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Weather widget

Available on: Newspaper v7+

While planning your activity the power to anticipate weather can be a decisive factor and will lead to better results. Newspaper 7 introduces, for the first time, the amazing Weather Widget designed to deliver precise long term weather forecast information for your visitors.

Once it’s set the widget will automatically display:

  • the selected location
  • sky conditions
  • current temperature
  • low and high temperature
  • humidity
  • wind speed
  • chance to rain (percentage)
  • temperature prognosis for the next five days

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We also included a local weather button in the top-right corner. When you click on it your location is detected and it will display the local weather information.

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How do i set it?

It can be added on pages or inside the widget area as a sidebar element. The widget/block settings include:

Location

  • To find your location use the following link. You can use “city name” or “city name, country code” (ex: London, UK). Note that the widget will autotranslate itself to the language from the theme panel only if a translation is available. The available languages (section 4.2)

Units

  • Celsius
  • Fahrenheit

Under the “General” tab you will find block title settings with it’s text and background color options.

weather_widget_block_settings

Top menu

The weather widget can also be set to appear on the top menu. Because the space is restricted it will only display the sky conditions, current temperature and the selected location.

weather_widget_top_menu

Settings

You can set it from Theme Panel -> Header -> Top bar, just add the location, select the units and turn on the Show Weather switch.

weather_widget_top_menu_settings

For now the weather cannot be controlled, but as soon as this is possible we will add more options. 🙂