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Are there any plans to allow for a migration to 7.1? I'm sitting back here in 7.0 seeing all these new features being developed that would be great to keep my site looking up to date with the internet and I can't use them without throwing out 8 years of sales data and analytics.

I am really confused why squarespace would want to put an upgrade to 7.1 on equal footing to transferring to any other platform out there. I don't care if i have to redesign all my pages. It would be great if they did not all have to be done at once of course but even if they all had to be done at once that would be fine, i just don't want to lose all that data. I have saved off backups in case squarespace ever goes away of course but that does not make it searchable and able to look for trends in the data.

Deleting your site and starting over is a terrible option. Will this ever be addressed? It's been over two years of the FAQ reading "It's not currently possible to migrate directly to Squarespace 7.1" implying that it will eventually happen. I'm really starting to lose hope here.

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Hi,

No way to upgrade 7.0 to 7.1 directly

You will need to create new site in 7.1, design layout, copy data from 7.0 to 7.1, then contact SS Customer Care to transfer subscription from 7.0 to 7.1 site.

Why you want to upgrade 7.0 to 7.1? I still use 7.0.

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I have no problems redoing all the website layouts or any of that and frankly i would expect that with new layout tools i would have to draw up new layouts. That's a bit annoying but that's honestly expected.

But I can't copy over sales and analytics data. Losing that 8 years of history makes the switch to 7.1 the exact same level of difficulty as switching to a completely different competitive platform instead. 

As for why i want to upgrade, I keep adding products and frankly the 7.0 templates are overflowing a bit to the point where customers are having issues narrowing it down to what they want, especially on mobile. The 7.1 layout allows for categories to be used much more efficiently. I can't even reorder categories in 7.0 which seems like pretty basic functionality. They recognize this because they added the feature in 7.1 but apparently it's ok to leave old customers in the dark.

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On 10/21/2022 at 11:40 AM, Marc0 said:

Are there any plans to allow for a migration to 7.1? I'm sitting back here in 7.0 seeing all these new features being developed that would be great to keep my site looking up to date with the internet and I can't use them without throwing out 8 years of sales data and analytics.

I completely understand.

The situation is not perfect so it is a real dilemma for anyone that has been using Squarespace for a while.

If you don't need the 7.1-only features, you'll be able to use Squarespace 7.0 for years to come but, if you need the features that are available on 7.1 (and the commerce features are so much better!) then the best advice I can give you is to start building a new site in 7.1 now. Don't delay. Why? Because although I expect a 7.0 to 7.1 migration tool to be provided eventually, it won't be any time soon and there's no saying what backend data it will be able to migrate. 

If you migrate now you will lose customer accounts, subscriptions, product reviews, analytics data and blog comments but at least you'll start collecting this data on the new site straight away. The longer you remain on 7.0, the more historical data you will lose when you do eventually decide to migrate. 

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