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Discussion on: Transitioning away from Facebook and Ning

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Ben Halpern

Disclosure, I'm about to pitch my company's service:

Poke around this platform to see if it might be a decent choice. It's Forem, which is open source community software extracted from DEV, and here is another example. It will not offer all the features you get on WP variants, but it's thoughtfully extensible and the mobile story is going to be much more palatable for your end users.

A bit more on mobile:

Forem is new to market and we don't even have a proper landing page yet explaining the features, but we'll be rolling out the baseline version which you can host for well within your budget pretty soon.

I don't think anyone should use our thing right now if they aren't 100% sure because the last thing we want is to tease you away from more established players to be disappointed in our offering— but I'd be remiss if I didn't answer in this way. 😄

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Mary Green

@benhalpern how long did it take to get forem set up?

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Dorian Cave Author

Thanks Ben. As we need to be transitioning to a new platform very soon, it looks like Forem might not be the best choice for us right now. But thank you for letting me know about this new solution.

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Ben Halpern

Yeah, no worries. Good luck!