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This aims to be a powerful Django app to ease the integration of the popular Bootstrap UI framework (

Project description

django-bootstrap-ui aims to be a powerful Django app to ease the integration of the popular Bootstrap UI framework. It is written in Python and built on the Django web framework.


  • Full-featured Bootstrap 3 template (3.3.7)
  • Latest Font Awesome integration (4.7.0)
  • Built-in Bootstrap and Bootswatch themes (3.3.7)
  • Ready-to-use Bootstrap component templates
  • Intuitive template tag API for generating valid Bootstrap markup
  • Extensive and up-to-date documentation
  • Mainstream Python (2.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6) and Django (1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11) support
  • Outstanding test coverage
  • Continuously integrated codebase

Technical requirements

Below is the list of currently supported combinations of Django and Python:

# Django Python
1 1.8 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
2 1.9, 1.10 2.7, 3.4, 3.5
3 1.11 2.7, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6


  1. First install the package using pip:

    pip install django-bootstrap-ui
  2. Add bootstrap_ui to your INSTALLED_APPS setting:



Bootstrap template

Prepare your page for Bootstrap and provide your content:

  1. Extend bootstrap-skeleton.html in your base template:

    {% extends "bootstrap_ui/bootstrap-skeleton.html" %}
  2. Fill predefined blocks with your content:

    {% block body-content %}
        <h1>Hello, I'm using django-bootstrap-ui!</h1>
    {% endblock %}


You can style your page with Bootstrap or Bootswatch themes. Set DJANGO_BOOTSTRAP_UI_THEME to a valid identifier in your for a project-wide default theme:

# django-bootstrap-ui settings
DJANGO_BOOTSTRAP_UI_THEME = 'bootswatch-paper'

Bootstrap component templates

Render complete Bootstrap components by including our default implementations. Example:

  1. Provide a list of strings ['alpha', 'beta', 'gamma'] as template variable items

  2. Include listgroup.html parameterized with type='list' and items=items:

    {% include 'bootstrap_ui/listgroup.html' with type='list' items=items only %}

Template tag API

Generate your own, customized Bootstrap elements using our template tags. Example:

  1. Load bootstrap_ui_tags in your template:

    {% load bootstrap_ui_tags %}
  2. Use Bootstrap components through intuitive template tags:

    {% listgroup %}
        {% listgroupitem %}
            Your raw text.
        {% endlistgroupitem %}
        {% listgroupitem %}
            You may also use a {{ context_variable }}.
        {% endlistgroupitem %}
    {% endlistgroup %}
  3. Some Bootstrap components support different html tags, to change the default add a parameter:

    {% listgroup use_tag="div" %}
        Your list group content goes here.
    {% endlistgroup %}

Continue reading in our detailed documentation at

Code and contribution

The code is open source and released under the ISC License (ISCL). It is available on GitHub and follows the guidelines about Semantic Versioning for transparency within the release cycle and backward compatibility whenever possible.

All contributions are welcome, whether bug reports, code contributions and reviews, documentation or feature requests.

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