How to Update Magento 2 using Composer

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Updating your Magento 2 installation is very easy if you use composer. Below you will find all the steps you need to take to update the system quickly. Updating through composer can be done both with the Community Edition as well as the Enterprise Edition.

Open up your favorite CLI (Command Line Interface) and navigate to the root of your Magento 2 installation. Start to follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Download the update with composer┬áthat fits your version of the system (CE or EE). Please be aware that you need to change the version numbers to the most recent one when you’re reading this.
  2. Execute the update by using the following command

  1. Remove some folders
  2. Clear cache, upgrade, compile and reindex
  3. Check the Magento 2 version number by running this command

You have now succesfully upgraded your Magento 2 installation with composer! If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask us in the comments below this article, and we’ll answer them as soon as possible!

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