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Documentation > Carbon Fields > Quickstart


This guide will show you how to install the Carbon Fields library using composer. To install Carbon Fields as a WordPress plugin, please follow the Plugin Quickstart guide instead.

  1. Browse to your theme directory
  2. Execute the following in your terminal of choice:
    composer require htmlburger/carbon-fields
  3. Add the following to the top of your functions.php file:

    use Carbon_Fields\Container;
    use Carbon_Fields\Field;
    add_action( 'carbon_fields_register_fields', 'crb_attach_theme_options' );
    function crb_attach_theme_options() {
        Container::make( 'theme_options', __( 'Theme Options', 'crb' ) )
            ->add_fields( array(
                Field::make( 'text', 'crb_text', 'Text Field' ),
            ) );
    add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'crb_load' );
    function crb_load() {
        require_once( 'vendor/autoload.php' );
  4. Open up /wp-admin/ – you now have a brand new "Theme Options" admin section with a text field

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