# Getting Started

There are several methods to quickly begin using Redux, each targeted toward different skill levels and use cases. Read through to see what suits your particular needs.

# Installing

Redux must be installed to begin using it. The quickest approach is to install the WordPress.org plugin although other approaches are available. Read more in our install docs.

# Core Concepts

Another great guide to review is our core concepts. The Redux may be confusing without understanding how it's structured. Read more in our core concepts docs

# Basic Config

Once Redux is installed, we can begin digging in. Let's begin with a basic config. The barebones example (opens new window) or the more extensive sample config (opens new window) may be modified as needed. We hope you'll customize our examples and adapt them to suit your needs.

    if ( ! class_exists( 'Redux' ) ) {

    $opt_name = 'redux_demo';

    $theme = wp_get_theme(); // For use with some settings. Not necessary.

    $args = array(
        'display_name'         => $theme->get( 'Name' ),
        'display_version'      => $theme->get( 'Version' ),
        'menu_title'           => esc_html__( 'Sample Options', 'your-textdomain-here' ),
        'customizer'           => true,

    Redux::set_args( $opt_name, $args );

            'title'  => esc_html__( 'Basic Field', 'your-textdomain-here' ),
            'id'     => 'basic',
            'desc'   => esc_html__( 'Basic field with no subsections.', 'your-textdomain-here' ),
            'icon'   => 'el el-home',
            'fields' => array(
                    'id'       => 'opt-text',
                    'type'     => 'text',
                    'title'    => esc_html__( 'Example Text', 'your-textdomain-here' ),
                    'desc'     => esc_html__( 'Example description.', 'your-textdomain-here' ),
                    'subtitle' => esc_html__( 'Example subtitle.', 'your-textdomain-here' ),
                    'hint'     => array(
                        'content' => 'This is a <b>hint</b> tool-tip for the text field.<br/><br/>Add any HTML based text you like here.',

# Community

We have an incredibly active community with thousands of developers worldwide. Stay up to date on the development of Redux and reach out to our community with these helpful resources.