Magento 2 is an open-source e-commerce platform that offers a blend of extensibility, scalability, and flexibility at your fingertips. The finest features include automatic updates, customizable themes, and mobile-friendly configuration. It seamlessly scales across desktops, tablets, phones, and laptops by efficiently managing customers’ financial information. Though it has plenty of advantages, sometimes it has shown its limitations. Let’s discuss all the relevant aspects here.
Enhanced User Experience and Front End
Improved layered navigation features of Magento 2 allow buyers to navigate comfortably to your e-commerce site. ‘Filter multiselect’, ‘Search by product attributes’, ‘possibility to remove selected options’, ‘multiple values for the same filter criteria’, and ‘no admin configuration’ (2) are the enhanced features of improved layered navigation. Developers won’t get enhanced search capabilities of the Magento 2 default version. Sphinx Search Ultimate module delivers the three extensions; ‘Advanced Sphinx Search Pro’, ‘Search Autocomplete & Suggestions’, and ‘Search Spell-Correction’. This will give ample opportunity for developers to enhance their search framework with 665 stop words and 60730 synonyms. Developers can create stunning sliders, popups and banners by incorporating Magestore Super Campaign Magento 2 extension. These popups, banners and campaign rules cater to the newly created elements on the frontend.
Magento 2 SEO suite extension helps developers to eliminate duplicate content issues, improve site indexation and make it SEO-friendly. Integrating Google analytics extension helps you to analyze checkout sales funnel and you can analyze where customers exit during the checkout procedure. The default version doesn’t give assistance for blog and WordPress integration. Blogs are the real traffic generator. Magento 2 WordPress integration and Blog Extension for Magento 2 by FishPig (3) are the finest options. Integrating with Google AdWords help you track conversions at your convenient time.
Magento 2 has plenty of themes and extensions, and daily third-party companies have been releasing new extensions and themes for it. Making a sophisticated e-commerce website needs an expert Magento 2 developer that can have the sound expertise of the most important features and extensions. Tough, it seems to a costly affair for small companies, though it requires an expert professional to work on their project.
Magento 1 will stop functioning from June 2020. So, companies working on the older platform need to upgrade themselves in the competitive market. Magento has not provided any seamless interface for migrating Magento 1 to Magento 2. Developers find it difficult to migrate Magento 1 store data to a Magento 2 database. (4) Plenty of extensions won’t work on Magento 2 that can be migrated from Magento 1. Sometimes, it’s better to have a nice e-commerce website rather than wasting time on migrating Magento 1 to Magento 2.
The default version of the Magento 2 platform doesn’t provide hosting. Since the Magento 2 is a complex platform that requires a lot of data and resources. A shared or simple hosting platform won’t accomplish your goal. You need to purchase a dedicated hosting platform for your e-commerce platform. Purchasing a sophisticated hosting platform makes it expensive for developers.
Though Magento 2 serves a great platform for e-commerce giants. But it lacks the seamless integration of all the tools, extensions and themes on one platform. Developers need to scroll plenty of third-party companies that can provide the best tools for Magento 2. This makes it a complex software to learn and implement on the e-commerce platform. Small businesses need developers to migrate their e-commerce platform from Magento 1 to Magento 2. Here, Magento won’t provide a seamless interface where developers can comfortably migrate Magento 1 to Magento 2. Learning and implementing Magento 2 is a costly affair. Magento needs to develop a forum where developers can get solutions for their problems. Magento needs to provide an easy interface where developers can implement important tools and extensions comfortably on e-commerce sites.