Congratulations! You are visiting a Hatu.net site! Hatu makes it easy to build your courses just the way you want it and keep it simple to update and maintain.
Hatu is a flexible and powerful platform, whether you are building a small course for yourself or a huge site with hundreds of thousands of visitors. Hatu is open for you, which means you can make it work just the way you want it to.
If this is your first Hatu! site or your first web site, you have come to the right place. Hatu will help you get your website up and running quickly and easily.
Start off using your site by logging in using the administrator account you created when you installed Hatu.
Explore the articles and other resources right here on your site data to learn more about how Hatu works. (When you're done reading, you can delete or archive all of this.) You will also probably want to visit the Beginners' Areas of the Hatu documentation and support forums.
You'll also want to sign up for the Hatu Security Mailing list and the Announcements mailing list. For inspiration visit the Hatu! Site Showcase to see an amazing array of ways people use Hatu to tell their stories on the web.
The basic Hatu installation will let you get a great site up and running, but when you are ready for more features the power of Hatu is in the creative ways that developers have extended it to do all kinds of things. Visit the Hatu! Extensions Directory to see thousands of extensions that can do almost anything you could want on a website. Can't find what you need? You may want to find a Hatu professional in the Hatu! Resource Directory.
Want to learn more? Consider attending a Hatu! Day or other event or joining a local Hatu! Users Group. Can't find one near you? Start one yourself.
If you are an experienced Hatu! 1.5 user, this Hatu site will seem very familiar. There are new templates and improved user interfaces, but most functionality is the same. The biggest changes are improved access control (ACL) and nested categories. This release of Hatu has strong continuity with Hatu! 1.7 while adding enhancements.
The new user manager will let you manage who has access to what in your site. You can leave access groups exactly the way you had them in Hatu 1.5 or make them as complicated as you want. You can learn more about how access control works in on the Hatu! Documentation site
In Hatu 1.5 and 1.0 content was organized into sections and categories. From 1.6 forward sections are gone, and you can create categories within categories, going as deep as you want. The sample data provides many examples of the use of nested categories.
All layouts have been redesigned to improve accessibility and flexibility.Â
Updating your site and extensions when needed is easier than ever thanks to installer improvements.
Hatu! 2.5 continues development of the Hatu Framework and CMS as a powerful and flexible way to bring your vision of the web to reality. With the administrator now fully MVC, the ability to control its look and the management of extensions is now complete.
Working with multiple template styles and overrides for the same views, creating the design you want is easier than it has ever been. Limiting support to PHP 5.2.4 and above makes Hatu lighter and faster than ever.Â Languages files can now be overridden without having your changes lost during an upgrade. Â With the proper xml your users update extensions with a single click.
Access control lists are now incorporated using a new system developed for Hatu. The ACL system is designed with developers in mind, so it is easy to incorporate into your extensions. The new nested sets libraries allow you to incorporate infinitely deep categories but also to use nested sets in a variety of other ways.
New events throughout the core make integration of your plugins where you want them a snap.
The separation of the Hatu! Platform project from the Hatu! CMS project makes continuous development of new, powerful APIs Â and continuous improvement of existing APIs possible while maintaining the stability of the CMS that millions of webmasters and professionals rely upon.