Magento 1 End of Life June 2020

As you are probably aware of, Magento has officially announced the end of support date for Magento 1. The software support for Magento Open Source 1 (formally known as Community Edition) and Magento Commerce (formally known as Enterprise Edition) will be extended through June 2020.

The dates have been rumored for quite some time. And now we’re all clear about the specifics of Magento 1’s end of life and there is no need to worry about Magento 1 End-of-life in 2018. Continue reading

Fixing URL Rewrites issue

You might be familiar with the option to add URL Rewrites in both Magento 1 and Magento 2, which is also referred to Search Engine Friendly URLs. Sometimes URL Rewrite issues arise when migrating data from Magento 1 to Magento 2. This guide will help you in troubleshooting when you encounter such issues.

What is URL Rewrite?

URL rewrites make it possible to make your existing Magento store URLs more ‘search engine friendly” and also easier for visitors to read.

Within Magento, the system URL looks similar:

  • For a Product URL: /catalog/product/view/id/10
  • For a Category URL: /catalog/category/view/id/11

The ‘catalog’ segment refers to the Catalog module of the Magento core, followed by other segments indicate that a product with ID 10 or a category ID 11 should be displayed on the page. No matter how often the URL changes, these ID remains the same.
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Customer data is one of the most important elements -- especially when migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2. What if the transfer doesn’t go smoothly? In eCommerce one of the worst scenarios is that the migrated customers may be unable to log in to the new Magento 2 instance.

Getting started with the customer data migration can be intimidating, but with a right migration tool, the process isn’t as hard as it seems. Fortunately, our UB Data Migration tool makes this very simple.

If you’re considering our migration tool, we have done the hard work for you and figured out how to automatically migrate customer logins and passwords to Magento 2 with ease. In this article, I’ll briefly go through the important change in the way Magento 2 store passwords, how to migrate only customer logins and passwords using UB Data Migration tool, and possible post-migration login issues as well. Continue reading

Magento Data Migration Part 2

In case you missed, check out Magento 2 Data Migration FAQs (Part I)

A couple of months ago, we shared our first Magento 2 Data Migration FAQs. It highlights 10 key questions about Magento data migration, information about migration tool and best practices for using it to migrate your data.

Today, I’m sharing 15 of the specific problems our users faced in their actual Magento migration projects, and how to deal with them. These typical issues might occur because some behaviour and logic of Magento 1 has been implemented differently in Magento 2.

I hope they’re as valuable for you as they’ve been for us. And you will have a solid preparation and make a smooth transition to Magento 2.

Magento Data Migration FAQs

Q. Couldn’t connect to Magento 1 database
If your Magento 1’s database is on a separate MySQL server from your Magento 2 instance, it is required to set up remote connection from your Magento 2’s server to your Magento 1’s MySQL. Learn how to set up remote connection from your Magento web note here.

In the meantime, you need to make sure your database credentials (host, port, username, password) are correct.

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Magento 2 data migration case study

Today, I am honored to have Roel van Leuken, the Founder and CTO of Kwaaijongens B.V. Roel is a helpful and down-to-earth person. He has been working with Magento when it was brand new in the early days.

In the interview, Roel has shared his views in details about how his team at Kwaaijongens.nl took advantage of Data Migration Pro extension to overcome the biggest challenge -- Magento data migration. So let’s read along and find out more about his journey with Magento.

Magento 2 data migration case study
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The latest version of Magento 2, Magento 2.2 has been released in Sept that brings significant new functionality to the market. It’s not a surprise that B2B segment of ecommerce is a huge focus in Magento 2.2, and this focus on B2B features makes sense when you consider the rapid growth of the B2B market, which should generate $6,7 trillion across the global by 2020, as reported in a research by Frost & Sullivan.

For now Magento 2 is in the phase of active improvement. In this context the most important question is how to migrate from Magento 1 and the latest Magento 2.2.

This blog will serve as a quick guide for those who need to know about what’s new in Magento 2.2 and all changes that will affect your Magento data migration projects. Continue reading

UB Data Migration Pro

Sept 20, 2018 Update
UB Data Migration Pro version 3.1.6 has just been released -- here, Fully compatible with Magento 2.2.6

We’re excited to announce that UB Data Migration Pro 3.1.0 is now available -- a major update overhauls the migration dashboard user interface.

An absolutely overhauled Dashboard UI

An absolutely overhauled Dashboard UI

Beyond the revamped user interface, here’s a quick glance at all of the amazing things we have improved in 3.1.0:

  • Allow to keep original IDs of specific data objects
  • Allow to migrate Custom Attributes of Customer and Customer address
  • A brand new Dashboard UI
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.1.9
  • Improve with bug fixes

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UB Data Migration Pro v3.0.9

Sept 20, 2018 Update
UB Data Migration Pro version 3.1.6 has just been released -- here, Fully compatible with Magento 2.2.6

Over the past two years of building the UB Data Migration Pro, we’ve evolved the extension’s functionalities and performance optimization. And we’ll constantly be improving our migration tool to ensure an even better Magento 2 data migration solution for you.

Today, let’s go through our new critical update -- UB Data Migration Pro version 3.0.9, with additional simple yet incredibly powerful features you should keep an eye out for.

Enhanced delta migration -- Both newly created & changed data in sync

The delta migration is used in the last stage of the data migration process to move data that was created or changed after the first migration from your Magento 1 database to Magento 2.

As you might notice, migrating delta data has been introduced since our major upgrade in UB Data Migration Pro v3.0.0. However, it just covers new data created on the Magento 1 site during your data migration process. That means changes to existing data on your current Magento 1 database are not applied and ported to Magento 2.

UB Data Migration Pro v3.0.9

UB Data Migration Pro v3.0.9 -- Enhanced delta migration functionality

With the new improvement in version 3.0.9, UB Data Migration Pro keeps both ‘created’ and ‘changed’ data in sync. Then, you can have an exact copy of the latest Magento 1 database at a specific point in time. Not only does this greatly minimize the manual workaround, but it also ensures data integrity, one of the essential factor for any data migration project. How convenient it is! Continue reading

Magento Data Migration Part 1

(Continued in Part 2 -- Magento 2 Data Migration FAQs)

As you are probably aware of, process of migrating data is one of the biggest challenges for any Magento migration project. If you have taken the decision to transfer to Magento 2, it is almost a no-brainer that you should be using a data migration tool to ease the migration process. Due to the complex difference of data structure between Magento 1 and Magento 2, you should know all the important aspects to get fully prepared before you start the migration procedure.

Last month, we had a great chance sharing our findings about Magento data migration -- (Infographic) 10 Questions To Ask Before Any Magento Big Data Migration which was featured on Cloudways (you can browse the full article here). It covers top 10 questions that you might take into account when coming up with a migration plan.

Since users reach us at Ubertheme with repeated questions as well, especially from ones who are new to our UB Data Migration Pro tool, we decided to put the commonly raised questions (FAQs) about our UB Data Migration Pro together below. This FAQs would be a good starting point that helps you prepare your migration plan properly. Continue reading

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Magento 2 is going to gradually replace Magento 1, even though it doesn’t seem to be too urgent at the moment. It’s better to be fully prepared for moving though. And walking through real data migration projects will help you know available options to get ready with Magento 2 data migration.

Today we are going to discover a new successful Magento CE Data Migration project at Ubertheme. In this case study, Jeroen Schermer (Director at Freelaunch.nl) tells us about their Magento 2 data migration project; using UB Data Migration Pro to migrate Client/Order data and all 230,000 products to Magento 2.

Big thanks to Jeroen Schermer for your time and contributions to share your migration project with our friends at Ubertheme.
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