Manually installing Packages

If you don't want to use the integrated Bower Client you can use Bower manual.

Install Bower

Bower is a command line utility. Install it with npm. Bower requires node, npm and git.

$ npm install -g bower

For troubleshooting installation on different platforms, read the troubleshooting wiki page on

Getting started Install packages

Install packages with bower to the application folder of your concrete5 website or withing a package folder within the packages directory.

$ cd my_concrete5_website/application


$ cd my_concrete5_website/packages/my_package/

The add-on will scan these folders for bower packages and include the assets. Install packages with bower install. Bower installs packages to the subfolder bower_components/. A package can be a GitHub shorthand, a Git endpoint, a URL, and more. Read more about bower install.

# installs the project dependencies listed in bower.json 
$ bower install # registered package
$ bower install jquery
# GitHub shorthand $ bower install desandro/masonry
# Git endpoint
$ bower install git://
$ bower install

Search packages

Search Bower packages under and find the registered package names for your favorite projects.