Starter Templates

There are several ways you can create your app, from basic client side HTML all the way up to using a build system and compilers.

In all cases, you should have familiarity with using Vue. A good resource for Vue tutorials is Laracasts.

Basic example

Get started quickly without the need for a build system, by using standard <script> and <link> tags to load the required JavaScript and CSS in your page.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <!-- Required meta tags -->
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, shrink-to-fit=no" />
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />

    <title>My first BootstrapVue app</title>

    <!-- Required Stylesheets -->

    <!-- Load polyfills to support older browsers -->
    <script src=""></script>

    <!-- Required scripts -->
    <script src=""></script>
    <script src=""></script>
    <!-- Our application root element -->
    <div id="app">
        <b-jumbotron header="BootstrapVue" lead="Bootstrap v4 Components for Vue.js 2">
          <p>For more information visit our website</p>
          <b-btn variant="primary" href="">More Info</b-btn>

          description="Let us know your name."
          label="Enter your name"
          <b-form-input v-model.trim="name"></b-form-input>

        <b-alert variant="success" :show="showAlert">Hello {{ name }}</b-alert>

    <!-- Start running your app -->
    <script> = new Vue({
        el: '#app',
        data: {
          name: ''
        computed: {
          showAlert() {
            return > 4 ? true : false

Vue CLI 3

Vue CLI 3 is the newest way to create Vue apps.

A Vue CLI 3 BootStrapVue plugin is available for setting up a basic app. refer to the Getting Started docs page for more details.

Building with customized Bootstrap v4 CSS

If you are using a build system, and would like to customize the Bootstrap v4 CSS, the following references will be handy starting points:

Individual component import

There are a few methods that you can use to import individual components and directives.

You will need vue-loader configured to handle the compiling any components that are internally single file .vue components.

The BootstrapVue distribution now includes ES modules for all components and directives. These are located in the bootstrap-vue/es/components/ and bootstrap-vue/es/directives/ directories, when using the NPM bundle. When building from the BootstrapVue repo source the directories will be created when you run yarn build.

Importing individual components and directives

As an example, you can import <b-card> (plus some of its sub components) and <b-table> as follows:

// Import the individual components
import { BCard, BCardBody, BCardFooter, BCardHeader, BCardImg, BTable } from 'bootstrap-vue'

// Add components globally
Vue.component('BCard', BCard)
Vue.component('BCardBody', BCardBody)
Vue.component('BCardFooter', BCardFooter)
Vue.component('BCardHeader', BCardHeader)
Vue.component('BCardImg', BCardImg)
Vue.component('BTable', BTable)

// Or make available locally to your component or app
export default {
  components: {
  // ...

Importing component groups and directives as Vue plugins

A component group and/or directive can be imported as a Vue plugin by importing the component group or directive directory. Importing <b-card> (and related sub-components) and <b-table> can be done with:

// Import the components as Vue plugins
import { CardPlugin, TablePlugin } from 'bootstrap-vue'

// Add the plugins to Vue

Now you can use the <b-card> (including the <b-card-*> sub-components) and <b-table> components in your project templates.

Note that some component plugins automatically import other directives and components (i.e. the modal plugin also imports the v-b-modal directive, and nav plugin automatically imports all nav-* sub-components and the dropdown sub-components). Refer to the component reference or directive reference at the bottom of each documentation page for details.