Magento has changed focus in the past 18 months to it’s new flagship product Magento 2. However it has come under some criticism for in many experts opinions not being ready at the time of release. Which has led to some good news regarding Magento 1.
You can check out this post here from the guys at UnderstandingE about why Magento 2 still isn’t ready
Magento expands Life of Magento 1
Magento have come out publicly in the past few days and denied any rumours circulating around that it is ending its support for Magento 1 and forcing its customers to upgrade to Magento 2.
Jason Woosley, Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at Magento, stated in the company’s official blog that they will continue to support the platform and everyone who’s using it for the next 18 months.
Here’s an excerpt from his blog post:
“Magento stands behind our customers and will never leave a customer behind – you can rest assured that we have your back at every turn. Magento 1 has been and will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future. We have no intention of denying access to our world-class software and know your business relies on Magento to drive growth and differentiation for your brand.”
In the same article, Woosley drummed up excitement for the Magento 2 platform and directly encouraged its customers to upgrade and see the wonders it can do for omnichannel commerce.
Good News for Magento 1 Users!
This is great news if you are a current Magento 1 user.
Many business owners were concerned that Magento would be discontinued much earlier forcing their hand to software which wasn’t as developed as it’s predecessor.
This now means that business owners who are big fans of Magento 1 and don’t want to migrate to 2 just yet will get at least 2 more Christmas periods out of their current software.
We also saw a tweet from Magento CEO Mark Lavelle confirming that there will be some more communication on this point soon, but that Magento 1 support will continue for the foreseeable future.
What do you think? Is this good news for your business if you are using Magento 1 currently? Let us know down below.