There are always questions about myvfw.org and how it works. This page provides information that will help you become familiar with the key elements of system.
There is also a site help center that will take you through the specifics of how things work.
The web sites are built using WordPress. WordPress is used extensively on the web. It is a solid platform that is built to support the department, districts and posts.
An important advantage for our posts is continuity. Unlike individual web sites for posts, many using unique software or systems, VFW North Carolina sites are all based on the same structure with the same software. Each post has a unique website, but the look and feel are the same as any other state website.
This gives protection to the post. When there is a change in website managers, post blogger, or post leadership, the site will continue to function. Pages can be updated to show new leaders and information, but your blog (newsletter stories), will remain for several years as your post’s history.
Take a look at what is included in VFW Department of North Carolina’s myvfw.org by viewing the Website Toolbox. Download VFW NC Internet Toolbox
And, while you are at it, take a look at the information on the many Google products that can help you with communications, photo editing, sharing files, and uploading videos. There is also information on LibreOffice.
With these additional tools, you can save your post and members thousands of dollars by using sophisticated open source software. That will take the bite out of getting setup at your post.
Update: The Quick Start User Guide for the websites is now available. Click here to download now! User Guide (604 downloads)