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Under the Hood

This is a page for the nerds, the true heads, and those who might want to build their own blog like Extra Chill. If you found it that means you went looking for it.

The Basics

Extra Chill is a WordPress site running a customized version of the Colormag Pro theme. It is hosted on Cloudways via a Digital Ocean Droplet. The server size is 8gb and the disk size is 160gb.

Fonts

Headings are Wilco’s Loft Sans font. Body text is Libre Franklin. The Extra Chill logo is Lobster Two.

Optimizations

Extra Chill employs several optimization measures. The site is served through Cloudflare, pages are cached via WP Rocket, and the Imagify plugin keeps image sizes small for fast loading. We use Yoast for SEO metadata.

Quirky Tidbits

Extra Chill was a Blogger blog first. It was transferred over to WordPress in 2018.

Learn More

If you want to know more about the technical side of Extra Chill & running a blog in general, founder Chris Huber maintains a useful web tools page on his personal site where there is also information about how those tools are used.