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Three years ago Magento 2 was released but still many people are running the old-school version.
Magento came up with the upgraded platform and many vendors decided to switch to the new platform for its new features. Many are not fully aware of its advantages so we thought to share with you its key benefits and on how to perform the migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2
Here’s how to do it…
It’s never easy to migrate between the 2 versions of Magento. If you want to keep your existing site the way it is then you need to have a sorted plan for it. During the planning stage, you have to lay out all the required details. Announce that during migration process your site will be down for a short time. Draft a wireframe layout of each page and how are you going to implement tools in it. Remember, the more detailed, the better.
Keep it in mind to perform each step of migration separately and it should be tested individually. To avoid any problem with functionality in future you need to spend time testing the migration over and over again.
You can upgrade your existing extensions from Magento 1 and moreover, you can develop your own extension or install a new third-party extension. Make a note of detailed list so that you don’t miss out on anything and lastly install them on your server.
Migrate Data and Sync Databases
This part is vital during your Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration. You’re going to transfer all of the databases to your new Magneto 2 platform and ensure that they are both the same. Magneto provides a special tool to aid in this process which can be obtained from their official site.
Build a Design
When it comes to design, Magento 1 and Magento 2 themes are not compatible so it means that you need to select a similar or new theme for your site. To make things easier you can start off with an approved Magento theme instead of opting for the third-party theme because it will ensure that everything runs smoothly and the site is bugs free.
When everything gets ready then it’s time to plan your launch. Set a date and time and initiate your new Magento 2 platform on your host. If all goes well then you don’t have to face any problem. Send a batch Email or notification to all your customers that your site is back and it’s active.
And you sit back and enjoy your new site!