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Meteotemplate - new free website template
« on: July 20, 2015, 07:51:53 AM »
I would like to create this thread where I will post information about new features, fixes and updates in general.

If you want, you can also subscribe to email updates or use the RSS feed or associated FB page (www.meteotemplate.com/blog)

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New plug in - US extremes
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 07:55:02 AM »
A brand new plug in is now available.

The script loads NOAA data regarding current absolute extremes for all the US states. This includes the highest ever recorded temperature, lowest ever recorded temperature, highest ever recorded precipitation in 24h, highest snowfall in 24h and highest snow depth.

The data from NOAA is checked once per day and cached.

Each record also includes the station where the particular value was measured and clicking on the station name opens a map, which shows location and some more information about this particular COOP station.

Data can also be viewed as a sortable list or as an interactive graph.
 
Demo: http://www.meteotemplate.com/template/plugins/usExtremes/usExtremes.php
Download: http://www.meteotemplate.com/download/plugins/usExtremes_1.0.zip
Info/comments: http://meteotemplate.com/blog/?p=94


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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 11:42:39 AM »
Jachym,
It was very easy to set up and install.  Seen here: http://www.shermanctweather.org/meteo1/plugins/usExtremes/usExtremes.php
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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 11:51:36 AM »
Jachym,

Congratulations on your new template!  Well done!

I've made this topic 'sticky' so it will remain at the top of the list in this board.

Best regards,
Ken
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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 12:05:13 PM »
Hi Ken,

first of all thank you very much for even looking at it, you were the one who got me thinking into actually doing all this... (and you are of course included in the credits!). In fact I was thinking it would be nice if the topic was "sticky" but I thought I would rather wait some time to see people´s reaction, but so far it seems good, some people did have minor problems, but either they are solved already or we are working on it :-) I found several minor bugs such as wrong tooltip text etc., but nothing major and tonight when I get home I am almost finished with another plug in.

Thanks once more.

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New plug in - WL-IP 24/7 database updates
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2015, 01:26:50 PM »
A brand new plugin, which can be very useful to those using the Davis WL-IP router is now available. If your WL-IP router is sending data 24/7 to weatherlink.com, then you can use this plugin to update your database for the template. This means there is no need to have your PC or WeatherLink software running and your data on your page and your database are still being updated.

Instructions on how to use are included in the ZIP file.

Download: http://www.meteotemplate.com/web/plugins.php

P.S. As I do not own WL-IP myself I was not able to test it as thouroughly as I normally do, so please let me know if there are any problems.

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New plug in - Stickers
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2015, 11:15:55 AM »
Hi, I have created a nice new little plugin, which Im sure some of you will find quite useful.

This plugin allows generating image stickers with current conditions from the stations. These images can then easily be used for example as signatures in forums etc.

Several sticker sizes are available and each one can be further customized in terms of its text, parameters displayed and colors used. All you need to do is download the ZIP file, upload it to your plugins directory and you can use it.

Demo: http://www.meteotemplate.com/template/plugins/stickers/stickers.php
Download: http://www.meteotemplate.com/web/plugins.php

Example:

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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2015, 11:23:52 AM »
Congratulations on the new template Jachym! It looks VERY nice! I planning on working on an install soon! 8-)
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Meteotemplate - updated to version 1.1
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2015, 02:44:58 PM »
This is just to let you know I have just released an update of Meteotemplate to version 1.1. Probably the most visible change is something many of you have asked for – the original header section is now replaced with the interactive banner.

Apart from that there are some other new functions and several bug fixes.

Detailed instructions as to how to update and also list of all changes available in the blog:
http://meteotemplate.com/blog/?p=111

Demo available at meteotemplate.com has also been updated.

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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2015, 03:01:16 PM »
Thanks for the update. The download page on the website produces a Forbidden error for me however.

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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2015, 03:12:47 PM »
OK, check again now, it should be ok, if not send me an email and I will send it to you directly.

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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2015, 03:58:13 PM »
Jachym,

A tought i got. As I have been played a bit with theese European weathersources mainly looking for precipradar-data and similar.
I see you use sat24.com and meteoradar.co.uk radarimages in the template. Have you checked its allowed to use them? There seems to be no info about re-usage on those pages.
Also, a credit-link is ususally the minimum required in such cases its allowed.

