In a previous post I discussed using Strapi to bootstrap your API development , in the original post I initially erroneously instructed users to use the
npm i install strapi@alpha to install stapi. However, after a comment from Jim Laurie, co-founder & CTO of Strapi Solutions, that I should use the Beta branch.
I realised I needed to upgrade my existing project, the upgrade process although relatively smooth there are still a few issues to be made aware of, in case others attempt to do.
Do not attempt to use
npm update to attempt to update your project
Delete node_modules folder
The first thing to do in your development is develop your
node_modules folder because your are going to completely reinstall and upgrade all packages.
Delete build folder
If you have previously executed
strapi dev or
strapi build, you’ll notice a build folder, this will contain the build release of your application, we’re going to rebuild this anyway.
You may also want to take this opportunity just to ensure you have excluded checking in this folder in your
Update your package.json
We now need to update your package.json file with all the new references.
There is a slight change to the bootstrap.js required, if you haven’t made any additional changes all you need to do is edit the file.
Build and run
If you have completed all the steps successfully then you should just be able to:
This should be all the steps you need to take to upgrade your strapi project from the alpha release to the beta release