We are using Sitecore 9.1 version and wanted to create a new website using Sitecore SXA. We have installed SXA 1.8 module but we have been facing an issue like All partial design and components creates unnecessary extra div. I just had a look at recent version of Sitecore SXA 1.8.1 where this issue has been resolved.

Below issue mentioned in Release Notes of SXA 1.8.1.

When you use the Bootstrap 4 grid, an extra unwanted row class is added around some placeholders.

But SXA 1.8.1 is supported only in Sitecore 9.1 Update 1. Has anyone faced this issue or has any workaround for this problem?

  • Sitecore version : 9.1
  • SXA version : 1.8
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    SXA 1.8.1 supports sitecore 9.1.0 too Apr 25, 2019 at 9:01
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    I had a look at Compatibility table. it doesn't support kb.sitecore.net/articles/180187
    – arjunan
    Apr 26, 2019 at 3:07
  • Interesting: in the upgrade guide PDF it says "The prerequisites for running this update Sitecore Experience Platform 9.0 update 2, Sitecore XP 9.1.0, or Sitecore XP 9.1.1." I'll see if I can get someone to look at the discrepancy. Apr 26, 2019 at 5:01
  • I had a look at installation document or upgrade document of SXA 1.8.1. I couldn't see any discrepency. Prerequisite is mentioned clearly like Sitecore Experience Platform 9.0 update 2 or 9.1.1. I'm still wondering why Sitecore is not giving support for Sitecore 9.1 version. One year ago i had same issue for SXA. They released sitecore 9 and give support for SXA 1.5 version. within few months they released SXA 1.6 but stopped giving support for Sitecore 9 version. There's always facing similar problem when we use Sitecore initial versions.
    – arjunan
    Apr 26, 2019 at 6:38
  • Ah you're right, they must have updated the PDF since I downloaded it 2 weeks ago. Apr 26, 2019 at 6:47

2 Answers 2


We have faced the same issues.

We have overcome them by following below steps.

  1. Navigate to /sitecore/system/Settings/Feature/Experience Accelerator/Bootstrap 4 Duplicate that module and move it to your own folder module under Feature layer. We called it {ClientName} Bootstrap

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  1. Set proper Grid Definition for your newly created Grid Setup:

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  1. Last thing to do is to set Grid Definition properly meaning set Row Class field to “row” and remove field values for Wrapping Tag and Wrapping Class fields:

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To compare, this is how it looks like with default Bootstrap 4 Grid Definition:

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FE team realized this is not sufficient and we created a custom view for Container component to fix one last thing. We just added row class next to component-content div:

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You can find instructions how to create custom views on my blog.


This is only workaround to quickly fix this issue in SXA 1.8! I strongly recommend using patch file from Sitecore Support or upgrading to SXA 1.8.1 as soon as possible as if you start using this Grid system, you would need to change IDs of Grid settings for every single rendering once you upgrade. Think about it!

  • Thanks for your answer. It's great.
    – arjunan
    Apr 26, 2019 at 8:23

There are two options that I know of:

  • Request patch with public ref 301904 from Sitecore Support
  • Don't use the "Container" rendering, instead use "Row Splitter" only

I used the latter successfully on a project where SXA 1.8.0 was just released and we didn't have time to wait for support to give us a patch, but seeing as it's been fixed in 1.8.1 I'm sure they will be able to prepare a patch for you without too much delay.

  • Can you breif public ref 301904? I couldn't find any issue associated with reference number that you've given.
    – arjunan
    Apr 26, 2019 at 7:02
  • I dont understand your question, but you can see the ref on the 1.8.1 release notes. Apr 26, 2019 at 7:07
  • Got it. Thanks. I will request a patch
    – arjunan
    Apr 26, 2019 at 7:20
  • Thanks for your support. Got a fix from the sitecore team and resolved the issue :)
    – arjunan
    Apr 26, 2019 at 15:07

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