Been a little while since I’ve had the chance to update the IoT tinkering. In this update I went through and got Home Assistant up and running on Ubuntu 18.04 as well as configured it to use MQTT to receive sensor readouts.
The beauty of these little devices is both their ease of use and low cost
Just added the plugin for the editor and have been having a pretty good time with it so far. Really liking how easy its making it for me to customize the various parts of the post without having to hunt down the odd menu settings.
Been making some minor changes to the current wordpress theme- Twenty Seventeen. Learned more about creating child themes, adding stuff to the php files (mainly the functions.php), and modifying the theme’s CSS files.
Didn’t quite like how it was dominating the entire sidebar so went head and added a bit of custom CSS the the widget element to help make it a bit more manageable.
Got a short and sweet edit to get the pesky featured images from dominating the page’s top portion. Edit the CSS styling that calls out “single-featured-image-header”
Test to see if the plugin pulls posts based on selected categories.
In general I’m finding that I don’t want to add plugins when possible to wordpress so when it came to setting up a simple twitter feed to the sidebar I looked around to see if its easily doable. Here’s how I did it…
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