Last updated 9 November 2015. Created on 22 April 2013.
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The documentation for the Drupal Bootstrap base theme has moved to:

The documentation below is only for the 7.x-3.0 release and is considered outdated and possibly inaccurate.


Sleek, intuitive, and powerful mobile first front-end framework for faster and easier web development.

The Drupal Bootstrap base-theme bridges the gap between Drupal and the Bootstrap Framework.

Learn more about the Bootstrap framework

Minimum Requirements

Bootstrap 3 (7.x-3.x):

Bootstrap 2 (7.x-2.x, unsupported)

  • jQuery - 1.7.0+


  1. Install the Bootstrap base-theme in a sites/all/themes or a
    respective sites/*/themes folder.
  2. Ensure that jQuery Update has been configured to a minimum version of 1.7 or higher.

IE Compatibility

Bootstrap 3 is not supported in the old Internet Explorer compatibility modes. To be sure you're using the latest rendering mode for IE, consider installing the HTML5 Tools module.

Using Respond.js

The Bootstrap 3 framework requires using Respond.js to enable media queries (responsive design) on Internet Explorer 8. However, Respond.js doesn't work with CSS that's referenced via @import, which is the default way Drupal includes CSS files when CSS aggregation is disabled. For best support of IE8, make sure CSS aggregation is enabled.

Looking for support? Visit the forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC.