Laravel 5.8 Released – Upgrade Guide To Laravel 5.8

Upgrade Laravel 5.7 to 5.8: Today’s Laravel is the most used framework for building a web application. It is continuously improved and adding new features with its latest version. So, Laravel is preferred to build web applications.

In this tutorial, I am going to explain How to upgrade Laravel to 5.8 from 5.7.

Upgrading to Laravel 5.8 from 5.7

Upgrading to Laravel 5.8

need some pre-requisites like:

PHP >= 7.1.3, OpenSSL PHP Extension, PDO PHP Extension, Mbstring PHP Extension, Tokenizer PHP Extension, XML PHP Extension, Ctype PHP Extension and JSON PHP Extension.

#1: Change laravel/framework version

First, you need to upgrade the laravel/framework dependency in the composer.json file. If you are using Laravel Passport then you should also update your laravel/passport dependency to ^7.0 in your composer.json file.

After changing the above dependencies, we need to run composer update command to update the Laravel applications.

It will update all the specified version along with all the packages.

#2: Change related dependencies

After changing the laravel/framework version, you need to replace the version of packages under “required-dev” with ‘*’ So, It will tell the composer to install the latest version which is compatible with Laravel 5.8.

After replacing all the changing in the composer.json file. type the following command to update it.

#3: Check the Laravel Version

Now, you can confirm the laravel/framework version by typing the below command in your terminal.

Above command will show the laravel/framework version. If it show Laravel 5.8 then your application has been successfully upgraded to 5.8 version.

In this tutorial, you have seen how to

upgrade laravel 5.8 from 5.7.

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Siddharth Ghedia

Hi, my name is Siddharth. I'm from Rajkot, Gujarat, India. I'm passionate about Laravel. I have over 4 years of experience in Web Development. I work in the technologies like: Laravel, Vue, React, React Native, Angular, IONIC.

I've created this blog for sharing my knowledge with other developer who are willing to start and build their career in the technologies that I work in.

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