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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #45 on: April 25, 2015, 09:26:03 AM »
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A new user of the template started with a very old version. My fault, sorry for that and my excuses to other users who have had the same problem.

I forgot to update the first post of this thread. So it contained until now links to OLD (very old) versions.  I keep those old downloads as sometimes a user needs a fresh download of an old release.

The current (25 April 2015) release is 2.6g and has a WiKi and  a support system. All can be accessed by using one link http://leuven-template.eu/

If someone finds or knows an old URL, please send me a PM and I will change it.

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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #46 on: April 25, 2015, 08:10:26 PM »
I would have sworn I downloaded the latest version yesterday, but the contents.txt shows "contents text  template 2.6e  2014-11-29", even though the downloaded file is named "wsTemplate_2_6.zip". Perhaps you can include/add the entire version number in that zipped file? And maybe edit that content.txt? :)
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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #47 on: April 25, 2015, 08:22:29 PM »
I would have sworn I downloaded the latest version yesterday, but the contents.txt shows "contents text  template 2.6e  2014-11-29", even though the downloaded file is named "wsTemplate_2_6.zip". Perhaps you can include/add the entire version number in that zipped file? And maybe edit that content.txt? :)
Details, details, DETAILS! [banghead]
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The exact version number is shown in the footer when installed.
I will check tomorrow the contents of a fresh download..
And I will follow your advice to change names to be the same as the release.

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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #48 on: April 25, 2015, 08:27:18 PM »
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The exact version number is shown in the footer when installed.
Yeah, but, for slow and not-too-smart or fast newbies, getting to that point may be several days after the download! [blush] Just keep up your great work and your excellent instructions pages! That, alone, is worth paying for! Which reminds me... where is my checkbook... [tup]

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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2015, 01:24:11 AM »
Can I use this thread for installation/operation questions?

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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #50 on: April 26, 2015, 08:01:19 AM »
Can I use this thread for installation/operation questions?
I am no moderator, but maybe an extra new discussion under the same WeatherCat Web Templates will be easier. Other may find a solution far quicker when facing a similar problem, certainly when the topic matches the discussion. At least it seems to be so with me.
Also when you start a discussion, example "Leuven - gauges show no rain" the discussion is not messed up with new release announcements and so on as this thread  is meant for.

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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #51 on: April 26, 2015, 02:13:39 PM »
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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #52 on: April 29, 2015, 05:03:13 PM »
If you are a new user of this template and American, you might want to visit Mr. Kull's "Issues" page for the latest updated files: thunderRadar.php and wsSideColom.php dated 2015-04-29. There was a typo in the URLs used by us yanks in the latest version of the template. Others are probably not seeing any problem. [tup]

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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #53 on: April 29, 2015, 08:23:27 PM »
Anyone here using the Leuven Template and having the "Rain Radar" (WU regional and local radar map/image) displayed?

The dev helped me get the "Thunder Radar" map fixed.

I suspect my problem is caused by WU changing how they link to things. I'd sure appreciate knowing the link that is working on your site, using this template. [tup]

You can see what I'm trying to accomplish by clicking the "Rain Radar" image at the bottom of the left-hand column of links.

<TEMPORARY Wx site>


Thanks!

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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #54 on: April 30, 2015, 02:07:35 PM »
Never mind, I think the problem I'm having is alluded to in another post where a "graphic" is created by tons of javascript. That makes unusable as a dynamic "image". This is a decision by the company that creates the map and they, of course, need people to visit their site, not just download an image on their server. "Page" hit counts are what they need to keep their advertising rates up. Non-add covered images don't help. That's just business! ;)

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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #55 on: April 30, 2015, 02:55:04 PM »
Anyone here using the Leuven Template and having the "Rain Radar" (WU regional and local radar map/image) displayed?

The dev helped me get the "Thunder Radar" map fixed. I suspect my problem is caused by WU changing how they link to things. I'd sure appreciate knowing the link that is working on your site, using this template. [tup]

You can see what I'm trying to accomplish by clicking the "Rain Radar" image at the bottom of the left-hand column of links.

<TEMPORARY Wx site>

Thanks!
1. the link in your post leads to an error pages as the url has an extra i character at the end. http://mailscamalert.com/weather2/i
So that is not very helpfull.  Better click on a link after posting just to test.

