Optimizing Shopping Experiences with Bootstrap CSS classes

Attention: Shopware from version 6.5 uses Bootstrap 5, this article is then outdated and will be revised soon.

The Shopware 6 Storefront is based on the Bootstrap framework. Due to our HC Architecture®, ThemeWare® is also completely compatible with Bootstrap.

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Bootstrap CSS classes

In this tutorial you will find an overview of the most important Bootstrap CSS classes, you can use in your Shopping Experiences.

You can easily add the following CSS Classes via the section or block settings.

Of course, you can also use the Shopware 6 HTML editor (e.g. in a CMS element) to integrate your own HTML code. Please note that the editor will automatically clean up your code – for security reasons – and not all HTML tags and CSS classes will work.

Note: dditionally we recommend our Bootstrap examples in our demo shops.


For aligning texts Bootstrap provides CSS Classes you can use.

<p class="text-left">Left aligned text on all viewport sizes.</p>
<p class="text-center">Center aligned text on all viewport sizes.</p>
<p class="text-right">Right aligned text on all viewport sizes.</p>

<p class="text-sm-left">Left aligned text on viewports sized SM (small) or wider.</p>
<p class="text-md-left">Left aligned text on viewports sized MD (medium) or wider.</p>
<p class="text-lg-left">Left aligned text on viewports sized LG (large) or wider.</p>
<p class="text-xl-left">Left aligned text on viewports sized XL (extra-large) or wider.</p>

Text color

For coloring texts, Bootstrap already provides some classes for different colors. The following you will find examples of the available color variants.

<p class="text-primary">.text-primary</p>
<p class="text-secondary">.text-secondary</p>
<p class="text-success">.text-success</p>
<p class="text-danger">.text-danger</p>
<p class="text-warning">.text-warning</p>
<p class="text-info">.text-info</p>
<p class="text-light bg-dark">.text-light</p>
<p class="text-dark">.text-dark</p>
<p class="text-muted">.text-muted</p>
<p class="text-white bg-dark">.text-white</p>

Background Colour

<div class="bg-primary text-white">.bg-primary</div>
<div class="bg-secondary text-white">.bg-secondary</div>
<div class="bg-success text-white">.bg-success</div>
<div class="bg-danger text-white">.bg-danger</div>
<div class="bg-warning text-dark">.bg-warning</div>
<div class="bg-info text-white">.bg-info</div>
<div class="bg-light text-dark">.bg-light</div>
<div class="bg-dark text-white">.bg-dark</div>
<div class="bg-white text-dark">.bg-white</div>


Bootstrap Classes can also be used to define the borders of Shopping Experience elements. The class "border-0" removes borders from elements, for example.

<span class="border"></span>
<span class="border-top"></span>
<span class="border-right"></span>
<span class="border-bottom"></span>
<span class="border-left"></span>
<span class="border-0"></span>


With the following Bootstrap Classes, spacings can be defined for Shopping Experience elements. There are also spacing classes for different viewports.

The classes are named according to the format {property}{page}-{size} for xs and {property}{page}-{breakpoint}-{size} for sm, md, lg and xl.


  • m - margin (outer spacing)

  • p - padding (Inner spacing)


  • t - top

  • b - bottom

  • l - left

  • r - right

  • x - both *-left and*-right

  • y - both *-top and*-bottom

  • without - all 4 sides


  • sm - ab 576px

  • md - ab 768px

  • lg - ab 992px

  • xl - ab 1200px

  • ohne - ab 0px

Size: ($spacer = 1rem)

  • 0 - Setting spacing to 0

  • 1 - setting spacing to $spacer * .25

  • 2 - setting spacing to $spacer * .5

  • 3 - setting spacing to $spacer

  • 4 - setting spacing to $spacer * 1,5

  • 5 - setting spacing to $spacer * 3

  • auto - setting spacing to 'auto'

Note: ThemeWare® also offers an extensive collection of pixel-based spacing classes.

Please find more information in the article:ThemeWare® CSS classes for Shopping Experiences

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