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Raspberry Digital Signage plugins

Raspberry Digital Signage plugins

RASPBERRY DIGITAL SIGNAGE

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Web Kiosk “plugin”

You can reactivate the display of the normal Chromium address bar with the following command via SSH as root:

sed -i 's/chromium-browser --kiosk --home-page/chromium-browser --kiosk-placeholder --home-page/g' /rds/home/rds-user/.xinitrc
systemctl restart rds

 
This restores the standard address bar to Raspberry Digital Signage and tunes it in a system suitable for usage in web kiosks and multi-user web workstations environments (cafès, offices, schools, hotels, hospitals, libraries), where people can freely surf the web.

Raspberry Digital Signage with this “plugin” replaces the older Raspberry WebKiosk.

Revert with:

sed -i 's/chromium-browser --kiosk-placeholder --home-page/chromium-browser --kiosk --home-page/g' /rds/home/rds-user/.xinitrc
systemctl restart rds

 


WordPress plugin

Raspberry Digital Signage admin interface allows you to set up the URL of the web resource to be displayed; it can be an Internet one (https://www.binaryemotions.com), a LAN URL (http://192.168.1.100/booking; http://booking.lan), or even a resource located internally, inside the Raspberry Pi’s filesystem. You know that already.

To simplify the creation/management of an internal site setup, the wordpress plugin adds a WordPress installation to the system (/rds/var/www/wordpress).

Requirements
This plugin requires Raspberry Digital Signage >= v.13.1.

 

Plugin installation
From a SSH terminal of Raspberry Digital Signage (donors’), as root:

apt update
cd /root
wget https://www.binaryemotions.com/rds.plugins/raspberry-digital-signage-plugin-wordpress-13.1-1_all.deb
apt install -y /root/raspberry-digital-signage-plugin-wordpress-*.deb

 

Prerequisites
In order to view (and administer) the Pi’s WordPress site from your PC, just add the following line to your PC hosts file:

RaspberryPi_LAN_IP_in_this_moment wordpress

For example:

192.168.0.120 wordpress

This way, your PC will identify the URL http://wordpress as coming from the Pi.
Google for what “hosts” file means if unsure.

 

Usage
Set up your site on the internal WordPress installation: as a normal WordPress site, by browsing from your PC to http://wordpress.

WordPress admin login is: admin / password.
Remember to change it. Binaryemotions won’t give basis/informations on how to use WordPress.

Make Raspberry Digital Signage display it: from the admin interface, set http://wordpress as the kiosk URL (the plugin’s installation will do it for you, but if you change it, then remember to set up this way).

 

Disable network check
Upon boot, the system checks for the availability of the network, in order to display the proper admin interface if no network is available. However, with an internal WordPress installation, the network check could be undesired: in case, modify /rds/home/rds-user/.xinitrc as:

connectionCheck() {
    return 0
}

 

Useful things to do with this WordPress installation
Many. Among the others, a plugin which is worth a try is foyer.tv.
Install it from WordPress plugins page, then create a presentation and put its link in the Raspberry Digital Signage admin interface as the kiosk URL.

 

Uninstallation

apt --purge remove -y raspberry-digital-signage-plugin-wordpress
rm -R /rds/var/www/wordpress/wp-content
apt --purge autoremove -y

 

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