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J.B.Weather Widget 2.0 for WordPress

J.B.Weather Widget 2.0 for WordPress

Weather Widget 2 is a simple widget for displaying weather conditions and forecast for places across the world.

Features

- Search location weather by US, UK, Canada Postalcode, Latitude/Longitude and city name - Geocode auto-complete list for cities and countries - Ability to set default location
- Ability to auto detect user location using HTML5 Geolocation
- Celsius or Fahrenheit units
- Kilometers or Miles units
- Displays today’s date, temperature, wind direction and speed, forecast for next 4 days
- Color adjustable
- Adjustable Width (Note: minimum of 280 pixels)
- Has its own unique icons
- jQuery, AJAX, cURL, Cache

Installation

- Go to your WordPress admin panel and navigate to Plugins -> Add New.

- click “Upload” and then “Browse”.

- Select the archive “jb-weather-widget-2.zip” and click “Install Now”.

- Activate the J.B.Market Weather Widget plugin by clicking “Activate” button.

Set up :

- Go to your WordPress admin panel and navigate to Appearance -> Widgets.

- From “Available Widgets” box click and drag “J.B.Weather Widget” to the desired sidebar (at the right).

- Set desired parameters and click Save.

Obtaining API Key

To obtain free API key, go to https://developer.forecast.io/register

Note:The Weather API is free of charge and does not require subscription.

Obtaining Geonames Username

To obtain free Geonames Username, go to http://www.geonames.org/login
After registration enable it on your account page: http://www.geonames.org/manageaccount

Requirements

- forecast.io API key (you can obtain one for free at https://developer.forecast.io/register) - geonames.org username (you can obtain one for free at http://www.geonames.org/login) - PHP cURL enabled or file_get_contents.
- PHP server is not blocking access to external sources (The Weather API in this case).
- PHP server has read/write permission to store the cache files in the widget folder (mkdir and file_put_contents).

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Updates

  • 13 Jun 2016 Version 2.7

    - Added option to turn on/off Cache from widget settings
    - Added auto-detect user location by IP address (uses ipinfo.io)

  • 30 Apr 2016

- Bug fixes where widget sometimes fail to return weather data.

  • 06 Apr 2016 Version 2.5

- Weather API has been changed to forecast.io since the old one became paid for new users.

  • 27 Aug 2015

- The autocomplete list of cities and countries has been reactivated. The feature requires active www.geonames.org/ username. You can obtain one by registering at http://www.geonames.org/login

- Added shortcode

- Shortcode example:

[jbww apikey="MY-API-KEY" location="London, England" geonames="MY-GEONAMES-USERNAME" autodetect="0" basiccolor="#000" width=280, degreesunits="C", windunits="K" curl="1"]

- Shortcode parameters:

- apikey – Your worldweatheronline.com api key (required)
- location – Location name, ip address, post code, long lat etc…
- autodetect – Auto-detect user location 0 – Off 1 – On
- geonames – Your active http://www.geonames.org username
- width – Plugin width (units are in pixels)
- degreesunits – Temperature units C or F
- windunits – Wind units K or M
- curl – Use cURL 0 – Off 1 – On

  • 06 Feb 2013
    - Fixed bug where the plugin could break some themes
    - Added option for translation. To translate the days from English edit file language.txt found in the widget folder.
    - HostIP detection type will properly use cURL now if cURL option is selected.
    - Other minor bug fixes.


  • 28 March 2013
    - API url has been updated.
    - The widget will make 3 attempts per 3 seconds to get data on ajax error.
    - If APi return no data, the xml content will be dumped for debugging.
    NOTE:: You may need to obtain new API key if you already have one.
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