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Magento 1 end of life

Hello!

My name is Paula.

 

I use Magento 1 for my online store and I read about Magento 1 end of life.

I don't want to migrate to Magento 2. 

Since the support expired on June 2020, website running will be affected?

 

Also, what means the end of Magento 1 life? Does it mean any website running with this version will be shut off or won't receive any update? The website will run normally?

 

Thank you!

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Re: Magento 1 end of life

Hi @paula_rusu ,

 

Magento has officially announced that all versions of Magento 1 will become end of life (EOL) on June 30, 2020. This means that no quality fixes or security patches will be deployed for Magento 1 after this date.

If you are using Magento 1, you will need to migrate to Magento 2 or another platform before June 30, 2020. If you do not, your business could be vulnerable to security breaches, and will not comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

 

Hope this helps you!

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Re: Magento 1 end of life

Hi Paula,

 

Yes, websites running Magento 1 are now unsupported by Adobe/Magento. There are no new patches being provided by the original software publishers. This is an issue for security as well as for compliances like PCI compliance.

 

The best long-term move is to plan to upgrade to a new platform, whether or not that's Magento 2. However, that takes time and money. As you're currently on Magento 1, the best thing that you can do is protect your site until you can migrate to something else.

 

So your website won't shut off, but as vulnerabilities are discovered, you won't be getting any security patches either. You may also have issues with your payment processors if you accept credit cards - according to the PCI compliance rules, you're expected to keep your website patched.

 

However, there are vendors that can help. Some are listed in an article from the Magento Association: 

 

https://www.magentoassociation.org/commerce-co-op/full-article/magento-1-post-eol-resources-1

 

If you're trying to learn more about what to watch out for, here's a good eBook resource:

https://www.bolt.com/magento-1-end-of-life/

 

If a more concise checklist would be helpful, check out:

https://blog.clear.sale/magento-1-end-of-life-a-helpful-checklist

 

and, if you're looking for more information on where things stand, and how we got here, check out this article which includes links to lots of additional resources: https://medium.com/@robert.r/magento-1-is-dead-long-live-magento-1-dbb245382a85

 

Lastly, I'll mention that Mage-One, which began publishing Magento 1 patches after June 30, 2020, has already released 2 patches, with more on the way. 

 

Best of luck!

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Re: Magento 1 end of life

Thank you, Nishu Jindal!

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Re: Magento 1 end of life

Thank you, Robert Rand!

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Re: Magento 1 end of life

@paula_rusu 

Yes, Magento has rounded off all support for M1 but this does not mean your website will not run normally.

 

Migration is the best solution and there is no risk of losing data or anything like that if you are worried about that. There are many service providers who are able to migrate your store from M1 to M2 without affecting the revenue of the store.

 

But if you are not ready to migrate, Risk is real but manageable!

There are some tech-companies who can give support for M1, you can take help from them, below link will be helpful to in both options, have a look once:

M1 Extensions: https://www.milople.com/magento-extensions/
M2 Migration: https://www.milople.com/magento-upgrade-migration.html

 

Hope this information will be helpful to clear your doubts!

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Re: Magento 1 end of life

"Your website will run normally without updates on quality fixes and security patches"

 

I would like to know what's keeping you on Magento 1. Do you think it's to risky to migrate to Magento 2 since you have an enormous list of products and customers, or simply don't want your business to be postponed for a while? It's not that risky since the technology of data migration has continuously developed and improved over the last few years. You can either hire freelance developers or contact agencies to fulfill your upgradation. The process might take time varies to your business scale. It can be either fast or long, but a upgrade would definitely help you further grow in the future.