Extra Chill Community

The Extra Chill Community is a music forum dedicated to independent music. It was constructed with a fresh install of the GeneratePress WordPress theme, followed by a fresh install of the BBpress plugin. Then, I spent a full month customizing the template.

The forum has features borrowed from Reddit, such as upvotes, and extensive profile customizations tailored at musicians and music fans. It’s a music discovery and discussion platform combined.

It also connects seamlessly with the main Extra Chill site, allowing community members to comment on and upvote articles on the blog.

This was a massive learning exercise in with session tokens and the WordPress Rest API that set the stage for me building a fully custom theme from scratch for this website.