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YoWindow Weather Widget
by Gemma
28 Jun 2011 10:45

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What is it?
A simple template modification to bring the YoWindow Weather Widget to vB4

Quote:

Originally Posted by YoWindow Website
YoWindow weather widget works like your window - a landscape reflects the weather. You see weather picture, not just numbers. The widget designed to work on any website including Blogger, Wordpress and MySpace. Click the widget to enter full screen mode.

1. Firstly, you need to set up a new Profile Field. Choose Single-Line Text Box

Title: Weather Location Code
Description: (Whatever you want - here's what I use because the process might confuse some users)
Quote:

If you want to display the weather for your region/location on our index page - go to <a href="http://yowindow.com/weatherwidget.php">YoWindow Weather Widget</a> and fill in the details and generate your code. You now need the number that appears like the hightlight red text <b>location_id=gn:<i><font color="red">1234567</i></font>& - add that number in this box.
Required Field: No, but display at registration
Field Editable by User: Yes
Private Field: Yes
Field Searchable on Members List: No
Show on Members List: No
Display Page: Edit Profile

Take note of the newly created profile field number.

2. Next you need to create a new template. Go to AdminCP > Styles & Templates > Style Manager > Add New Template

Title: block_weather


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Replace the XX (2 times) with the number of the profile field you created earlier.

3. Go to AdminCP > Forums & Moderators > Forum Blocks Manager > Add Block

Title: Weather Forecast
Content Type: HTML
Content: <div></div>
Template To Use: block_weather

Now, this part may prove tricky for some going by what I've seen in other weather widget modifications so I'll try and make it simple and add a few pictures, this process is also required to be done by your members to display their local forecast.

Go to http://yowindow.com/weatherwidget.php and fill in your details and generate the code. The only part of the code you need is the number after id=gn: and before &amp;. Take note of that number and go to Edit Profile on your site, scroll down to the newly made Weather Code Location and blurb box and enter the number. Save your profile. Go back to your forum home and the new block should display with your weather details for the next 5 days. Click on the scenery image and it will expand to full-screen and give a more detailed outlook.

How To Add Location Scenery (village, seaside, airport or oriental)
To Your Weather Widget - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...1&postcount=24

How To Add Weather Widget To Member Profiles
- http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...4&postcount=18

Added: 28.12.2012 An alternative version that uses IP location to display the weather rather than creating and entering data into a profile field can be found here - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...8&postcount=36. It also allows the user to display weather forecasts from many other locations via dropdown menus.

If anyone wants to further develop any of my addons, you are free to do so.

Gemma 28 Jun 2011 12:39

To make a CMS widget

1. Go to AdminCP > Styles & Templates > Style Manager > Add New Template

Title: vbcms_widget_weather


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Again replacing the XX with the number of your profile field. Save the template.

2. Go to AdminCP > vBulletin CMS > Widgets > Create New Widget

Type: Static HTML
Title: Weather Forecast

Save

3. Configure the newly created widget

Enter Static HTML: <div></div>
Template Name: vbcms_widget_weather

Save

4. Go to AdminCP > vBulletin CMS > Layout Manager and place the weather widget where you want it to appear on your CMS grid.

Taurus1 28 Jun 2011 14:58

That is so cool! Thank you very much!

Gemma 28 Jun 2011 17:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taurus1 (Post 2214084)
That is so cool! Thank you very much!

It is quite configurable too if you want to change the size, units, time, scenery image etc - just match up your new settings (embedded code) to the code I've given and remember to re-add the <vb:if condition="$bbuserinfo[fieldXX] !=''"> and {vb:raw bbuserinfo.fieldXX} bits. :)

zelnik 29 Jun 2011 10:47

Look great Gemma!!

Just to confirm what happens if there is no weather set in your profile field? what does it default to?

Gemma 29 Jun 2011 11:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by zelnik (Post 2214436)
Look great Gemma!!

Just to confirm what happens if there is no weather set in your profile field? what does it default to?

If you haven't entered anything in the profile field or are a guest you will see whatever you edit this part of the template to say/display


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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Or to make it not display at all replace the block_weather template with this


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zelnik 29 Jun 2011 11:21

Ah thanks, just trying it out now...

Looks great, shame the list is not very comprehensive for Spain, no Balearic islands and so on, hopefully they will add some :)

Gemma 29 Jun 2011 20:19

I've made a small edit to the block_weather code. I didn't realise I had left a part of my own location in the code and I've also set the miniLocation_bar to false.

To update just replace the block_template code

zelnik 30 Jun 2011 14:03

Hey Gemma,

Do you know how difficult it would be to add this to a 'weather' tab on a usersprofile instead of a sidebar block? Only thinking as then you don't have an empty block for those who do not want to use it or slowing down loading speeds every time the page is loaded?

Gemma 30 Jun 2011 14:09

I'll have a look and get back to you about the tab :)

But if you don't want it to show to those who don't enter anything in the profile field replace the block_template code with the code in this post

8thos 03 Jul 2011 17:20

Hey Gemma, I didn't initially read the whole thread, I just started installing it because it seemed awesome...

...until I realized it required Forum Block Sidebar. :sad:

How can I adapt this so that members can put it in their profile? That's what I initially thought this was. I don't use forum sidebar on my site because members complain it slows down their browser.

Gemma 03 Jul 2011 18:52

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Quote:

Originally Posted by zelnik (Post 2215035)
Hey Gemma,

Do you know how difficult it would be to add this to a 'weather' tab on a usersprofile instead of a sidebar block? Only thinking as then you don't have an empty block for those who do not want to use it or slowing down loading speeds every time the page is loaded?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Octavius. (Post 2216275)
Hey Gemma, I didn't initially read the whole thread, I just started installing it because it seemed awesome...

...until I realized it required Forum Block Sidebar. :sad:

How can I adapt this so that members can put it in their profile? That's what I initially thought this was. I don't use forum sidebar on my site because members complain it slows down their browser.

THIS CODE HAS BEEN UPDATED IN THIS POST - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...4&postcount=18

There is probably a lot simpler way to do this - I've never created a profile block before.

1. Create your profile field as normal.

2. Then create a new template called weather_aboutme


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Remember to change the 2 instances of XX to correspond with the profile field you just created. Save the template.

3. In your AdminCP, go to Plugins & Products > Add New Plugin

Product: vBulletin
Hook Location: member_build_blocks_start
Title: Show Weather In Profile
Execution Order: 5
Plugin PHP Code:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Plugin is Active: Yes

8thos 03 Jul 2011 19:09

You're so awesome it's ridiculous.

Taurus1 04 Jul 2011 05:14

That is brilliant! Thank you so much!!!

spiritguide 17 Oct 2011 13:29

Is there one of these that will work on vbulletin forum 4.0? Please would love one


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