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Magento 1

Bold Commerce provides a Magento 1 extension that equips merchants with a world-class checkout experience and enables them to maintain proper PCI compliance.

Adobe ended support for their Magento 1.x ecommerce platform on June 30, 2020. Since that date, Magento 1 merchants have been responsible for their own security and fraud compliance.

The Bold Checkout solution for Magento 1 enables merchants to maintain their PCI compliance while avoiding the pain and cost of re-platforming.

Checkout options

There is a variety of ways to use Bold Checkout in combination with your Magento 1 store:

  • Bold-hosted checkout — Use the proven Bold Checkout three-page checkout experience. The recommended and easiest way to use Bold Checkout on Magento 1.
  • Dual checkout — Run Bold Checkout alongside your Magento 1 checkout. This is a great option if you want to use Bold Checkout for certain payment gateways and Magento 1 for others.
  • Self-hosted checkout — Self-host your checkout for the most control over the user experience. You have two options:
    • Magento Frontend — Retain the current checkout experience and swap out existing backend functionality for Bold Checkout. Bold provides only the payments section of the checkout.
    • Open Source Checkout Templates — Retain the prebuilt Bold Checkout three page template, and customize the checkout experience from there.

All options use Bold Checkout functionality to replace Magento 1 functionality during the customer checkout process. The following table provides more details about each option:

Bold-Hosted CheckoutDual CheckoutSelf-Hosted Checkout: Magento 1 CheckoutSelf-Hosted Checkout: Bold Templates
Use Bold Checkout functionalityYes.Yes.Yes.Yes.
Frontend interfaceBold's three page checkout experience.Use your existing experience, with an additional button that directs to the Bold checkout experience.Use your existing experience, with Bold's payment interface.Use Bold's three page checkout experience, with any necessary customizations.
Development effortLow or none — using the pre-built solution keeps code requirements low.Low — using the pre-built solution keeps code requirements low.Low to medium — you may need to tweak your implementation to work with Bold.Medium to large — you can customize as little or as much as you want.
Integration supportRetain nonvisual integrations.Retain all integrations in existing experience. Retain nonvisual integrations in Bold Checkout experience.Retain all integrations.Retain nonvisual integrations. With custom development, retain all integrations.
Customization optionsLightweight customization using Checkout LiFE.Lightweight customization of Bold Checkout using Checkout LiFE. No customization of existing checkout.Merchant retains full control of behavior of checkout interface.Merchant retains full control of behavior of checkout interface.

Supported Magento 1 versions

Bold Checkout supports both the Community Edition and Enterprise Edition of Magento 1. The following versions of Magento 1 are supported:

  • Version 1.9
  • Version 1.8
  • Version 1.7
  • Version 1.6
  • Version 1.5
  • Version 1.4

Supported payment gateways

The Magento 1 integration is compatible with all Bold-supported payment gateways.


Bold strongly recommends using PayPal Complete Payments (PPCP) or Braintree as payment gateways with Magento 1. The merchant is not charged Bold Checkout fees on these platforms.

Refer to the following table for our support of alternative payment methods on PPCP and Braintree (such as wallet/express pay):

Payment GatewayAlternative Payment Methods
PayPal Complete Payments
  • ❌ Google Pay
  • ❌ Apple Pay
  • ✅ Venmo
  • ✅ Pay Later
  • ✅ Braintree Google Pay
  • ✅ Braintree Apple Pay
  • ✅ Venmo
  • ❌ Pay Later

Supported Magento 1 features

Bold Checkout supports the following Magento 1 features through either the Magento admin or the Bold Checkout admin:

FeatureFeature management location
Add store logo to checkout pageBold Checkout admin
Three page checkout flowBold Checkout admin
Store returns and refundsMagento admin
Order fulfillment and captureMagento admin
Order inventoryMagento admin
Authenticated and guest checkoutMagento admin
Tax calculations before discountsMagento admin

Supported Magento 1 extensions

Bold Checkout supports a variety of third-party extensions on Magento 1. Refer to Compatible Magento 1 Extensions for the full list.


If your business utilizes an extension not featured within our list of compatible extensions, please reach out to the support team.

Getting started

To get started using Bold Checkout on your Magento 1 store, follow these instructions.