Conversejs Bootstrap 4 Conflict Fix

Conversejs Bootstrap 4 Conflict Fix
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Conversejs Bootstrap 4 Conflict Fix


Use conversejs chat on a site that is already using Bootstrap 4
Edit plugin source and change data attribute name to resolve the conflict between Boostrap Native and Boostrap Framework

Converse.js is an open-source XMPP chat in the browser, one that is easy to set up and integrate into your own website The solution has a vast community, with over 130 people contributing additional features, bugfixes and language support. 

Version 5.0.5 release included multiple improvements: Preventing the editing of sent file uploads, fixing new message notifications for a minimized chat stack on top of each other and now chats are hidden behind the controlbox on mobile. Conversejs as a javascript plugin is often updated with bug-fixes and new features, it’s using Bootstrap Native Library for UI. BSN is just a Boostrap framework, but without jQuery dependency.

Our website was already using Bootstrap 4 framework, and turns out that enqueuing created some conflicts on the page:

  • Bootstrap tabs weren’t working correctly
  • Issues with the modal backdrop layer

A fix for making converse.js chat working correctly with BS4 (BSN conflict)

  • Instead of using CDN – just create a custom build, or use static js file for converse.min.js
  • Replace all occurrences of data-toggle with data-cttoggle
  • Change modal initialize() function: replace backdrop: 'static', with: backdrop: false,

That’s it. Now BoostrapNative from converse.js is using custom data attribute name and will not be in conflict with the original Boostrap Framework.

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About the article Author:

Maciej Brzeziński

Techleader of createIT, working in the IT sector for over 14 years. Innovator, author, and owner of an e-shop that he has been continuously developing for over 10 years. Currently, with his team of over 20 developers, he supervises all kinds of e-commerce projects of varied structure, characteristics, and size: from simple on-line shops for retail clients to advanced B2B platforms with support of multiple shopping carts, multiple languages, and integration with external systems. His work also involves modifying and expanding the existing platforms with millions of products in their databases, platforms that support variable pricing (several variants of the same product), dropshipping modules, integration with storage systems, integration with courier delivery services, and the last but not least, the optimization of scripts. By participating in a multitude of projects, he had the opportunity to “test out” all kinds of platforms (open-source, SaaS – Cloud-Hosted eCommerce Platforms) and dedicated platforms.

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