# Upgrade Strapi version

Strapi periodically releases code improvements through upgrades. Upgrades contain no breaking changes and are announced in both the terminal and in the administration panel. Migration guides are provided whenver a new Strapi version includes breaking changes.


Plugins extension that create custom code or modify existing code will need to be updated and compared to the changes in the repository. Not updating the plugin extensions could break the application.

# Upgrading the dependencies

  1. Upgrade all of the Strapi packages in the package.json.

  // path: package.json

  "dependencies": {
    "strapi": "3.6.9",
    "strapi-admin": "3.6.9",
    "strapi-connector-bookshelf": "3.6.9",
    "strapi-plugin-content-manager": "3.6.9",
    "strapi-plugin-content-type-builder": "3.6.9",
    "strapi-plugin-email": "3.6.9",
    "strapi-plugin-graphql": "3.6.9",
    "strapi-plugin-upload": "3.6.9",
    "strapi-plugin-users-permissions": "3.6.9",
    "strapi-utils": "3.6.9"

  1. Save the edited package.json file.
  2. After editing the file run either yarn install or npm install to install the specified version.


If the operation does not work try removing the yarn.lock or package-lock.json files. If the operation is still not successful, remove the node_modules folder and try again.

# Reinitializing the Strapi application

Rebuild the administration panel and start the application: