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Choose Bootstrap 3 or 4

Beaver Builder Theme is built on the Bootstrap framework, and Bootstrap is transitioning from Version 3 to Version 4. Here's a good technical summary of the changes in Bootstrap 4. Note in particular the change in browser support.

Note

The Beaver Builder Theme Version 1.7.9 upgraded to Bootstrap Version 4.6.0.

In Customize > General > Layout, there's a Framework field with settings to help in the eventual transition to Bootstrap 4 or to choose which version of Bootstrap you want if you're having any issues. You can choose from the following settings:

  • Minimal Bootstrap 3
    The default setting, and the one to keep if you're not sure. It loads a minimal version of Bootstrap 3 with the functionality required to ensure that the theme works as it does now.
  • Minimal Bootstrap 4
    Loads a minimal version of Bootstrap 4.
  • Full Bootstrap 3
    Loads the full version of Bootstrap 3.
  • Full Bootstrap 4
    Loads the full version of Bootstrap 4.
Tip

The Minimal Bootstrap is a lightweight build that only contains the CSS needed for the grid system and basic styling. This includes:

  • Grid
  • Print Styles
  • Typography
  • Code
  • Tables
  • Forms
  • Navs
  • Navbar

Full Bootstrap includes all CSS and JavaScript with the exception of Popper.js. To use popper.js with the BB Theme you will need to enqueue the script.

If you have a new site and want to use Bootstrap 4 features and don't mind the loss of support for older systems, you can try choosing Bootstrap 4. If you have existing customizations using Bootstrap 3 or Bootstrap 4 and need to ensure your layouts are not broken, choose the appropriate version.

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