Been following a tutorial but it installs dev version of Magento2. How can I install the stable version 2.1.x ?

cd /var/ww/html/

git clone https://github.com/magento/magento2.git

cd magento2

composer install

2 Answers 2


You can switch to the 2.1 branch after cloning the repository.

git checkout 2.1
  • How do you 'check out' is this a switch ? Could you show complete code of line please? Dec 12, 2016 at 16:25

Checkout to the correct branch first. git checkout 2.1

Edit: you can also checkout to a specific tag. git tags will reveal what's available.

You may also want to look at installing from composer directly. I prefer it that way myself but you do need to sign up to Magento and get your authentication keys (which are like a username and password to download Magento 2) this way so it can be a bit of a pain to get going the first time.

You use a command like this: composer create-project --repository-url=https://repo.magento.com/ magento/project-community-edition YOUR_FOLDER_NAME

  • Does it also not use tags? Could this OP not use a tag such as '2.1.*"?
    – camdixon
    Dec 11, 2016 at 21:17
  • @camdixon I was just wondering the same thing. I am on a mobile looking at the repo now but there's no mention of tags. Running git tags will show if there are.
    – Andy Myers
    Dec 11, 2016 at 21:20
  • they are there actually. 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 exist as tags
    – camdixon
    Dec 11, 2016 at 21:21
  • @camdixon does github.com hide tags on its mobile site?
    – Andy Myers
    Dec 11, 2016 at 21:22
  • Looks like it yes, I could not find on my phone when I just searched.
    – camdixon
    Dec 11, 2016 at 21:24

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