Following on from my post to setup a Raspberry Pi Web Server I next needed to install a Content Management System (CMS).
I chose WordPress because I wanted to get the site setup quickly and, for now, I have found WordPress to be reliable and easy to use.
I won’t provide an installation guide because this one is ideal. (Start from step 4 “Download WordPress”.)
Choosing a Theme:
After trawling through many WordPress themes to find something simple yet interesting, I eventually picked “Terminally” by Andy Warburton. I feel at home with a green screen terminal session and that is what this theme seeks to emulate.
Because I haven’t setup FTP (I’d like to avoid adding too many services and open ports), I couldn’t download new themes from within the WordPress admin facility. So I used another computer to download and uncompress the theme’s zip file and then scp to copy the new terminally folder and its contents to my Pi web server.
A Style for Code:
Because I may post examples of programs or scripts I tweaked the /var/www/wp-content/themes/terminally/style.css file to insert the following:
border: solid 1px lime;
Giving a nice orange on black display to distinguish any code from my notes. Well, I think it looks nice… After half a lifetime using green screens my first amber monitor was quite exotic!
I can then use HTML to switch the “code” style on/off with
<div id="code">scripts and code goes here</div>
This probably isn’t the ‘correct’ way to format text but it works and so it will do until I learn more.
Categorised as: Computer Stuff
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