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🌍 BeWelcome lets you share a place to stay, connect with travellers, meet up and find accommodation on your journey. It is and will always be a free, open source, non for profit, democratic community.


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Rox the software running 🌏

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A community-driven hospitality exchange network

Image of BeWelcome Startpage

Why this is incredible 😍

  • 🛌 Member profiles with focus on finding a place to stay
  • 🔎 Search members by map, location, username
  • 👬 Comment system to increase trust between each other
  • 📝 Forum and groups for discussions
  • 🚣🚴 Activities, galleries to show who you are
  • 🔧 Volunteer tools (safety, moderation, spam, rights member welcome tools and more)
  • 🌈 On page translation for 305 languages
  • 🙋💪 BeWelcome is people and volunteers Learn more

Join the team 👧👦👩👨

You like the idea? Development is only one way to contribute! Find out how to get active, including as designer, tester, translator, moderator, helping others and much more! 😍

Get your Rox development enviroment 💻

  1. 🎈 Set up you local development enviroment and fork the repository on Github.
  2. 🔍 Pick a good starter issue
  3. ✨ Create a pull request and @mention the people from the issue to review
  4. 🌞 Fix the remaining things during review
  5. 🎉 Wait for it being merged!

You probably want to get started by checking out the code in src/.

build/ is deprecated and the code needs to be rewritten in src/.

To make changes in Javascript bear in mind that the Webpack needs to process each change before it reflects on the site. It is a good idea to run yarn encore dev --watch which will keep updating files as you keep saving them.


Documentation is in the doc tree and can be compiled using mkdocs:

$ mkdocs build

The result can then be accessed via doc/html/ in your cloned repository.


If you see an updated composer.json or composer.lock make sure to run

composer install --prefer-dist --no-progress --no-interaction --no-scripts

Also run

yarn install --frozen-lock

everytime you see a change in either package.json or yarn.lock.

If any .scss file or a file in assets/ changed a make build is necessary.

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Coding standards

To ensure coding standards are followed run make everytime before you commit. Fixing coding standard issues can be achieved with

make phpcsfix

twice in a row.