Magento Comparison: Magento 1 EE, Magento 2 CE, Magento 2 EE

We're glad to announce Magento 1 vs. Magento 2 compare list that helps you to understand differences beetween Magento 1 and Magento 2, Magento 2 Enterprise and Magento 2 Community Edition.

Take a look on the article if you want to read Magento features list or make a decision about Magento upgrade.


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When choosing a Magento Theme it is recommended to take into account the following features:

  1. Compatibility with Magento 1.9.2.2 (and above)
  2. Theme styles are implemented based on Bootstrap 3.x
  3. High Definition/Resolution support
  4. Fully responsive design – version for mobile, tablet and PC
  5. Bootstrap build must be based on Less
  6. The standard Magento Dom of the base theme must be untouched – use fLess Extend function
  7. Google Rich Snippets support - all the products are displayed in the search results in accordance with schema.org
  8. The theme is written using HTML5 and CSS3 standards
  9. Support of multiple views, multilanguage and multicurrency
  10. Social networks integration
  11. Optional: integration with EasyAjax module – allows a developer to send Ajax requests without writing any PHP code
  12. Standard functions of AjaxCart module (add to cart with Ajax with consideration of configurable products)
  13. The aspect ratio setting is supported for images on the product page
  14. SEO optimized
  15. Optional: built-in module for banners management (eg, iBanners)
  16. Adjustable layout width: Boxed / Wide / Fluid
  17. Support of Advanced font settings
  18. Compatibility with the newest versions of modern browsers
  19. Image zooming on the product page - integration with Magnifier
  20. Customizable Product Catalog
  21. Custom 404 page
  22. Optional: Blog is included in the standard package (or there is a stylized AheadWorks blog). Required: if you want to simplify adding a blog to the theme;
  23. W3C XHTML validation
  24. Online and PDF versions of documentation or user manual.
  25. PSD for the theme are included in the package
  26. Cross-browser compatibility IE 9+, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera 9+ and Chrome
  27. Support of older Magento version: 1.7.x, 1.8.x, 1.9.x
  28. Integration with Twitter Bootstrap, Google Fonts, FontAwesomes
  29. Built-in Sliders for Related Products and Upsell Products
  30. Modernizr support
  31. The documentation should contain a Quickstart guide including sample data for easy installation
  32. Built-in Newsletter popup extension
  33. Language switching support
  34. Full support of FPC (Full Page Cache) for EE, and as an extension for CE (eg Lesti Fpc )

Translated by Vitaly Zubkov

First of all, a bit of history. At the dawn of development of Magento extensions, our team began using composer to install Magento extensions into the project, but we have encountered a challenge, that is while developing to keep the extension code separately from Magento core. The thing is that Magento 1.x has a rather complex structure and it forces you to mix up your own file extensions with thousands of files and directories of Magento core. So what do certified Magento developers use for extension development?

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