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Hi all, I am a new user and just downloaded the weather block. How do you install it? I didn't see any install instructions. Thank
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The Weather block is a PHP block. You need to add the phpblock function code to your lib-custom.php file: function phpblock_getweather () { global $_CONF; $path = $_CONF['path_html'] . "weather"; include_once($path . "/display_weather.php"Wink; $display = getweather(); return $display; } After you've added the code to lib-custom, create the PHP block from the block admin. The PHP block should call the function phpblock_getweather.
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I live in a rural Alabama town and I can not get the weather block to get my city. I wrote a simple PHPblock to pull images off the weather site of our local TV station. function phpblock_weather () { $retval .= "<img src=\""; $retval .= "http://files.raycommedia.com/waff/weather_images/temps.jpg\" width=170"; $retval .= "\">"; return $retval; } ?> You place this at the end of your lib-custom.php file. Also you would need to find the picture of your local weather of your choice. ----- "This is my router this is my switch. One is for routing but I don't know which."
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What about the sql file. Do I create a new database or add it as a table to the geeklog database? Thanks again for any help
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I am not pulling any info from the database. You can look at my site at Career Academy

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Ok...once I update the config file and add the php block I get this error: 1146: Table 'geeklog.weather' doesn't exist Thanks Craig
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Ok...I got everything working except in guest view...no weather info shows up. It works great when logged in as a user but not when your a guest. I tried setting the default settings in the database for the guest user but the info still doesn't show up. Helllppppp Thanks again for all the great support your giving. Cregar
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Got it...Had to set the city as default in the weather table. Again, thanks to everyone who helped. Cregar
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How do you set the default for users? I know that they can set it themselves, but how do you set one for people who haven't set it, yet? Visitors and people without their default set get a link to a nonexistent image file and a -18 degrees celcius reading.
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It's in the data... There should be a record in your weather table with a sbgdefault = 1: SELECT * FROM weather where sbgdefault = 1; The weather block will use this record for all anonymous users.
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Ok, got it, squatty. Thanks! EricInHouston
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