2 launched in November 2015, it was always going to be the case that support for Magento 1 would wind down soon after. Original plans would’ve seen this support end in 2018, but after consultation with merchants and technology partners, Magento decided to delay M1’s end-of-support a little longer.
With 30th June 2020 confirmed as the end date for support, Magento merchants have been strongly encouraged to make an upgrade to ensure they stay up-to-date on software updates and security patches for potential risks.
Thousands of merchants worldwide have already migrated to Magento 2. However, there are still many businesses operating their eCommerce stores using Magento 1. Websites still utilising Magento 1 aren’t dropping offline straight away. In fact, they continue to be operational beyond ‘end-of-support’.
Without any more ongoing support, however, it’s no longer possible to rely on software and maintenance updates from Magento and Adobe. The responsibility now lies with individual businesses to keep on top of complex security and compliance issues.
Maintaining website security – especially where sensitive customer data and secure payments are of paramount importance – is tricky at the best of times and best left to professional developers. With Magento and Adobe leaving Magento 1 behind, many developers are also dropping their support for the platform, so finding assistance for security and compliance is fast becoming increasingly difficult.
If you’re a merchant still using Magento 1 for your online store, upgrading to Magento 2 is the easiest way to take those concerns and responsibilities off your shoulders. The platform is actively supported by Magento and Adobe, with all former M1 resources now diverted to focusing on M2.
While businesses are highly advised to migrate to Magento 2 for this continued support, that’s not the only reason to make the switch. The latest version of the system has also been built with business growth, management ease and digital market success in mind.
Magento 2’s admin management area is so much easier to navigate than its predecessor and includes a whole host of built-in features not previously available. For merchants still considering when to upgrade, the sooner you get it done, the better.
As a Magento implementation partner, Klova has assisted retailers and merchants of all sizes with a Magento 2 migration. Not only that, we’ve been able to get businesses up and running with a Magento 2 store in a relatively short time frame thanks to our Accelerator Packages.
Building up a new Magento 2 website from scratch can be a process that takes several months, depending on the complexity of your needs. However, with a whole host of eCommerce features readily built in to the core system, many businesses can benefit from a standard Magento 2 setup much faster.
Designed with speed-to-market in mind, Klova’s Accelerator Packages aim to carry out the full discovery, design and development process in as little as 12 weeks. If you’re looking for the quickest and most effective way to invest in a new online store with Magento 2, look no further than Klova.
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