Magento 1 Support End Date – June 2020

By: Nigel Ewart|LinkedIn Profile

Magento 1 End Of Support

It’s official, Magento has finally announced on their blog the date that they will stop supporting the Magento 1.x platform, which is now set in stone for June 2020.

We reported back in June 2017 that Magento had extended their support for Magento 1.x from the original cut-off date of November 2018, promising they would give merchants 18 months notice to help them plan for the move to Magento 2 or another platform.

Here’s what they had to say.

“For Magento Commerce 1 (Enterprise), we are providing software support through June 2020. Depending on your version, software support may include both quality fixes and security patches.”

“For Magento Open Source 1 (Community), we are providing software security patches through June 2020 to ensure those sites remain secure and compliant.” 

The big risk for merchants who are still on Magento 1.x after June 2020 is that Magento will no longer be releasing security patches and your site will get hacked.

End Of Support By Magento Version

Magento 1.x Community Edition.

Release Release Date End Of Support
Community Edition 1.7 April 2012 June 2020
Community Edition 1.8 September 2013 June 2020
Community Edition 1.9 May 2014 June 2020

Magento 1.x Enterprise Edition.

Release Release Date End Of Support
Enterprise Edition 1.12 April 2012 June 2020
Enterprise Edition 1.13 October 2013 June 2020
Enterprise Edition 1.14 June 2014 June 2020

I’m on Magento 1.x, what should I do?

No doubt most merchants in Australia will be busy planning for the 2018 Christmas period with a full calendar of site optimisation and campaign activity, so now may not be the best time to start the move to Magento 2.

You’ll need to start at least planning for the re-platform project in the first Quarter of 2019 and have it fully scoped and quoted by June 2019 in time for the next financial year.

There’s a lot to be excited about with Magento 2, giving merchants access to a host of new features and functionality, most noticeably much-improved performance and mobile experience.

If you’re not sure if Magento is the right platform for you, check out our post on the best eCommerce platforms to see what other options are available.

If you’re planning on staying on Magento 1 and need a hand maintaining and optimising your website while you wait to move or would like a quote to re-platform to Magento 2 or Shopify, please contact us to start discussing your requirements.