December 6th, 2013
There are many weather extensions in Joomla extensions directory but none like Jomsocial Weather. Why?, Jomsocial Weather was specially designed to integrate flawless with Jomsocial templates. It installs as a Jomsocial plugin and can be published inside the main user content or wall, top sidebar or bottom sidebar of the template. Also a main feature is the usage of google weather API to retrieve weather, you just need to set your location in the backend i.e. London,UK, and let the plugin do the rest.
Besides working great inside Jomsocial, our weather plugin also looks great because we are using the gorgeous Android HTC Weather Icons.
This Plugin was tested with the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and IE. Working flawless with all. Also since we are linux developers and are nuts about error logging… this module works flawless without any php errors.
Plugin BackEnd Options:
Core Application: Yes / No
Position: Main Content / Sidebar Top / Sidebar Bottom
Caching: Use Global / No
Location: Write your location without any spaces i.e. London,UK (city,country code)
User Override: Yes / No (if YES, users can change the above location in the website frontpage. Users can select their own city and country to display weather inside their profile), (if NO, backend weather location applies to all users and can not be changed)
City: Hide / Show
Condition: Hide / Show
Humidity: Hide / Show
Wind: Hide / Show
Forecast: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 days / Disabled
Layout: List / Block
Unit: Celcius / Fahrenheit
The User Override option is available in the website administrator backend, plugin manager, community plugins.
If the administrator selects NO, then the weather location is locked to the weather the administrator selects in the backend. Users can not change the weather location in the frontend, therefore the administrator backend location, city and country applies to all users.
If the administrator selects YES, then the global weather backend location still applies for all users…. but each user can override the location in the website frontend and select a different city, country to display weather in their profile.
– First Release
– User FrontPage Override
– Weather icons fixes
– CSS improvements for better display
– Better error reporting in case of wrong city name
– New Update Servers
– Improved CSS layout
– Improved Xml
– Improved Weather API
– Since google weather api is dead, we fixed and replaced with another free / no registration weather API
– Language changes and better config.xml to adapt to new weather API
– Fixing Snow Icons
– Jomsocial 2.8 Compatible
– Optimized for Jomsocial 3.0
– Warp 7 templates Ready
– Optimized for Joomla 3.x