[BETA] Simple Weather Mod

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[BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by keith10456 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:27 am

Modification Name: Simple Weather Mod
Author: keith10456

Modification Description: Adds a weather page to your phpBB website. The mod utilizes phpBB custom pages and the weather script from weatherforyou.com. Since the mod uses a phpBB custom page, the weather page will automatically posses the style that your Forum is using (including the overall_header).

Modification Version: 0.1.2

Requirements: Weather script from http://www.weatherforyou.com/snapshots/ ... e7day5.php

Features:
  • 7-Day Weather Forecast for your City
  • Utilizes phpBB Custom Pages (retains the phpBB style that is in use)
  • Displays "Who's Online" info
  • Subsilver support
  • Ability to edit colors of weather display (background and text) to match your website
  • Optional edit to make weather page for members only.

Demo URL: Click here for the demo.

Modification Download: Click here to download the mod.


Notice: As with any mod, before you install this mod be sure to make a back-up of your phpBB files and database (this mod does not make database changes).
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Re: [BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by keith10456 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:53 am

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1 - I made all of the edits in the install instructions, uploaded the files and refreshed the templates, imagesets, and theme. Why don't I see the weather?
Ensure that you followed the "DIY Instructions" in the install file.


2 - Does this mod support subsilver2?
Yes.


3 - How do I restrict access to the weather page to logged in members only?
Open: root/weather.php

Find:

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// Start session management
$user->session_begin();
$auth->acl($user->data);
$user->setup();
After Add:

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if ($user->data['user_id'] == ANONYMOUS)
{
    login_box('', $user->lang['LOGIN']);
} 

4 - How do I increase the size of the weather image?
Open: root/styles/prosilver/template/weather.html

Find:

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width="500" height="200"
Change the width and height to your liking.


5 - Can I remove the link that's applied to the weather image?
No. Removing the link will violate the scripts terms of use.


6 - How do I make it so if someone click the weather forecast a new window is opened instead of them leaving my website?
Open: root/styles/prosilver/template/weather.html

Find:

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>
<img src=
Inline Find:

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>
Add Before:

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 target="_blank"
Open: root/styles/subsilver2/template/weather.html

Find:

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>
<img src=
Inline Find:

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>
Add Before:

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 target="_blank"

7 - Can I change the colors of the weather forecast?
Yes. Click here to enter your City and State. After you submit your info, you'll be given the option(s) to change the Background and Text color of the Weather Forecast.

Copy the updated weather forecast code.

Open: root/styles/prosilver/template/weather.html

Replace the old weather script code with the new one. The code begins with:

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<a href="http://www.weatherforyou.com
... And ends with:

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</a>

8 - Is this mod XHTML 1.0 Strict?
No. The phpBB custom page is but the weather script portion of the page isn't. Sorry I can't control that. Only the author of the script.


9 - How do I add this mod to a style other than prosilver?
For "prosilver" based styles, copy the "prosilver" folder in the download and rename it to the exact name of the style you're using.
  • Upload the copied folder to the following directory: yoursite.com/yourphpbb/styles/
  • In the install instructions, apply the edits for "overall_header.html", "stylesheet.css", "bidi.css", "buttons.css", and "colours.css" to the respective files of the style you're using.
  • Upload the edited file. Go to the ACP, select the "Styles" tab. Refresh your "Templates", "Themes" and "Imagesets".
For "subsilver" based styles, copy the "subsilver2" folder in the download and rename it to the exact name of the style you're using.
  • Upload the copied folder to the following directory: yoursite.com/yourphpbb/styles/
  • In the install instructions, apply the edit for "overall_header.html" to the "overall_header.html" file of the style you're using.

10 - How do I uninstall this mod?
Reverse the edits given in the install file. The edited files include:
  • yoursite.com/yourphpbb/includes/functions.php
  • yoursite.com/yourphpbb/language/en/common.php
  • yoursite.com/yourphpbb/styles/prosilver/template/overall_header.html
  • yoursite.com/yourphpbb/styles/prosilver/theme/stylesheet.css
  • yoursite.com/yourphpbb/styles/prosilver/theme/bidi.css
  • yoursite.com/yourphpbb/styles/prosilver/theme/buttons.css
  • yoursite.com/yourphpbb/styles/prosilver/theme/colours.css
  • yoursite.com/yourphpbb/styles/subsilver2/template/overall_header.html
Delete from your server:
  • yoursite.com/yourphpbb/weather.php
  • yoursite.com/yourphpbb/styles/prosilver/template/weather.html
  • yoursite.com/yourphpbb/styles/prosilver/theme/weather.css
  • yoursite.com/yourphpbb/styles/prosilver/theme/images/simple_weather_mod.png
  • yoursite.com/yourphpbb/styles/subsilver2/template/weather.html
  • yoursite.com/yourphpbb/styles/subsilver2/theme/images/simple_weather_mod.png

