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Current Weather

Description

This plugin uses data from the Yahoo! Weather API to display the current weather for a location of your choosing as well as the forecast for the current and next day.

The simplest way to insert the shortcode into your page or post is to use [current_weather location="your location here"] to get the default implementation, which would be your current conditions with forecast and location shown using standard units.

The full list of shortcode attributes is:
* location – Use a city, state; zip code; WOEID; etc.
* units – Either f, for standard, or c, for metric.
* show – True, if you want to show your location. Default is true.
* forecast – True, if you want to show the forecast. Default is true.
* condensed – True, if you want to show the condensed version. Default is false.

Features

  • Choose any location worldwide. The plugin will determine your location’s WOEID for you.
  • Use either standard or metric units.
  • Show or hide the location.
  • Show or hide the two day forecast.
  • Condensed version showing icon, temperature, conditions, and location only.
  • Custom title text.
  • Multi widget.
  • Simple shortcode.

Installation

  1. Unzip and upload the folder /current-weather/ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Use the shortcode or widget on your site.
  4. Customize the css to match your site or use the default setup.

FAQ

Shortcode?

This simplest way to insert this into your page or post is to use [current_weather location="your location here"] to get the default implementation, which would be your location with forecast and location shown using standard units.

The full list of attributes:
* location – Use a city, state; zip code; WOEID; etc.
* units – Either f, for standard, or c, for metric.
* show – True, if you want to show your location. Default is true.
* forecast – True, if you want to show the forecast. Default is true.
* condensed – True, if you want to show the condensed version. Default is false.

What about the Yahoo! API request limitations?

The xml data is cached for 15 minutes to eliminate the issue of bumping up against request limitations, though that means the data is not always as current as possible.

Contributors & Developers

“Current Weather” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Current Weather” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.5.4

  • Fixed issue with the forecast not showing up.

1.5.3

  • Fixed problems with the shortcode functionality.

1.5.2

  • A few minor adjustments to styles and I’ve added an option for a more condensed version.

1.5

  • Weather.com abandoned it’s xml feed and switched to a paid API. Switched to use of the Yahoo! Weather API, but this reduced the forecast to a two day range.

1.0

  • This is the first version