Magento 1 to Magento 2 Upgrades

In this project scenario, you are using Magento 1 to operate your online business and now want to take advantage of the features and functionality of Magento 2. Magento 2 is a significant change from Magento 1 in many ways. The upgrade process is more re-platform than it is an upgrade. However, Kadro will take steps to help reduce costs and achieve parity as much as possible with what you have customized from Magento 1.


As part of this project, Kadro’s requirements discovery process will determine the following:

  • Are you wanting to do a front-end redesign or adapt your Magento 1 Theme to your Magento 2 site? If you are wanting parity with your current design, we approach this not by porting code, but instead treating your Magento 1 site as the look and feel design, then applying that to Magento 2’s built-in Luma responsive web theme. We will work with you to determine which elements in Magento 2’s standard templates you want to utilize versus customizing based on your specific wants and needs.
  • We will do a full inventory of your existing Magento 1 extensions. We will determine with you, which extensions you need as you move forward versus those you no longer need. For the extensions you need, we will determine if there is now comparable support native in Magento 2, an upgrade to Magento 2 from the extension provider, or whether a custom extension will be needed. For those that are custom, we will port the implementation to Magento 2. We have a great deal of experience doing this for many Magento 1 customizations including front-end features, cart/checkout features, Magento admin features, and complex integrations with ERPs and accounting systems.
  • We have developed database tools and scripts to port Magento 1 data (products, reviews, accounts, customers) to Magento 2. We will do the data migration in two steps: first during the development project and then again during deployment to bring all order, fulfillment, and account data over.
  • Through-out this process, we will advise on making sure that going forward, specific customizations are being done the Magento 2 way. We want to ensure that you are on a stable upgrade path moving forward. This is especially true when it comes to customizations to the cart and checkout process. It is common place to see many Magento 1 sites with custom carts and checkout pages. This is not the case with Magento 2. It will be important to leverage the native cart/checkout of Magento 2, and determine the elements from within the Magento 2 checkout to extend and adapt to meet your specific needs versus developing another full custom cart and checkout in your new site.

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