Does Elementor Use Bootstrap – Things You Should Know

No doubt Elementor & Bootstrap are great tools to build websites, but some of us might want to know, if we can use them together or does Elementor itself uses Bootstrap?.

The straight answer is no, Elementor doesn’t use Bootstrap, and technically you can use Bootstrap with Elementor but there is no point to use it unless you have some specific requirements, and doing so can conflict with Elementor design & functionalities.

Elementor and Bootstrap are designed to be used with different cases, so it’s important to understand the difference between them.

Difference Between Elementor and Bootstrap


Elementor is a drag & drop page builder tool for WordPress, specially designed by keeping three key points in mind: Fast Frontend Page Editing, An Interface that is fun and easy to use, and the possibility to edit every small detail.

Elementor is a great tool for every WordPress user to create awesome websites even if they don’t know to code.


Bootstrap is a free and open-source CSS framework directed at responsive, mobile-first front-end web development. It contains CSS- and (optionally) JavaScript-based design templates for popular UI components and interactions such as typography, forms, buttons, navigation, and others.

Does Elementor Use/Include Bootstrap?

No, Elementor doesn’t use Bootstrap. Elementor has all the features you need, hence using bootstrap is totally unnecessary. In fact, it might not even be worthwhile to use a CSS framework at all.

Besides, there is a serious drawback of Bootstrap: lack of customization.

Can you use bootstrap with Elementor?

Elementor is this all-inclusive design-oriented page builder and content layout manager with fully customizable widgets and all, and for that matter does not use Bootstrap.

However, if you want to use Bootstrap with Elementor, you can include the bootstrap CDN libraries & files, and use bootstrap for your designs.

Check if your theme has options for header/footer scripts and add the bootstrap CDN there. If it doesn’t and you are using a custom header and/footer, just add it in either of the two.

Can I create a bootstrap template compatible with Elementor?

This is a possibility but to make a template compatible with Elementor, there are a few things to consider or take care of:

  • You need to remove the container classes if the page/post is meant as an Elementor template.
  • If the page is meant as an Elementor template, you can remove content padding.
  • It is also important to make styles of your main theme easily overridable by styles of Elementor. So, Do not use !important.
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