Downloading Previous Craft Versions

Support for direct CDN downloads will end in 2023. Previous versions of Craft (and Commerce) will remain available via Composer and Github.

Craft 3 and 4 #

Specific versions of Craft can be installed by altering the version constraint for craftcms/cms in your project’s composer.json. Run composer update to resolve, lock, and install the dependencies. Keep in mind that you may also need to change plugin versions to maintain compatibility!

Do not manually modify files in your project’s vendor/ directory. They will be wiped out the next time composer install or the Craft updaters is run.

Craft 2 #

Specific versions of Craft 2 are available directly from our CDN. Version numbers can be found in the sidebar on Packagist and used in this pseudo-template to download a ZIP archive:{major}.{minor}/{major}.{minor}.{build}/Craft-{major}.{minor}.{build}.zip

For example, the URL for version 2.6.3018, would look like this:

Note that downloading Craft releases directly still binds you to Craft’s license agreement.

Craft does not have an automated “roll back” feature. The database is usually modified or “migrated” during an update, making makes updates a one-way trip. If you install an older version of Craft in an existing project, you’ll also need to manually restore a database backup that was made with that version, or an earlier one.

Applies to Craft CMS 4, Craft CMS 3, and Craft CMS 2.