Quickstart - Flowbite React

Learn how to get started with the free and open-source Flowbite React UI component library based on the utility classes from Tailwind CSS

Getting started#

You can install Flowbite React to any Node.js project.

You'll need to be familiar with Node.js, and have it installed.

Setup Tailwind CSS#

Install Tailwind CSS:

npm i autoprefixer postcss tailwindcss
npx tailwindcss init -p

Point Tailwind CSS to files you have className=".." in:

module.exports = {
  content: ['./src/**/*.{js,jsx,ts,tsx}' /* src folder, for example */],
  theme: {
    extend: {},
  plugins: [],

Add Tailwind CSS to a CSS file:

@tailwind base;
@tailwind components;
@tailwind utilities;

Install Flowbite React#

  1. Run the following command to install flowbite-react:
npm i flowbite-react
  1. Add the Flowbite plugin to tailwind.config.js, and include content from flowbite-react:
/** @type {import('tailwindcss').Config} */
export default {
  content: [
    // ...
  plugins: [
    // ...

Try it out#

How you use Flowbite React depends on your project setup. In general, you can just import the components you want to use from flowbite-react and use them in a React .jsx file:

import { Button } from 'flowbite-react';

export default function MyPage() {
  return (
      <Button>Click me</Button>

Next steps#


If you're using Next.js, you can follow the Next.js install guide, which includes a Next.js starter project with Flowbite React already set up.

Dark mode

If you want to add a dark mode switcher to your app, you can follow the dark mode guide.


If you want to customize Flowbite React component, you can follow the theme guide.


If you want to contribute to Flowbite React, you can follow the contributing guide.