Bootstrap 5 - Release date, tutorials, download, latest news

Bootstrap 5 is the upcoming version of the most popular open source front-end framework in the world.

The fundamental concepts of Bootstrap, grid layout, responsiveness, contents of HTML and CSS-based components, will probably stay untouched in the fifth major release of Bootstrap. Nevertheless, some of the crucial ideas, like usage of the jQuery library, have been challenged by many users in the web development community and are likely to vanish in the next version of Bootstrap.

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Bootstrap 5 release date

When should we expect a new, fifth version of Bootstrap?

The exact time of Bootstrap 5 publication hasn't been confirmed by any official source yet. Major version releases tend to be spread over years. Update from the initial release to the 2.0 version took two years. The third version was introduced only a year later but after that it took five long years for the team to develop a production ready fourth version.

Judging from the current v5 status we can predict that the full fifth version of Bootstrap will be out somewhere in late 2020.

Bootstrap 5 expected to drop in late 2020!
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Bootstrap 5 Download

Experimental demo version of Material Design for Bootstrap 5

For the most hardcore Bootstrap fans & early adopters we prepared a free demo version of the Material Design for Bootstrap 5 package. Download it now and take a look at how Bootstrap works without jQuery.

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Attention: This is an experimental demo version - currently unsupported and narrowed only to crucial features. In order to download the latest full MDB version click here.

Changes in Bootstrap 5

Currently the major changes expected in v. 5 include:
  • Removing jQuery
  • Deprecated support for IE10
  • Dropping QUnit
  • Building testing infrastructure in Jasmine
  • Documentation rewritten in Hugo
  • General massive changes in JavaScript
  • General minor changes in CSS
  • Responsive containers

Learn more about new features in Bootstrap 5 in the article What's new in Bootstrap 5?


What's new in Bootstrap 5?


If you think that Bootstrap 5 will be delivered in the nearest future, you're wrong, but it's worth to wait. Here's what exactly changed...

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Bootstrap 5 Alpha

Bootstrap 5 test version

Our friends at getbootstrap team said that the Bootstrap 5 Alpha is expected to be released before the end of 2019, but considering the current development status - it seems highly unlikely.

Bootstrap without jQuery

Is pure JavaScript achievable in Bootstrap 5

The team officially announced their plans to remove jQuery dependency in Bootstrap 5. The announcement received mixed opinions, some developers state that removing jQuery is a bad move due to its usefulness, while others believe that golden age of the library is over and it's time to move on.

Both sides have their reasons as jQuery is indeed a fairly aged project and remains almost unmaintained, but offers very elegant solutions in some cases and is still widely used and considered a reliable tool.

Bootstrap 5 columns

Grid usage and layout in Bootstrap 5

The famous 12-column system which is the fundament of Bootstrap concept will almost certainly stay with us in Bootstrap 5.

Although in recent months the development is focused mostly on improving performance and reducing the loading time, the main idea of the project is still responsiveness. To this day, there is no better way of solving the problem of different screen sizes than Bootstrap rows and columns.

Bootstrap 5 tutorial

Bootstrap 5 guide & education

As we're still waiting, the guide to navigating in new environment isn't ready yet. You'll find the Bootstrap 5 tutorial under this link when it's out. You can also join the newsletter above and we'll notify you when documentation and tutorials for Bootstrap 5 are released.

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