I’ve just released a free weather widget for WordPress.
While working on another of my sites, SucreLife.com, I wanted to display a weather widget to my users. Searching existing weather widgets failed to turn up anything which fit my requirements. The widgets I saw were either way too big, way too bloated, or came with a hefty price tag. What I really wanted was something fast, free and small. So I created my own.
The widget shows the weather conditions for a city of your choice. It comes in a choice of two styles: the default wide style (260 x 58px), and the new square style (133 x 116px) suitable for narrower sidebars. Despite its small size, it packs in a lot of info, showing both the current weather conditions and a three day forecast. Here’s how it looks:
The widget gets its data from World Weather Online, so you need to register for one of their free API keys, available here.
All setup of the widget can be done via the simple admin panel, as shown:
To install the widget on your site, do the following:
That’s it, the weather widget should now show up in your sidebar.
Note that you can also download the weather widget from the WordPress Plugin directory, if your prefer.
Please feel free to discuss the widget in the comments below. I’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have and will try my best to accommodate feature requests.
You can see the widget in action on SucreLife.com, in the sidebar.