11 - How do I make the "Weather" link in the overall_header viewable to logged in members only?
Open: root/styles/prosilver/template/overall_header.html

Find:

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				<!-- SIMPLE WEATHER MOD BEGIN -->
				<li class="icon-swm"><a href="{U_SIMPLE_WEATHER_MOD_LINK}" title="{L_SIMPLE_WEATHER_MOD_LINK_EXPLAIN}">{L_SIMPLE_WEATHER_MOD_LINK}</a></li>
				<!-- SIMPLE WEATHER MOD END -->
Replace With:

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				<!-- SIMPLE WEATHER MOD BEGIN -->
            <!-- IF S_USER_LOGGED_IN -->
				<li class="icon-swm"><a href="{U_SIMPLE_WEATHER_MOD_LINK}" title="{L_SIMPLE_WEATHER_MOD_LINK_EXPLAIN}">{L_SIMPLE_WEATHER_MOD_LINK}</a></li>
            <!-- ENDIF -->
				<!-- SIMPLE WEATHER MOD END --> 
Open: root/styles/subsilver2/template/overall_header.html

Find:

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				<!-- SIMPLE WEATHER MOD BEGIN -->
				<a href="{U_SIMPLE_WEATHER_MOD_LINK}"><img src="{T_THEME_PATH}/images/simple_weather_mod.png" width="16" height="16" alt="*" /> {L_SIMPLE_WEATHER_MOD_LINK}</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;
				<!-- SIMPLE WEATHER MOD END -->
Replace With:

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				<!-- SIMPLE WEATHER MOD BEGIN -->
            <!-- IF S_USER_LOGGED_IN -->
				<a href="{U_SIMPLE_WEATHER_MOD_LINK}"><img src="{T_THEME_PATH}/images/simple_weather_mod.png" width="16" height="16" alt="*" /> {L_SIMPLE_WEATHER_MOD_LINK}</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;
            <!-- ENDIF -->
				<!-- SIMPLE WEATHER MOD END --> 

12 - What versions of phpBB is this mod compatible with?
The mod was tested on versions 3.0.8, 3.0.9 and 3.10.



13 - How do use this mod for International weather and/or Weather.com?
For international weather you can use the code from the Weather.com.

Install the mod the same way listed in the install instructions, except instead of using the code from the link in the mod instructions, use the code from weather.com
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Re: [BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by Meis2M » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:22 am

very good keith10456 this mod is very nice and usefull for me. thank u

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Re: [BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by keith10456 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:25 am

Meis2M wrote:very good keith10456 this mod is very nice and usefull for me. thank u
No problem ;)

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Re: [BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by keith10456 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:26 am

I updated the Frequently Asked Questions list :idea:

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Re: [BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by darkonia » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:46 am

can you make a ucp option where members can define there city or zip for the weather display?
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Re: [BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by keith10456 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:15 pm

darkonia wrote:can you make a ucp option where members can define there city or zip for the weather display?
Unfortunately, no.

The weather image is generated by weatherforyou.com. I tried replacing the City and State in the script - as is what would happen if you had UCP variables - and it didn't work.

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Re: [BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by keith10456 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:23 pm

I updated the mod... Just a small language variable edit. If you already downloaded the mod, simply:

Open: yoursite.com/yourphpbb/styles/prosilver/template/weather.html

Find:

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{U_WEATHER_MOD_COPYRIGHT}

Replace With:

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{U_WEATHER_MOD_INFO}
Upload the edited file... Go to ACP, select the "Styles" tab. Refresh your "Templates".

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Re: [BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by 4_seven » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:03 pm

First, awesome nice mod. Congrats to keith10456 :D
darkonia wrote:can you make a ucp option where members can define there city or zip for the weather display?
should be possibly. i take a look these days..
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Re: [BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by keith10456 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:12 pm

Thanks...

If you can do it I'll definitely add it to the mod :)

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Re: [BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by keith10456 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:19 am

Subsilver2 support is in the works... ;)
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Re: [BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by boy_ofpersia » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:03 am

Thank's bro! I tested it, just keep on a way. It's great.
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Re: [BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by Terr0r » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:11 am

can I use this on my portal on my forum ?
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Re: [BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by keith10456 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:19 pm

Terr0r wrote:can I use this on my portal on my forum ?
Can you add the weather page? Yes.

On another note, subsilver support should be available by the end of this weekend (God willing).

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Re: [BETA] Simple Weather Mod

Post by keith10456 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:14 am

Mod Updated To Beta Version 0.1.2

Update instructions are in the "contrib" folder of the download. The download link is in the 1st post of this topic. I also updated the FAQ post (2nd post in this topic).

  • Fixed/changed a number of language variables
  • Added subsilver2 support
  • Added link and icon to overall_header file
Enjoy :D [/b]

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