Hacks to Consider While Migrating to Magento 2

Hacks to Consider While Migrating to Magento 2

Migrating to Magento 2 is something that is becoming necessary for any magento website owners these days. But, if you are person with less technical know how of the Magento platform, there are some things that you may miss while migrating your Magento store to Magento 2. Here, in this article, you will find certain hacks that you are supposed to consider while the migration process. Check them out!


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Difficulty in Migration

It is a fact that to Magento 2 migration is not an easy process. Magento 2 has an entirely different database design and architecture. Magento estimates that the migration is 20% larger when compared to the Magento 1 upgrade.

It is difficult as the amount of efforts and time required to migrate to Magento 2. It depends on the number of extensions that are running on the site, and the number of customizations involved in the site.


Importing Customer & Product Data

With the Magento 2, it has come up with a handy tool to make webmasters import the customer and product data to the store. It functions in three ways:

This migrates the configuration settings, Migrates main data in the database, Transfers incremental data that updates to the admin panel and storefront.

When importing customer & product data, you will be able to verify the consistency between the database structures of both these upgrades.


Importing Media Files


Migrating media files while Magento 2 migration should basically be done separately from the product data. If you want a safe migration, you are supposed to migrate the media files manually. While this process, you need to take special care of the migration of the media files.


Migration of Themes & Extensions

Only a few themes and extensions of Magento 1 are compatible with Magento 2, so migrating these themes and extensions is no big deal. But, at the same time, those which aren't compatible must be recreated to work effectively with the Magento 2.


Performance Considerations


There are some chances that migration process may not work, even after appropriate planning and implementation.

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