Magento 1 support ends on June 30 and there will be no quality fixes or security patches afterwards. All vendors or Magento store owners need to migrate the store to Magento 2 or any other platform.
If you know this news and you have already decided to upgrade Magento 1 to Magento 2 then you need to take action and hire a dedicated Magento developer who can help you throughout the migration of your store without any downtime of your live website.
What Magento 1 support ends?
An official announcement was made in September 2018 about Magento 1 end of life. All support for Magento 1 ends from June 30 and further updates will be given. With that, a big concern about security threats has risen up. So it has become mandatory for all Magento store owners to migrate their store else to remain open to vulnerabilities.
Magento 1 version 1.9 to 1.14 were supported till June 30 but now they have stopped all support for Magento version 1.
Also, support for Magento 1 enterprise edition has also come to end on June 30. Quality fixes had already been stopped for v1.5 to v1.9.
How to check the current Magento version?
Add “/magento_version” to your main domain and you will be able to see the current version of your Magento store. You can check this link about checking the Magento version in detail.
What risks will you be open to without upgrading to Magento 2?
Your Magento store will keep running even if you do not upgrade your store. But the major threats like your customer’s card details and other details might come under problem.
Also, your store will be no more PCI compliant. No more security updates will be given.
Your payment partner will not wish to work with you as your store is no longer secured. Also, updates for third-party extensions will not be given. As all developers will be focusing on Magento 2, you won’t get any new feature-wise extension for your old Magento store.
It might affect your reputation as well, as people will not like to purchase from a risky store and they will just go away from your store. Thus it will cause you lots of loss and a decrease in the number of sales.
With all these risks, if you think you can survive in this competitive market then Magento 1 is okay else you can simply hire an experienced Magento developer who can help you to upgrade your store before Magento 1 support ends.
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