I’ve been learning a little about setting up plugins for WordPress. I found a fairly good guide here. I’m somewhat familiar with WordPress so figured I’d use that as the content management system for my “Home Intelligence Management System”. So far I’ve created a really basic plugin that adds a settings page to configure some times and durations for shutting off my water heater. It needs some formatting work but for what I’m looking to do, it should work fine. The next step will be to setup a python program to monitor the mysql database values from the wordpress plugin and verify the python program runs correctly to shut the water heater off and turn it back on when appropriate. Ultimately, I will convert my Python sprinkler timer program into this format along with the addition of some other projects.