Since it’s an announcement back in 2011, the software world has waited with bated breath for the release of Magento 2. But with all the time that has passed, not to mention the growing competition among other Ecommerce platforms, the question remains: is it still relevant and is it worth the transition? It goes without saying, Magento is one of the most popular platforms of its kind in the entire world, but is the latest incarnation able to live up to the hype?
If, like us here at The Pixel, you’ve been following the development process closely, you’ll already be aware of the notable changes to the software, additions which could make or break a consumer’s decision on whether or not it’s time to upgrade.
Suffice it to say, the new features are prominent and, as a result, allow you to navigate the most user-friendly and stable Ecommerce environment yet.
For example, Magento 2 offers significantly improved scalability. Full page caching has been built into the Community Edition, which allows for faster speeds by simply reducing the number of disk reads and network round-trips. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of all round performance improvements. Magento 2 has been wholly redesigned from the ground up to be quicker, safer and a lot easier than it’s now archaic predecessor.
It also boasts state-of-the-art tech in the form of HTML 5 and a revamped CSS preprocessor. Couple these with a much more user-friendly customisation process and an easier time installing upgrades, and you really begin to see Magento 2 for the Ecommerce gamechanger it has set out to be.
These are just a handful of the new features readily available to all Magento 2 users, making for truly impressive software, even if it has taken a while to get to where it is today.
But should you switch? If ease of use, accessibility, speed and versatility are your cup of tea, then the answer is a definite yes.
And that’s where we come in.
If you’re planning on switching to Magento 2, and by all means you should, we will review your existing code base to interpret and analyse the transition to the new software. Following that, we’ll upgrade all of your pre-existing themes and custom modules in order to support the new framework. If Magento 2 versions of your commercial modules exist, we’ll ensure that we update them accordingly. If not, we can advise on alternatives or simply draw up unique code that offers the functionality and features of the previous module.
It all sounds somewhat technical, but Magento 2 is by far and away the handiest Ecommerce platform on the market. Ready to switch? The Pixel will guide you through and get you up and running in no time.
Please contact us today to discuss how we can help with your Magento 2 project.