Try Habari – The Next Generation Content Management System

Habari is a next-generation blogging script that is freely available for anyone to install and use. There are numerous other blogging scripts like WordPress, BlogCMS, etc. However, what makes Habari different is that it is being written by taking the current state of the blogosphere into consideration. Factors like comment spamming and digg overloads are integrated into the core of Habari. This is what makes Habari unique and different from other blogware. The word means What’s the news?


Here are some Features offered by Habari

  • Modular, object-oriented core for easy extensibility

  • Supports multiple database backends (MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL)

  • 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 file system

  • Atom Publishing Protocol support

  • Multiple users (authors)

  • Multiple sites on one installation

  • Support for static content (”pages”)

  • Plugins

  • Tagging

  • Importers for Serendipity and WordPress

Server system requirements to use Habari

  • Web Server – Apache, lighttpd and nginx have been tested successfully

  • PHP 5.2.x or above – Habari will not work with PHP 4.

  • Database – MySQL, PostgresSQL, and SQLite are supported

Habari works with PostgreSQL and SQLite as well. It may be noted that WordPress, on the other hand, works only with MySQL. WordPress doesn’t have native support for PostgreSQL.

Habari Screenshots

habari dashboard

habari content publish


For more information on the Habari Project visit

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January 23, 2009 by: Prasanth Chandra

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