A person having no technical coding experience can operate the store built with the Magento platforms and can even create the whole store on his own having little coding experience. Magento themes and templates are readily available to create the online store. The templates as well as the themes can be customized to any degree. The customization can relate to developing the store front-end as well as the backend admin panel. Since Magento is based on the PHP language and it is a customizable platform, one can write any PHP code and integrate to customize the template. There feature of Magento platform allows it flexible to any kind of front-end or backend customization.
In spite of having Magento platform advantages, the release of Magento 2 version accounts to the platform version having some advantages as well as disadvantages. Magento 2 is recently released and there are many websites still being developed in the Magento 2 platform. Here are some of the Magento 2 advantages listed below.
Improved UI/UX at the Admin backend: If we check the backend admin panel and compare both Magento platforms, then it is clearly visible that Magento 2 platform has improved UI/UX screens at the backend for utter significant management of the store by the admin. The Magento 2 platform has the minimized dashboard and can be easily sorted out for developing any number of stores at the backend of the Magento 2 platform easily. Also, Magento backend used to be confusing backend admin panel for the non-technical admin of the site.
Performance of the Magento 2 platform compared to Magento: On comparing the performance of the Magento 2 based web-store with the Magento based web-store, it has been found that Magento 2 has improved performance over the earlier version. Magento 2 platform has much faster results.
However, the Magecore’s performance has resulted into conflicting results. In a scenario having the same load, Magento 2 has performed slower that the anticipated. Notably, the Magento 2 platform does not cache results. Secondly the production mode is faster than the developer mode for the Magento 2.
Shopper Experiences: The modern day e-commerce solution results from the customer convenience during the online buying and payment process. Magento 2 has resulted in the below mentioned advantages.
Product images and improvement in the order summary: At the time of addition of products in the shopping cart, the entire process is much improved and includes the products’ images in the cart.
Streamline Checkout Process: The checkout process is limited to 2 steps. The first step involves the collection of the customer data and the second step relates to the payment option and the final billing made at the end.
Payment methods: All the payment options could be integrated to the platform backend.
Improvements in the framework: The framework is refactored using the new coding implemented to improve the system. A lot of mess is removed from the platform leading to the major data grid enhancement system. The modules can now be enabled or disabled in the Magento application. Also, it is compatible with the PHP7 version and HHVM.
Extension for Magento 2: Magento Connect is a vast marketplace of Magento related applications standalone products known as extensions. These extensions are the ready to be installed standalone product that leads to new functionalities or features in the Magento. Magento developers have implemented new rules and guidelines for Magento extensions such that there are no bugs and the coding has great quality.