This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Bootstrap Widget Styling


  • Gives Bootstrap styles to widgets: “Categories,” “Archives,” “Pages,” “Search,” “Recent Posts,” “Recent Comments,” “Custom Menu,” “Meta,” and “Tag Cloud.”
  • Fast: must have Bootstrap 3 because it only sends one small file to the browser.
  • Disable plugin for certain widgets, using “Settings” page.
  • Works with all widgets in Bootstrap themes “evolve,” and “Unite.” Mostly works on “DevDmBootstrap3” (except for “Search”). Doesn’t work at all on “The Bootstrap,” “Radiant,” “Customizr,” and “Inkzine.”
  • Doesn’t work if you have more than one of each kind of widget on a page. For example, two “Categories” widgets.
  • No setup needed, unless you want to disable it for certain widgets.


  • Wide click area for mobile devices.
  • View from a tablet.
  • Click anywhere in the row.
  • Bootstrap styling, with post counts and dates.
  • The "Tag Cloud" widget.


  1. Upload the bootstrap-widget-styling directory to your /wp-content/plugins directory.
  2. In the “Plugins” menu, find “Bootstrap Widget Styling,” and click “Activate.”
  3. If you would like to disable the plugin for certain widgets, click “Settings.”


What does this require?

Twitter Bootstrap 3.

Will this change the rest of my page’s styles?

No, this doesn’t output any stylesheets. It only formats widgets so they can use Bootstrap styles.

Contributors & Developers

“Bootstrap Widget Styling” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Added “Custom Menu” widget Bootstrap styling. The widget looks better when it has only one level of navigation.


  • Fixed bug where warning appeared in strict mode.
  • Integration with the plugin “Adapter Widget Rows.”
  • Translation-ready, but no translations included.


  • Tag cloud widget support added. Improved support for the customizer: widgets will be styled as they’re added.


  • First version