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Weather Spider

Description

Use this plugin to place current weather and/or weather forecast (up to 5 days) from weatherbug.com within your blog and sidebar. Options to show or hide both the current weather and weather forecast. If displaying forecast, choose to display 3, 4, or 5 day forecasts. Comes with a handy widget for your sidebars and an easy-to-use short code for your Pages and Posts.

This plugin requires an API Key which can be obtained for free from http://developer.weatherbug.com/. This plugin will cache the weather data for 15 minutes and uses Ajax to build the weather forecast using semantic markup.

http://www.leonamarant.com/2012/02/07/weather-spider-wordpress-plugin/

Screenshots

  • 5 Day (lg) Forecast Display with Current Weather
  • Weather Spider Widget

Installation

Install the plugin

  1. Upload the “weather-spider-display-weather-forecast-on-your-blog” folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Next, Get your API Key from weatherbug.com:

  1. Go to: http://developer.weatherbug.com/
  2. Register for an account
  3. Apply for an API key (be sure to get the REST key – not the GEO key)

Finally, go to Settings > Weather Spider and enter the API Key

Once installed, you can:

  • Add weather forecasts to any sidebar using the WeatherSpider widget
  • Add weather forecasts to a Blog or Page with the shortcode [weatherspider]

FAQ

How do I get an API key from weatherbug.com?
  1. Go to: http://developer.weatherbug.com/
  2. Register for an account
  3. Apply for an API key (be sure to get the REST key – not the GEO key)
How do I use the short code?

To display a weather forecast in a page or a post, you can use the [weatherspider] shortcode. The shortcode has four options, listed below.

  • zip (optional, default=90210): The zip code of the location you want to show the forecast for.
  • size (optional, default=sm): The size of the forecast display. Options: sm (200px wide/3 day forecast), med (250px wide/4 day forecast), lg (300px wide/5 day forecast)
  • showCurrent (optional, default=true): Show the current temperature in the display. Options: true, false
  • showForecast (optional, default=true): Show the current temperature in the display. Options: true, false

EXAMPLE:

[weatherspider zip=”02842″ size=”lg” showCurrent=”false” showForecast=”true”]

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.0

  • Initial Release