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I’m wanting to pull in Twitter’s Bootstrap into my Grails 3 app. What’s the best way to do this? I neither want to place the source under version control nor reference remote CDNs.

Adding "org.grails:grails-bootstrap:3.0.1" as a compilation dependency in my build.gradle pulls down the associated JAR, but how do I plumb this into my application to ultimately be able to reference Bootstrap classes from my views/GSPs?



  1. You should be using this plugin and the documentation tells you exactly what to do.

    Javascript grails-app/assets/javascripts/application.js:

    //= require bootstrap

    Stylesheet grails-app/assets/javascripts/application.css:

    *= require bootstrap
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  2. I don’t think there is any usable Bootstrap plugin for Grails 3 yet. I think it is easier to include WebJars Bootstrap in your project and then reference the files in your gsp’s or layouts.

    I don’t have a workable example ready, but take a look at this code snippet:

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  3. Webjars worked for me, I’ve used the webjars link in my application.js and in my application.css, but the links are not always well defined (see typeahead example)


    //= require jquery-2.1.3.js
    //= require_tree .
    //= require_self
    //= require /webjars/bootstrap/3.3.5/js/bootstrap.min
    //= require /webjars/bootstrap-tagsinput/0.5/bootstrap-tagsinput
    //= require /webjars/typeaheadjs/0.11.1/typeahead.bundle.js


    *= require main
    *= require mobile
    *= require_self
    *= require /webjars/bootstrap/3.3.5/css/bootstrap-theme
    *= require /webjars/bootstrap/3.3.5/css/bootstrap
    *= require /webjars/bootstrap-tagsinput/0.5/bootstrap-tagsinput
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  4. I’m using this plugin kensiprell/bootstrap-framework and added following path into .gitignore so that resources are downloaded upon first run.

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