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16 August 2016

eCommerce

Magento 2 vs. Magento 1- Understanding the Differences

Magento 2 vs. Magento 1-  Understanding the Differences

Magento 1 has had a huge following. There is a reason behind it. It allowed website developers to create eCommerce stores and shopping websites that were easy to understand, navigate, and rank. Visitors/clients loved shopping from these websites and business owners were able to earn high revenues from their online business. It really did seem like a win-win situation. But like every great thing, time is needed for its conception.

The same can be said about the release of Magento 2. With its emergence in November 2015, developers went ballistic. But is it really that good? And if so then what are the major difference between the two versions of this program? If you are new to the platform and aren’t sure which one you should opt for, this blog is bound to help you out. Here is all that you need to know.

Structural Growth

The very first thing that you will see different between Magento 2 and 1 is its structure. It is more detailed and better organized. No module is left without their own view directory, through which developers can get their hands on JS, template, css/less files and layout. This allows better customization without having to change the core site functionality.

Better Backend Admin UX interface in Magento 2

One of the things that will delight an average user most is that in Magento 2, backend admin has been improved. There is touch friendly navigation which means people with iPads or tablets will have a better time going around the website. Production creation workflow is also a lot simpler to use and configurable products can be generated with ease. This means product creation is 4 times quicker than Magento 1.

Enhanced Security

This is another great new feature of Magento 2. Security through hashing algorithms for passwords has been improved significantly. This has further reduced the risks of hacks. Search results have likewise improved through the use of rich snippets on all catalogue pages. This way, these will be more easily tractable on search engines. The functionality of Magento 2 Rich Snippets extension has also been bettered.

Enhanced Shopper experience

This is another improvement seen in Magento 2. Unlike Magento 1, order summary will also have product images in it so that customers know during checkout what it is they are purchasing. What is even better is that Magento 2 does not have that old Accordian style checkout process anymore. Now shoppers can easily checkout all their shopping in 2 simple and clear cut steps. Payment method has also been changed in the new platform version.

Now that you have read everything about Magento 1 and Magento 2, which one do you think is the one for your website? If you are still unable to decide, contact us at FDA studio and we will help you to decide what you need to do in order to own your very own E-store.

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