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How To Install Bootstrap 5 and Vue 3 in Laravel 8.

Mohamed Hafidi
A guy doing his best on making websites. #FullStackWebDev #laravel #Vue
Updated on ・2 min read

Bootstrap is the world’s most popular Css framework and Vue 3 is a fast, small in file size and equipped with a good TypeScript support.

in this tutorial i will show you how to install booststrap 5 and Vue.js 3 on Laravel.

Step 1 : Create Laravel Project

laravel new Project_name
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Step 2 : Install Laravel/UI

Laravel UI is an official library that comes with predefined UI components.
To install Laravel/UI run the command:

composer require laravel/ui
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Step 3 : Install Bootstrap 5 in Laravel

In this step please follow up with me the commands on the same order and don't skip any of the commands listed bellow .

php artisan ui bootstrap
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You may noticed that this command will install Bootstrap 4, the reason you have to run it is that it will set up a lot of things for you so you don't have to do it yourself compared of installing bootstrap 5 directly.

Now we will switch the Bootstrap version to Bootstrap 5 using this commands.

Note that you should run both this commands on the same order so you wont get any issues.

npm install bootstrap@next @popperjs/core --save-dev

npm install bootstrap @popperjs/core --save-dev
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Next, you only have to :

npm install
npm run dev
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if you followed up with me you will have Bootstrap 5 installed on your Laravel project successfully. you can check wish Bootstrap version is installed on your project on package.json file.

"devDependencies": {
        "@popperjs/core": "^2.9.2",
        "axios": "^0.21",
        "bootstrap": "^5.0.1",
        "jquery": "^3.6",
        "laravel-mix": "^6.0.6",
        "lodash": "^4.17.19",
        "popper.js": "^1.16.1",
        "postcss": "^8.1.14",
        "resolve-url-loader": "^3.1.2",
        "sass": "^1.32.11",
        "sass-loader": "^11.0.1"
    }
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As you see Bootstrap is installed successfully.

Step 4 : Install Vue 3 in Laravel

Like the previous step we will install Vue 2 using Laravel/UI because it will set up a lot of things for us.

php artisan ui vue
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Now we will switch the Vue version to Vue 3 using this command:

npm install --save vue@next && npm install --save-dev vue-loader@next
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then,

npm install
npm run dev
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lets check the package.json again.

"devDependencies": {
        "@popperjs/core": "^2.9.2",
        "@vue/compiler-sfc": "^3.0.11",
        "axios": "^0.21",
        "bootstrap": "^5.0.1",
        "jquery": "^3.6",
        "laravel-mix": "^6.0.6",
        "lodash": "^4.17.19",
        "popper.js": "^1.16.1",
        "postcss": "^8.1.14",
        "resolve-url-loader": "^3.1.2",
        "sass": "^1.32.11",
        "sass-loader": "^11.0.1",
        "vue": "^3.0.11",
        "vue-loader": "^16.2.0",
        "vue-template-compiler": "^2.6.12"
    }
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Congrats! now you have Bootstrap 5 and Vue 3 installed on your Laravel project.

~Simodev

Discussion (3)

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Caio Wilson

I think you'd have to add the vue loader to the laravel mix
mix.js('resources/js/app.js', 'public/js')
.vue() // <--- here inside your webpack.mix.js
.sass('resources/sass/app.scss', 'public/css')
.sourceMaps();

I did.
thanks anyway!

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Filippo Mazzamuto

how do i update sass to the latest version?
thanks

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Thomas Nilton de Carvalho Vanini

Thanks a lot.. ^^