Habari Websites

Habari is a free and open source blog engine written in PHP and currently supports MySQL, SQLite and PostgreSQL for the database backend. It gets its name from the Swahili greeting habari, which means “(what’s the) news”.

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, and version 0.9.1 on April 3, 2013.

Habari was a finalist in the 2008 SourceForge Community Choice Awards in the category of Best New Project.