Bootstrap 5 responsive admin template

documented by Sean Ngu

Updated on: 25/June/2023
By: Sean Ngu

If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to inbox me your question or send me an email via support email. Thanks so much!

When you only need to include HUD compiled CSS or JS, below is the required core css and javascript.

<!-- Core CSS -->
<link href="assets/css/vendor.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="assets/css/app.min.css" rel="stylesheet">

<!-- Core JS -->
<script src="assets/js/vendor.min.js"></script>
<script src="assets/js/app.min.js"></script>

If you wish to configure the scss files settings, follow the following step to install gulp in your operating system.
You may refer to their official documentation for how to setup the development environment.
Setup Guide

cd /your-path-url/template_html/
npm install 

// generate plugins command
gulp plugins

Make sure that you are running at least node 18.x and npm 9.x.x by running node -v and npm -v in a terminal/console window. Older versions produce errors, but newer versions are fine.

File structure overview for HUD

├── dist/             // generated html / css / js files
├── gulpfile.js       // gulp settings
├── package.json      // npm package installed
└── src/
    ├── html/         // html source files
    ├── img/          // image source files
    ├── js/           // javascript source files
    └── scss/         // studio scss files

Below is the general page structure and the required core css / js files for HUD Admin Template. The css / js files can be found via /dist/assets/ folder.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" 
  <!-- core-css -->
  <link href="assets/css/vendor.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
  <link href="assets/css/app.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
  <div id="app" class="app">
    <!-- app-header -->
    <header id="header" class="app-header">... </header>
    <!-- app-sidebar -->
    <sidebar id="sidebar" class="app-sidebar">... </sidebar>
    <!-- app-content -->
    <div id="content" class="app-content">...</div>
    <!-- btn-scroll-top -->
    <a href="#" data-toggle="scroll-to-top" class="btn-scroll-top fade">
      <i class="fa fa-arrow-up"></i>
  <!-- BEGIN core-js -->
  <script src="assets/js/vendor.min.js"></script>
  <script src="assets/js/app.min.js"></script>

All the css files used in HUD has been compiled into two files app.min.css and vendor.min.css by using gulp. If you are not using gulp, copy over the folder /dist/assets/css and /dist/assets/webfonts into your application assets folder.

  1. FontAwesome
  2. Bootstrap Icons
  3. jQuery UI
  4. Animate.css
  5. Pace Loader
  6. Perfect Scrollbar
  1. Bootstrap
  2. HUD Core CSS
<!-- core-css -->
<link href="assets/css/vendor.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="assets/css/app.min.css" rel="stylesheet">

<!-- OR without vendor.min.css -->
<link href="assets/plugins/@fortawesome/fontawesome-free/css/all.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="assets/plugins/bootstrap-icons/font/bootstrap-icons.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="assets/plugins/jquery-ui-dist/jquery-ui.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="assets/plugins/animate.css/animate.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="assets/plugins/pace-js/themes/black/pace-theme-flash.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="assets/plugins/perfect-scrollbar/css/perfect-scrollbar.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="assets/css/app.min.css" rel="stylesheet">

<!-- core-css required folder -->

This theme compiles 6 javascript library into two files app.min.js and vendor.min.js by using gulp. If you are not using gulp, copy over the folder /dist/assets/js into your application assets folder.

  1. Pace Loader
  2. jQuery
  3. jQuery UI
  4. Bootstrap
  5. Perfect Scrollbar
  6. JavaScript Cookie
  1. HUD Core Javascript
<!-- core-js -->
<script src="assets/js/vendor.min.js"></script>
<script src="assets/js/app.min.js"></script>

<!-- OR without vendor.min.js -->
<script src="assets/plugins/pace-js/pace.min.js"></script>
<script src="assets/plugins/jquery/dist/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="assets/plugins/jquery-ui-dist/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>
<script src="assets/plugins/bootstrap/dist/js/bootstrap.bundle.min.js"></script>
<script src="assets/plugins/perfect-scrollbar/dist/perfect-scrollbar.min.js"></script>
<script src="assets/plugins/js-cookie/dist/js.cookie.min.js"></script>
<script src="assets/js/app.min.js"></script>

<!-- core-js required folder -->

Sidebar collapsed:

<div id="app" class="app app-sidebar-collapsed">

Full height:

<div id="app" class="app app-content-full-height">
  <div id="content" class="app-content" data-scrollbar="true" data-height="100%" 

Full width:

<div id="app" class="app app-content-full-width">

Fixed footer:

<div id="app" class="app app-footer-fixed">
  <div id="footer" class="app-footer">
    © 2023 seanTheme All Right Reserved

Pace Loading Bar at Top

<body class="pace-top">

Boxed Layout

<body class="pace-top">
  <div id="app" class="app app-boxed-layout">

Top Nav (without Sidebar)

  <div id="app" class="app app-with-top-nav app-without-sidebar">

Top Nav (with Sidebar)

  <div id="app" class="app app-with-top-nav">

Boxed Layout with Top Nav & Sidebar

  <div id="app" class="app app-with-top-nav app-boxed-layout">

Add the theme class to the <body> tag in order to change the theme color.

