As for age, software is not like cheese and being old is not an advantage in this context. If you're running your website on an older version of Kentico, you should know that the support of Kentico 12 ends on December 31, 2023. To ensure your platform is in the best shape, it's time to consider an upgrade! But don't worry; it doesn't have to be a painful process. Our migration tools will help you out.
Supported technology shields you against cyber threats
Technologies are evolving fast, and so is cyber security. If you have a supported version of a digital experience platform from Kentico, you can benefit from frequent hotfixes and a 7-day bug-fixing policy. On top of that, you get new features for your DXP every time we publish a refresh. Currently, we offer two supported DXPs – Kentico Xperience 13 and Xperience by Kentico.
How do you know which version you're on? Check your DXP admin.
Kentico Xperience 13 for content management, advanced digital marketing, and commerce
If you're using Kentico for content management, sophisticated digital marketing, and commerce, we recommend upgrading to Kentico Xperience 13. You'll gain many new features delivered in frequent small refreshes, better UX, and full support. The path from Kentico 12 MVC to Kentico Xperience 13 is straightforward. For Portal Engine installations, our MVP Trevor Fayas developed the Kentico 12 Portal Engine to Kentico Xperience 13 Converter, a fantastic time-saving tool to make the upgrade easier than ever.
Kentico Xperience 13 is worth the upgrade for:
- Cleaner technology
- Improved marketing automation
- Page Builder components
- Easy switch to our new DXP Xperience by Kentico when the time is right
Watch Trevor Fayas' video and learn more in this blog.
Crystal clear plan for the future
In four to five years, when it's time to modernize your website again, you can easily upgrade from Kentico Xperience 13 to our latest product – Xperience by Kentico. This DXP is flexible, hybrid headless, SaaS, and super-fast. We're investing in it heavily to ensure it's got everything you'll need to create even better digital experiences and cover your future business growth.
With the Migration toolkit, the path from Kentico Xperience 13 to Xperience by Kentico is as smooth as it can be. A significant part of your custom code, such as widgets or custom form components, can be reused thanks to the Page Builder legacy mode and the fact that both platforms are built in .NET Core. You get a fresh new solution, but it's so much easier than migrating your website to a new platform!
Xperience by Kentico for fast CMS with digital marketing essentials
For those of you who mainly need modern multichannel content management, our new platform Xperience by Kentico is the perfect choice. It's the future of Kentico, evolving rapidly with new features being added every month.
Currently, Xperience by Kentico offers:
- Hybrid-headless architecture
- AI features
- Multichannel and multisite capabilities
- Email and other functions needed for effective marketing
To make the path from Kentico 12 to Xperience by Kentico smoother, we're preparing a Data Migration Toolkit that migrates content from the older platform to the new one. The first version will be available by the end of 2023. With this tool, you'll be able to migrate even multilingual websites and multiple sites in one instance.
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Not sure which Kentico DXP is right for you? Any questions about the Kentico migration? Discuss your project directly with David Slavik, our Product Strategist and migration expert. Or fill out the form below and one of our Customer Growth Managers will get back to you within 1-2 business days.