Use built-in custom button styles for actions in forms, dialogs, and more with support for multiple sizes, states, and more.


Bootstrap includes several predefined button styles, each serving its own semantic purpose, with a few extras thrown in for more control.

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

Button tags

The .btn classes are designed to be used with the <button> element. However, you can also use these classes on <a> or <input> elements (though some browsers may apply a slightly different rendering).

When using button classes on <a> elements that are used to trigger in-page functionality (like collapsing content), rather than linking to new pages or sections within the current page, these links should be given a role="button" to appropriately convey their purpose to assistive technologies such as screen readers.


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

Outline buttons

Do you need a button but not the hefty background colors they bring? Replace the default modifier classes with the .btn-outline-* ones to remove all background images and colors on any button.

  <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-danger">Danger</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-warning">Warning</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-info">Info</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-light">Light</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-dark">Dark</button>

Soft buttons

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

Social buttons

  <button type="button" class="btn btn-facebook mb-3 mr-3">
    <i class="gd-facebook align-middle mr-1"></i> Facebook
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-twitter mb-3 mr-3">
    <i class="gd-twitter align-middle mr-1"></i> Twitter
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-instagram mb-3 mr-3">
    <i class="gd-instagram align-middle mr-1"></i> Instagram
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-github mb-3 mr-3">
    <i class="gd-github align-middle mr-1"></i> Github
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-google mb-3 mr-3">
    <i class="gd-google align-middle mr-1"></i> Google

Icon buttons

Icon buttons comes with fixed width and height and uses .btn-icon and .btn-icon-inner classes. Add a class .rounded-circle utility class to make pilled button.

  <button type="button" class="btn btn-icon btn-light rounded-circle">
    <i class="gd-arrow-left btn-icon-inner"></i>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-icon btn-dark rounded-circle">
    <i class="gd-arrow-right btn-icon-inner"></i>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-icon btn-primary rounded-circle">
    <i class="gd-shopping-cart-full btn-icon-inner"></i>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-icon btn-info rounded-circle">
    <i class="gd-bell btn-icon-inner"></i>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-icon btn-danger rounded-circle">
    <i class="gd-trash btn-icon-inner"></i>

  <button type="button" class="btn btn-light mb-2 mr-2">
    <i class="gd-arrow-left icon-text align-middle mr-2"></i>
    <span class="align-middle">Previouse step</span>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-dark mb-2 mr-2">
    <span class="align-middle">Next step</span>
    <i class="gd-arrow-right icon-text align-middle ml-2"></i>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary mb-2 mr-2">
    <span class="align-middle">Add to cart</span>
    <i class="gd-shopping-cart-full icon-text align-middle ml-3"></i>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary mb-2 mr-2">
    <span class="align-middle">Sign Up</span>
    <i class="gd-user icon-text align-middle ml-3"></i>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-danger mb-2 mr-2">
    <i class="gd-unlink icon-text align-middle mr-2"></i>
    <span class="align-middle">Unlink account</span>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-info mb-2 mr-2">
    <span class="align-middle">Update results</span>
    <i class="gd-reload icon-text align-middle ml-2"></i>


Fancy larger or smaller buttons? Add .btn-lg or .btn-sm for additional sizes.

  <button type="button" class="btn btn-lg btn-primary">Large button</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-lg btn-secondary">Large button</button>

  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Medium button</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">Medium button</button>

  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary btn-sm">Small button</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary btn-sm">Small button</button>

Create block level buttons — those that span the full width of a parent — by adding .btn-block.

  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary btn-block">Block level button</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary btn-block">Block level button</button>

Pill buttons

Use the .rounded-pill modifier class to make buttons more rounded (with a larger border-radius).

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

Active state

Buttons will appear pressed (with a darker background, darker border, and inset shadow) when active. There's no need to add a class to <button>s as they use a pseudo-class. However, you can still force the same active appearance with .active (and include the aria-pressed="true" attribute) should you need to replicate the state programmatically.

  <a href="#" class="btn btn-primary active" role="button" aria-pressed="true">Primary link</a>
  <a href="#" class="btn btn-secondary active" role="button" aria-pressed="true">Secondary Link</a>

Disabled state

Make buttons look inactive by adding the disabled boolean attribute to any <button> element.

  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary" disabled>Primary button</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary" disabled>Secondary Button</button>

Disabled buttons using the <a> element behave a bit different:

  • <a>s don't support the disabled attribute, so you must add the .disabled class to make it visually appear disabled.
  • Some future-friendly styles are included to disable all pointer-events on anchor buttons. In browsers which support that property, you won't see the disabled cursor at all.
  • Disabled buttons should include the aria-disabled="true" attribute to indicate the state of the element to assistive technologies.

  <a href="#" class="btn btn-primary disabled" tabindex="-1" role="button" aria-disabled="true">Primary link</a>
  <a href="#" class="btn btn-secondary disabled" tabindex="-1" role="button" aria-disabled="true">Link</a>

Button plugin

Do more with buttons. Control button states or create groups of buttons for more components like toolbars. Please check out official Bootstrap page for more details.

Toggle states

Add data-toggle="button" to toggle a button's active state. If you're pre-toggling a button, you must manually add the .active class and aria-pressed="true" to the <button>.

  <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary" data-toggle="button" aria-pressed="false" autocomplete="off">
    Single toggle

Checkbox and radio buttons

Bootstrap's .button styles can be applied to other elements, such as <label>s, to provide checkbox or radio style button toggling. Add data-toggle="buttons" to a .btn-group containing those modified buttons to enable their toggling behavior via JavaScript and add .btn-group-toggle to style the <input>s within your buttons. Note that you can create single input-powered buttons or groups of them.

The checked state for these buttons is only updated via click event on the button. If you use another method to update the input—e.g., with <input type="reset"> or by manually applying the input's checked property—you'll need to toggle .active on the <label> manually.

Note that pre-checked buttons require you to manually add the .active class to the input's <label>.

  <div class="btn-group-toggle" data-toggle="buttons">
    <label class="btn btn-secondary active">
      <input type="checkbox" checked autocomplete="off" /> Checked


Method Description


Toggles push state. Gives the button the appearance that it has been activated.


Destroys an element's button.