Available Theme Options

<body class="theme-red">...</body>
<body class="theme-pink">...</body>
<body class="theme-orange">...</body>
<body class="theme-yellow">...</body>
<body class="theme-lime">...</body>
<body class="theme-green">...</body>
<body class="theme-teal">...</body>
<body class="theme-cyan">...</body>
<body class="theme-blue">...</body>
<body class="theme-purple">...</body>
<body class="theme-indigo">...</body>
<body class="theme-black">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-100">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-200">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-300">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-400">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-500">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-600">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-700">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-800">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-900">...</body>

Add the 'cover' class to the <html> tag to change the page cover. You can modify the cover image from either /scss/images/ or /dist/assets/css/images. Note that both light and dark mode have separate background cover images.

Available Cover Options

<html class="bg-cover-2">
<html class="bg-cover-3">
<html class="bg-cover-4">
<html class="bg-cover-5">
<html class="bg-cover-6">
<html class="bg-cover-7">
<html class="bg-cover-8">
<html class="bg-cover-9">

Starting from version 2.0, we have implemented a default dark mode theme that is applied to the HTML page. This is achieved through the use of the data-bs-theme="dark" attribute in the <html> tag.

If you wish to enable the light mode instead, you can easily do so by removing the data-bs-theme="dark" attribute from the HTML tag. This will disable the default dark mode and enable the light mode theme.

Please note that once you remove the data-bs-theme="dark" attribute, the light mode theme will persist even if the user refreshes the page or navigates to a different page within the application.

Here's an example:

change from
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" data-bs-theme="dark">
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

With this example, the data-bs-theme="dark" attribute has been removed from html tag. This will enable the light mode to the entire page.


If you want to apply light / dark mode to a single component only, you can add the data-bs-theme="light|dark" attribute to that component.

<div class="card" data-bs-theme="light">
  <div class="card-body">
    <!-- your component content here -->

To enable RTL mode, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the /src/_variables.scss file in your code editor.
  2. Find the $enable-rtl variable and change its value to true:
    $enable-rtl: true;
    This will enable RTL mode for your application.
  3. Save the changes to the file.
  4. Open your terminal or command prompt and navigate to the root directory of your project.
  5. Run the following command to regenerate the app.min.css file:
    gulp css
    This will regenerate the app.min.css file with the changes you made to the $enable-rtl variable.

Global Variables

The /src/_variables.scss file contains the variables that control the styles of your application.

To edit these variables, navigate to the /src/_variables.scss file in your code editor and modify the values of the variables to suit your needs.

<!-- global variable -->

Dark Mode Variables

The /src/_variables-dark.scss file contains the variables that control the styles for dark mode. These variables are used in conjunction with the variables in the /src/_variables.scss file to provide different values for light and dark modes.

<!-- dark mode variable -->

I've used the following images, icons or other files as listed.

jQuery Plugins

  1. animate.css: https://daneden.github.io/animate.css/
  2. ApexCharts: https://apexcharts.com/
  3. jQuery File Upload: https://blueimp.github.io/jQuery-File-Upload/
  4. Bootstrap: http://getbootstrap.com/
  5. Bootstrap Icons: https://icons.getbootstrap.com/
  6. Bootstrap Datepicker: https://uxsolutions.github.io/bootstrap-datepicker/
  7. Bootstrap Daterangepicker: http://www.daterangepicker.com/
  8. Bootstrap Slider: https://www.eyecon.ro/bootstrap-slider/
  9. Bootstrap Timepicker: http://jdewit.github.io/bootstrap-timepicker/
  10. Bootstrap Table: https://bootstrap-table.com/
  11. Chart.js: https://chartjs.org
  12. DataTables: https://datatables.net/
  13. FontAwesome: https://fontawesome.com/
  14. Fullcalendar: https://fullcalendar.io/
  15. jQuery: https://jquery.com/
  16. jQuery UI: https://jqueryui.com/
  17. jQuery Typeahead: http://www.runningcoder.org/jquerytypeahead/
  18. jquery.maskedinput: https://github.com/excellalabs/jquery.maskedinput
  19. Javascript Cookie: https://github.com/js-cookie/js-cookie
  20. jszip: https://github.com/Stuk/jszip
  21. jVectormap: http://jvectormap.com/
  22. Lity: https://sorgalla.com/lity/
  23. Tag-It: http://aehlke.github.io/tag-it/
  24. Selectpicker: https://picker.uhlir.dev/
  25. Spectrum: https://seballot.github.io/spectrum/
  26. kbw-countdown: https://github.com/kbwood/countdown
  27. moment: http://momentjs.com/
  28. Pace: https://github.com/HubSpot/pace
  29. pdfmake: https://github.com/bpampuch/pdfmake
  30. Perfect Scrollbar: https://github.com/mdbootstrap/perfect-scrollbar
  31. PhotoSwipe: https://photoswipe.com/
  32. PicMo: https://picmojs.com/
  33. Popper.js: https://popper.js.org/
  34. Summernote: https://github.com/summernote/summernote


  1. Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/
  2. Freepik: https://freepik.com/