Upgrading to Magento 2.0: Why Your Site Needs to Make the Switch

Upgrading to Magento 2.0: Why Your Site Needs to Make the Switch

If you’re thinking about upgrading to Magento 2, it’s time to get started. 

Magento 1 is no longer supported as of June 30, 2020. That applies to both Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source.  

When Magento 2.0 launched in November 2015, the team at Magento announced 36 months of support for the previous version of the platform. That elapsed last year — but many sites haven’t upgraded yet. 

If you haven’t migrated to Magento 2.0, it’s important to understand that upgrading isn’t optional. Running an unsupported version of Magento means: 

  • No more new features.
  • No new security patches.
  • Potentially serious system vulnerabilities.

Of these issues, the security issues are by far the most important. Ecommerce sites need to offer a trustworthy, secure experience for their customers; without regular updates and patches, sites take enormous risks. 

Here’s the good news: Migrating to Magento 2.0 is a straightforward process, provided that you’re working with experienced developers.

Why Magento 2.0 Migration Requires Certified Experts

To upgrade to Magento 2, you’ll need to perform a fresh install, then manually move data including Access Control Lists and media storefront designs. If your site uses proprietary modules or advanced customization, you’ll need to ensure that all features will function with the upgraded platform. That might mean updating or rewriting code. 

Once you update to Magento 2.0, you can’t rollback to Magento 1.0. In other words, taking the right approach is absolutely critical. Upgrading without help can lead to significant issues including feature loss and downtime. However, by working with a qualified team, you can handle the migration quickly and get more utility from Magento’s new features.

Blue Stingray is a Magento Partner, and our certified experts can help you handle your upgrade quickly and safely.  

Advantages of working with Blue Stingray:

  • Adobe Certified Magento Developers
  • An established track history of successful upgrades including enterprise sites
  • Direct access to Magento engineers

At Blue Stingray, we never outsource any part of your Magento migration to third parties. That means that you can speak directly with the actual developers working on the project — and if you want to add new features, streamline backend processes, or update aesthetics, Blue Stingray can provide everything you need to run the best possible version of your site.

We stand behind every aspect of our work. Our Adobe Certified Expert Magento Developers can help you build a superior Magento implementation with all of the functionality you’ve come to expect from the world’s most flexible eCommerce platform — but if you’re currently running Magento 1.0, it’s time to get started. Contact us today to discuss upgrading or for more information on our Magento ecommerce services.

“Our Odoo project was on hold, just not working, until we met the Blue Stingray team. We’re about to go live and we can’t wait. We know that the Blue Stingray team has the expertise and the commitment to give us the long-term support we need.”

— Shaad Schubert, Director of Business Operations at Silkworm, Inc.
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