Support » Plugin: Weather Atlas Widget » Does it update real-time, or upon page refresh?

  • Resolved devcon2

    (@devcon2)


    Hi there,

    I don’t see an option to set how often the weather updates in real-time. Does it update in real-time, and if so how often?

    Thank you

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  • Plugin Author Weather Atlas

    (@weatheratlas)

    Hello devcon2,

    Real time update – for every opened page (for each user) doesn’t make a sense.
    It would increase the time of every page loading and put an unnecessary load on our servers.

    Therefore, weather data displayed in the widget is cached in your database for 15 min. The first visitor (after 15 min.) who opens any page with the widget, doesn’t get “stale” data, but clears cached data and retrieves real-time weather info that stored in the database again for max. 15 min, and so on…

    Thread Starter devcon2

    (@devcon2)

    Thanks for the reply. Just to clarify, if I leave my webpage open, it won’t update/refresh the current weather automatically every 15 minutes. I’ll still need to refresh the page manually?

    I’ve made a single viewport page that will be displayed 24/7 on a TV in a public place for guests and need the weather section to update on it’s own. If your plugin can’t do that, do you have any recommendations? It needs to be fully responsive and not an iframe.

    Otherwise it’s a great plugin, keep up the good work.

    Plugin Author Weather Atlas

    (@weatheratlas)

    if I leave my webpage open, it won’t update/refresh the current weather automatically every 15 minutes. I’ll still need to refresh the page manually?

    No, it won’t update/refresh automatically every 15 minutes. It will update weather info only on users visit (refresh “manually”).

    do you have any recommendations?

    There isn’t a widget that I can recommend – off the top of my head, but you should look for the widget that uses javascript (jquery) to populate weather data (instead of plain HTML on page load) and regularly refreshes data (without reloading the page).

    Otherwise it’s a great plugin, keep up the good work.

    Thanks, it means more coming from a fellow developer.
    And you know that developers appreciate 5* ratings even more : )
    So if you feel like it, drop us a line and rate the widget in the reviews. ; )

    Thread Starter devcon2

    (@devcon2)

    Yeah, finding a real-time automatically updated weather option without overloading a server is the challenge. Going to have to make my own or find a premium option.

    Haha of course I’ll leave a fair review, good luck 🙂

    Plugin Author Weather Atlas

    (@weatheratlas)

    That’s always the best (and the hardest) solution – use API from one of a major weather provider to create a tailored solution.
    e.g. https://openweathermap.org/api

    Thanks ; )

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