Reach new heights with Magento 2

Magento has been the industry leading e-commerce platform for the best part of a decade.
Now, finally, the long anticipated sequal to their success story has surfaced. Whilst still recognisably Magento, Magento 2 introduces many changes and new features to bring their latest version up to date.

Key benefits of Magento 2

  • Speed improvements performance through static full page page caching.
  • Better checkout. New streamlined 2 step checkout is far quicker.
  • Built-in support for Elasticsearch and Varnish.
  • Plays nicely with modern technologies such as Composer and PHP7.
  • Improved admin interface is now mobile friendly and is generally quicker to navigate.
Screenshot of Magento 2 admin interface

Upgrading to Magento 2

Unlike minor Magento upgrades such as upgrading from Magento 1.9.3.4 to 1.9.3.6, which is a faily straight forward undertaking, migrating from Magento 1.x to Magento 2.x is a far more involved process. Custom themes and functionality will need to be migrated over and integrated with the new codebase, which differs substantially from Magento 1.

This sounds like a lot of work!

There is no way of getting around it. It is a big job and whilst Magento do provide a couple of migration tools to help migrate existing custom and product data, migrating your themes and functionality is very much a manual process.

The good thing is that this is the perfect opportunity to take a fresh look at you website, understand which areas are being used as intended, clean out any unused functionality that is no longer required, and give the design a once-over.

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