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Stateless React Components for Bootstrap 5.

If you're using Bootstrap 4, you'll need to use Reactstrap v8

Getting Started

Follow the create-react-app instructions to get started and then follow the reactstrap version of adding bootstrap.


npx create-react-app my-app
cd my-app/
npm start

or, if npx (Node >= 6 and npm >= 5.2 ) not available

npm install -g create-react-app

create-react-app my-app
cd my-app/
npm start

Then open http://localhost:3000/ to see your app. The initial structure of your app is setup. Next, let's add reactstrap and bootstrap.

Adding Bootstrap

Install reactstrap and Bootstrap from NPM. Reactstrap does not include Bootstrap CSS so this needs to be installed as well:

npm i bootstrap
npm i reactstrap react react-dom

Import Bootstrap CSS in the src/index.js file:

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

Import required reactstrap components within src/App.js file or your custom component files:

import { Button } from 'reactstrap';

Now you are ready to use the imported reactstrap components within your component hierarchy defined in the render method. Here is an example App.js redone using reactstrap.


Required Peer Dependencies

These libraries are not bundled with Reactstrap and required at runtime:

About the Project

This library contains React Bootstrap components that favor composition and control. The library does not depend on jQuery or Bootstrap javascript. However, Poppers.js via react-popper is relied upon for advanced positioning of content like Tooltips, Popovers, and auto-flipping Dropdowns.

There are a few core concepts to understand in order to make the most out of this library.

  1. Your content is expected to be composed via props.children rather than using named props to pass in Components.

    // Content passed in via props
    const Example = (props) => {
      return (
        <p>This is a tooltip <TooltipTrigger tooltip={TooltipContent}>example</TooltipTrigger>!</p>
    // Content passed in as children (Preferred)
    const PreferredExample = (props) => {
      return (
          This is a <a href="#" id="TooltipExample">tooltip</a> example.
          <Tooltip target="TooltipExample">
  2. Attributes in this library are used to pass in state, conveniently apply modifier classes, enable advanced functionality (like tether), or automatically include non-content based elements.


- `isOpen` - current state for items like dropdown, popover, tooltip
- `toggle` - callback for toggling `isOpen` in the controlling component
- `color` - applies color classes, ex: `<Button color="danger"/>`
- `size` - for controlling size classes. ex: `<Button size="sm"/>`
- `tag` - customize component output by passing in an element name or Component
- boolean based props (attributes) when possible for alternative style classes or `visually-hidden` content



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CodeSandbox Examples

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Install dependencies:

yarn install

Run examples at http://localhost:8080/ with webpack dev server:

yarn start

Run tests & coverage report:

yarn cover

Watch tests:

yarn test


Release branches/versioning/notes will be automatically created and maintained by the release-please github action. When you're ready to publish the release, just merge the release branch. The release will be created, the new package will be published, and the updated docs will be deployed to https://reactstrap.github.io/.

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Looking to build, document and publish reusable components built on top of reactstrap? Consider forking https://github.com/reactstrap/component-template to kickstart your project!

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the reactstrap README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.