Magento 1 official support ends in June 2020!
On 6th September 2018, Joe Ayyoub (Director of Support Operations at Magento) put a rest to all speculations about Magento 1.x end of life date.
He clarified that Magento Inc. is still fully committed to supporting their Magento 1.x eCommerce platform. You can read the official statement here.
This is a good news and will soothe alot of nerves as merchants were getting worried as they still have their webshops based on Magento 1.x. Developing a new webshop from scratch is a time and resource intensive task and hence needs months.
Joe said that Magento will be supporting their Magento Enterprise Edition ver 1.13 - 1.14 till June 2020.
This support will include general fixes and improvements as well as security patches. As usual, you need to have a valid subscription/license for the enterprise version to receive the updates and support.
Magento team will also makes sure that Magento Community edition platform remains secure and compliant till June 2020. CE ver 1.5 - 1.9 will be covered under this support period.
This gives all merchants almost 2 years to plan, develop and launch their webshops using latest version of Magento 2.x platforms.
It goes without saying that this support only covers the core Magento platform and not the third part extensions and customizations that you might have on your webshop. You will still have to get in touch with the extension makers and your developers to ensure that your webshop is fully updated, secure and complaint too all laws.
We wrote a FAQ post about Magento 1 end-of-life few months ago. You can read it here. Contact Hungersoft right away and start your journey towards a greater, faster and better Magento 2.X webshop. We will help you at every stage of the process and ensure that your Ecommerce business touches new heights.