Weather forecasts from
yr.no, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MI) and the Norwegian national public broadcasting company (NRK).
Registers a shortcode
[yr] to display a weather forecast for a place (or city) as a table on any page or post, based on url found manually on yr.no.
It covers more than 9 million places all over the world, including about 900 000 places in Norway alone. Specific resorts and hotels included.
This plugin is enturely based on free and public weather data, but follows the terms and conditions required by
It uses an updated edition of the original script
yr.php v 2.6
by Lennart André Rolland at NRK in 2008.
For upgrade problems, see ‘Installation’ tab.
- Extract the contents of the zip file to a local folder
weather-forecast-shortcodefolder to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
IMPORTANT: If upgrade to new version from 1.2 or earlier fails, rename the folder
wp-content/plugins/weather-forecast-shortcode to something else and reinstall the plugin.
This problem should never happen again. Then try setting permission for the old
cache subfolder to
755 and delete it through FTP. Otherwise try shell access or support may delete it.
- Usage examples
yr.no, select your language and search for the desired place. Copy the url. In your post/page type
[yr url=”paste the url here” name=”Optional display name of the place”]. Or like this:
[yr url="http://www.yr.no/place/United_States/New_York/Times_Square~5141023" name="Times Square"]
[yr name="Ao Nang" url="http://www.yr.no/sted/Thailand/Krabi/Ao_Nang"]
- Other parameters to include in [yr] when needed:
banner(0/1) (show logo/banner from yr.no)
text(0/1) (only for Norway and in Norwegian language)
links(0/1) (show links to other weather data for this place)
table(1/0) (show the forecast table, default on)
maxage(seconds, defaults to 20 minutes, for efficient caching)
timeout(seconds, maximum time to wait for response from
yr.no, defaults to 10)
[yr url="http://www.yr.no/place/Norway/Akershus/B%C3%A6rum/Sandvika" links="1" table="0" maxage="2" banner="1"]
The only necessary parameter is
url(but defaults to Oslo). If
nameis omitted it defaults to the last part of the url, like Sandvika in the above example.
- Languages fully supported
- English [
- Norwegian (bokmål) [
Other languages available on
yr.nowill work, somewhat mixed with English text.
- English [
This plugin will create a subdirectory in the plugin folder named
cacheto store files between retrieves from yr.no.
Contributors & Developers
“Weather Forecast Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Consolidating folder permissions and a few dosumentation typo fixes
- Apology for the upgrade problems due to failure to delete the plugin folder with the sticky
- Permissions on
cachefolder now set to
0764to avoid upgrade problems
linksseparation for accessibility
- Links supports English fully
titleattribute and spacing improvements
- Improved character set handling and conversion for UTF-8 versus ISO-8859-1.
- Added a non-breaking space between:
- rain value and
- wind value and
- temeprature value and
- rain value and
- Initial release.