Magento has officially announced that all versions of Magento 1 end of life included:
- For Magento Commerce 1 (formerly known as Enterprise Edition)
- For Magento Open Source 1 (formerly known as Community Edition)
will become end of life (EOL) on June 30, 2020. This announcement means that no updated versions, no longer receive official support from either Magento or Adobe, or no security patches will be launched for Magento 1 after this date.
“We understand that many of our Magento 1 merchants need additional time to make the transition to newer versions of Magento. To that end, our software support policies ensure that those customers have the time and confidence to upgrade when it is right for their business.”– Magento Announcement, September 2018
Are your businesses using Magento 1?
If they are, you will need to migrate from the old version to Magento 2 or using another platform that suitable for your business. If you do not migrate, your website could be defenseless to security breaches, and could not satisfy with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).
Every breach can cause serious consequences for your Magento eCommerce store. In the worst cases, your merchant account could get suspended and you might have to pay for damages and legal proceedings.
1. Magento 1 End Of Life Coming Soon
Magento Commerce 1 (Magento Enterprise) will become end of life
All support and service for Magento Commerce ( Magento 1 Enterprise) will be provided until the end of June 2020.
The merchants should review Magento Software Lifecycle Policy to see if this combines quality fixes and security patches for their version of the platform. To be eligible for the available support, merchants must make sure they renew their software licenses/continue to pay their subscription fees to take them up to the end date.
|Release||Release Date||End of Software Support|
|Enterprise Edition 1.9||July 2010||July 2012¹|
|Enterprise Edition 1.10||February 2011||February 2013¹|
|Enterprise Edition 1.11||August 2011||August 2013¹|
|Enterprise Edition 1.12||April 2012||April 2014¹|
|Enterprise Edition 1.13||October 2013||June 2020|
|Enterprise Edition 1.14||June 2014||June 2020|
|Enterprise Edition 2.0||November 2015||March 2018|
|Enterprise Edition 2.1||June 2016||June 2019|
|Magento Commerce 2.2²||September 2017||December 2019³|
|Magento Commerce 2.3||November 2018||–|
Magento Open Source 1 will become end of life (formerly known as Community Edition)
Depending on which version of Magento Open Source (Community) merchants are on, only security patches will be provided until June 2020. This means there will be no quality fixes for bugs within the platform.
|Release||Release Date||End of Magento-providedbug fix maintenance||End of Magento-providedsecurity maintenance*|
|Community Edition 1.0||March 2008||March 2009||March 2010|
|Community Edition 1.1||July 2008||July 2009||July 2010|
|Community Edition 1.2||December 2008||December 2009||December 2010|
|Community Edition 1.3||March 2009||March 2010||March 2011|
|Community Edition 1.4||February 2010||February 2011||February 2012|
|Community Edition 1.5||February 2011||February 2012||June 2020|
|Community Edition 1.6||August 2011||August 2012||June 2020|
|Community Edition 1.7||April 2012||April 2013||June 2020|
|Community Edition 1.8||September 2013||September 2014||June 2020|
|Community Edition 1.9||May 2014||May 2015||June 2020|
|Community Edition 2.0||November 2015||March 2018||March 2018|
|Community Edition 2.1||June 2016||June 2019||June 2019|
|Open Source 2.2**||September 2017||September 2019||September 2019|
Which version of Magento your website is using?
You can check which version of Magento your website is running on by logging into the Magento Admin and scrolling to the bottom of the page. The version that your website is running on will be shown at the center of the footer.
2. Magento 1 EOL: Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration?
To deal with this situation, there are two options help you to continue contributing great shopping services with a better shopping experience for your clients.
=> The recommended solution: Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration (transitioning to Magento 2). This may be a tough choice, but it’s a long-lasting solution.
Effectively, it’s an entirely new platform with substantial framework differences from Magento 1. In order to ensure success, you should treat the transition effort as a new build or rebuild effort.
All extensions and custom code will need to be reviewed, rewritten, and made compatible with Magento 2 and more recent versions of PHP. These types of efforts are often large and involved, so begin the process and start upgrading now to make sure you have optimal time.
=> Use the third party Migration Solution service
Alternatively, you can remain on Magento 1 and take the required measures to secure your Magento store.
Landofcoder team is playing an important role by helping Magento 1 store owners migrate or extend their store security.
No matter what solution you pick to resolve the Magento 1 End-of-Life issue, updating to the latest Magento 2 version should be done as soon as possible.
3. Alternative eCommerce solutions
Many merchants who are currently on Magento 1 will look to re-platform to Magento 2 or event switch to other platforms. It’s a great time to talk more generally about choosing the right eCommerce platform for your organization.
If you don’t like the idea of upgrading to Magento 2, or Magento 2 doesn’t seem right for your business, there are some great alternatives available, including Shopify and WooCommerce.
It’s hard to say which is the best alternative, as it very much depends on your business, but there are plenty of resources to help you choose a suitable eCommerce platform.