5 Reasons to Migrate/Upgrade to Magento 2

  • August 16, 2017
  • Ashish Shah
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5 Reasons You-Should Migrate or Upgrade Magento 2

When it comes to online technology and their merchants, they are always agitated with questions such as what is involved and when is the right time to make a move and will it be worth it, in respect of any particular deal or transaction.

The idea is to reduce the burden of these questions and be confident with the right choice. There are almost around 250,000 shops in Magento. When the question of up gradation comes, naturally you would look for reasons too.

As a matter of fact, we all are looking to grow, which also means we want to have more advancements in the technologies around us.


The technique and importance of Magento up-gradation can be explained in the following lines. If a website is performing well, specifically running smoothly with a regular inflow of orders and if the version in use is not totally outdated, then there is no hurry to change immediately but you can certainly check out Magento 2.

However, if the version in use is quite old or in spite of using a newer version there are a number of performance issues along with a number of third party extensions, it is the high time for a change.

The change won’t be a smooth process.

In spite of having a migration tool to help with the store, setup, customers, and orders etc. the themes and customization need to be redone in Magento 2. There is also a need for investments in visual and functional revamp. This idea is fair because it allows rethinking on businesses, and helps to get rid of legacy codes and also helps to improve the overall usability of the website.

New Structure:

Magento 2 file structure has undergone two major changes.

The first of it is that everything is brought directly under the app structure. The second is that every module has its own VIEW directory through which one can access all namely, templates layouts and CSS/less files of any specific module.

There is not a hint of doubt that this is a big help to the Magento module developers as they are presented with more opportunities for customization without having to change the core site functionality.

Magento 2 file system has four types of directories. They are as follows.

  • Primary directories
  • System directories
  • Application directories
  • Public directories

Primary directories are mostly unchangeable. They specifically include base directory, code directory, and lib directory. In the system directories included are the DI directory, generation directory, etc.

If someone wants to change the location of the system directory one needs to run entry point class. In the application directories, one finds app directory, design directory, var directory, temporary directory, cache directory, log directory, and session directory system directory. The public directories include pub directories, pub_lib directory, media directory, upload directory, static directory etc.

For changing the location of the application and public directories, the same techniques are to be used which are applied to changing the location of the system directory.

New Layout Element:

As a core/text_list block type which is used in Magento 2 serves as a structural block, a whole new concept of container wrapper is now used by Magento 2 for this purpose.

Blocks and other containers are contained in one container and also rendered to children. With visual design editor organizing, blocks have become much more intuitive which requires only to move the blocks and hence the sections of the layout are defined easily and clearly.

CSS Processing:

Bootstrap is not used by Magento 2 and uses its own LESS and CSS in the theme core. It is self-sufficient in having its own publisher to publish CSS and other view static files placed under the same pub/directory. The preprocessing of files is also supported by the publisher with the help of some pre processors. The CSS preprocessor, for example, consists of the following two pre processors.

LESS preprocessor along with LESS PHP adapter which enables the use of LESS in Magento
CSS URL resolver which serves to resolve links found in CSS source files with the help of the publisher and they are replaced by the correct ones.

The main advantages of using these are that the LESS helps to custom things faster, and they both generate and elevate performance in terms of speedy page loading thereby making the system more search engine friendly.

Magento UI Library:

Magento UI library is a flexible modular library which is fronted and has to its working a set of mixtures for base element and also helps in the fronted timeline theme development and customization. Some of its key characteristics are LSS preprocessor built, web standard oriented focus, customization properties, responsive features, and easy accessibility.

Easy to upgrade and upgradation can be done through the import export functionality that helps to export customer records, maintain a catalog of products, customer data, inventory data and other standard records which can then be imported to Magento 2. Magento 2 also allows extension developers to provide in detail about the version compatibility in their code which tends to have a reliance on other constituents, their varieties and system requirements.


As a merchant, the primary motive is to provide the best to customers and also make the whole process of working easier for oneself. Magento 2 will ensure undoubtedly smooth working process and easy experience for customers as well.

About The Author


Ashish Shah

Ashish Shah is the Founder and CEO of NCode Technologies, Inc. a leading Web & Mobile App Development Company based in India. He is the chief mentor and strategist with over 10+ years of experience in providing various IT solution to different industries. He also likes to share his view on different technology and marketing techniques via different blogs and articles.

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