Magento is No #1 in the e-commerce market, there are 2 main versions available Magento 1.x and Magento 2.x but Magento 1.x fade away soon so we have to migrate Magento 1 website to Magento 2 version. Magento 2 comes with brand new architecture, coding structure, and database design. it has improved security feature so we can make our website more secure.
As maintained by Magento official documentation, the migration process divided into 4 parts and each part is very significant.
- Data Migration
- Theme Migration
- Extension Migration
- You need to install fresh Magneto 2.x version
- Your Magento 1.x website should be ready to work in same machine.
- Composer should be install in your system.
1) Data Migration
Data Migration tool should be installed in your Magento 2. Remember, It is one type of helper which is provided by Magento and that required for Magento 2 store become operational.
2) Theme Migration
Magento 2 provides a fully responsive theme you can use that or you can also make Child Theme. except these you can create your own theme, in the market, several themes are available you can choose one of them so it will save you time.
3) Extension Migration
Extensions are vital components that provide new features and extend the functionalities of your Magento store. The next step in Magento migration process is to install the desired Magento 2 extensions available on Market Place
In many cases, the custom code for Magento 1 also works in Magento. Magento offers a Code Migration Toolkit that helps you in this process. It should be noted here that due to structural differences in the two platforms, This Magento migration may require additional work to make sure that the custom code successfully integrates with the Magento 2 store.