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World Weather Online stated effective April 5th they are no longer offering the free API. I’m hoping you can cross over to Google weather API for future use of your Weather component.

Hello,

As I know Google Weather API does not exist for years now. But if you read the WWO’s statement carefully you can see that only the new registrations will be limited to premium API. Accounts registered before April 5th will still be able to use the free API. We will think about a way regarding new customers but it does not affect current users.

My apologies. I meant as I use this component in the future and purchase additional licenses. Your weather slider is hands-down the nicest one I have seen on the internet. Perhaps in the future something like forecast.io where you 1000 free API calls per day.

After the changes the free API offers 1000 calls per day according to WWO. But we will look for other weather data providers as well.

Whats new in the recent update?

Hello,

You can find the changelogs in the documentation: https://support.kreaturamedia.com/docs/weatherslider/documentation.html#whats-new

HHawk

HHawk Purchased

No clue what’s wrong, but using your script as mentioned in the included documentation (applied for a API key and inserted it), but I get the message:

WeatherSlider Error: Timeout. Please check your WWO API Key and plugin settings.

Using the latest version from your website (2.6.6).

//edit!

Nevermind. Figured it out. Needed to change “WWOAPIVersion” to “2”. :) So the language is still set by variables, not by a simple NL change or something?

HHawk

HHawk Purchased

Well I fooled around in the weatherslider.kreaturemedia.jquery.js and it is possible, however I don’t understand how it’s calculated.

You can change the height / location of the weathericons somehere here:

$(this).addClass(ws.w[what].classNames).css({
    height : $(this).height() * ws.o.reduction,
    marginLeft : (parseInt($(this).css('margin-left'))-ws.w[what].mL)  * ws.o.reduction,
    marginTop : (parseInt($(this).css('margin-top'))-ws.w[what].mT) * ws.o.reduction,
    visibility : 'visible'
});

It should be possible to lower the weather icons in general.

HHawk

HHawk Purchased

Well apparantly by adding + 120 it will lower everything within.

For example like this:

$(this).addClass(ws.w[what].classNames).css({
    height : $(this).height() * ws.o.reduction,
    marginLeft : (parseInt($(this).css('margin-left'))-ws.w[what].mL) * ws.o.reduction,
    marginTop : (parseInt($(this).css('margin-top'))-ws.w[what].mT + 120) * ws.o.reduction,
    visibility : 'visible'
});

It’s really ackward that the developer didn’t know this. You would suspect he simply doesn’t care about his clients, or this script was partially stolen elsewhere??

IMHO a developer should have known this.

Thank you for your feedback.

HHawk

HHawk Purchased

Noticed an “issue”, every time I open the page with your weatherslider it adds to calls to the API. So instead of 500 calls, I can only make 250 calls, because it makes duplicate calls.

Is this normal? Or is there a workaround.

Maybe come up with kind of caching system like a few other weatherscripts out there. So it doesn’t make an API call/count every time you open the website.

Some kind of caching system would be great, because it will:

1. Make less API counts. 2. Make the website even faster. 3. People will adore it and give you a higher rating.

So in general your script will be the best looking and fasted one out there.

Hopefully you will consider this.

Regards

HHawk

HHawk Purchased

  • bump for cache implementation.
HHawk

HHawk Purchased

  • bump for cache implementation

As I’ve mentioned earlier adding this feature is on our to-do list. Unfortunately we are not yet sure to exactly which version will be this added to, so there is no date of arrival available yet at the moment.

Best Regards,

Kreatura Support Team

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Hello, I just purchased your plugin but just testing I ran out of credits in the first 3 hours. How soon can you implement forecast.io as an API provider within your plugin… if others have done it, so can you. they give you more free credits per day (1000) and their pricing packages can have smaller start up plans. Hope you can implement it soon.

Hello,

Thank you for your thoughts, we might implement forecast API to the plugin in the future.

HHawk

HHawk Purchased

  • bump reminder * Bump for cache implementation. Seems other people are having issues as well with the limit!!

Hey HHawk,

Please read my earlier response under your last comment.

Best Regards,

Kreatura Support Team

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HHawk

HHawk Purchased

  • BUMP * Friendly reminder for a implementation for a cache function, so we can use the weatherscript more than 1000 times a day. Because it’s now pretty useless.

On a normal day, the script stops half the day.

Hey HHawk,

As I’ve mentioned earlier adding this feature is on our to-do list. Unfortunately we are not yet sure to exactly which version will be this added to, so there is no date of arrival available yet at the moment.

Best Regards,

Kreatura Support Team

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HHawk

HHawk Purchased

  • bump one again for cache version *

We really need a cache function, because every single day (except for weekends) I hit the query limit. Therefor I cache function is really required to make the best of your script. Not only will it be way, way faster, but also it will result in way less querries…!

I will keep bumping this thread as a friendly reminder and to keep your attention on it.

HHawk

HHawk Purchased

Sorry that my link didn’t help you. :( Okay, that’s great news! I will send you a message. Thank you once again.

HHawk

HHawk Purchased

Wow the cache function really works perfectly! Hardly any API calls anymore and (in my humble opinion) my page now also loads faster!

10+ for customer support and for the cache function. I can highly recommend this script to anyone who is still in doubt!!!

Thank you for the feedback and your kind words. We have also replied to your email.

Kind Regards,

Kreatura Support Team

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Hoytron

Hoytron Purchased

Hello, i’ve purchased your Plugin and it works well so far. But is ist possible to change the api by my self? I want to use the openweathermap.org api, because there is still a free account avaliable.

Hey Hoytron,

Unfortunately there is no option in the plugin to change weather data provider at the moment.

Best Regards,

Kreatura Support Team

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Hoytron

Hoytron Purchased

Thanks for the quick answer,

do you work at a solution for this? Or maybe change the standard weather provider soon?

Am I allowed to change the code by myself to insert a settings option for a second api provider?

We are also thinking about changing weather providers, we will look at our options and decide what’s best. Yes, you are allowed to make these modifications to the script in the meantime if you would like to.

Kind Regards,

Kreatura Support Team

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Got the API key as per your instruction mentioned in Documents, but we are getting this error: Timeout. Please check your WWO API Key and plugin settings.

Hey nascreative,

Usually these issues are related to the WorldWeatherOnline API and your own API key. Please verify at your WWO profile that the API key is working and valid, please also check that you have set the proper API option and you entered the key correctly.

It is also possible that there is a temporary issue with the WWO servers and that is causing the trouble, in which case it should return to normal shortly

Best Regards,

Kreatura Support Team

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I just purchased this without seeing the disclaimer about the premium API. Where do you stand on another weather provider? This looks like a great weather widget, but if I have to pay $10 a month to use it, I will probably look for another alternative. It’s my fault for not reading all the info before purchasing.

Hey joejoe666,

We are planning to switch to a different weather data provider as we’re not completely satisfied with WWO’s services recently. However our other projects are keeping us busy at the moment so we’re not yet sure when will be able to make this change happen.

Best Regards,

Kreatura Support Team

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haven’t you tried https://openweathermap.org/forecast5 for API? Their only limit for api is maximum 60 calls per minute what is totally irrelevant with caching. They offer 5 days forecast, segmented every day by 3 hours and weather updates every 2 hours. With a cron job and saving json locally everyone can work on free API. I compared JSON objects returned from both, there are quite big differences but I think it is worth of it since world weather free API is just a 60 days Trial, after trial is your plugin useless, unless you open new account and start new trial.

Hey blue_eyed_devil,

Thank you for your thoughts and feedback, I am going to forward your idea to the devs so they can check on this API provider.

Kind Regards,

Kreatura Support Team

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