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Installation » Composer » Install with Composer

Since Bolt 3.0 production installs are based around Composer installation methodology, by default. If you install from an archive file, you are basically getting a pre-prepared Composer install.

These methods provide flexibility and increased security by separating out programmatic logic from publicly accessible files and data.

Getting Composer

If you don't have Composer installed on your system already, it can be obtained from the Composer project website

Tip: The Bolt documentation assumes that you have renamed composer.phar to composer.

Choosing an install type

Depending on your needs, there are two different approaches:

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