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v4 code migration: Backend overview

This backend code migration overview is part of the v4 code migration guide.

Most of the backend of Strapi has been entirely rewritten in Strapi v4:

The project structure is different in Strapi v3 and Strapi v4. The project structure can be migrated with Strapi codemods and is not covered in details in this guide.

Migrating the backend of a Strapi application to v4 requires updating all of these core features:

Optionally, depending on your usage of these features in Strapi v3, you might also need to migrate:

✏️ Note

The dedicated short guides listed in this backend code migration guide are not exhaustive resources for the v4 backend customization features, which are described in the backend customization documentation.

Once the backend of Strapi has been migrated to v4, you can proceed to migrating the frontend.