How To Setup A WordPress Blog For A Technical Website

Looking to set up a tech blog or website for programming, electronics, engineering or another similar field? This is a complete WordPress setup guide for new webmasters who will benefit from a more specific webmaster tutorial. There are plenty of WordPress tutorials already available so I wanted to create something a little different. I have…

Raspberry Pi WordPress With MariaDB Setup Guide

Yes it’s absolutely possible to set up a LAMP server with MariaDB and PHP on Raspberry Pi! Perhaps you already have a project in mind, but here is a great idea; create a mirror of your existing site so you can tinker with the code locally, then push the update once you are happy with…

Easier ESP8266 Web Server LED Control Using ESPHome

Want to know a quicker and easier way to to control a LED or relay with a web browser? ESPHome is a powerful IoT tool that sits on top of the Arduino framework and it dramatically simplifies the process of building a custom IoT device using an ESP-based board. Prerequesite Installing ESPHome Configure ESPHome Create…

Home Assistant For Webmasters: Managed Dropbox Backups

Did you know that Home Assistant can be far more than just a home assistant? It is probably not too far fetched to say that it can manage, schedule and automate all technological aspects of your life. Like one third of the other webmasters in the world, I run this site on WordPress. I was…

Home Assistant Telegram Bot Example (Tutorial With Pictures)

Are you the type of person who would love to have a butler or servant to do all of your bidding? Sure you can turn your lights on in the Home Assistant user interface, but it is far more fulfilling when you demand that your very own ServantBot-3000 does it for you! Then once you…

Home Assistant & Google Calendar (8 step Guide With Images)

Wouldn’t it be great if you could control all of your Home Assistant automation with Google Calendar? With just a few simple steps we can link Google Calendar to our entire home automation setup! In this tutorial we will learn how to connect Google Calendar with Home Assistant and use it as a way to…

Super-Tiny Wemos D1 Mini Web Server (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

You may already know that the ubiquitous ESP8266 is designed to connect to WiFi, but did you know it can also act as a web server? In this tutorial we will turn a Wemos D1 Mini into a very tiny web server using just 17 lines of code. I have read a few very good…

Arduino To IFTTT Using Webhooks (Step-by-step Tutorial)

As the IFTTTWebhooks Arduino library is now deprecated and no longer works, I thought I would make my own solution. After several hours of research I have put together a simple yet powerful solution to send webhooks to IFTTT from Arduino. If you are pretty competent with Arduino you might just want to head on…

Home Assistant Remote Setup Guide: DuckDNS Secure SSL

It is possible to access your Home Assistant server over the internet, from outside of your home network. So why might we want to do this? It means we can use the Home Assistant Companion App whilst outside of the home, allowing remote access to the Home Assistant UI. It also allows us to connect…