NextJS + Redux: Unlocking Next-Level State Management for Web Apps

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Juan Salas

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Are you a software developer looking to take your state management game to the next level? In this article, we'll explore how to integrate NextJS with Redux, a popular state management library for React. By the end, you'll have the tools you need to create scalable, maintainable, and efficient web applications.

Setting up the Store

The first step in integrating NextJS with Redux is to set up the store. This is where all of your application's state will live. To get started, you'll need to:

  • Install the necessary packages: redux and react-redux.
npm install redux react-redux
  • Create a store.js file to hold your store configuration.
import { createStore } from 'redux';  

const initialState = {};

const reducer = (state = initialState, action) => {
switch (action.type) {
// handle actions here
return state;

const store = createStore(reducer);

export default store;
  • Wrap your NextJS app with the Provider component from react-redux, passing in the store as a prop.
import { Provider } from 'react-redux'; 
import store from './store';

function MyApp({ Component, pageProps }) {
return (
<Provider store={store}>
<Component {...pageProps} />

export default MyApp;

Creating Reducers and Actions

Once the store is set up, the next step is to create reducers and actions to manage the state. Here's how you can do it:

  • Create a reducers.js file to hold your reducers.
export const counterReducer = (state = { count: 0 }, action) => { 
switch (action.type) {
return { count: state.count + 1 };
return { count: state.count - 1 };
return state;
  • Import the combineReducers function from the redux package and combine your reducers.
import { combineReducers } from 'redux';
import { counterReducer } from './reducers';

const rootReducer = combineReducers({
counter: counterReducer,

export default rootReducer;
  • Create an actions.js file to hold your actions.
export const increment = () => {
return {
type: 'INCREMENT',

export const decrement = () => {
return {
type: 'DECREMENT',
  • Export your reducers and actions to make them available for use in your components.

Connecting Components to the Store

Now that you have your store, reducers, and actions set up, it's time to connect your components to the store. This will allow you to access the state and dispatch actions as needed. Here's how you can connect components:

  • Use the connect function from react-redux to connect your component to the store:
import { connect } from 'react-redux';

const Counter = ({ count, increment, decrement }) => {
return (
<h1>Count: {count}</h1>
<button onClick={increment}>Increment</button>
<button onClick={decrement}>Decrement</button>

const mapStateToProps = (state) => {
return {
count: state.counter.count,

const mapDispatchToProps = {

export default connect(mapStateToProps, mapDispatchToProps)(Counter);

Advanced Techniques

Congratulations, you've successfully integrated NextJS with Redux!

But the fun doesn't have to stop there. Here are a few advanced techniques you can use to take your state management to the next level:

  • Using middleware to handle async actions
  • Implementing the Redux DevTools for easy debugging
  • Using selectors to extract specific pieces of state


By following these steps and exploring some of the advanced techniques, you can take your state management game to the next level with NextJS and Redux. With scalable and maintainable state management, you'll be able to build robust web applications with ease. Embark now on your next state management adventure.