All versions of Magento 1 END OF LIFE (EOL) on June 30, 2020. What’s your plan?

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Magento 1 end of life

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 1 End Of Life

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.

ReleaseRelease DateEnd of Software Support
Enterprise Edition 1.9July 2010July 2012¹
Enterprise Edition 1.10February 2011February 2013¹
Enterprise Edition 1.11August 2011August 2013¹
Enterprise Edition 1.12April 2012April 2014¹
Enterprise Edition 1.13October 2013June 2020
Enterprise Edition 1.14June 2014June 2020
Enterprise Edition 2.0November 2015March 2018
Enterprise Edition 2.1June 2016June 2019
Magento Commerce 2.2²September 2017December 2019³
Magento Commerce 2.3November 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.

ReleaseRelease DateEnd of Magento-providedbug fix maintenanceEnd of Magento-providedsecurity maintenance*
Community Edition 1.0March 2008March 2009March 2010
Community Edition 1.1July 2008July 2009July 2010
Community Edition 1.2December 2008December 2009December 2010
Community Edition 1.3March 2009March 2010March 2011
Community Edition 1.4February 2010February 2011February 2012
Community Edition 1.5February 2011February 2012June 2020
Community Edition 1.6August 2011August 2012June 2020
Community Edition 1.7April 2012April 2013June 2020
Community Edition 1.8September 2013September 2014June 2020
Community Edition 1.9May 2014May 2015June 2020
Community Edition 2.0November 2015March 2018March 2018
Community Edition 2.1June 2016June 2019June 2019
Open Source 2.2**September 2017September 2019September 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.

Magento 1 End Of Life moving to magento 2

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. You can check this top eCommerce platforms to find the best choice for your website.

Alternative eCommerce solutions

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.

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