Magento store owners/merchants are rushing towards an upgrade to Magento 2.
According to the official statement released by Magento blog:
“We understand that many of our Magento 1 merchants need additional time to make the transition to newer versions of Magento. To that end, our software support policies ensure that those customers have the time and confidence to upgrade when it is right for their business. In particular:
For Magento Commerce 1 (formerly known as Enterprise Edition):
For Magento Commerce 1, we are providing software support through June 2020. Depending on your version, software support may include both quality fixes and security patches. Please review our Magento Software Lifecycle Policy to see how your version of Magento Commerce 1 is supported.
For Magento Open Source 1 (formerly known as Community Edition):
For Magento Open Source 1, we are providing software security patches through June 2020 to ensure those sites remain secure and compliant. Please visit our Legal Terms page and review our Magento Open Source Software Maintenance Policy to see which versions of Magento Open Source 1 continue to receive software security maintenance.
While we’re committed to supporting the success of all merchants, the time to upgrade to Magento Commerce 2 is now.”
Recommendations before you upgrade to Magento 2
Before starting the Magento 2 upgrade process, we would recommend taking the following in consideration:
• Make a full backup of your Magento 1 store including all files, folders, and the database.
• Create a clone of your Magento 1 store. Do not use the live store for Magento migration process.
• Analyze your store. Keep what you think is necessary and delete the rest.
• Check whether your current theme(s), extensions and custom code are compatible with the Magento 2.
• Migrate the data from the cloned database of your Magento 1 store.
• Remove outdated and useless data from the database. This includes logs, recently viewed products, compared products.
• To make Magento migration process as hassle-free as possible, install a fresh copy of Magento 2 on the same hosting server where your Magento 1 store is located.
Although there are a lot of articles and documentation available online on the upgrade to Magento 2 but to ensure you do not lose any data and also ensure that your current extensions, themes are compatible with Magento 2 , we would recommend hiring a certified Magento developer who can make the process hassle free and ensure that you get your upgraded Magento 2 store up and running without any problems.