Magento has officially announced that Magento 1 will reach end of life (EOL) on June 1, 2020
No quality fixes or security patches will be deployed for Magento Commerce 1 or Magento Open Source 1 after this date.
Here we are providing the guideline, how the Magento migration works?
There are some thumb rules need to follow before migration.
- Backend Magento 1 store ( files and database ).
- Create Development Env. of Magento 1 Store.
- Analyze Magento 1 store, Delete unnecessary things ( files and data ).
- Analyze Magento 1 Theme, Extensions and customization are compatible with Magento 2 Store.
- Install Fresh Magento 2 copy on server.
Magento Migration Process is is generally divided into five phases.
- Phase 1 : Theme Migration.
- Phase 2 : Extension Migration.
- Phase 3 : Customization Migration.
- Phase 4 : Data Migration.
- Phase 5 : Testing
Phase 1 : Theme Migration
First of all you can’t migrate Magento 1 theme to Magento 2, You can Enhance Magento 2 Theme to look like your Magento 1 theme.
You also can choose fresh look in Magento 2 theme by choosing themes from Marketplace or via create own custom theme.
Phase 2 : Extension Migration.
First of all you can’t Migrate your Magento 1 extensions to Magento 2 because of compatibility issues while integrating Magento 1 extensions into Magento 2.
You can choose Magento 2 extensions from Marketplace or create your own Magento 2 module.
Phase 3 : Customization Migration
Magento Code Migration Toolkit provide feature to Migrate your Magento 1 custom code to Magento 2.
Migration Toolkit may require additional class mapping work to make it work successfully.
Phase 4 : Data Migration
Magento 2 Data Migration Tool provide feature to migrate you Magento 1 data to Magento 2 including your custom extension.
Migrating the custom data may require additional work of mapping tables in Magento 2 Migration tools.
Magento 2 Data Migration Tool have three steps to moving data from Magento 1 Store to Magento 2 Store
- Step 1: Setting Migration
- Step 2: Data Migration
- Step 3: Delta Migration
Phase 5 : Testing
After completing all four phases, you must have to complete the testing part.
Magento 2 Migration is not an easy task but you can make it with proper planing and work flow.
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