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Override Bootstrap Variables in a Theme

Override Bootstrap Variables in a Theme


The storefront theme is implemented as a skin on top of Boostrap:

Bootstrap · The most popular HTML, CSS, and JS library in the world.

Sometimes it is necessary to adjust SCSS variables if you want to change the look of the Storefront for example default variables like $border-radius which is defined by Boostrap. This guide will show how you can override those SCSS variables.


All you need for this guide is a running Shopware 6 instance and full access to both the files, as well as the command line. You also need to have an installed and activated theme which is assigned to a sales channel. Checkout the Create a first theme guide if you have not yet a working theme setup.

Override default SCSS variables

Bootstrap 4 is using the !default flag for it's own default variables. Variable overrides have to be declared beforehand.

More information can be found here.

To be able to override Bootstrap variables there is an additional SCSS entry point defined in your theme.json which is declared before @Storefront.

This entry point is called overrides.scss:

// <plugin root>/src/Resources/theme.jsonon
  "name": "SwagBasicExampleTheme",
  "author": "Shopware AG",
  "views": [
  "style": [
    "app/storefront/src/scss/overrides.scss", <-- Variable overrides
  "script": [
  "asset": [

In the <plugin root>/src/Resources/app/storefront/src/scss/overrides.scss you can now override default variables like $border-radius globally and set its value to 0 to reset it in this case:

// <plugin root>/src/Resources/app/storefront/src/scss/overrides.scss
Override variable defaults
This file is used to override default SCSS variables from the Shopware Storefront or Bootstrap.

Because of the !default flags, theme variable overrides have to be declared beforehand.

$border-radius: 0;

// some other override examples
$icon-base-color: #f00;
$modal-backdrop-bg: rgba(255, 0, 0, 0.5);
$disabled-btn-bg: #f00;
$disabled-btn-border-color: #fc8;
$font-weight-semibold: 300;

After saving the overrides.scss file and running bin/console theme:compile go and check out the Storefront in the browser. The border-radius should be removed for every element.


Please only add variable overrides in this file. You should not write CSS code like .container { background: #f00 } in this file.


When running ./psh.phar storefront:hot-proxy in the development template or ./bin/ in the production template, SCSS variables will be injected dynamically by webpack. When writing selectors and properties in the overrides.scss the code can appear multiple times in your built CSS.

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