A tutorial for installing a Composer package from the command line.
Before we get started
- Do you have Composer installed?
- Do you have a valid composer.json file setup with correct file permissions?
- Do you know how to open a terminal window and navigate to the directory of your composer.json file?
If you answered no to any of these questions, start with an introduction to Composer tutorial before attempting this one.
What you’ll need to install a Composer package
- Package author or source
- Package name
Example commands for installing a Composer package
composer require johnpbloch/wordpress:4.7.2
composer require wpackagist-plugin/regenerate-thumbnails:2.2.6
Tell composer to install a package: composer require
Tell composer the source, package name, and version: source/package:version
Putting it all together: composer require source/package:version
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