The eCommerce industry is ever-changing and consumers to need to keep up with the change. Support offered by Magento has ended and Magneto 2 has come to replace it. This is done order to provide web stores with new features, faster operations, better performance, advanced security mechanisms, and other benefits.
With the end of Magento 1- migrating to Magento 2 is the wisest choice as it saves on cost, time, and the overall process. At Tenovia, with a team of experts and with over 14 years of experience, we understand the apprehension associated with migration. We’ve curated a list to help you decipher Magneto Migration and move forward as seamlessly as possible with our expertise.
Steps involved in Magento Migration
1. Creating a plan:
To migrate without any obstacle, a plan needs to be curated. Analyzing the current Magento 1 website and noting the features that need to be implemented, eliminated or extended. Curating a plan for migration is one of the most vital steps in migration.
2. Updating to the latest version:
Updating the original store to the latest version of Magento 1 available in the market is a must. This is quite essential with respect to Data Migration, the optimization of data will reduce errors. All the extensions and themes used need to be compatible with the latest Magento 1.x version too.
3. Installing the latest version of Magento 2:
The server needs to prepare with the latest version of Magento 2. All the required libraries of this release installed, this will create an empty Magento installation without any extensions.
4. Database migration:
Using the Data migration tool, a company can migrate data from Magento 1 database to Magento 2 database. During the stage is crucial and hence the web store must be on maintenance mode. After the data migration, a trigger sent into the Magento 1. The Database to capture new entries will occur when the store reopens for customers.
5. Migration extension:
After carefully selecting the extensions for the Magento 2 store, installation can take place. A compatibility testing needs to ben run too, this will ensure that the installed extensions don’t cause a conflict with each other.
6. System integration:
This step is critical as it involves external systems. Integrations with external systems and services to cover the functionality that cannot be covered by readymade extensions is a must. Integrating the store with either custom-built functionality or out-of-the-box solutions, which leverages the already existing Magento extensions.
Migration of themes cannot happen from Magento 1 to Magento 2. Hence, selecting custom or ready-made themes will create a new look and feel for your eCommerce store.
8. Delta migration:
All data accumulated in Magento 1 store since the first primary migration is now transferred to the Magento 2, with this the last step a fully functional Magento 2 store is ready.
9. Take it live:
After the final verification has been performed, the Magento 2 website will get published, and your new and improved eCommerce store will hence be ready to use.
Contact the Magento migration experts at Tenovia and get a quote, and ensure a seamless migration.