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5 Interesting Facts About Magento 2

Magento 2 will be the new star on the block as soon as it is released by Magento in the coming days. But not many Ecommerce store owners are fully aware about the facts or in other words the advantages that Magento 2 has over its predecessor- Magento 1. So here are 5 interesting facts about Magento 2 that will help you make up your mind about whether to migrate your store from Magento 1 to Magento 2. Read On…

The Migration
The migration of your store from Magento 1 to Magento 2 will be possible with the help of the Migration Tools available for this. Besides the tools, Magento has also made available Migration Documentation as well as Tech Tips in order to help those who are looking to migrate their Ecommerce stores to the new and improved Magento 2. All this will not only help you migrate your data from your current version of Magento, but it will also enable you to easily migrate your Magento theme development and customization too.

The Framework
Contrary to speculations and rumours, Magento has confirmed that the existing Zend Framework 1 will be used in Magento 2 and not Zend Framework 2. Due to this, the results delivered by Magento 2 will be outstanding. Moreover, this will ensure that your current Magento 1 store alongwith all its functionalities will be supported for 3 years from the date of the official launch of Magento 2. But in this case, you will not be able to avail any new features or updates for your current Magento 1 store as the Company will fully focus only on Magento 2 updates and not that of Magento 1.

The Extensions
As an online business or Ecommerce store owner, you don’t need to worry about the effect of the migration of your Ecommerce store platform to Magento 2 on the existing extensions. This is because the Magento 2 authorities have worked closely with all the big extension providers so that all the existing extensions of your store get easily transferred to Magento 2 without losing their respective functionalities. But if you are using any custom-developed extension for your store, then you may need to take some additional steps in order to protect its functionality during the migration.

The Performance
The performance of the new and enhanced Magento 2 platform is being stated as about 25% faster during end-to-end testing as compared to the Magento 1 versions. This translates into a 25% boost in performance of your store if you migrate to the Magento 2 platform. This also means that your store will become faster and better in totality.

Extra Features
The most interesting and eye-catching fact about the soon-to-be-released Magento 2 platform for building Ecommerce stores is that it has many new and unique features like Magento Connect Marketplace, plagiarism check extensions, developer-centric dashboard, marketing options, and a brand new User Interface (UI) for users.

So, don’t waste your time by remaining confused about whether there is a need to migrate your online store from its existing Magento 1 platform to Magento 2, and be among the first ones to avail the supreme advantages that Magento 2 will provide your store with – Advanced Technology, Great Performance and Competitive Edge!!