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When Should You Conduct Magento Migration?

Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration is not an easy task. However, it is worth the effort. The main reason why you should migrate to Magento 2.x. as soon as possible, is because the support for Magento 1 has ended in June 2020. It means no official support, security and functional patches release.

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Better security

Along with the end of Magento 1 support, new patches are not launched by the software producer. In practice, it means a higher vulnerability for hacker attacks or customer data leakages on Magento 1-based platforms.

New functionalities

The official end of support means a lack of new modules and extensions. Updated and fully supported extensions will be available only for Magento 2.

Speed improvements

Magento 2 can manage the more prominent amount of page views and provide better efficiency when the traffic on the platform increases. The newer PHP version also boosts the platform speed.

Better UX and CX

Magento 2 migration provides more convenient access to the platform from the mobile device level - Magento 2 themes correctly adjust to different types of screens. Additionally, migration gives more personalization possibilities and a more straightforward purchase process than in Magento 1.

Intuitive administration panel

In comparison to Magento 1, the 2.x version has a less complicated, transparent, and user-friendly admin panel. That is why even the less experienced editors can manage it without significant obstacles.


Magento 2 provides higher scalability than Magento 1, which means that it is capable of managing platforms with a more significant amount of products or increased traffic. Moreover, the 2.x version enables further database development.

More accessible modules and extensions installation

Migration to Magento 2 will speed up the extension implementation and update process in comparison to the previous version. Moreover, in Magento 2, the whole process is straightforward and less time-consuming for developers.

At Smartbees, we have been providing comprehensive Magento services for many years. We design and create new Magento-based platforms as well as provide support and maintenance services for already existing solutions. During previous years we released diversified projects based either on Magento 1 or Magento 2. We provide high-quality services, including support and consulting, regarding Magento migration.

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Years of experience in the development and maintenance of Magento 1 and 2 platforms

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Standardized Magento migration process

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Comprehensive support of existing Magento-based solutions


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Magento 1 migration to Magento 2 is a complicated process that demands the intervention of experienced Magento Developers. It should be preceded by a detailed analysis of the platform’s goals, layout, and functionalities planning. Underneath, we present crucial Magento migration steps, which are the vital elements of the Smartbees migration process.

  1. Step 1 - Backup creation - before starting the migration process, it is necessary to make the backup of all files, folders, and databases, so as not to lose any critical data.
  2. Step 2 - Magento 2 installation - to conduct the migration without obstacles, the installation of the newest Magento 2.x version is needed. Only such a solution provides full security and a complete set of functionalities.
  3. Step 3 - Template migration - it is worth remembering that there is no possibility to migrate the Magento 1 template to Magento 2 directly. There are three options left: the customized graphical project creation, the ready-made template purchase, and its adjustment or the free template installation.
  4. Step 4 - Extensions migration - similarly, as in the layout case, Magento does not provide the possibility to migrate extensions and modules from Magento 1 to Magento 2. It is necessary to use the equivalents offered by software producers or in the case of customized modules - to rewrite it.
  5. Step 5 - Customized solutions migration - in this case, there is nothing but writing the code from the basis. Sometimes it demands various code changes due to structural differences between Magento 1 and 2.
  6. Step 6 - Data migration - the essential element of migration is data transfer between the previous and current platforms. It applies to customers, orders, assortment, and payment data. The whole process can be done by the specialized data migration module, which significantly facilitates the migration.
  7. Step 7 - Tests - after the migration process ends, it is necessary to check whether all the platform functionalities work properly and implement crucial amendments.
  8. Step 8 - Platform implementation - the final migration step is deployment to the production environment. During this process we also deploy all the data added to the test environment after the last migration.  
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