The End For Magento 1 Support

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

Magento 1 End of Life

Magento 1 End of Life

Prepare for the Magento 1 end of life, what you need to do next. Magento has officially announced that support for all versions of Magento 1 will become end on June 1, 2020.

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What does Magento 1 end of life mean for you? This means that no quality fixes or security patches will be deployed by Adobe for Magento 1 after this date. So, if you are using Magento 1, you will need to migrate to either Magento 2 or an alternative platform ideally before June 1, 2020. If you do not, your business could be vulnerable to security breaches, and will not comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).


Why you need to migrate

If you continue using Magento 1 after June 1, 2020:


Your risk of a data breach will increase

Magento 1 users will become a security target after June 1, 2020. The damage to your brand and reputation from such a breach can be long-lasting and very expensive.


You may not be compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)

The PCI DSS global standards are set by card schemes (such as Visa and Mastercard), and apply to all merchants that process payments. One of these requirements, Requirement 6, is that you will implement security patches to keep your payment-related systems safe and secure.

If you continue using Magento 1 after June 1, without additional security measures, you may no longer comply with this Requirement as Magento will stop releasing security patches. As a result you can be fined between 10,000 and 25,000 EUR per month by card schemes.


Unfortunately M1 and M2 are fundimentally different, so its not going to be just a case of moving your current site over to Magento2, so now is a good time review your current site and develop it into something even better than before.


Unsure what to do next, then get in touch with us at Focus Ecommerce and we can help you through the process and assess your options for either Magento2 or an alternative such as Shopify, Woocommerce etc


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