CDC supports California Chartered Democratic Central Committees and Democratic Clubs with websites, training and seminars aimed at promoting the Democratic brand. We recommend the following totally free to download and use software packages to help promote communication with voters:
Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
CDC uses this open source website creation and content management system for ALL of its CDC Sponsored Website Project sites. There are three ways to use the software:
- Use the WordPress.com set up which utilizes the WordPress server – this is a limited version and does not allow much flexibility or many options,or;
- Set up a Hosted Website with a Domain – this allows the creator to utilize all of the WordPress options and plugins as well as thousands of various website templates, or;
- If your Democratic club or organization is chartered by the California Democratic Party, then by affiliating with the CDC, we will setup and support a complete WordPress website for you at no cost.