I have a custom weather-station on a Raspberry Pi 3 with a local LAMP-setup running. The sensordata is stored in it's own database. The job for Wordpress is just to have a easy (somewhat) WYSIWYG-possibility to edit the design of the display-page that is shown on a secondary Pi by using a fullscreen-browser.
I need now 3 somewhat "unique" functions that I couldn't find a proper solution for:
Shortcodes for the latest (real-time) data-entry of the database (like temp, humidity, windspeed, rainsensordata, rain-volume, etc) to make it noob-friendly to change the actuall placement of the data inside of the page.
I need a admin-backend (plugin, adminpanelentry, whatever) to chose either grabing the latest data from the database or entering a fixed value in the case of sensor-errors or other occasions that may need it. Would be nice to have: Saving of the manual entries in the database and having a dropdown-menu to chose from those. Nothing fancy, something like http://i.imgur.com/TbZMFMK.png
a "somewhat" easy way to add new data-values (if a new sensor is added)
Data-aquesition is done with Python writing to the database. Would it be more easy to let Python write the data into the Wordpress-DB directly in it's own table? Though perhaps there is already software in case of plugins that do what I need already?