Month: April 2020
For nearly thirteen years, Magento has made its name as one of the most popular e-commerce platforms of the digital age. So widespread is its use, in fact, that it powers an estimated 1.2% of the internet. When one considers that the number of sites on the internet is approaching 1.6 billion – many of which are not e-commerce sites – it’s easy to see the power of Magento.
Magento 2 Improves Upon Magento 1
In many ways, Magento 1 stands out from the competition. Unlike some other e-commerce platforms, Magento aimed to allow enterprise owners the opportunity to build completely customizable online stores. With a powerful out-of-the-box platform, and a broad selection of pre-developed extensions, Magento 1 users could select only the elements necessary to optimize online commerce.
As the years went on, however, it was clear that improvements to Magento’s core structure were necessary to keep up with the ever-evolving nature of e-commerce. In 2015, Magento released Magento 2 as a new e-commerce platform for online retailers, complete with a number of upgrades, fixes, and improvements from the original Magento 1 platform, including:
- An improved mobile interface
- Increased power and speed
- A more intuitive admin panel
- Enhanced scalability