Support » Plugin: Awesome Weather Widget » Graphics please

  • Hi Hal, Great plugin, but I’d really like to see some graphics. Any chance you could incorporate the relevant images (sun, cloud, rain etc) from Open Weather Map? That would be neat. Also,

    – When using Celsius readings the wind speed is still in miles per hour. That confuses us Europeans!

    – When the forecast is turned off there is no bottom padding.

    Keep up the good work!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/awesome-weather/

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  • Plugin Author Hal Gatewood

    (@halgatewood)

    Thanks for this. I’ll add it to my list and hopefully get to these soon!

    This is the best weather plugin, I agree graphics will make it perfect!
    Thanks . . .

    Hi Hal,
    Actually I am looking at this right now. The data is in the array you get from the openweather API would be to build something like this:
    $rtn .= "<img src=\"http://openweathermap.org/img/w/{$today->weather[0]->icon}.png\" >";
    It is a dirty fix, but could just as easily be set using the ID-codes from open weather and using your own icon library, which would allow for even greater detail and other sizes. I’d be happy to help if you want?

    Plugin Author Hal Gatewood

    (@halgatewood)

    I hope to add the icons from this site at one point:

    http://adamwhitcroft.com/climacons/

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Are those icons specifically released under a GPL license?

    Plugin Author Hal Gatewood

    (@halgatewood)

    Good point. Site says this:

    You are free to use any of the Climacons Icons (the “icons”) in any personal or commercial work without obligation of payment (monetary or otherwise) or attribution, however a credit for the work would be appreciated. Do not redistribute or sell the complete icon set (either in existing or modified form) and do not claim creative credit.
    Intellectual property rights are not transferred with the download of the icons.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Yep – I had a quick look myself. Might be worth contacting the icons’ author to ask if he is willing to actually license them under a GPL compatible license. His description of usage is rather vague and the part about intellectual property rights makes it sound like non-GPL.

    Personally I’d be happier if different kinds of weather just generated CSS classes, and then based on the CSS classes, we could do whatever we wanted, so we could create our own graphics, use Font Awesome, or something else. Great plugin!

    oxygensmith

    (@oxygensmith)

    To follow up on my earlier comment, I would love to incorporate something like these:

    http://erikflowers.github.io/weather-icons/

    I suppose I could tweak your widget to produce different output… but then it would be overwritten on the next update. Any way you could make a way for one to keep a custom output template in the regular theme directory, if one desired? Please please!

    Flashjan54

    (@flashjan54)

    Some of these are really neat and free for non-commercial use.

    http://www.webresourcesdepot.com/free-weather-icons-collection/

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