We would like to provide clarity around changes in the ecommerce software support of Magento 1 by Magento. Even though the official support will end, that doesn't mean Magento e-shops will disappear right away. But it means its time to start thinking about a transit.

We totally understand that many of our Magento 1 clients need additional time to make the transition to newer versions of Magento. Magento software support policies ensure that all customers will have the time and confidence to upgrade when it is right for their business. So no need to panic, but lets discuss and make a plan together.

Here is the official announcement of Joe Ayyoub, Director of Support Opperations, Magento (6 September 2018) For Magento Commerce 1 (formerly known as Enterprise Edition):

For Magento Commerce 1, we are providing software support through June 2020. Depending on your version, software support may include both quality fixes and security patches. Please review our Magento Software Lifecycle Policy to see how your version of Magento Commerce 1 is supported.

For Magento Open Source 1 (formerly known as Community Edition):

For Magento Open Source 1, we are providing software security patches through June 2020 to ensure those sites remain secure and compliant. Please visit our Legal Terms page and review our Magento Open Source Software Maintenance Policy to see which versions of Magento Open Source 1 continue to receive software security maintenance.

Please note: Magento software support and/or security maintenance apply only to Magento software and does not apply to third-party extensions or customizations. Maintenance of extensions, customization or other modifications to the Magento codebase, including compliance with security and privacy standards (PCI, SOC, ISO, etc.), are the express responsibility of the merchant. While we’re committed to supporting the success of all merchants, the time to upgrade to Magento Commerce 2 is now. Magento Commerce 2 delivers superior cloud-hosted performance at scale, freedom from IT bottlenecks with creating, scheduling, and launching compelling content, and true business intelligence capabilities. Plus Magento’s unmatched flexibility enables our global community of partners and developers to deliver virtually any commerce experience in record time and at a superior total cost of ownership. As a result, we’re seeing tremendous community and market momentum for Magento 2 as a whole, now with more than 2,000 available extensions, new capabilities launching quarterly (version 2.3 is on the horizon), and over 8,000 new quarterly Magento 2 site launches on top of 30,000 existing Magento 2 sites. We encourage all Magento Commerce 1 customers to reach out to their Customer Success Managers or development partners to start their upgrade planning as soon as possible.