Introduction to Redux in Next.js: Getting Started

Redux is a powerful state management library that plays a crucial role in managing the state of a React application. When combined with Next.js, a popular framework for server-side rendering and building React applications, Redux can greatly enhance the way you handle data and state in your projects. In this article, we will embark on a journey to understand the fundamentals of Redux integration in Next.js, starting from scratch.


Before diving into Redux integration in Next.js, it's important to have a basic understanding of React and JavaScript. Familiarity with the core concepts of Redux will be beneficial, but not mandatory.

Setting Up Redux

  1. Install Dependencies: Begin by creating a new Next.js project using the official command-line tool. Then, install the necessary Redux packages using npm or yarn.

  2. Create Redux Store: In the root of your project, create a new directory named store. Inside this directory, create a file named index.js to configure your Redux store. Import the required functions from Redux and create your store with createStore().

  3. Define Reducers: Create separate files for each reducer in the store directory. Reducers are responsible for handling different parts of your application's state.

  4. Combine Reducers: In your store/index.js file, import combineReducers from Redux and combine all your reducers using this function.

Folder Structure

A well-organized folder structure can make your project more maintainable. Here's an example structure for your Next.js project with Redux:

|-- components/
|-- pages/
|-- store/
|   |-- index.js
|   |-- reducer1.js
|   |-- reducer2.js
|-- ...

Connecting Redux to Components

To connect your components to the Redux store, use the connect() function from the react-redux library. This allows you to access Redux state and dispatch actions.


By setting up Redux in your Next.js project, you'll have a powerful tool for managing your application's state. In the upcoming articles, we'll explore more advanced Redux concepts and tackle real-world scenarios.