Bootstrap 4 Button Styles

Button Styles

Bootstrap 4 provides different styles of buttons:

Basic Primary Secondary Success Info Warning Danger Dark Light Link

Example

<button type="button" class="btn">Basic</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Primary</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">Secondary</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-success">Success</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-info">Info</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-warning">Warning</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-danger">Danger</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-dark">Dark</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-light">Light</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-link">Link</button>

The button classes can be used on an <a><button>, or <input> element:

Example

<a href="#" class="btn btn-info" role="button">Link Button</a>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-info">Button</button>
<input type="button" class="btn btn-info" value="Input Button">
<input type="submit" class="btn btn-info" value="Submit Button">

Button Outline

Bootstrap 4 provides eight outline/bordered buttons:

Primary Secondary Success Info Warning Danger Dark Light

Example

<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-primary">Primary</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-secondary">Secondary</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-success">Success</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-info">Info</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-warning">Warning</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-danger">Danger</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-dark">Dark</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-light text-dark">Light</button>

Button Sizes

Use the .btn-lg class for large buttons or .btn-sm class for small buttons:

Large Default Small

Example

<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary btn-lg">Large</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Default</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary btn-sm">Small</button>

Block Level Buttons

Add class .btn-block to create a block-level button that spans the entire width of the parent element.

Full-Width Button

Example

<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary btn-block">Full-Width Button</button>

Active/Disabled Buttons

A button can be set to an active (appear pressed) or a disabled (unclickable) state:

Active Primary Disabled Primary

The class .active makes a button appear pressed, and the disabled attribute makes a button unclickable. Note that <a> elements do not support the disabled attribute and must therefore use the .disabled class to make it visually appear disabled.

Example

<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary active">Active Primary</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary" disabled>Disabled Primary</button>
<a href="#" class="btn btn-primary disabled">Disabled Link</a>

Spinner Buttons

You can also add “spinners” to a button, which you will learn more about in our BS4 Spinners Tutorial:

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Example

<button class="btn btn-primary">
  <span class="spinner-border spinner-border-sm"></span>
</button>

<button class="btn btn-primary">
  <span class="spinner-border spinner-border-sm"></span>
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</button>

<button class="btn btn-primary" disabled>
  <span class="spinner-border spinner-border-sm"></span>
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</button>

<button class="btn btn-primary" disabled>
  <span class="spinner-grow spinner-grow-sm"></span>
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</button>

Button Groups

Bootstrap 4 allows you to group a series of buttons together (on a single line) in a button group:

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Use a <div> element with class .btn-group to create a button group:

Example

<div class="btn-group">
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Apple</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Samsung</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Sony</button>
</div>

Tip: Instead of applying button sizes to every button in a group, use class .btn-group-lg for a large button group or the .btn-group-sm for a small button group:

Large Buttons:

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Default Buttons:

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Small Buttons:

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Example

<div class="btn-group btn-group-lg">
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Apple</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Samsung</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Sony</button>
</div>

Vertical Button Groups

Bootstrap 4 also supports vertical button groups:

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Use the class .btn-group-vertical to create a vertical button group:

Example

<div class="btn-group-vertical">
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Apple</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Samsung</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Sony</button>
</div>

Nesting Button Groups & Dropdown Menus

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Sony 

Nest button groups to create dropdown menus (you will learn more about dropdowns in a later chapter):

Example

<div class="btn-group">
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Apple</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Samsung</button>
  <div class="btn-group">
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown">
       Sony
    </button>
    <div class="dropdown-menu">
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Tablet</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Smartphone</a>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Split Button Dropdowns

Sony

Example

<div class="btn-group">
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Sony</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary dropdown-toggle dropdown-toggle-split"data-toggle="dropdown">
    <span class="caret"></span>
  </button>
  <div class="dropdown-menu">
    <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Tablet</a>
    <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Smartphone</a>
  </div>
</div>

Vertical Button Group w/ Dropdown

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Sony 

Example

<div class="btn-group-vertical">
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Apple</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Samsung</button>
  <div class="btn-group">
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown">
       Sony
    </button>
    <div class="dropdown-menu">
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Tablet</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Smartphone</a>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Button Groups Side by Side

Button groups are “inline” by default, which makes them appear side by side when you have multiple groups:

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BMWMercedesVolvo

Example

<div class="btn-group">
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Apple</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Samsung</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Sony</button>
</div>

<div class="btn-group">
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">BMW</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Mercedes</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Volvo</button>
</div>

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