By Rosie Brent 17 Mar 2020 10:59am
Magento has stated that support for Magento 1 will be phased down after June 2020. It means the following functionalities are no longer available in Magento 1: security patches, quality fixes, or documentation updates anymore. Instead, Magento 2 offers better performance, security enhancements, and overall, a more comprehensive set of features.
Being the successor to Magento 1 means that innovation will be inevitable! After all these years being one of the open source’s best-selling products on offer, today can’t go by without any change at all – especially when new things are coming out every day in terms of software development tools that are constantly improving their coding abilities with each update cycle.
Magento was one of the most popular eCommerce platforms in use. However, with Magento 2’s release ten years later than its predecessor and many improvements over, it could not be ignored any longer by developers who were already making updates for both versions simultaneously or just waiting on what will come next after that! So here are the reasons to upgrade.
The speed of the Magento platform is astounding. With one instance, you can now serve 10 million views per hour which were previously unheard-of, with 200 thousand on an installation only recently upgraded from 1 year ago. In addition, Magento 2 can reduce the page load time by 30 – 50%. It also has a more robust platform than Magento 1, allowing it to handle 39% more orders per hour than its predecessor. With this increase in customer interaction, you will be able to get your message out there and sell even faster!
Magento 2’s enhanced checkout process gives customers a more streamlined and enjoyable experience. With Magento 1, users had to register with their email address not to be automatically identified by the system upon placing an order; now, guests can check out without having any information needed except what they’ve already given during registration (i.e., billing address). The simplifying of this step makes it easier on both buyers and sellers because it is less likely that anything will go wrong at some point during purchase or shipment!
The new Magento 2 has been designed with a front end that makes it easier to browse all kinds of devices. According to an independent study, this helps the website in its search engine rankings because Google algorithms place mobile responsive websites higher than those that aren’t.
In Magento 2, installing extensions has been made easier. In the past, with some essential plugins in Magento 1, you would have to consult a developer for help or spend hours trying to make them work on your own just because of how complicated they were before HTML5 and CSS3; came around!
This new feature makes it much better than ever before so keep reading below about what exactly we’re talking about here today.”
In Magento 1, if a customer added a new product to their cart and clicked Add To Cart, the entire page would reload every time. This led many shoppers to leave frustrated at having slow loading pages or being forced onto repeat loadings before they were finished browsing for other items on sale! In contrast, though with this issue present in older versions of Magento because there were no ‘Ajax add-to carts,’ it became something that could be resolved through various means. Still, now we have an even better way: The ability to offer customers more control over what happens when adding products from anywhere else within your site instead of forcing them back onto another page load – all without any additional coding needed.
The problem with the single Magento database was that if there were too many customers online, it would affect their customer experience and UI. So the new architecture of Magento 2 separates three databases: one for admins only; another containing information on stores or products managed by developers (which can be used during development); finally, a third “development” database holds product designs, etc., all designed specifically to help retailers improve conversion rates.
Magento 2 provides a split database solution to prevent any negative impact on the website. There are three categories: Product Data, Checkout, and Orders that help scale your potential by segregating each area’s data which prevents them from colliding with one another at all times!
To make it easy for new users, Magento 2 has implemented a simplified interface that will be more intuitive and user-friendly. As a result, Magento 2 is an excellent choice for users who are new to e-commerce. Even without any programming experience, you can still navigate and understand the interface thanks to its straightforward navigation system, making it easier than before when managing stores in Magento 1.
Magento’s simplicity has been one of its best qualities ever since version 1 was released many years back, so we’re excited about this change which will bring many more benefits such as increased security, among others!
Magento 2 makes uploading products a lot easier for both customers and admins. With its step-by-step guide, it is now possible to upload the perfect product in minutes with just one click of your mouse! Not only that, but users can also add video or photos, which will make any future browsing experience more exciting than ever before and give them even more reasons why they should buy from you instead of at their next store visit.
In the new Magento 2 platform, customization of products becomes easier for both store owners and customers. With a user’s past preferences recorded in this system, they can be matched with offers tailored specifically to their tastes, making them more likely to purchase on these terms as well!
If you are a business owner who needs to make sure your website is fully supported and up-to-date, it’s time for an upgrade. Magento 2 can help you improve how you sell online with features that will inspire customers and employees alike.
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