While online stores operating on Magento 1.x are hurrying up to migrate to 2.x, the eCommerce platform has come up with another news that demands the immediate attention of 2.2.x users.

Magento has announced that it will be discontinuing the support for Magento Commerce 2.2.x from December 31st, 2019.

Why is Magento urging 2.2.x users to move to 2.3?

Magento 2.2.x does not completely support PWAs, lacks the multi-source inventory feature, misses out GraphQL support and bulk web API attribute as well.

The PCI compliance issue

Another key reason is the end of support for PHP version 7.1. Magento versions, between Magento Commerce 2.2.0 to 2.2.9, does not support PHP 7.1. Using a PHP version that’s not supported by the platform might result in PCI compliance issues and security vulnerabilities as well.

Magento 2.3.0 supports PHP 7.1. The latest version, Magento 2.3.3 supports PHP 7.3.x (tested with PHP 7.3.8) and PHP 7.2.x (tested with 7.2.21).

Know more about the major improvements in Magento 2.3.3.

Things to consider before you migrate to Magento 2.3.x

– If your current store has custom codes, check whether they work in 2.3.x.

– Check whether your third-party extensions are compatible with Magento 2.3. If not, you might have to update the extensions.

– Make sure the existing theme is compatible with Magento 2.3.x

If you need Magento-2-certified experts to get your store migrated from 2.2.x to 2.3.x, get in touch with our team at Ziffity.