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Grails plugin: Bootstrap CSS framework resource files

Provides Bootstrap CSS framework resource files.

Bootstrap is a toolkit for kickstarting CSS for websites, apps, and more. It includes base CSS styles for typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, alerts, and more.

To get started -- checkout !

Including the resources

You must use the Grails resources framework to make use of this plugin. The resources exposed by this plugin are:

bootstrap-js - all javascript resources
bootstrap-css - all css resources 

bootstrap-alert - bootstrap alerts javascript resource
bootstrap-affix - bootstrap affix javascript resource
bootstrap-dropdown - bootstrap dropdown javascript resource
bootstrap-modal - bootstrap modal javascript resource
bootstrap-popover - bootstrap popover javascript resource
bootstrap-scrollspy - bootstrap scrollspy javascript resource
bootstrap-tab - bootstrap tabs javascript resource
bootstrap-tooltip - bootstrap tooltips javascript resource
bootstrap-button - bootstrap buttons javascript resource
bootstrap-carousel - bootstrap carousel javascript resource
bootstrap-typeahead - bootstrap typeahead javascript resource
bootstrap-collapse - bootstrap collapse javascript resource
bootstrap-transition - bootstrap transition javascript resource
bootstrap-less - bootstrap less resource

bootstrap - all bootstrap css (or less) and javascript resources


A bootstrap resource depends on bootstrap-css and bootstrap-js. If less-resources plugin is installed, bootstrap resource depends on bootstrap-less and bootstrap-js.

Asset-Pipeline Support

You may also use the asset-pipeline plugin (minimal 0.1.7) to include your bootstrap resources add the following to your application's css or js file.


//= require bootstrap

console.log("My javascript goes here");

Stylesheet (CSS):

*= require bootstrap

Note: LESS Is also available if less-asset-pipeline plugin is used.


Declare bootstrap resource module in GSP page header:

<r:require modules="bootstrap"/>

Edit your GSP page

      <meta name="layout" content="main"/>
      <r:require modules="bootstrap"/>
<h1> Hello World </h1>

Edit your Sitemesh layout

Your grails-app/views/layouts/main.gsp:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

Using LESS bootstrap

If you need customize bootstrap, you cannot use precompiled CSS resource files. You need to use LESS bootstrap files and LESS resource mapper. You can use less-resources plugin. It supports latest bootstrap and integrates fully with plugin.

Customize twitter-bootstrap

To use custom bootstrap less, you need copy custom files to 'web-app/less'. Any file in this directory will override original bootstrap. Usually, one customize variables.less in 'web-app/less'.

Add custom-bootstrap.less file to /web-app/less/ directory:

@import "bootstrap.less";

Add 'custom-bootstrap' resource module to Config.groovy:

grails.resources.modules = {

    'custom-bootstrap' {
        dependsOn 'bootstrap'
        resource url:[dir: 'less', file: 'custom-bootstrap.less'], attrs:[rel: "stylesheet/less", type:'css']


Prepare customized variables.less file and copy to /web-app/less/ directory. You can use original variables.less as base file (


Fix grails taglib g:paginate to work with bootstrap css.

grails.plugins.twitterbootstrap.fixtaglib = true

Control plugin resources bundling.

Configuration key:

Configuration values:
    'bundle_name': bundle resources using bundle name
    false: disable bundling
    default value: 'bundle_bootstrap'

Example in grails-app/conf/Config.groovy:

grails.plugins.twitterbootstrap.fixtaglib = true
grails.plugins.twitterbootstrap.defaultBundle = 'bundle_bootstrap'


There is an example grails project that provides scaffolded views.robfletcher/twitter-bootstrap-scaffolding


grails.plugins.twitterbootstrap - log category


Plugin version convention is <original-twitter-boostrap-version>.<plugin-version>

Upgrading to 3.0.0

Bootstrap 3.0.0 is not directly compatible with Bootstrap 2. It is mobile first and for example the span classes have been renamed to col and now behave different on mobile, tablet and desktop - it is responsive by default and therefore the bootstrap-responsive resources has been removed. is working on a tool to help upgrading to Bootstrap 3:

The typeahead javascript has been removed from Bootstrap, instead Twitter Typeahead.js is recommended as a replacement. There is a Grails plugin at which also includes Bootstrap layout.

See for the updated documentation.



  • Upgraded to Bootstrap 3.0.2


  • Upgraded to Bootstrap 3.0.1


  • Upgraded to Bootstrap 3.0.0


  • Upgraded to Bootstrap 2.3.2


  • Upgraded to Bootstrap 2.3.1


  • Upgraded to Bootstrap 2.3.0


  • Fixed #50 and #51. Pagination now supports the mapping attribute and the plugin should no longer include the old grails style.
  • Upgraded Bootstrap to 2.2.2.


  • Upgraded Bootstrap to 2.2.1.


  • Upgraded Bootstrap to 2.2.0.


  • Upgraded Bootstrap to 2.1.1.

  • Fixed resources dependency


  • Upgraded Bootstrap to 2.1.0.
  • Removed grails-style scaffolding


  • Upgraded Bootstrap to v2.0.4 and Grails to 2.1.0

  • Upgrade bootstrap to v2.0.2 and add some minor taglib fixes
  • Added support for less-resources plugin, in order to compile bootstrap v2.0.2
  • Improved less customization
  • Deprecated copy-twitterbootstrap script

  • Added support for custom less files

  • Upgrade to twitter bootstrap v2.0.1.

  • Upgrade to twitter bootstrap v2.0.0.

Copyright and License

twitter-bootstrap plugin:

Copyright 2011 Karol Balejko

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Bootstrap CSS files:

Copyright 2011 Twitter, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this work except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License in the LICENSE file, or at:

Unless required by applicable law