Magento 2 and Why Fusionsoft Recommends Migrating

Have you read about the future changes that are happening with Magento 1?

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1. No longer get support for current Magento 1 store from Magento officials

Have you ever heard about “Magento 1 End-of-life”? For whom haven’t known yet, Magento announced that they would stop offering support for Magento 1 three years after the release of Magento 2 (in November 2015). Now we are in 2018, which means that Magento probably freezes its support system for Magento 1 stores at the end of this year. Although Magento hasn’t made an official announcement about Magento 1 End-of date, we all know that it would happen sooner or later.

As a consequence, Magento 1 store owners couldn’t report their problems to Magento support system and seek assistance; instead, they have to handle all issues themselves or use Magento support services.

2. No more release of security patches and enhancements

Actually, all Magento’s effort now is put into Magento 2 development while the first version is gradually obsolete. Most of the new and exciting development and enhancements to Magento are happening on Magento 2 only, with Magento 1 being left behind. For example, in the latest Magento 2.2.4 version, it was integrated with many third-party extensions, especially Amazon Pay, Vertex, Klarna Payments to improve the payment and checkout process. In addition, there are more than 200 bugs fixes and improvements on this release. In comparison, recent Magento Patches for Magento 1 just help to solve some minor security issues. Furthermore, after Magento 1 “end-of-life”, we might even don’t get those security patches anymore.

3. Difficult to get new Magento 1 extensions and support from providers for the old ones

As you might know, there is a tendency of upgrading Magento 1 to Magento 2 now so that most of the Magento extension providers now have to shift their attention to Magento 2 extension development to meet the rising demands of the market. For many developers, they decided to stop building new modules and plugins for Magento 1 completely and make every effort to creating new products for Magento 2.

As a result, if you want to enhance your current Magento 1 store performance by installing an extension, as usual, it would be not easier as before. A possible solution here is finding reliable Magento extension developers and ask them to develop custom modules for you. Notwithstanding, it would definitely cost you more to possess a custom extension than a ready-made one.

Apart from that, many Magento stores not only stop developing new Magento 1 extensions but also cease providing support for the customers who bought Magento 1 modules from them. Therefore, in case that you install a new plugin but it conflicts with some of your existing ones, it could be hard to get assistance to solve the problem.

4. Get less help from Magento Community

If you are an active contributor of Magento Community/ Magento forums, it’s easy to see that the number of topics and threads related to Magento 2 grows day-by-day. In contrast, there are just a few new topics about Magento 1; moreover, these topics draw very little attention from the members and don’t get many responses.

As a consequence, instead of posting a new question on the forum and easily get help from the Magento experts and regular contributors as before, you now have to figure out the issue and try to fix it yourself.

Undoubtedly, the Magento community is huge with more than 300,000 users but unfortunately, their main concern now turns to be Magento 2 development.

5. Be left behind by your competitors

I guess that your competitors have already upgraded their website to Magento 2 or are planning for that. After the migration, they would be able to raise customer engagement and enhance customer experience with fresh responsive and mobile-friendly design, faster page load and checkout, Ajax add-to-cart function, and so on. On the flip side, you are treading water with the stagnant and boring Magento 1 website, how can you compete with your rivals?


Magento 2 has gradually replaced Magento 1 and become the best e-commerce platform. Migrating Magento 1 to Magento 2 is indispensable for the stores to deliver the best performance and shopping experience for the customers. Although Magento 2 migration would take your time, money and effort, it’s worth actioning as soon as possible.