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Learn how to include React Bootstrap in your project


The best way to consume React-Bootstrap is via the npm package which you can install with npm (or yarn if you prefer).

If you plan on customizing the Bootstrap Sass files, or don't want to use a CDN for the stylesheet, it may be helpful to install vanilla Bootstrap as well.

npm install react-bootstrap bootstrap


Because React-Bootstrap doesn't depend on a very precise version of Bootstrap, we don't ship with any included css. However, some stylesheet is required to use these components.

{/* The following line can be included in your src/index.js or App.js file*/}

import 'bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css';

How and which Bootstrap styles you include is up to you, but the simplest way is to include the latest styles from the CDN. A little more information about the benefits of using a CDN can be found here.


For more advanced use cases you can also use a bundler like Webpack or Browserify to include the CSS files for you as part of your build process but that is beyond the scope of this guide. Also see the Bootstrap docs for details about customizing stylesheets to match your component use.


You should import individual components like: react-bootstrap/Button rather than the entire library. Doing so pulls in only the specific components that you use, which can significantly reduce the amount of code you end up sending to the client.

import Button from 'react-bootstrap/Button';

// or less ideally
import { Button } from 'react-bootstrap';

Browser globals

We provide react-bootstrap.js and react-bootstrap.min.js bundles with all components exported on the window.ReactBootstrap object. These bundles are available on unpkg, as well as in the npm package.

<script src="https://unpkg.com/react/umd/react.production.min.js" crossorigin />


  src="https://unpkg.com/[email protected]/dist/react-bootstrap.min.js"

<script>var Alert = ReactBootstrap.Alert;</script>


React-Bootstrap has started a repo with a few basic CodeSandbox examples. Click here to check them out.


React-Bootstrap is compatible with existing Bootstrap themes. Just follow the installation instructions for your theme of choice.

Browser support

We aim to support all browsers supported by both React and Bootstrap.

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