Bootstrap templates are ideal for those who need quick and easy features to improve the look of their website or ecommerce

To use bootstrap in your own project you need to download the library and include some files in the HTML page including a CSS file, a JavaScript file, fonts and SVG sprites, you can download the library from here . Alternatively you can use the npm package manager. Once bootstrap is included we can use it to create and modify our theme.

Bootstrap themes

Bootstrap themes and templates

Bootstrap a specific HTML, CSS and JavaScript framework for creating responsive templates and integrated in PrestaShop, Bootstrap themes are ready-to-use themes made available by bootstrap itself. The framework is widely used as it is based on a very valid system the " Grid System " which provides a system based on columns (Col) and rows (Row). This allows you to create web pages that are adaptable to devices such as: smartphones, tablets and desktops.

How to start using Bootstrap?

Bootstrap is one of the most used CSS frameworks since it was developed for Twitter, many guides are available on the net to learn how to develop through this tool, from YouTube videos to free guides present on many sector blogs and manuals such as " Web design with Bootstrap " by Vincenzo Giacchina published by Apogeo. Bootstrap is not complex and can also be learned by following the documentation here .

Why use Bootstrap?

The bootstrap framework is free and open source used by many templates and also by CMS like PrestaShop, the success of this tool lies in its ability to make it easy to develop web applications that are responsive on both desktop and mobile.

Let's see in detail the advantages that bootstrap offers :

  • Free and open source , this allows for a large developer community, examples, and free resources.
  • Dimensions , this data is very important today also to comply with Google's Web Vitals metrics , everything necessary is contained in just 6KB.
  • Compatibility An essential feature of a framework for front-end development is cross-browser compatibility .
  • Cross- platform , as already mentioned several times, bootstrap adapts the pages to all devices such as smartphones, tablets, notebooks and desktops.

Its popularity and flexibility has allowed many developers to create both free and commercial bootstrap templates, downloadable and editable to adapt them to your needs; it is very easy to come across the framework even if only to change the theme of WordPress plugins or PrestaShop modules and consequently the front-end appearance of the data displayed by the tool. A Web Developer today must know this tool in depth not only because he will come across the framework every day, but because it will allow him to save time and obtain professional results with minimum effort.

A simple explanation of what Bootstrap is

Bootstrap and PrestaShop

The bootstrap framework is already present in PrestaShop since version 1.6. In PrestaShop 1.7 Bootstrap 4 is used and if you want to create a template to resell on the official store it is mandatory to use it. Consequently, all the templates purchased on the official channel are developed with this framework. This decision stems from the need to standardize modules and themes for PrestaShop as much as possible. Also many themes on themeforest use the framework including Warehouse Prestashop 1.7 theme with Elementor. However, it should be emphasized that Elementor Page Builder does not natively include bootstrap, but it can be integrated into Wordpress through a free plugin Ultimate Bootstrap Elements for Elementor , in fact it is very simple to include it in one of our projects as we saw at the beginning of this guide, consequently it is can be integrated into any project with few exceptions.

Author: Loris Modena

Loris Modena


For Ind Loris Modena , owner of Arte e Informatica , he began working in the IT sector in 1989 as a systems engineer responsible for the maintenance and installation of IT systems. He began programming for the web in 1997 dealing with CGI programming in PERL and later moving on to programming in PHP and JavaScript. In this period he approaches the Open Source world and the management of Linux servers.

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