PRIVATE: MAGENT-A-GHEDDON | MAGENTO 1 END OF SUPPORT GUIDE
Last year, Magento announced a final date for sunsetting Magento 1. Since that time, we have fielded a number of enquiries about this announcement and decided to put together this guide for Magento merchants.
WHAT DOES MAGENTO 1 END OF SUPPORT MEAN?
MAGENTO OPEN SOURCE
(fka Magento Community Edition)
Magento stopped feature development and bug fixes on Community / Open Source in May 2015. However, Magento has continued to issue security updates and will continue to do so as new threats emerge until the end date for Magento versions 1.5 and above.
(fka Magento Enterprise Edition)
Magento has continued and will continue to provide both security patches and bug fixes to Enterprise customers through the end date. In fact, for large customers that have not completed their move to Magento 2, I would guess you can still get some support if your license is big enough.
WHAT IF I AM ALREADY ON MAGENTO 2?
That’s a great question! It depends on your version, but, all currently-released versions of Magento 2 Open Source (through 2.2) will lose security support by September 2019.
That is correct. From a security update standpoint, you will be covered for longer if you are still on Magento 1 than Magento 2. With the introduction of Magento 2 the paradigm for keeping your site secure changed from one of issuing security patches to pushing merchants to keep their sites up to date.
WHAT IS LIKELY TO HAPPEN?
While nobody knows exactly what will happen and when, we can extrapolate some of the big items:
HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MAGENTO 1 END OF LIFE?
CHOOSE YOUR NEW PLATFORM WISELY
Razoyo by no means assumes you will be moving to Magento 2. You’ll notice I didn’t say ‘upgrade’ to Magento 2. Moving to Magento 2 is replatforming. It will be no easier to migrate your site from Magento 1 than it will be to move to other platforms.
You would probably be remiss not to consider upgrading to Magento 2, but alternatives have changed since you built your Magento 1 site. Consider them.
PUT TOGETHER A PLAN
Whatever you choose to do, you need to plan it out. As Bob Seger says you have to know “what to leave in, what to leave out.”
FIND THE RIGHT PARTNER
If you have lots of customers, orders or products you will probably need some help. Whichever platform you choose, find a competent partner that can help you make the move. It will save you money and headaches in the long run.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I REALLY HAVE?
Replatforming will take time. How much really depends on how many customizations and how much data you have.
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