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December 26, 2018

Magento 1 To Magento 2 Migration Guide

Since the release of Magento 2, the website owners of Magento 1 are migrating to Magento 2. Because Magento 2 is much more advanced and capable than that of Magento 1. In this article, we will be discussing “What Magento 2 Migration covers & require?”

Your Magento 2 Migration Process will cover four stages:

  • Theme Migration
  • Extension Migration
  • Customization Migration
  • Data Migration

If you are using third-party theme or templates, then one thing you should keep in mind that you cannot directly migrate your Magento 1 theme to Magento 2.

What you can do is, first check with the provider whether they are providing the same theme for Magento 2. If yes, then it will be the fastest and cost-effective way.

Else, if you want us to migrate it then we will require to develop it and make them compatible with the new Magento 2 structure. For this, we need the complete manual/doc/user guide of the theme you are using.

If you are using any third party modules, extensions or plugins, then remember that Magento 1 extensions will not work on Magento 2. You will experience severe compatibility issues while integrating Magento 1 extensions into Magento 2.

What you can do is, first check with the provider whether they are providing the same module for Magento 2. If yes, then it will be the fastest and cost-effective method.
Else, if you want us to migrate it then we will require to develop it. For this, we need the complete manual/doc/user guide of the module you are using.

Custom code or customization let you create additional features to your website over the existing feature set. For example, in the default registration page, you have customized an additional field DOB. You will be getting some data through it. So, do you want to migrate that as well? If yes, then it will come under the custom code migration.

It’s not necessary that the custom code used in your Magento 1 websites will be compatible with Magento 2. So, to ease the migration process, Magento provides a “Code Migration Toolkit”.
However, due to structural differences between the two, the custom code migration will require additional work to successfully integrates it with the Magento 2.

For this, you need to define the customization via SRS or simply taking the screenshots of the existing feature and explain what the function/feature does.

Ensure that there is no hard-coded customization made. And if it is there then inform us in the first place.

In this final step, we will migrate your website’s data and adjust it to the new structure of Magento 2 store –

  • Products – Simple, Configurable, Downloadable, Grouped, Bundle, Virtual.
  • Orders – Invoices, Shipments, Credit Memos.
  • Customers
  • Store Settings & Configurations
  • CMS Pages

Also, provide the custom SEO URLs you have made in Magento 1 store.

Recommendations:

Before you proceed to the migration process, consider the below-mentioned points –

  • Make an incremental* backup of your Magento 1 store including all files, folders, and the database.
  • Check whether your current theme, templates, modules, extensions, plugins and custom code are compatible with the Magento 2.
  • For easy and glitch-free Magento migration process, install Magento 2 on the same hosting server where your Magento 1 store is located.

Note:

There are two types of backups –

  • Incremental Backup – Suppose your Magento 1 website is live and you need to migrate the data which gets created/altered since after your last backup.
  • Static Backup – The data which gets created/altered since after your last backup will not get migrated.

If you have any issue, please feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views at https://webkul.uvdesk.com

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