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Published: 23 Jun 2020

Magento has chosen to remove support for Magento 1 sites from June 2020, meaning no new extensions or security patches, which could leave your site at risk. Discover why you should migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2, as well as the many benefits of Magento 2 and how we can help you make the switch.

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Magento is the world’s leading platform for eCommerce website development, in fact, over 250,000 merchants choose it for their business. Here at Fat Media, we are experts at Magento web development, and are the Magento agency of choice for a whole range of brands.

In 2015, Magento released an updated version of the platform, which boasted significant enhancements to the previous version of the Magento eCommerce platform. With so many online retailers making the leap to Magento 2 in the last four years, Magento has chosen to remove support for Magento 1 sites from June 2020.

For Magento 1 website owners, this means no new extensions and no security patches, leaving your site vulnerable to hacking which could be detrimental to your business. In order to avoid costly challenges with Magento 1, migration to Magento 2 is an important step to take.

Benefits of Magento 2 Over Magento 1

There are many benefits of Magento 2 over Magento 1 that can improve your eCommerce business, these include:

  • Responsive design themes, giving a great experience across a range of devices
  • Enhanced security features keeping in line with the latest security requirements
  • A quick check-out process to reduce basket abandonment
  • A user-friendly, highly responsive, and clean admin interface
  • Increased efficiency with multiple administrator access
  • A touchscreen-friendly admin panel so you can manage your site from mobile or tablet

Developer Migrating Website from Magento 1 to Magento 2

How We Can Help

Convinced to make the switch? The transition to Magento 2 is more than just a simple migration. Magento 2 is an entirely new platform with significant framework differences from its previous version.

As a full service digital marketing agency with a fantastic track record in delivering Magento eCommerce sites, we offer the expertise that will make your transition to Magento 2 a smooth one.

We can help you to begin the process and start migration now to make sure your site is still being supported under Magento 2.

You could also use this is an opportunity to embark on a redesign of your current website using our bespoke web design services, and benefit from the latest eCommerce technology.

If you’d like to speak to our experts about making the move to Magento 2, please get in touch.

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