A weather forecast widget is a helpful tool for you to offer an excellent user experience. We can imagine that, if your website can display the updated conditions of weather, your visitors will be able to know real-time weather and they will feel warmhearted.
With the weather forecast widget, you can show visitors the detailed weather conditions, like humidity, wind gusts, temperature and some other information of the weather. Here we will mainly discuss the plugin called wp-forecast, which is powerful to offer comprehensive weather forecast information.
In the article below, we have divided the operate process of adding a weather forecast widget into 3 big parts, including how to install it, how to configure it and how to display it in your WordPress website. Now, just follow us to know the tips.
How to Install a WP-Forecast Plugin?
You need to search for the plugin in your WordPress after you log into the WordPress dashboard. You will see the search box by choosing Plugins and clicking Add New. Enter wp-forecast, and then, among all search results, you need to pick out the one that is the same as that you enter in the search box. Now, just click “Install Now”.
Activate the plugin and then you can see it on the sidebar. If you still have no idea on how to install this plugin, go to read this post.
How to Configure the WP-Forecast?
Click “wp-Forecast” and then move to the setting page. Here you will be asked to do some basic settings, such as choosing a weather service between Weather Bug and AccuWeather, setting location and selecting language.
As for the setting of location, it is useful to choose an accurate location because an accurate location leads to an accurate weather forecast. Click the magnifier icon to get to the following page and then enter your location correctly. Next, click “Search Location” to find a more suitable result.
When it comes to display configuration, you can choose what you want to display, like icon, date, time, temperature, and humidity. It is necessary to make a good choice to offer your visitors the most important information.
What’s more, you are allowed to add more than one weather forecast widget and you are able to choose the number of the widgets that you want to add. Moreover, you can also make other changes like the following screenshot shows. Remember to save all your changes.
How to Display the Widget on Your Website?
After completing all the settings, you need to make use of the widget. Find out the widget in this order: Appearance>>Widget>>Available Widgets>>WP Forecast. Then you just need to drag the WP Forecast item to the Page Sidebar section on the right.
Pay attention to the bottom of the page to set the number of the widgets that you want to add and then click “save”.
As a result, you will see the weather forecast as is shown in the picture below.
There are still many other available and powerful plugins, such as Yahoo! Weather Forecast, Weather Underground and My Weather. You can also have a try with them.