How to Perform GET Requests using ESP8266

ESP8266 has amazing IOT capabilities which allows you to send or receive data to a remote server that can be displayed through LCD. The HTTP GET request allows you to pull information from a website. So let’s take a look how to perform GET Requests using the ESP8266. First, we need do include some libraries. We will need the ESP8266WiFi library,

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How to Differentiate between Client-side and Server-side Scripting language

You may have thought that PHP was a programming language. Well technically speaking it’s a server-side scripting language which is different from a programming language on the client’s side. The distinction between them is largely artificial and the lines can get blurry but a general comparison can be done.   Client Side versus Server-Side Scripting Let us first see the

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How to make a Post/Page Private in WordPress

Sometimes you want to make your posts private so that people can’t take a look at them as you work on your site. A private post is not visible to your website visitors. Only logged in users with specific permissions can view them. So, let’s take a look and show you how to easily create a private post in WordPress.

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How to use ESP8266 Wifi Modes: Station and Access Point

ESP8266 works in two modes: Station (STA) and Access Point (AP).  In short, AP mode allows it to create its own network and have other devices (your phone) connect to it and STA mode allows the ESP8266 to connect to a Wi-Fi network (one created by your wireless router). So, an important feature about the ESP8266 is that it can

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How to Install Libraries written for the Arduino IDE

Arduino library is just a group of functions that are packaged together that are similar. They are a collection of codes that extend a programming language.  Libraries make it easy for programmable devices such as microcontrollers, SoCs, etc., to communicate with sensors, displays, modules, etc.  Some of them, such as the SoftwareSerial library, are packaged with the IDE and are

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How to Request the Time from NTP Server using ESP8266

IOT projects are driven by very precise triggers and calculations based on timing and synchronization. But how can we get the perfect time without manual adjusting? One way to accomplish that is by asking an Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server. On the ESP8266, all you need is an Internet connection: you can just ask a time server what time it

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How to get JavaScript running on your ESP8266 using Espruino

JavaScript is a very popular language these days and it’s used for absolutely everything from web development to mobile apps and lately efforts are made for porting it to run on actual microcontrollers like ESP8266. Today we’re gonna use a couple of tools to load a special firmware on the ESP8266 that will allow you to run JavaScript code that

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Deep Sleep Mode with ESP-12E for Power Saving

ESP8266, as we know, is power hungry. If you use an ESP-12E board that is powered by a battery or a power bank, after running it for a while, you realize the battery doesn’t last long. With most of the ESP8266 modules, you can’t change the hardware to save power, but you can write software to do it. If you

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How to Upload Sketches to ESP8266 Boards

The upload procedure for ESP8266 boards is a little different from the normal Arduino procedure. Most Arduinos will automatically reset when a new program is being uploaded, and will automatically enter programming mode. On some ESP boards you have to manually enter programming mode, and on the bare-bones modules, you even have to reset them manually. So let’s  take a

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How to Add an Ajax Powered Taxonomies Filter in WordPress Search

We all know that the default WordPress search is not perfect. However, if you could allow your audience to filter results based on categories and tags, custom taxonomies, or post types, this will help them find posts more easily. In this article, we will show you how to add an Ajax powered taxonomies filter in WordPress search. Why use Ajax

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