How to Update Magento 2 Using Composer

Update Magento 2

Step 1 -> First of all, connect to your web server via SSH. Using putty or any SSH client, log in to your Magento 2 server with full file system ownership.

Step 2 -> Once your SSH connection is established, you will need to navigate to your Magento 2 ROOT directory.

Step 3 -> Now follow the order and use the following commands:

composer require magento/product-community-edition 2.1.3 --no-update

2.1.3 is the latest version of Magento 2.1.x version. If you want to upgrade Magento 2.0.x version, change these numbers accordingly.

composer update

If an authentication prompted, enter your magento.repo authentication keys.

rm -rf var/di/* var/generation/* var/cache/* var/log/* var/page_cache/*
php bin/magento cache:clean
php bin/magento cache:flush

In case, if you are using cache storage other than Magento 2 filesystem (e.g. Varnish, Redis, Memcached, etc.), you will need to manually clear that cache too.

php bin/magento setup:upgrade
php bin/magento setup:di:compile
php bin/magento indexer:reindex

Step 4 -> Now go to your Magento 2 Admin Panel and at the bottom right corner, verify that you have successfully updated your Magento 2 version. If any error displays, try resetting your file permissions and clear the cache again.

bin/magento maintenance:enable
composer require magento/product-community-edition 2.2.0 --no-update
composer update
rm -rf var/cache/*
rm -rf var/page_cache/*
rm -rf var/generation/*
chmod +x bin/magento
bin/magento setup:upgrade
bin/magento maintenance:disable

For further upgrades, change the version number:

composer require magento/product-community-edition 2.2.2 --no-update

Why Should You Update Magento 2?

Here are 8 reasons why you really should:

  • Security Updates
  • UI Updates
  • Functionality Improvement
  • Bug Fixes
  • Performance Improvement
  • Support for the Latest Technology Stack
  • Catalog, Products, Shipping & Calculation Improvements
  • Integration Improvement with 3rd-Party Services like Google Analytics, Payment Methods, Gateways, etc.

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Post On 2022-12-03