How to use Bootstrap 4 and Sass (and jQuery)

JaeyoungLee edited this page May 21, 2017 · 28 revisions
  • npm install --save-dev css-loader node-sass resolve-url-loader sass-loader style-loader url-loader
  • npm install bootstrap-loader@2.0.0-beta.20 --save-dev
  • npm install jquery --save
  • npm install bootstrap@4.0.0-alpha.6 --save
  • Added autoprefixer to webpack.config.js (to use with postcss - optional):
    const autoprefixer = require('autoprefixer');

    postcss: [autoprefixer],  // this is inside module.exports object
  • Add loaders to webpack.common.js:
 * Sass loader (required for Bootstrap 4)
  test: /\.css$/,
  use: ['raw-loader']

  test: /\.scss$/,
  use: ['raw-loader', 'sass-loader']

 * Bootstrap 4 loader
  test: /bootstrap\/dist\/js\/umd\//,
  use: 'imports-loader?jQuery=jquery'

 * Font loaders, required for font-awesome-sass-loader and bootstrap-loader
  test: /\.woff(2)?(\?v=[0-9]\.[0-9]\.[0-9])?$/,
  loader: "url-loader?limit=10000&mimetype=application/font-woff"
  test: /\.(ttf|eot|svg)(\?v=[0-9]\.[0-9]\.[0-9])?$/,
  loader: "file-loader"
  • Setup webpack provides required for Bootstrap 4 in webpack.common.js (to plugins array): At the top with the others
 * Webpack Plugins
const ProvidePlugin = require('webpack/lib/ProvidePlugin'); 
// plugins: [
new webpack.ProvidePlugin({
  $: "jquery",
  jQuery: "jquery",
  "window.jQuery": "jquery",
  Tether: "tether",
  "window.Tether": "tether",
  Tooltip: "exports-loader?Tooltip!bootstrap/js/dist/tooltip",
  Alert: "exports-loader?Alert!bootstrap/js/dist/alert",
  Button: "exports-loader?Button!bootstrap/js/dist/button",
  Carousel: "exports-loader?Carousel!bootstrap/js/dist/carousel",
  Collapse: "exports-loader?Collapse!bootstrap/js/dist/collapse",
  Dropdown: "exports-loader?Dropdown!bootstrap/js/dist/dropdown",
  Modal: "exports-loader?Modal!bootstrap/js/dist/modal",
  Popover: "exports-loader?Popover!bootstrap/js/dist/popover",
  Scrollspy: "exports-loader?Scrollspy!bootstrap/js/dist/scrollspy",
  Tab: "exports-loader?Tab!bootstrap/js/dist/tab",
  Util: "exports-loader?Util!bootstrap/js/dist/util"
  • Add to the entry section in webpack.common.js:
entry: {
  'polyfills': './client/polyfills.browser.ts',
  'twbs':      'bootstrap-loader',
  'main':      AOT ? './client/main.browser.aot.ts' :
  • Add some Bootstrap markup to your index.html to see that it works.
  • If compilation fails due to some TypeError originating from the sass-loader, try setting the context in and as follows:
new LoaderOptionsPlugin({
minimize: true,
debug: false,
options: {
  // Required
  context: helpers.root('client'),
  output: {
    path: helpers.root('dist')

Icon fonts

Bootstrap 4 dropped support for glyphicons, so you want to include your own icon font.


  • npm install --save font-awesome
  • npm install --save-dev font-awesome-sass-loader
  • Create a a file config/font-awesome.config.js with the following contents:
module.exports = {
  // fontAwesomeCustomizations: "./_font-awesome.config.scss",

  styles: {
    "mixins": true,

    "core": true,
    "icons": true,

    "larger": true,
    "path": true,
  • Update your entry config in webpack.common.js:
entry: {
  'polyfills': './client/polyfills.browser.ts',
  'twbs':      'bootstrap-loader',
  'fa':        'font-awesome-sass-loader!./config/font-awesome.config.js',
  'main':      AOT ? './client/main.browser.aot.ts' :


you got the error like this?

Could not find bootstrap version: '3'. Did you install it?

if you're use yarn

follow this

(if you have .yarnclean file ) Remove the .yarnclean file
$ yarn remove bootstrap-sass
$ yarn add bootstrap-sass

original answer :

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