Weather plugin

by Iva Korlevic
May 27, 2015

When Proodos was starting, we decided to develop a small wordpress plugin that would show the current conditions in our town. The plugin development started in 2013. but was stopped because of other obligations and the design of our webpage was changed so it didn’t include the plugin. This year we restarted the plugin development, and we’re finally ready to launch the first version.

Installation and settings

You can install plugin manually by:
1. copy it in plugin folder of your wordpress and extract there or
2. go to plugins area in administration, go to add new plugin, and click on upload plugin. Choose the downloaded zip file and click on upload.

After installation please make sure to setup the plugin in settings area. To show plugin on your page simply echo pdsWeather() in the designated place.

update: You can now go to widgets area in your sites administration and drag & drop the plugin to the widget area of your choice.

Versions

Version 3.1
– removed printt of the results after save
– tested on 4.5
– implement selective refresh for widget

Version 3.0
– solved more bugs
– add input field for API key to the settings area
– made sure that api key is required in order for widget to be shown
– added drag & drop widget in widgets secions

Version 2.0
– solved some bugs
– added input field for API key
– added uninstall functions
– show weather label yes/no

Version 1.1.1
-another little bug solved

version 1.1
– solving bugs
– added temperature signs (F & °C)

Version 1.0. includes:
– current conditions at setup location every hour
– show/hide conditions string
– show/hide feels like string
– show temperature(s) in degrees celsius or fahrenheit, or both
– show/hide icon
– choose between icons provided from weather underground or use weather font by erik flowers

Planned changes for version 3.x:
– current conditions checkup frequency setup

If you have some other things that you would like to include first, please write to us.

Legal

The plugin uses Weather underground API for checkup of weather conditions. It also includes weather icons font developed by Erik Flowers.

Download

The plugin is now approved by WordPress team and is hosted on wordpress svn, o you can simply go to plugins section of your WordPress site, click add new and search for Weather
or you can download the plugin from wordpress page:
pdsweather

And here/s the official wordpress pdsweather page:
weather

Bugs

Please let us know if you find any bugs.

Comments

4 thoughts on “Weather plugin”

  1. You need to get a lot more detailed with the installation, why build a plugin if you are the only one who knows how to use it. as far as settings go it rocks, wish i could use it.

    1. Hi Rob,
      thank you for your comment. We’re trying to make it as simple as possible. But being developers, the installation instructions are clear to us. Can you please let us know what part is confusing so we can make it better?

    1. Template is a file in your wordpress theme. Like header.php of footer.php, so if you want to show the plugin in header area, you would copy-paste the code to header.php

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