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Habari is a free and open source blog engine written in PHP. It runs on web servers such as Apache, Lighttpd or Nginx and it currently supports MySQL, SQLite and Postgres for the database backend. It gets its name from the Swahili word "habari" which translates to "news", as in "what's the news?".

It is developed by the Habari community, in a meritocratic process inspired by the Apache Software Foundation. Commit access 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, although the decision is finalized by a vote amongst the Habari committers. This ensures that different opinions are heard and discussion is not stifled.

Features include:

  • 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, Viddler, or the server's filesystem
  • Atom Publishing Protocol support
  • Multiple users (authors) supported
  • Multiple sites on one installation supported
  • Support for static content ("pages")
  • Plugin support
  • Tag support
  • Importers for Serendipity and WordPress