Weather Station

Description

Weather Station is a plugin that allows you to display, on your WordPress site, meteorological data from weather stations you have access to. It provides full support for many models of weather stations and for free or paid services
Whether you own a weather station or not, you can enjoy the power of Weather Station!

You can find many demos and documentation on the official website.

Simple and efficient

The use of Weather Station requires no knowledge in programming and does not requires writing code.
Just set it, insert (in a page or an article) the provided shortcodes. And it works!

How does it work?

Once you have connected the plugin to your weather stations (via the dashboard of your WordPress site), the data you have access to is collected regularly and stored in the database of your WordPress site.
The various controls and viewers now will get their data from this database with the certainty of having fresh and cached data.

To see all available widgets, controls and viewers, please take a look at the live demo.

Supported devices & services

Weather Station supports:

  • the BloomSky stations (Sky1, Sky2 & Storm)
  • the Netatmo station (all modules)
  • the Netatmo Healthy Home Coach
  • the Pioupiou wind stations (V1 & V2)
  • the WeatherFlow station (Sky & Air modules)
  • all stations published on Ambient Weather Network
  • all stations published on WeatherLink Network
  • all stations supported by softwares like Cumulus, Weather Display, WeeWX, etc. (so, yes, stations from Davis, La Crosse, Oregon Scientific, RainWise, etc. are supported)
  • all stations supported by softwares like WeatherLink, WsWin32, MeteoBridge (with stickertags export)
  • all geolocation from OpenWeatherMap

If you want, Weather Station can send outdoor data to the following services:

Instructions

You can find a more in-depth description and instructions to configure in the handbook.

Support

This plugin is free and provided without warranty of any kind. Use it at your own risk, I’m not responsible for any improper use of this plugin, nor for any damage it might cause to your site. Always backup all your data before installing a new plugin.

Anyway, I’ll be glad to help you if you encounter issues when using this plugin. Just use the support section of this plugin page.

Donation

If you like this plugin or find it useful and want to thank me for the work done, please consider making a donation to La Quadrature Du Net which is an advocacy group defending the rights and freedoms of citizens on the Internet. By supporting them, you help the daily actions they perform to defend our fundamental freedoms!

Installation

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’.
  2. Search for ‘Weather Station’.
  3. Click on the ‘Install Now’ button.
  4. Activate Weather Station.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download Weather Station.
  2. Upload the live-weather-station directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…).
  3. Activate Weather Station from your Plugins page.

Once Activated

  1. Visit ‘Weather Station’ in the left-hand menu of your WP Admin to adjust settings.
  2. Enjoy!

FAQ

What are the requirements for this plugin to work?

You need WordPress 4.9 and at least PHP 7.1. See full requirements.

Can this plugin work on multisite?

Yes. You can install it via the network admin plugins page but the plugin must not be “Network Activated”, instead you must activate it on a site by site basis.

Where can I get support?

Support is provided via the official Community Support.

Where can I find documentation?

You can find instructions here.

Where can I report a bug?

You can report bugs and suggest ideas via the official Community Support.

Reviews

November 18, 2019
I turned to the plugin's community support forum some time ago but no reply so far. The thing is, I wanted to delete this plugin (even though, it's very good, I don't need it). The deletion of this plugin works fine except, it does not delete the 15 databases, it set when installed and activated. I discovered that there was an option "Keep historical tables" in the system settings saying "Check this if you want to keep historical tables after plugin deletion." Logically, the other way around, when unchecked (and saved), the databases should be removed upon deletion of the plugin? It does not work this way though and the databases are still there. Is there an other way to get rid also of the databases or how to proceed? I'm running a Worpress site in a .com (not .org) environment and therefore can not manually delete databases in the host server. So, I must rely on the built-in function of the plugin to do that when unsinstalled / deleted.
November 7, 2019
I was able to get this beautiful Weather Station plugin working with my Davis Vantage Pro Plus without a single support posting. The depth of the knowledge base content on the plugin site and on Pierre's blog answered all of my installation, tuning and design questions too. Thank you so much Pierre Lannoy! I have developed WordPress plugins myself, and this code is beautiful. I did look at the module that processes input data files because I was building one for this installation and was curious how some of the fields were used. The plugin runs on a site that I use to monitor my solar energy production, and the weather is important to me. This is truly a work of art -- not only in the way that it runs, schedules tasks and handles the weather -- it also includes beautiful data visualization capabilities that can be used to create shortcodes specific to your site needs. As if this were not enough, the plugin author provides excellent support. There is an extensive knowledge base on the site. I used that and his many blog postings with how-to articles to implement this on my site.
October 12, 2019
Lorsque la météo pour vous c'est juste savoir quelle température il fera, et que vous découvrez Weather Station, vous tombez de votre chaise. Mais vous remontez vite en selle pour découvrir tout ce que peut vous apporter cette extension. Bien évidemment qu'elle répondra au simple affichage météo mais elle peut bien plus et mérite de passer un peu de temps à obtenir ce "bien plus". Pour moi c'est un vrai logiciel capable d'apporter une énorme valeur ajoutée à votre site si vous avez 2 sous de jugeote (if you don't lack common sense just install it!). Je recommande !
September 19, 2019
Weather Station by Pierre Lannoy, is by far the most professional weather-related plugin for WordPress. Our airfield's previous non-WordPress website used a Davis Vantage Pro 2 and Cumulus MX along with custom PHP and JS to provide aviation safety weather information to pilots operating at the airfield. The Weather Station plug-in made porting the weather pages to the new WP site a very simple procedure. The new weather pages provide the necessary information and look stunning. In addition to the dedicate weather pages, the sites home page features weather summaries as does the site's footer. Our site has been added to Pierre's website's Community Support >> Showcase section. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
August 16, 2019
Hi Pierre, I am running WP as multisite. Wheather stations runs fine on the first site. But on the second site after adding I am getting the message: cannot add the station. The log shows: Datamanager 3.8.9 error 500, Backend 3.8.9 error 0 What could be the problem?
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Changelog

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