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 & ESPHome Servo Example (Step-by-Step guide)

Looking to integrate a servo with Home Assistant? This step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the process of building a wireless servo and integrating it with Home Assistant! For the example we will be using a readily available Wemos D1 Mini and RC servo, however you can use any compatible ESP device and servo. By…

Help! Home Assistant Won’t Restart! (7 Possible Solutions)

Are you trying to access your Home Assistant user interface but no matter how long you wait, your browser just keeps you hanging on the error screen? Don’t worry help is on hand! Everyone who has become proficient in Home Assistant configuration has been in this position and I know how frustrating and worrying it…

How To Turn Off A Switch In X Minutes Using Home Assistant

Looking for a simple and easy to understand solution for a timed smart light or smart switch? In this tutorial you can learn how to add a simple timer to any service in Home Assistant with user adjustable time. With Home Assistant you can create a neat little slider in the user interface in just…

Home Assistant Push Button Dimmer (Simple Template Tutorial)

Wondering how to transform a boring on/off light switch into an awesome dimmer? This tutorial will teach you how to incrementally increase the brightness of a light each time you push a button. If you are looking for a simple introduction to the power of templating in Home Assistant then this tutorial is definitely for…

Top 5 Mistakes Home Assistant Beginners Make (And How To Avoid Them)

New to Home Assistant and looking for some great advice? Not so long ago I was also new to the platform and those initial pitfalls are still fresh in my mind! Now I am comfortably past the initial learning curve I can safely say that once you master Home Assistant, it is truly a marvelous…

How To Split Home Assistant Configuration YAML Dummies Guide

Are you finding that your configuration.yaml file is getting longer and more confusing? Are you a person who likes to organise things into neat little categories and you feel the urge to bring order to your YAML configuration? Look no further! In this tutorial we will learn how to split the configuration.yaml file into a…

How To Return A Light To A Previous State In Home Assistant

Want to know the secret sauce that goes into Home Assistant, allowing you to remember the state of a light, or any other entity for that matter? This illusive technique is easier than you might think! There are many reasons that you might want to remember the state of a series of entities. In this…

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…