Now Craft 3 is available as a download, do you need to use composer for any part of upgrading a Craft 2 site to Craft 3 (if Craft 3 has been downloaded)?

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Detailed instructions are now provided here: https://docs.craftcms.com/v3/upgrade.html

  • Thanks, just reread - nice touch that composer isn't required for those not ready for it just yet, even though it appears the more efficient approach
    – user2569
    Apr 6, 2018 at 13:21

I found this video more helpful. But yes, you'll need composer is you are going to follow this video


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