Magento 2 is the advanced version of Magento 1. Most business owners who have a webstore on Magento 1 are interested to know, whether it is a well-considered decision to migrate to Magento 2, or not. Hence, in order to build a perspective, this article provides notable differences between Magento 1 and Magento 2.
Speed of loading the web store
One of the main differences is the shorter time taken by Magento 2 for loading the webstore. As per analysts, it takes half the time for the webstore to load on Magento 2 than it takes on Magento 1. Fast loading can be seen on the important pages that comprise the Homepage, the CMS, the category selection page and the product page.
Magento 2 offers more flexibility with latest versions of PHP
Magento 2 is superior to Magento 1 in the sense that Magento 2 is compatible with and supports all the latest versions of PHP. This makes it feature rich and flexible. Magento 1 on the other hand supports only older versions of PHP.
Magento 2 has an improvised admin panel
Magento 2 offers webstore owners the opportunity to customize the admin panel quickly and as per their needs. Compared to this, Magento 1 admin panel is very outdated and not user friendly at all.
Magento 2 is more mobile friendly
Magento 2 is mobile friendly by default. Not only that, it is highly user friendly and responsive. Touch friendliness is also high. In comparison to this Magento 1 platform requires modification as it is not responsive and user friendly.
Magento 2 offers more native features
Magento 2 offers developers several in-built features. One of this is the availability of plugins. In Magento 1 developers were required to build plugins to carry out tasks such as setting up a web shop with all the different functionalities, but in Magento 2 this task is not required as in-built native features offer a lot of functionality to the web store.
Magento 2 resolves conflicts in extensions
Magento 2 does away with manual coding that is required in Magento 1 while designing a web store using extensions. In Magento 1, there is mostly an overlap in extensions which can only be resolved manually and this is time consuming.
Compared to this,Magento 2 offers a plugin that changes the behavior of the class or method and therefore avoids manual coding.
The above comparison concludes that Magento 2 is far more superior to Magento 1. Magento 2 is robust, flexible and offers far more features and functionalities than Magento 1. Magento 2 brings scale and is ideal for those web store owners, who want to increase their product offerings and grow their business.
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