I'm trying to use Bootstrap 4 in my theme for Magento 2. So i have created a requirejs-config.js (in my theme dir) with the next items :

var config = {
    paths: {
        "popper": "js/popper.min",
        "jquery.bootstrap": "js/bootstrap.min"
    shim: {
        'jquery.bootstrap': {
            'deps':['jquery' , 'popper']

And i want to use Bootstrap for my Carousel now like this :

<script type="text/javascript">
    requirejs(['jquery' , 'popper' , 'jquery.bootstrap'], function ($ , Popper , jQueryBootstrap) {

I do use popper 1.12.3 from the dist/umd directory and its loaded great. But i still get this error :

bootstrap.min.js:6 Uncaught Error: Bootstrap dropdown require Popper.js (https://popper.js.org) at bootstrap.min.js:6 at bootstrap.min.js:6 at bootstrap.min.js:6

Anyone any idea why my dependencies OR my requirejs in my phtml fille is not working ?

  • Solution is just to use the full bootstrap bundled js. Not quit the best solution though Commented Apr 27, 2018 at 18:31

1 Answer 1


I had the same problem and just solved it by re-attaching Popper to the global scope and nesting the bootstrap dependency in my javascript.


require(['jquery', 'popper'], function($, Popper) {
    window.Popper = Popper; // re-attach to global scope
    require(['bootstrap'], function() {
        $(function() {
            // This function is needed (even if empty) to force RequireJS to load Twitter Bootstrap and its Data API.
            // You can make calls to bootstrap functions here.

I'm requiring a little different so I'll attach these just in case.


var config = {
    paths: {
        'popper': 'js/popper',
        'bootstrap': 'js/bootstrap'
    shim: {
        'popper': {
            'deps': ['jquery'],
            'exports': 'Popper'
        'bootstrap': {
            'deps': ['jquery', 'popper']


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" layout="1column"

        <css src="css/app.css" />
        <script src="js/app.js" type="text/javascript" />

  • Whilst this may work I don't think it's the best solution, the whole point of using require is so you can avoid polluting the global scope. And following M2 best practices JS should be loaded via x-magento-init tags or data-mage-init and not loaded via XML.
    – Ben Crook
    Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 16:33
  • i agree with @BenCrook any idea how to solve it? Commented Apr 11, 2018 at 16:12
  • I don't sorry, I don't even know what Popper is :(
    – Ben Crook
    Commented Apr 11, 2018 at 16:14
  • 3
    Oh 100% agree with you. Luckily, bootstrap now ships with a bundled javascript file that includes popper, so you can avoid this entire process. Commented Apr 11, 2018 at 16:20
  • 1
    @ManojDeswal you can find it here github.com/twbs/bootstrap/tree/v4-dev/dist/js Commented Apr 17, 2018 at 17:53

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