Upgrade to Magento 2 for the Conway Shield online shop

Due to Magento 1.x support expiration we were asked for the migration to Magento 2.

How to upgrade Magento 2?

There were a few steps:

  1. the new theme design – we worked with their creative agency on the designs and built a new theme.
  2. the data migration – The major work was linked with the data migration and some custom extensions. We also migrated the Shield builder and Pet tag builder – our custom configurators.
  3. the extensions and custom plugins migration
  4. a new hosting and security setup

During the project, we also added security patches and upgraded Magento shop extensions a few times till the launch date on January 3, 2021.

We have still been supporting this shop after the Magento 2 migration.

Conway Shields 

wanted to upgrade to Magento 2 due to the lack of support of Magento 1.x.

We helped with their online shop theme update, Magento 2 migration, extensions upgrade and the data migration.

Task

  • Creating, updating or refreshing theme, logos, banners
  • upgrade to Magento 2.x
  • extensions upgrade and installation
  • Elastic Search, Rambit MQ
  • Shield Builder upgrade and new features adding
  • the data migration
  • the shop optimization – SEO, speed, Cloudflare integration
  • integration with 3rd party solutions, including ERP

We spent 10 months on custom coding and fixing issues with the theme and upgrades.

This Magento 2 migration project was quite complicated due to many solutions and 3rd party integrations.

Skills

  • PHP
  • Magento 2
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Ajax
  • Javascript
  • extensions
  • API Soap/Rest