# Migration guide from alpha.12.7 to alpha.13

Here are the major changes:

  • Rename hook name
  • New settings for content manager plugin

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# Getting started

Install Strapi alpha.13 globally on your computer. To do so run npm install strapi@3.0.0-alpha.13.0.1 -g.

When it's done, generate a new empty project strapi new myNewProject (don't pay attention to the database configuration).

# Update node modules

Update the Strapi's dependencies version (move Strapi's dependencies to 3.0.0-alpha.13.0.1 version) of your project.

Run npm install strapi@3.0.0-alpha.13.0.1 --save to update your strapi version.

# Update the Admin


If you performed updates in the Admin, you will have to manually migrate your changes.

Delete your old admin folder and replace it with the new one.

# Update the Plugins


If you did a custom update on one of the plugins, you will have to manually migrate your update.

Copy the fields and relations you had in your /plugins/users-permissions/models/User.settings.json and /plugins/users-permissions/config/jwt.json file in the new one.

Then, delete your old plugins folder and replace it with the new one.

# ⚠️ Update hook name

We update the name of the hook and the way we load them. strapi-mongoose is now strapi-hook-mongoose. This rename is needed for strapi-bookshelf and strapi-knex. As you can imagine, you also will have to update your hooks' dependencies in the package.json of your application. You also will have to update connectors of you database connections. Update in ./config/environments/**/database.json file the connector key.

That's all, you have now upgraded to Strapi alpha.13.