When to Begin Your Magento 2 Migration
Magento 1 End of Life is fast approaching. In just a few days, official support for the Magento 1 platform will come to an end, leaving websites still on the platform vulnerable to cyber threats. If you’re one of the over 150,000 merchants still running on the M1 platform, the best way to protect your website and set yourself up for success in 2020 is to begin your Magento 2 migration as soon as possible.
Should I Migrate to Magento 2?
Once official support for Magento 1 ends on June 30th, M1 eCommerce websites will find themselves at an increased risk from hackers, malware, and other cyber threats. Magento will no longer release official support updates or security patches for the M1 platform, which means merchants will need to either secure their own ongoing support, or begin migrating to the Magento 2 platform.
There are many reasons to undertake a Magento 2 migration. Although the process can take up to 6 months and does not come cheap, the M2 platform is drastically improved over the original M1 platform. Magento 2 users can expect faster page load speeds, an improved admin dashboard, and better on site navigation capabilities. Additionally, third party extensions that have been exclusively designed for the Magento 2 platform will help you customize your eCommerce websites and create compelling, engaging on site eCommerce experiences.
Tips for a Successful Migration
Migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2 is not just a simple upgrade. The Magento 2 migration process is more akin to moving to a completely new platform. Many aspects of your eCommerce website will need to be rebuilt or reconfigured to accommodate the specifications of the M2 platform. The best way to ensure that your Magento 2 migration is successful is to partner with a certified Magento agency, like Forix. We have the tools and the experience necessarily to help you complete a successful migration.
To help you get an idea of what a full scale Magento 2 migration might entail, we’ve created this handy checklist:
- Assess your website’s themes, data, and configurations
- Determine your budget
- Set a timeline
- Find a Magento partner and developers
- Create a high level plan for data migration
- Begin migrating themes and integrations
- Migrate all inventory, product, and customer data
- Complete UX/ UI QA testing on M2 site
- Celebrate a successful migration!
Learn more about migrating to the innovative new Magento 2 platform when you get in touch with us today. With more than 60 certified Magento developers on our team, Forix can provide you with the skillset and the hands on experience you need in a Magento partner.
Get Assistance with Your Magento 2 Migration
Migrating to Magento 2 is a big decision. Forix is one of the leading Magento web agencies in the world. With over 700 successful launches of Magento website under our belt, we have what it takes to tackle any Magento project. Our teams of dedicated project managers, certified developers, UX experts, and digital strategists are ready to help make your Magento 2 migration a success. Reach out to our team of certified Magento experts to begin your migration today.