With support for Magento 1 ending in just a few months (30th June 2020) many clients and merchants have already made the leap forward to the progressive Magento 2 platform. For those of you unaware of the timeline, the below information is taken from the Magento Commerce blog:

Magento Commerce 1 (formerly Enterprise Edition):

Software support will be provided until the end of June 2020. Depending on your version, software support may include both quality fixes and security patches.

Release Version Release Date End of Software Support
Enterprise Edition 1.13 October 2013 June 2020
Enterprise Edition 1.14 June 2014 June 2020
Enterprise Edition 2.0 November 2015 March 2018
Enterprise Edition 2.1 June 2016 June 2019
Magento Commerce 2.2 September 2017 December 2019
Magento Commerce 2.3 November 2018

For more information and to see how your version of Magento Commerce 1 is supported, visit the Magento Software Lifecycle Policy.

Magento Open Source 1 (formerly Community Edition):

Magento Open Source 1 security patches are provided until the end of June 2020 to ensure those sites remain secure and compliant. Visit the Magento Legal Terms page to review the Magento Open Source Software Maintenance Policy to see which versions of Magento Open Source 1 continue to receive software security maintenance.

It's important to note that Magento software support and security maintenance does not apply to third-party extensions or any customisations made by merchants to the platform, the security of which therefore remains the responsibility of the merchant.

The transition to Magento 2 from Magento 1 is effectively a migration on to an entirely new platform with a substantially different framework, with all extensions and custom coding needing to be reviewed, rewritten, and made compatible with Magento 2. For information about The Pixel's process for migrating onto Magento 2, read our article The Path to Magento 2 Migration.

The Path to Magento 2 Migration

At The Pixel we’ve migrated (or are in the process of migrating) the majority of our current client base onto Magento 2, including brands such Bulk Powders, Science in Sport, JoJo Maman Bebe and The National Trust. Retailers should view the transition as an exciting opportunity for innovation and positive digital transformation. Magento 2 offers superior functionality over Magento 1, and has many new features providing improved performance and scalability which are better suited to today’s modern omnichannel selling environments.

For more information head over to our Magento 2 page, where you'll find the full range of features the new platform offers. Or contact us for a chat about what we can do to help make your M2 migration the best it can be.