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WP Google Weather


WP Google Weather displays a Weather Widget in your sidebar or on single pages/posts


  • show today’s weather
  • show weather forecast for next 3 days
  • specifiy output language
  • choose between Celsius or Fahrenheit
  • supports shortcodes for single pages or posts
  • comes with predefined CSS style
  • valid XHTML output


Copyright 2010 by Hendrik Will

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA


  • add admin_notices after install, direct link to widget page
  • add translation for backend
  • choose from different styles
  • add caching
  • add tinyMCE button


  • Widget options
  • Frontend view


  1. Unzip and upload files the files to /wp-content/plugins/wp-google-weather/
  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Go to Themes > Widgets and drag WP Google Weather widget to your sidebar
  4. Specify title, city, country (optional), temperature as Celsius or Fahrenheit and language (ISO 639-1 code)
  5. decide whether it should display only today’s weather or also a 3 day forecast

To add the widget to posts and pages use the shortcode [wp_google_weather].
Example: [wp_google_weather city=”new york” temperature=”f” language=”en” forecast=”1″]


Feel free to ask!

Q: What are ISO 639-1 codes?
A: Two letter codes for the country.
Some examples:
USA: us
England: en
Germany: de
France: fr

A complete list of the codes can be found at

Q: Fatal error: Call to undefined function: simplexml_load_string()
A: Upgrade to PHP5

Contributors & Developers

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

Translate “WP Google Weather” into your language.

Interested in development?

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


0.5 – 12.08.2010

  • added UTF-8 param (thanks to Caroig)
  • added centered alignment
  • fixed shortcode output (thanks to Nico)
  • fixed checked checkbox settings in widget options

0.4 – 13.02.2010

  • added shortcode support to use the widget on any post or page
  • added wp_remote_fopen to fix curl problems (thanks ncrawford)
  • fixed CSS issues

0.3 – 09.08.2009

  • added an extra div wrapper with additional css class to fix layout problems depending on the template (thanks Danny and Joe)

0.2 – 28.07.2009

  • checking unit_system param of Google weather API output to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius (thanks Mike)

0.1 – 25.07.2009

  • initial release
  • fixed include path (thanks Dietmar)