giWeather

Description

giWeather is a WordPress widget that shows the weather forecast with a clean, clear and responsive style inspired by Google.

giWeather Demo Site

Features:

  • Possibility to choose the source of weather forecast between OpenWeatherMap (Worldwide) and National Weather Service weather.gov (USA only)
  • Endless colors. Possibility to choose the color of the weather module with a simple color picker;
  • Unit of Measure support: Imperial/British and Metric/International;
  • TimeZone support: possibility to choose the time zone of the weather forecast;
  • Font Size selection: Small, Medium, Large;
  • Many iconset (from near reality to flat icon): Iconvault Forecast (font), Meteocons (font/img) dark and light, gk4 (img), MeteoAM (img, external), OpenWeatherMap (img, external), Yahoo (img, external), Google (img, external);
  • Deferred load of module in order to speed up website loading;
  • Data cache for faster loading and reduce the demands on the forecast source;
  • Fully responsive – will adapt to any device;
  • Advanced touch / swipe support built-in;
  • Wind icons with intensity and direction;
  • Possibility to choose the time horizon of the forecast;
  • Possibility to show or hide the detail sections of the module: Locality, Date, Descriptive weather, Humidity , Pressure , Wind, Thumbnails Forecasts;
  • Multilanguage forecast descriptive text support (OpenWeatherMap): English, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Ukrainian, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Finnish, Dutch, French, Bulgarian, Swedish, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Turkish, Croatian, Catalan;
  • Browser support: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, iOS, Android, IE.
  • Highly customizable with CSS;

For more information visit the giWeather home page at: http://giweather.gardainformatica.it/

Screenshots

  • Example of display of meteorological forecasts of temperatures and winds with giWeather. Forecast source: OpenWeatherMap, Icons: Google.
  • Example of display of meteorological forecasts with giWeather. Forecast source: OpenWeatherMap, Icons: Yahoo and Gk4.
  • Configuration options of giWeather widget (v1.1.0). More options to come.

Installation

You can either install it automatically from the WordPress admin, or do it manually.

Install from WordPress admin:

  1. In the administrative interface of WordPress go to Plugin > Add New;
  2. Search giWeather and choose Install now;
  3. Activate the plugin;
  4. Click on Appearance > Widgets from the main navigation menu in your Dashboard;
  5. Add giWeather widgets from the Available Widgets section by dragging it to the Sidebar you want to customize;
  6. Configure the widget and save it.

For more information visit the documentation page at: http://giweather.gardainformatica.it/documentation-wordpress

OR

Install manually:

  1. Unzip the archive and put the giweather folder into your plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins/).
  2. In the administrative interface of WordPress go to Plugin and activate giWeather;
  3. Click on Appearance > Widgets from the main navigation menu in your Dashboard;
  4. Add giWeather widgets from the Available Widgets section by dragging it to the Sidebar you want to customize;
  5. Configure the widget and save it.

For more information visit the documentation page at: http://giweather.gardainformatica.it/documentation-wordpress

FAQ

Error: OpenWeatherMap: unable to decode json: url http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/forecast

Starting from 9 October 2015 OpenWeatherMap requires a valid APPID for access. Register a free account on OpenWeatherMap to receive a free App Id; Once you have your App Id enter it in the configuration of giWeather in the field OpenWeatherMap App Id;

I obtained an API key from OpenWeatherMap. Where do I put that key?

Starting from 9 October 2015 OpenWeatherMap requires a valid APPID for access. Register a free account on OpenWeatherMap to receive a free App Id; Once you have your App Id enter it in the configuration of giWeather in the field OpenWeatherMap App Id;

How can I find an OpenWeatherMap Locality Id of a country or city?
  1. Go to http://openweathermap.org/find
  2. Search for your city;
  3. Click the result correpondig to your city;
  4. The ID is the last part of the url. Eg. If the url is http://openweathermap.org/city/3181554 then the corresponding ID is 3181554.

For more information visit the documentation page at: http://giweather.gardainformatica.it/documentation-wordpress

NWS Weather.gov: ERROR:Point with latitude XXX longitude XXX is not on an NDFD grid

Weather.gov REST service works only with USA latitude and longitude. To obtain the latitude and longitude of an American city you can use the external service http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/latitudelongitude-finder/

For more information visit the documentation page at: http://giweather.gardainformatica.it/documentation-wordpress

How can I place giWeather inside an article or page of WordPress ?

You can use the plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/amr-shortcode-any-widget/

For more information visit the documentation page at: http://giweather.gardainformatica.it/documentation-wordpress

Reviews

many settings which worked for me in the end

The plus of this weather widget is that it has many options for different icons of the intraday weather. So I found the right one for my site.
Although it works great for me it has a few minor flaws:
There is a language option but it get’s a bit mixed depending on the browser settings of the client I guess.
I would prefer more options to hide just a single bit of weather info like “Pressure” but that’s a nice to have.
What I’m missing most is that there should be a different icon for “light rain” and “moderate rain”. At the moment they look the same as far as I can tell.

Awesome weather widget

Tried most of the weather widgets available. This one ticks all the boxes for me thanks. Very easy setup as well

API Errors & Not Upfront About Cost

I don’t mind paying for plugins. But I hate it when developers are not upfront about costs. The free version does not work. I keep getting an error message. I tried resetting the API thrice, it still doesn’t work.

Flexible, nice and simple

Very nice plugin who is very simple to add on the website with multiple choice for the look you want.
I really appreciate the possibility to add the name of the city as mine is a very little town who never existe. So just chose the main city in your area and add your city name.

ATTENTION: a very important notice is missing for a good installation!
Read the comment from the plugin author here
And then everything work fine 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Changelog

1.5.1

  • Bugfix (forgot to add white icons)

1.5.0

  • Added weather.gov forecast source (USA only)

1.3.0

  • Added Unit of Measure selection: Imperial/British and Metric/International;
  • Added TimeZone Support;
  • Added Wind White Iconset;
  • Added Font Size selection: Small, Medium, Large;
  • Hidden paging when all forecasts are visible without scrolling;

1.2.0

  • Added AppId for OpenWeatherMap;
  • Added Color;
  • Added complete Albanian language thanks to Festim Krasniqi;

1.1.0

  • First Release of WordPress version;
  • Added complete Dutch (NL) language thanks to Bert Lammerts van Bueren www.webdiezain.nl
  • Added frontend language: Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Finnish, French, Bulgarian, Swedish, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Turkish, Croatian, Catalan;

1.0.0

  • First Release (only Joomla)