plugins – How to install Bootstrap in a WordPress child theme


I want to add Bootstrap to a WordPress child theme that I edit using Elementor.

To do that, I used both CDN and bootstrap local files but neither worked. For the local files, I created a bootstrap folder in my child theme folder where I had only three folders : functions.php, screenshot.
Then, inside the bootstrap folder I created two other folders css and js.

So now I have :
Child theme folder > boostrap > css
Child theme forlder > bootstrap > js

In the css folder, I uploaded the “bootstrap.min.css” file and in the js folder, I uploaded the “bootstrap.bundle.js” file.

After that, I modified the functions.php file with the code below but this does not work when I add custom HTML using Elementor. Did I miss something in the code or is there anything else I should do ?

I have a little experience with HTML, CSS and Bootstrap but I’m a novice in PHP and javascript.

function child_enqueue_styles() {

wp_enqueue_script( 'bootstrap-js', get_template_directory_uri() . '/bootstrap/js/bootstrap.bundle.js', array( 'jquery' ),'',true );

wp_enqueue_style('bootstrap5-css', get_template_directory_uri() . '/bootstrap/css/bootstrap.min.css');

wp_enqueue_style( 'my-site-theme-css', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/style.css', array('astra-theme-css'), CHILD_THEME_MY_SITE_VERSION, 'all' );


add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'child_enqueue_styles', 15 );

It’s been 3 hours now that I’m trying to implement this and it’s driving me crazy.

Thank you very much for your help !

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Downforu 6 months 2021-05-28T11:25:54-05:00 0 Answer 0 views 0

Answer ( 1 )


    get_template_directory_uri() always points to the parent theme.

    To get the child theme use get_stylesheet_directory_uri().

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