Magento 1: End of life date confirmed
Written by: Tom Dollar, On: Thursday 27th April 2017
UPDATE JUNE 2017: MAGENTO HAVE RELEASED A BLOG ENTRY TO ADDRESS PEOPLE'S CONCERNS ABOUT SUPPORT. LOOKS AS THOUGH THEY MAY BE CONTINUING FORMAL SUPPORT FOR LONGER THAN UNDERSTOOD BY THE COMMUNITY: [READ MORE HERE]
At the Meet Magento conference in Prague today lots of interesting details were disclosed about the future of our beloved platform. Particular detail was revealed about the progress on Magento 2 and a solid confirmation of the exact end-of-life date for Magento 1.
Put this in your diary folks;Magento 1 End of Life: 17 November 2018
That’s right. After 10 glorious years Magento ‘1’ will no longer be supported on Saturday 17th November 2018. So what does that mean for you if you have an M1 site right now?So what does that mean for you if you have an M1 site right now?
Well... Magento 2 has been with us for 18 months now, and as we ramp up to receive version 2.2 the platform is exuding great promise with its grownup architecture and technology stack already making M1 feel a little old fashioned by comparison.
So the answer really is that all M1 merchants should have an upgrade to Magento 2 on their development path at the very least pencilled in, if not now in the full scoping stage.
Migrating data such as customers, products and sale order history is achievable thanks to the Magento migration tool, but themes, modules and customisations will need refactoring to carry over to your new store.
This is a great opportunity to breathe new life in to your site and re-evaluate all the custom functionality you have naturally grown into and out of over the life-cycle of your existing site. So although such a wholesale upgrade can feel daunting, we encourage you to feel invigorated and make it as much about a brand upgrade as a technology one.We will continue to support and develop Magento 1 for as long as our clients need it
We will continue to support and develop Magento 1 for as long as our clients need it, and M1 sites will still continue to perform just as well on 18th November 2018 as they do on the 17th November 2018, but it really is time to get Magento 2 on your road map.
If you would like advise on migrating or a free quote for doing so, don’t hesitate to get in touch.