How to migrate from Magento to Magento 2.x

The essence of LitExtension products focuses on their friendliness to users, which means that every shopping cart owners, even who has little knowledge of technology, can follow guidance and migrate data from Magento to Magento2 easily. You are advised that need not to consult any other sources except this understandable step-by-step guide below.

1. Preparation

– Permission to upload files to Magento store
– Permission for third IP to access Magento store
– PHP Compatibility: PHP 4.x or later.

2. Setup

 

After unzip the package module, go to folder “cartmigration_tool”, copy and upload “cartmigration_connector” into Magento and Magento 2.x root folder. After finished please make sure Connector can be reached at:

http(s)://yourstore.com/cartmigration_connector/connector.php

If you have any problem reaching the link please ensure you have htaccess configured correctly and the file has execution permission.

For security, please open connector.php, find this very first line:
define(‘LECM_TOKEN’, ‘123456’);

And change “123456” to another string, this will be used to enter to the Migration Form (Cart Token) and acts like “password” to prevent unauthorized data access to your Hikashop store.

Note: please do not use special characters in token or else the migration tool might fail to work, it should contain number and alphabet characters only. Example:
– Good token: 12ab34cd56
– Bad token: #Fr35h#Mi!5

3. Migration

Target Magento 2.x Data Migration Module Setup

  • Step 1: Access to Magento 2.x store by using FTP program and upload or copy folder “cartmigration_app” in the zip package (after extracting) to your Magento site root folder. This will not overwrite any existing files, just upload the new folder to the folder root.
  • Step 2: Please set full permission for this folder “cartmigration_app“. You can use SSH console of your server navigate to your store root:

cd path_to_the_store_root_folder

cd cartmigration_app

chmod -R 777 *

One more thing, If you purchase plugin Customer Password from our company, please install the module on the target site.

  • Step 1: Access to Magento store by using FTP program and upload ‘app’ folder to Magento root folder. This will not overwrite any existing files, just upload the new folder to the folder root.
  • Step 2: In SSH console of your server navigate to your store root folder:

cd path_to_the_store_root_folder

php -f bin/magento module:enable LitExtension_CustomerPassword

php -f bin/magento setup:upgrade

Enter license key

License Key is an encoded string which comes with your download package. This key is needed to activate your Migration Tool.

  • After purchasing the product, please log in to our store and enter “My downloadable products” section. Here you will find download link and license key for the download package.

cart-service-listen-key-1

Go to http(s)://yourstore.com/cartmigration_app, select Settings and copy and paste your license key here

 

3.1. Step 1: Source Cart and Target Cart Setup

Return to http(s)://yourstore.com/cartmigration_app, you are now at Step 1 of the migration process.
The migration will go through 3 simple steps. Just hit “Next” when you finish one step to advance.

Then fulfill information in the setup table:

Source Cart Setup:

– Cart Type: Choose ‘Magento ’
– Cart URL: Your Source Cart URL
– Token: The token string which has been configured in connector.php . The default token is: 123456

Target Cart Setup:

– Cart Type: Choose ‘Magento ’
– Cart URL: Your Target Cart URL
– Token: The token string which has been configured in connector.php . The default token is: 123456

Please choose Next to continue Step 2.

3.2. Step 2: Migration Configuration

Select suitable Languages, Order Statuses and Currencies for Magento 2.x store.
– Languages Mapping: If your source cart is multilingual, corresponding languages (or storeviews) should be available in Target cart (Magento 2.x). You may need to create additional languages in Target cart to avoid data loss.

Then you select all data you want to migrate from Magento to Magento 2.x.

Entities to Migrate: select all entities to migrate or just a part of them.

Additional Options:

– Migrate recent data: In case Magento is still live and continue getting new data during migration process, this option helps to migrate recent ones only without starting over again.

– Clear current data on Target Store before Migration: All current products, categories, manufacturers, customers, orders, product reviews, taxes will be cleared in Shopify if you choose this option

– Migrate categories and products SEO URLs: SEO URL of Magento will be preserved in Magento 2.x, allowing keeping Pagerank.

– Preserve Order IDs on Target Store: This will help to preserve your old Order IDs for easier reference

– Preserve Customer IDs on Target Store: This will help to preserve your old Customer IDs for easier reference

– Preserve Product IDs on Target Store (if Target Store is empty): This will help to preserve your old Product IDs for easier reference

3.3. Step 3: Migration

The migration will take place automatically in this final step. In order for it to progress, you should not close your browser of remove Source Cart Connector.

After the migration is completed, click on “Clear Cache and ReIndex Data” to finish.

That’s all about migration process which can be carried out yourselves. Technical knowledge and skills are not necessary to use LitExtension shopping cart migration tools. Hope that with this detailed guide and attached video, online store owners don’t hesitate to try our live demo and decide to use our Magento to Shopify migration tool – optimized solution for your online business.

You can also consider to migrate Magento to other target carts:

Migrate Magento to Magento

Migrate Magento to WooCommerce

Migrate Magento to Prestashop

Migrate Magento to OpenCart

Migrate Magento to BigCommerce

If you have any question, please feel free Contact us for more support.