J.B.Weather Widget 2.0 for WordPress

J.B.Weather (ver 2.0) is a simple widget for displaying weather conditions and forecast for places across the world.


- jQuery driven
- uses AJAX technology
- Cache
- Search Bar with auto complete function
- Ability to set default location
- Ability to auto detect user location using HostIP service or its own integrated geoip database.
- 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


Method 1)

- 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.

::NOTE:: Since the widget is big in size, method 1 could fail if you have upload limit.

Method 2) ( If Method 1 fails )

- Navigate to <Your WordPress Folder> / wp-content / plugins /

- Extract the content of “jb-weather-widget-2.zip” archive to the “plugins” folder. It should look like this: <Your WordPress Folder> / wp-content / plugins / jb-weather-widget-2 /

- Activate the J.B.Market Weather Widget plugin from your WordPress Admin Panel.

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 http://www.worldweatheronline.com/register.aspx


- 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).


  • 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.