Remix K-pop Stack

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npx create-remix --template netlify-templates/kpop-stack

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What's in the stack

Not a fan of bits of the stack? Fork it, change it, and use npx create-remix --template your/repo! Make it your own.


  • Install all dependencies & the Netlify CLI:

    npm install
    npm install netlify-cli -g
  • Create or connect to your Netlify project by running through the Netlify init script:

    netlify init
  • Add your Supabase and session environment variables to a .env file like .env.sample file or through the Netlify project dashboard at Site settings/Build & deploy/Environment:


There is more information about the Supabase variables in the Database section below. The initial create-remix command will create the SESSION_SECRET variable which is a random string of 16 characters, so feel free to just set a random 16 chars if not running remix-create.

Environment Variable list in project dashboard.

screenshot of env vars in Netlify UI

  • Start dev server:

    npm run dev

This starts your app in development mode, rebuilding assets on file changes.

Running Locally

The Remix dev server starts your app in development mode, rebuilding assets on file changes. To start the Remix dev server:

npm run dev

The Netlify CLI builds a production version of your Remix App Server and splits it into Netlify Functions that run locally. This includes any custom Netlify functions you've developed. The Netlify CLI runs all of this in its development mode.

It will pull in all the environment variables of your Netlify project. You can learn more about this project's Supabase environment variables in the Database section below.

To start the Netlify development environment:

netlify dev

With Netlify Dev you can also:

  • test functions
  • test redirects
  • share a live session via url with netlify dev --live
  • and more :)

Note: When running the Netlify CLI, file changes will rebuild assets, but you will not see the changes to the page you are on unless you do a browser refresh of the page. Due to how the Netlify CLI builds the Remix App Server, it does not support hot module reloading.

Relevant code:

This is a pretty simple note-taking app, but it's a good example of how you can build a full stack app with Remix and Supabase. The main functionality is creating users, logging in and out, and creating and deleting notes.


This project uses Supabase for data storage and user authentication.

Environment Variables

You will need these 2 environment variables to connect to your Supabase instance:


    Found in Settings/API/Project API keys

    See screenshot

    supabase anon key location


    Found in Settings/API/Project URL

    See screenshot

    supabase url location

You can add your environment variables to an .env file (like shown in the sample .env.sample) which will not be committed publicly because it is added to the .gitignore file. Or you can add it to your Netlify project environment variables (Site settings/Build & deploy/Environment) as shown in the Development section so that they can be easily shared with teammates.

Database creation
  • You can sign up with Supabase with your GitHub credentials

  • Create a new project on the 'Project' page

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  • Next you will need to name the database and makes sure to save the password you select, then you will want to choose a region closes to you

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  • It will take some time for the project to be fully scaffold so you will need to wait before the next steps.

SQL Queries
  • In your Supabase project dashboard, you can find the SQL Editor here

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  • Select "New Query"

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  • Here are the SQL queries used in the K-pop Stack

    -- Create public profile table that references our auth.user
    create table public.profiles (
      id uuid references auth.users not null,
      created_at timestamptz not null default current_timestamp,
      email varchar not null,
      primary key (id)
    -- Create public notes table
    create table public.notes (
      id uuid not null default uuid_generate_v4(),
      title text,
      body text,
      created_at timestamp default current_timestamp,
      updated_at timestamp default current_timestamp,
      profile_id uuid references public.profiles not null,
      primary key (id)
    -- inserts a row into public.users
    create or replace function public.handle_new_user()
    returns trigger
    language plpgsql
    security definer set search_path = public
    as $$
      insert into public.profiles (id, email)
      values (,;
      return new;
    -- trigger the function every time a user is created
    drop trigger if exists on_auth_user_created on auth.user;
    create trigger on_auth_user_created
      after insert on auth.users
      for each row execute procedure public.handle_new_user();
  • You can copy these over to the SQL Editor and click the 'Run' button

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  • Lastly, you will need to go to Authentication/Providers/Email and disable the 'Confirm email' option



This stack has the Netlify configuration file (netlify.toml) that contains all the information needed to deploy your project to Netlify's edge nodes.

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Deploy from the Command Line

Clone this repo with the git clone command. Then install the Netlify CLI tool and run netlify init.

git clone

npm install netlify-cli -g # to install the Netlify CLI tool globally

netlify init # initialize a new Netlify project & deploy


Using the 'Deploy to Netlify' button or the init process will also set up continuous deployment for your project so that a new build will be triggered & deployed when you push code to the repo (you can change this from your project dashboard: Site Settings/Build & deploy/Continuous Deployment).

You can also use netlify deploy or netlify deploy --prod to manually deploy then netlify open to open your project dashboard.

💡 If you don't use --prod on the deploy command you will deploy a preview of your application with a link to share with teammates to see the site deployed without deploying to production



We have set up the basic configuration files for Cypress End-to-End tests in this project. You'll find those in the cypress directory. As you make changes, add to an existing file or create a new file in the cypress/integrations directory to test your changes.

We use @testing-library/cypress for selecting elements on the page semantically.

To run these tests in development, run npm run e2e-test which will start the dev server for the app as well as the Cypress client.

To other example of Cypress tests specifically on Remix stacks, check out the cypress directory in the Remix Grunge Stack example.

Netlify Plugin Cypress

We also use netlify-plugin-cypress to validate our template is working properly. When you deploy this project as is, cypress tests run automatically on a successful build. If you're interested in removing this functionality you will need to go into the netlify.toml and remove the plugins section:

  for = "/build/*"
    "Cache-Control" = "public, max-age=31536000, s-maxage=31536000"

- [[plugins]]
-  package = "netlify-plugin-cypress"
-  [plugins.inputs]
-    record = true
-    group = "Testing Built Site"

You will also need to remove the plugin from the dependencies: npm uninstall -D netlify-plugin-cypress

Type Checking

This project uses TypeScript. It's recommended to get TypeScript set up for your editor to get a really great in-editor experience with type checking and auto-complete. To run type checking across the whole project, run npm run typecheck.


This project uses ESLint for linting. That is configured in .eslintrc.js.


We use Prettier for auto-formatting in this project. It's recommended to install an editor plugin (like the VSCode Prettier plugin) to get auto-formatting on save. There's also a npm run format script you can run to format all files in the project.