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Bootstrap 3 and Joomla

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5 years 3 months ago #45940 by tim
tim created the topic: Bootstrap 3 and Joomla
This post is intended to hopefully clarify some issues and misunderstandings that are unfortunately becoming more common.

1) The Joomla project has chosen to use Bootstrap 2.3.2 in Joomla 3.x.
2) Bootstrap 2.3.2 is used extensively in all aspects of Joomla, including core JHTML functionality like tabs, accordions, and sliders
3) Many users are asking the Joomla project to upgrade to Bootstrap 3, but so far the core team has said no since Bootstrap 3 is NOT compatible with Bootstrap 2.3.2, and forcing users to upgrade could break a lot of things.

Now, template developers are responsible for the look and feel of your site, and naturally they want the best and latest tools to use. In Joomla 2.5, this meant that some developers wanted jQuery instead of Mootools. In Joomla 3 this means that some developers want Bootstrap 3 instead of Bootstrap 2.3.2.

The problem is that when developers remove core libraries in favor of newer versions they can break all existing components, page elements and modules that use the standard, supported, core library!

For that reason be sure your template developer uses JOOMLA STANDARDS! We've had several users in the past month accusing us of not supporting our product because they chose templates that use the non-supported Bootstrap 3. We use Joomla standard libraries. We can't do much when developers remove the standards and load other versions that BREAK the core JHTML functionality.

Thanks for your understanding.

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