Up until Mautic 4, users could download Mautic as a ZIP file and install it on any PHP server. However, many users were running into installation and update errors, many of which caused considerable frustration and in some cases, significant business disruption. Next to that, Mautic recently introduced the Marketplace which isn't compatible with this installation method.
For the reasons mentioned previously, from the release of Mautic 5, Composer becomes the default way to install and update Mautic. Read more in this blog post.
Before starting, it's good to understand that there's two aspects to Mautic:
When switching to a Composer-based installation, the database isn't touched, only the codebase.
In this tutorial, it's assumed that Mautic is currently installed in
Here's the steps to follow to switch to a Composer-based installation:
composer create-project mautic/recommended-project:^4 html-new --no-interaction
Copy the following files and folders from
app/config/local.php- move to
pluginsdirectory - move to
app/media/images- move to
app/media/dashboards- move to
themes- move to
translations- move to
When you're done, update your web server configuration to point to
/var/www/html/docroot instead of
Log into Mautic, and in your global settings, enable the switch to fully manage Mautic with Composer - this will also enable you to work with the Mautic Marketplace.
Q: Is existing data retained?
A: Yes. Switching to the Composer-based installation only affects app files. Nothing happens to your data.
Q: What's the minimum Mautic version required to switch to the Composer-based installation?
A: You need at least Mautic 4.0.0 for switching to the Composer-based installation.
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