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  1. Brajesh Singh

    It is nice to see a hosting solution specifically targeting this segment. I will suggest providing more information about the bandwidth as depending on the storage class, the cost of bandwidth can be overwhelming on GCP.
    Wishing all the best to Bowe and WeFoster team :)

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    • Bowe Frankema

      Hi Brajesh,

      Thank you for the kind words! If there’s anyone who knows how to build a successful business providing products and services centered around building communities it’s you!

      There are no hidden costs for data or bandwidth fees for any of our plans. Simply pick the plan that fits your community size, and go from there. In extreme situations (small communities dedicated purely to stream/sharing large files/downloads/media) we’ll talk to the community owner on how to implement S3 integration or simply recommend how to better optimise their community for handling lots of data traffic. Furthermore our partnership with CloudFlare saves about 35% of data traffic per community!

      If you have any other questions just let us know.

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  2. Sven Lehnert

    Very interesting for me. I always search for hosts with a strong focus on BuddyPress. What about caching?

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  3. Henry Wright

    Great to see something like this available for BuddyPress; I’m sure much effort has been ploughed into the platform.

    Congrats to the guys at WeFoster!

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    • Bowe

      Thank you so much Henry! So far the feedback from our BuddyPress customers has been amazing, and we’re really happy that we can offer something unique to community owners that rely on BuddyPress!

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  4. Boone Gorges

    Congrats to Bowe and Marion! These two have lots of experience working with the kinds of organizations they hope to serve with WeFoster, and I think the design of their service – from the onboarding to the pricing strategy – reflects this experience nicely. It looks like WeFoster will be a great resource for organizations in need of community tools, and a great way to foster the growth of tools like BuddyPress.

    Good luck!

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    • Bowe Frankema

      Thank you Boone! BuddyPress was our first open source crush, and I think it shows in how we’ve build our platform features. We’ve thought long and hard on how we can meet the needs of community owners using BuddyPress to power their sites.

      We owe you and the rest of the BP core team a huge thank you for providing the foundation and inspiration for our platform, and our (BuddyPress powered) community section on WeFoster.co!

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  5. M

    Really impressive feature set, kudos to the team.

    P.S.: This link is dead https://wefoster.co/platform/developer-features/

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  6. yuda

    Looks great & very promising!

    What about internationalization? It looks like the service itself is not translated, but what about the WP admin dashboard? Or maybe just the front-end?

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    • Bowe

      Thanks Yuda! Once you’ve launched your community on our platform you’ll have a supercharged WordPress installation catered for community sites on top of the features WordPress already offers. So you could make your WordPress installation multilingual just like “regular” WP!

      In regards to our custom dashboard and community insights, this is currently on our roadmap. Hope this answers your question :-)

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