Our name is a combination of two elements: first, WP for WordPress, and second, Bene, which is Latin for good. That about sums up why WPBene exists: to bring all the goodness of WordPress to charities, non-profits, personal bloggers who put their efforts into doing good and making this world a better place for all of us and the generations to come.
The WPBene blog will bring you information about the most useful WordPress products, solutions and services that we become aware of. In addition to curating information on WordPress products and services, we will also review them selectively from the perspective of their suitability and usability in a non-profit environment. Our goal is to become a trusted source of information about using WordPress to support the work of charities, non-profit organisations and personal bloggers. We will also make every effort to share the information and present our reviews in a manner that is DIY friendly.
Who is behind WPBene?
My name is Joel and I have been a WordPress fan and user for longer than I can remember. My first WordPress installations were on in-house servers and mostly designed as dual-use applications – an external facing website and an intranet for internal use. It was an exciting time of learning through much trial and error. Those days instilled in me a deeper than average under-the-hood understanding of the technologies that power the Internet (because of so much tinkering around that we had to do to get things working). My skills in innovating solutions and in troubleshooting were also developed in those days.
I now offer freelance services for WordPress based website design and development for small to mid-sized charities and non-profits. Whether your project is developing and launching a new website from scratch or involves redesigning, upgrading and/or enhancing the functionality and security of an existing website, I would be delighted if you contact me with your needs. Please use the Contact Form for general inquiries or the Project Scope Form to request an evaluation and quote for your project.
I also provide consultancy services for website development, search engine optimization (SEO), social media strategy, development of on-line courses (e-learning solutions) and a number of other functionalities needed by charities and non-profits. Do get in touch with me via the Contact Form and let’s talk about how I might be able to help. If you are a start-up or a small charity with little or no money for your website needs, please do get in touch as I am sometimes able to take up pro-bono work.