Magento migration

Update your Magento online store to the newest version

In Smartbees, we handle comprehensive Magento 1 migration processes, including analysis, support, and consulting services. Check out the details.

The end of Magento 1 support

when should I 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 invest in migration to Magento 2.x. as soon as possible, is the inevitable end of support for Magento 1 in June 2020.

Pros of Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration

Better security - along with the end of Magento 1 support, new patches will not be launched by the software producer. In practice, it means a higher vulnerability for hacker attacks or customers 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.
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.
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 usage also boosts the platform speed.
Better UX and CX - Magento 2 migration provides much more convenient access to the platform from mobile devices 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 possesses less complicated, transparent, and user-friendly admin panel. That is why even the less experienced developers can manage it without significant obstacles.
Effective database management - Magento 2 migration enables the creation of separate databases so that customers, developers, and editors do not have to use the same database as in Magento 1. Such a solution boosts the efficiency of the platform.
Scalability - 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.

Our competences in Magento migration

what distinguishes us from others?

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

Smartbees provides:
years of experience in the development and maintenance of Magento 1 and 2 platforms
standardized Magento migration process
comprehensive support and development of existing Magento based solutions
post-implementation support

Magento migration process

how does it look?

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

Step 1 - Backup creation - before starting the migration process, it is necessary to make the backup of all files, folders, and databases, not to lose any critical data.
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.
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 creation of the customized graphical project, purchase of ready-made template, and its adjustment or installation of a free template.
Step 4 - Extensions migration - similarly, as in layout case, Magento does not provide the possibility to migrate extensions and modules form Magento 1 to Magento 2. It is necessary to use the equivalents offered by software producers or in case of customized modules - to rewrite it.
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.
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 proceeded by the specialized data migration module, which significantly facilitates the migration.
Step 7 - Tests - after the migration process ended, it is necessary to check whether all the platform functionalities work properly and implement crucial amendments.
Step 8 - Platform implementation - the final migration step is its deployment to live. It means that server configuration is a necessity. It is recommended to deploy the platform on the same server on which the previous version was working.

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Our process

how does it look like?
Our contact

Whether through email, phone call or the online „project estimate” form, you let us know the scope of the project and your requirements. Timeframe: 3 minutes!

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Our contact

During the same working day, we will contact you either via email message or phone call to find out more about your project.

Contact with the sales team

We will prepare and send you the offer. How long does it take? It depends on the size of the project.

Contact with the sales team

If our proposal meets your expectations, we can send it immediately.

Contact with the sales team

We are developing the project in line with your specifications. We will contact you to be assured that we are on the right way to fulfil your needs and turn your ideas into reality.

Contact with the development team

After finishing our development work, we will precisely test the code to be sure that it runs on all cylinders.

Contact with the development team

After the test phase is finished, we will provide you with the comprehensive documentation describing our work and internal functioning of the modules. It would be helpful in the future in case of further updates and development of the project.

Contact with the development team

It is almost done! Now it is the time to deliver the project with appropriate documentation. During this stage, we will either implement the project on your server or help your team in this process- depends on your preferences.

Contact with the development team

After implementation is done, it is always worth to check whether all the functions are just working fine. Certainly, we will execute this for you.

Contact with the development team

Our services are covered with 30-days, free of charge technical support. If you want to prolonge the validity, fell free to contact us.

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