Downloading Previous Craft Versions

Craft 3 #

You can download previous Craft versions directly from the Craft Github repo release page. If you prefer using Composer, you can modify the craftcms/cms line in your composer.json file to install the desired version.

Craft 2 #

You can download previous versions of Craft from our CDN, The zips are available with the following URL format:{version}/{version}.{build}/Craft-{version}.{build}.zip

For example, for Craft 2.6.2788, the download URL would be:

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

Keep in mind that Craft does not support rolling back to previous versions automatically. If you’ve already updated your site past a certain release and want to go back to it, you’ll need to find and restore a database backup that was created with the version you’re going back to.

Craft does not have “roll back” feature. The database is usually modified during an update to a new version and that 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 particular version.

Applies to Craft CMS 3 and Craft CMS 2.