I was setting up a project today using Webpack, React and Bootstrap without jQuery. This supposed to be a straight forward task , but turns out I have spent a bit of time to figure it out. So I’m going to document the steps as shown below:

Firstly, install all dependencies:

    npm install react react-dom bootstrap react-bootstrap babel-preset-react --save

    npm install webpack css-loader style-loader file-loader url-loader babel-core babel-loader babel-preset-es2015 --save-dev

Then, add the loaders in your webpack.conf.js:

    var path = require('path');
    var webpack = require('webpack');

    module.exports = {
      entry: './main.js',
      output: { path: __dirname, filename: 'bundle.js' },
      module: {
        loaders: [
            test: /.jsx?$/,
            loader: 'babel-loader',
            exclude: /node_modules/,
            query: {
              presets: ['es2015', 'react']
            test: /.css$/,
            loader: "style-loader!css-loader"
            test: /.png$/,
            loader: "url-loader?limit=100000"
            test: /.jpg$/,
            loader: "file-loader"
            test: /.(woff|woff2)(?v=d+.d+.d+)?$/,
            loader: 'url?limit=10000&mimetype=application/font-woff'
            test: /.ttf(?v=d+.d+.d+)?$/,
            loader: 'url?limit=10000&mimetype=application/octet-stream'
            test: /.eot(?v=d+.d+.d+)?$/,
            loader: 'file'
            test: /.svg(?v=d+.d+.d+)?$/,
            loader: 'url?limit=10000&mimetype=image/svg+xml'

Next, in your main.js (or whatever your entry file), import Bootstrap css:

    import App from './app.jsx';
    import Bootstrap from 'bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.css';

Finally, in your app.jsx, import react bootstrap:

    import React from 'react';
    import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
    import { Button } from 'react-bootstrap';

    const buttonsInstance = (
      <Button>Click me!</Button>

    ReactDOM.render(buttonsInstance, document.getElementById('here'));

Not to mention you also need the div with this id as well as the bundle.js:

    <!doctype html>
        <meta charset="UTF-8">
        <title>Hello React</title>


That’s is it! Let me know if you have any questions.