Performing a Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration
Following are the steps that help in upgrading your Magento 1 to a newer version, Magento 2.
Initiate a proper plan for Magento second version
It is not easy to switch between the first to second version. If you do not want any changes to your current site then you need to formulate a game plan with the step by step instructions. You need to make an announcement first about your site going down for the purpose of the migration.
A preparation of a test environment is needed
Individual step of the journey should be accomplished distinctly and they should go through individual tests. You should keep in mind that you should spend time testing the process so that you can avoid future problems.
Installation of the Magento 2 extensions
If you want to improve and create extensions on your own or install from a third then you need to create a proper list so that you have a firm grip of what should be carried out.
Migrate data and synchronize databases
You need to transfer all your date from your previous platform to the new one to ensure that both are the same.
Come up with a new Magento design
Since the two versions are not compatible you need to select a either a new theme or something that is similar. It is recommended that you start with an improved theme rather a new one that you got from a third party.
Finally, you need to launch newer version of Magento
Once you have everything set you, need to give your plan a launch. Firstly, you need to set up the date and the time before you start the newer version on the host. There would be no problems if everything you did were perfect. Lastly, inform your customers that you are back!