|Initial release||April 3, 2007|
0.9.2 / September 16, 2014
|Platform||PHP on Apache, Lighttpd, Hiawatha, Cherokee, Nginx|
|Available in||English, localizations available in many languages|
|Type||Weblog publishing software|
|License||Apache License 2.0|
Habari // was a free and open source blog engine written in PHP and currently supports MySQL, SQLite and PostgreSQL for the database backend. It got its name from the Swahili greeting habari, which means "(what's the) news".
The last release was on September 16, 2014. The Habari website is no longer working, and there is no known way to get the Habari source code.
- Modular, object-oriented core for easy extensibility
- Supports multiple database backends
- Uses prepared statements throughout to protect against SQL injection attacks
- Media silos to directly access various ways of media storage, like Flickr, or the server's filesystem
- Atom Publishing Protocol support
- Multiple users (authors) supported
- Multiple sites on one installation supported (such as blog1.example.com and blog2.example.com) (note, however, that Habari does not yet support multiple blogs on one domain such as http://example.com/blog1 and http://example.com/blog2
- Support for static content ("pages")
- Plugin support
- Tag support
- WordPress importer
The Habari project was started in October 2006 to develop a modern blogging platform. The focus is on utilizing current technology, such as PHP 5, PHP Data Objects, and object-oriented programming, and the support of modern standards, such as the Atom Publishing Protocol.
The first "developer release" was released on April 3, 2007. Habari 0.2 followed on August 4, version 0.3 on November 5, version 0.4 on February 22, version 0.5 on July 27, 2008, version 0.6 on April 6, 2009, version 0.7 on April 1, 2011, version 0.8 on 13 December 2011, version 0.9 on 20 November 2012, version 0.9.1 on April 3, 2013, version 0.9.2 on September 16, 2014.
Habari was a finalist in the 2008 SourceForge Community Choice Awards in the category of Best New Project.
This table contains the release history of Habari.
|Red||Release no longer supported|
|Green||Release still supported|
|Version number||Date||Links||Notable changes|
|0.1||April 3, 2007||Release post||
|0.2||August 4, 2007||Release post||
|0.3||November 5, 2007||Release notes||
|0.3.3||November 25, 2007||Release post||
|0.4||February 22, 2008||Release notes||
|0.4.1||March 23, 2008||Release notes||
|0.5||July 27, 2008||Release notes||
|0.5.1||September 19, 2008||Release notes||
|0.5.2||October 18, 2008||Release post||
|0.6||April 6, 2009||Release notes||
|0.6.1||May 11, 2009||Release notes||
|0.6.2||May 22, 2009||Release notes||
|0.6.3||October 16, 2009||Release notes||
|0.6.4||February 19, 2010||Release notes||
|0.6.5||November 17, 2010||Release notes||
|0.6.6||December 4, 2010||Release notes||
|0.7||April 1, 2011||Release notes||
|0.7.1||May 12, 2011||Release notes||
|0.8||December 13, 2011||Release notes||
|0.9||November 20, 2012||Release notes||
|0.9.1||April 3, 2013||Release notes||
|0.9.2||September 16, 2014||Release notes||
Habari is developed by the Habari community, in a meritocratic process inspired by the Apache Software Foundation. Permission to commit code is handled liberally, with new contributors easily getting access to their own branches in the main source code repository. The decision-making process always involves the community, and in most cases decisions are made by community consensus. Some decisions, such as the decision that a new version should be released, are finalized by a vote amongst the Habari committers. This ensures that different opinions are heard and discussion is not stifled. Free-flowing developer discussions are most common on the Habari Project's official IRC channel, #habari on Freenode.
- "Habari Project Wiki - Before You Install". Archived from the original on 2008-09-13. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
- Kamusi Project - Translation of "habari"
- asymptomatic.net - Release Announcement
- Habari Project Wiki - Features page
- Comparison of Habari to WPmu)
- Habari Project Mailing List - about page
- SourceForge Community Choice Awards - Finalist listing
- How the ASF works - The Apache Software Foundation
- Habari Project Wiki - Cabal page
- Habari Project Wiki - IRC
- Official website
- Habari Wiki (Information, Documentation, Support)
- Habari Demo
- Habari at Open Hub
- Announcement at chrisjdavis.org
- BloggingPro: Habari, A New Blogging Tool
- Mention by Matt Mullenweg, WordPress head developer
- Smashing Magazine: 10 Weblog Engines Reviewed Honorable Mention
- Article about Habari on linux.com