Death of Magento 1 is announced: How to Gear up Your Business?

The death date of Magento 1 – JUNE 2020. Is this shocking? Whatever it may be the final confirmation is here and it says Magento 1 will end its existence in JUNE 2020.

After the release of Magento 2 on November 2015, we have heard a lot of rumours that the support of magneto 1 will probably end on November 18.

Although giving a great relief, Magento finally has stated that they understand their user’s  need and will give more time to think and decide about the next steps for upgrading their platform.

Yes, you heard that right!

Magento has officially declared that they are committed to Magento 1 merchants and will surely support the older version until June 2020.

What to expect in the coming Year?

Magento Commerce/ Enterprise Edition:

Firstly, it is a big relief to know Magento declared to support their older versions until June 2020. There are total 6 old versions that were released between the years from 2010-2014.

So if you are a Magento merchant on versions 1.13 and 1.14, then you can expect software quality and security support right up till JUNE 2020.

If you are a Magento merchant of older version i.e. 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12 then you can expect security patches only.

So no software policy guarantees but this do ensure that your site remains secure and complaint right up until June 2020.

Magento Open Source/ Community Edition:

If you are using Magento Open Source 1  also known as Community Edition, versions 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 and 1.9, then Magento will provide security patches until June 2020.

But this security patches will not provide any quality fixes because the main intention is to maintain compliance and not to invest in development or any sort of improvement of soon to be out-dated digital platforms. 

How gear up for the deadline?

It may seem like JUNE 2020 is quite far away, right? But it’s actually only 19 months away and if you are not already planning your upgrade, then you are probably lacking behind.

You really should be using this time for thoughtful and detailed planning.

Be with that an agency or with your internal team or whoever it is you work with, you need to start planning now so that you can actually have that seamless wonderful up gradation that you have always dreamt of and also it should meet all of your expectations for budget, time to market and overall improvements of usability both for you and your customers.

Magento is really an excellent platform and offers a bunch of opportunities so, why waste time sitting on Magento 1 when you can be on a better platform.

Why your business should migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2?

Don’t you think to remain competitive in this business world, there’s an urgent need to plan and strategize the move to Magento 2.0.

“Better late than never” – This quote fits here the best.

Yes, as by now everyone has become familiar with the concepts as to why stores must migrate to Magento 2.

Although, most of these stores are still not aware of how they should migrate.

When you decide to upgrade your store, it’s essential to hit that drawing board and come up with a detailed migration plan describing when and how actions will be implemented during the process of migration.

It always tends to be easy when you understand the value of Magento 2 and then divided your project into certain smaller milestones.

 Understanding the value of Magento 2

Did you know Magento 2 offers amazing functionalities that make it better than its older versions?

These including the following:

  • Best performance & great scalability.
  • Supreme flexibility that gives enhanced shopping experiences.
  • Updated and easy checkout process
  • High security for better protection that prevents hacking attacks.
  • Improved SEO capabilities.
  • Easy to use admin panel
  • Simpler integration and better customization capabilities

Moreover, in addition to these benefits, Magento 2 serves as an advanced platform that needs to be incorporated by businesses of all sizes.

Are you planning a Migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2?

The countdown has already begun and if you are planning to migrate, then definitely it’s a good idea.

Because Migrating to Magento 2 is the feasible route and it should be done before the support ends i.e. JUNE 2020.

Anyways, migration is really a difficult task and for that, you will have to hire dedicated magento developer  for this complex job.


Don’t panic! You have still time left to leverage the opportunity and to explore the amazing functionalities that Magento 2 has to offer.

At the same time, the truth is migration can be your potential move to bring tremendous growth for your business, right?

And unfortunately, the move is CRITICAL!!

So it’s advisable to hire some trusted and reputed company that help you making this migration process smooth and hassle-free.  Horizon Core offers extraordinary Magento development services including Magento Migration and Site Migration, Maintenance & Support.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch for the FREE Consultation and just sit back & relax because we at Horizoncore, will help you gear up for Magento 1 end-of-life.

Pinakin Soni

Travel Enthusiast | Entrepreneur | CTO at HorizonCore InfoSoft Pvt Ltd | (Cloud, IoT Strategy & Blockchain Consultant)

A senior technology professional with over 13 years of experience in Enterprise Architecture, Strategic Planning, IT Program and Project Delivery. Expertise in architecting and implementing large-scale business transformation projects that are multi-tiered and cross-functional with proven results.

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