The End For Magento 1 Support
On the 30th June 2020, Adobe has finally ended its support of Magento 1. (hopefully this should not be a surprise)
When Adobe made its acquisition of Magento, the company had already transitioned over to Magento 2 and has only been fixing bugs, security issues and adding very little in the way on any new features.
This has kept many Magento 1 stores from being upgraded, according to a recent report there are around 100,000 websites still running M1.
So what does the future hold for those stores, well with the ending of support the likelihood is:
Your store will no longer be PCI DSS complient
M1 sites will be more exposed to security risks and increased likelihood of an account data compromise due to the lack of security upgrades.
Hackers are going to try and find the flaw in your version1 platform.
Plugins and extensions may stop working or become unavailable.
Developers will stop developing on V1 and move all resources over to M2
PCI DSS complianceis essential for online retailers who are not offloading the secure order and payment processing to another platform, independent of the merchant’s website. But even merchants who are not storing sensitive customer data such as payment details and card information, could be at risk to cyber attacks which could be costly to the business.
So why have so many merchants not made the change to Magento2, it might be the view don't fix whats not broken, the time and effort to upgrade, the cost and lets not ignore this factor, M2 is not exactly cheap, you can't just switch your current M1 version to M2.
So what should you do if your running an old version of Magento, well its not just going to stop operating on the 1st July 2020, but you need to make a decision, your not tied to Magento (unless your on Commerce and still have a running contract) there are other options you could look at; Shopify, Bigcommerce, Woocommerce to name a few.
Now is the time to evaluate, is there a more cost effect platform that suits your needs, could your site benefit from a redesign bring it upto date, what functions do you want etc.
And if you need help with evaluting your requirments then please just give us a call