The reason why i really ask you to check it (if not allready done) are that expecially precipradar-data are like gold in Europe. If its wanted to be used are trucks of €uros needed.
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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2015, 05:30:59 PM »
Hi,
thanks for mentioning that. Usually these are free if used for non-commercial use and cited - in this particular case obviously it is non-commercial use and there is a clear link to the source included, but it could be that something "more" is necessary. I will check that and if some change is needed I will include it. Thanks

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New plugin - Fire Danger Index
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2015, 06:22:28 AM »
A simple new plugin is now available, which calculates the Fire Danger Index (CBI) based on current conditions and displays it on a gague along with the actual value.

Demo: http://www.meteotemplate.com/template/plugins/fireDanger/fireDanger.php
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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2015, 01:59:31 PM »
Already installed and working...Thanks!

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New plugin - Weather around the world
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2015, 01:01:08 PM »
A new plug in is now available, which shows current weather around the world on an interactive map and in a sortable table.

Features:

- displays weather conditions for various cities in the world
- possibility to choose parameters (temperature, humidity, pressure, apparent temperature, dewpoint, wind speed, visibility)
- values also provided in a table (clicking on rows shows location on the map with an infobox and detailed data)
- data in table can be sorted
- weather conditions shown as icons, also reflecting day/night
- points on map colored based on values
- conditions cached for faster loading (10 minutes)
- units reflect global Meteotemplate settings
- easy customization

Demo: http://www.meteotemplate.com/template/plugins/cityConditions/cityConditions.php
Download: http://www.meteotemplate.com/web/plugins.php
Info/comments: http://meteotemplate.com/blog/?p=128

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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2015, 01:48:40 PM »
Thanks very much Jachym  =D> , install was quick, selected "CANCP" for default and  \:D/ http://www.komokaweather.com/j-template/plugins/cityConditions/cityConditions.php
 
The USA state capitals map looks very nice with the 50 locations displayed.
 
Enjoy,
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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2015, 04:24:28 PM »
I knew you were going to like it Paul and I made sure I include Canada there as well :-)

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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2015, 04:36:22 PM »
Very nice addition, Thanks! I have it installed and running fine. I liked it the way it was so I just left it to default to US Top 100.

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New plugin - Space Weather
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2015, 06:51:16 AM »
A new plugin is now available called "Space Weather".

Features:
 - display of current data about the Sun (solar wind speed, magnetic field, radio flux) updated minutely
 - alerts related to the Sun
 - tables and graphs with recent solar related events (flares etc.)
 - description of the parameters

Installation:
 - no need to set up anything, just follow the standard procedure for installing updates described in the wiki

Demo: http://www.meteotemplate.com/template/plugins/spaceWeather/spaceWeather.php
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« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2015, 09:46:36 AM »
Thanks Jachym,
I have it installed http://www.komokaweather.com/j-template/plugins/spaceWeather/spaceWeather.php but don't ask me anything about the data/information #-o :oops:
 
Well done, and very easy to add to plugins.
 
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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2015, 03:08:11 PM »
Have had the Space Weather installed for a couple of days and running fine so far.

Guess what, I've decided to try my hand at doing my own plugin  8-) It's pretty simple but I think it will go nicely with what you already have available. I plan to offer it to anyone who wants it so if you like it once it's available, feel free to put it on your downloads page. Since I don't really know PHP very well, it will serve as a good learning exercise for me.

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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2015, 05:37:44 PM »
Thats great :-)

Maybe one thing though, it probably would be better if you let me know in advance what it is - first of all we could discuss what is/isnt possible, but more importantly, I have a very long list of things I want to add and I am working on more things at the same time, so it could be that I have already started on something similar, in which case I could send you what I have already and you could continue or I could tell you some ideas I have, just so that we dont both waste time doing the same thing :-)

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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2015, 08:25:53 AM »
great idea

anyway to include A index & K index figures   this is really usefull for any radio ham enthusiast monitoring for aurora activity at VHF , these figures I used frequently back in the UK however here in Turkey I live to far south to hear any auroral signals . k-index is forecast   a index is actual .  _._