The following article explains the changes that will be made to support existing Magento 1 merchants.
Magento 1 End of Life
The announcement comes as Magento wants to ensure that its consumers have enough time to make a considered, secure decision about the next steps for upgrading their digital platform.
In our experience, platform upgrades can be a time for innovation and positive digital transformation in organisations, which provide a period of reflection as to what features are working well and what features need to be improved upon moving forward.
The news from Magento is split into three areas:
- Magento Commerce Support (Previously known as ‘Enterprise Edition’)
- Magento Open Source Security Patches (Previously known as ‘Community Edition’)
- PHP 5.6 End of Life
What to expect in the year ahead
It’ll come as a relief to know Magento will continue to support all versions of Magento Commerce, from 1.9 to 1.14, until June 2020.
This range covers six Magento Commerce versions, originally released between 2010-2014.
The latest of these Magento Commerce versions (1.13 and 1.14) will be fully supported, with security patches and quality fixes, until June 2020.
Slightly older versions (1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12) will benefit from software security patches until June 2020; with the sole intention for these versions to remain secure and compliant during phase-out, there will be no quality fixes supplied.