The Stencil framework has more flexibility, and it is advanced to the Blueprint framework. The Stencil framework provides you many great features. However, you should know 5 things before moving to the Stencil framework from the Blueprint framework.
1. It is one-way migration
The Blueprint is a legacy store framework in BigCommerce. The Stencil is a more advanced and flexible framework where the store owner and the developer will get some great features. As a store owner, you have to understand very clearly once you move from the Blueprint framework to the Stencil framework, you cannot revert it. BigCommerce is encouraging the migration from Blueprint to the Stencil framework.
3. Third-party Codes & App
Your site visitor feels secure with the website security and trust seals. You have to take care that you will move all site seals like Norton, BBB, GeoTrust, Payment related seals. Moreover, there are some tracking code and other their party codes like live chat support. You have to make sure that you will move all third-party code to new Stencil framework for the smooth migration without losing any value.
As a regular practice, BigCommerce store owners are using different third-party apps with BigCommerce stores. Those apps may be collecting reviews, customer membership programs, advanced search, email marketing, and many more. You have to be careful and sure that you have transferred all third party app with the framework migration.
4. Checkout Experience
Blueprint theme supports standard one-page checkout, while the Stencil framework is supporting optimized one-page checkout process with other options. If you have any custom script on the Blueprint checkout process that might not support on the Stencil framework checkout process. However, now BigCommerce allows you to set the custom field on checkout process. You have a significant advantage with the Stencil framework as it provides you optimized one-page checkout that improves the conversion rate.
5. SEO Values
The Stencil framework provides you below advantages in compare with the Blueprint framework.
- The Stencil framework is SEO friendly framework.
- It supports AMP pages that help to improve optimization for mobile pages.
- It combines & minifies CSS & JS, that reduces the HTTP requests
- It uses Akamai Image manager for image optimization.
- You have to set header tags, ALT & TITLE tags by your own as a part of on-page SEO optimization.
The migration is a very simple and straightforward process.Are you looking for BigCommerce expert advice?
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- It is one-way migration
- Third-party Codes & App
- Checkout Experience
- SEO Values