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Installation / Composer / Install with Composer

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

Getting Composer

If you don't have Composer installed on your system already, it can be obtained from the Composer project website, or by running the following command:

curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php

Tip: The Bolt documentation assumes that you have renamed composer.phar to composer. If not, you can use php composer.phar wherever composer is used in command line snippets.

Choosing an install type

Depending on your needs, there are two different approaches:

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