2. It takes some time for a bl**dy foreigner to locate cities and  areas you want to have in your page but with which I am not familiar.
It is not immidiatly clear that Mephis TN is using "united-states-regional/ky/bowling-green" radar area. Maybe it is simple for you, not for me.

In 21 hours you opend a ticket on the support system and posted twice at this forum. Please "patience" is also a very usefull word.
This is a one person support undertaking. And I try to do it as quickly as possible.
1. It takes some time to investigate and locate the new mosaic page. No luck yet.
2. Then  it takes some time to adapt another script.
3. and to test it with different regions to be sure.
4. and then to find the areas you want to have.

Attached a special version of the weather2/inc/rain3Sources.php script.
It should work out of the box, as it is doing at its testsite http://www.weerstation-leuven.be/northam/index.php?p=14

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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #56 on: April 30, 2015, 06:11:08 PM »
Thanks for your, as usual, prompt reply and catching the erer! That's only the sekond won of thee yeer for mi! However, I agree with your admonison to test links just before and especially after, posting. I ges that iz my thurd erer! [blush] It's a bit irrelevant now, so I corrected it but 'struckthrough' most of the post. :o

I'm sorry you did not see the second post after the one you are replying to. I think I know why the WU maps are not being displayed, except with by my unsatisfactory) html link method. It may be the same problem others had reported about a different web site changing how they do things. WU is in the middle of a lot of changes, and they may not be particularly interested in having people use their maps without actually visiting their site.

I plan on going back to the method you already have in your scripts which do display a map of an different area of the US. I'll see if I can track down where those are coming from and how to change the area displayed.

I should have more prominently reported your quick help on the two problems/questions I asked you about. My apologies.

The fact that you are a 'one-person' support (and development) shop, is the main reason I started this thread asking for a reply from others who might be using your template. I deleted a draft email I had prepared to send you because I decided I should try to work this out myself, and possibly learn something in the process. I have, at least, achieved the latter half of that process. ;D I chose this thread since I assumed it might catch the attention of other users of your template. I had absolutely no intention of adding to your problems nor insinuating that your work was less than great! [tup]

I'll download your new rain3Sources.php script, I've been too busy this morning doing my "Honey Do" chores, but I intended to revert my changes to what was in the original version. Thanks for the extra effort you are putting in, but I'm sorry for causing most of it.

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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #57 on: April 30, 2015, 07:04:08 PM »
Once again, an amazingly quick and accurate fix for my problem by Mr. Kull (and his full support staff)! Through his expert and tenacious searching, he found the latest method WU uses for displaying it regional radar maps! [cheer]

Thanks for all your extra efforts! [tup]

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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #58 on: May 29, 2015, 10:14:55 AM »
If you want to test the Beta now and do not want to wait until  mid June, send me an email, (under the avatar on the left) and please also mention the URL of your current Leuven-Template (test)  site

Link to Beta demo site: http://weather-template.nl/weather27/index.php?p=10&wp=WC
Use the (i) in yellow box at the top to switch region and weather program.
Be aware that this is a extremely low-cost provider so do not expect the response times as fast as usual.

WiKi: in mEnglish (=my not native English without a spell-checker) : http://leuven-template.eu/dokuwiki27/doku.php?id=en:start

List of some of the changes:
  • only two tag files, a 5 minute "all tags" file not compatible with previous release
  • and a 30 seconds realtime only file mostly compatible, current realtime files which do not have to be changed  are clientraw, steelseries meteobridge http
  • the uploads are in .txt format so to avoid php errors
  • introduction of _my_texts, _my_scripts folders to separate user modifications from the download scripts
  • smaller settings file as user settings are in a separate file
  • realtime data is shown immediately in dashboard and gauges, all values on 1 page should be the same now
  • the small images (rain, thunder a.s.o.) when clicked on are displayed in original size on top of the page, a link button will go to the full page
  • shorter menus possible as one can "hide" menu items which can still be used in a link
  • upload folder only contains uploaded files
    • 1 main tag file
    • optional 1 yesterday tag file as some weather-programs do not have yesterday values
    • 1 realtime file  (OR 4 when clientraw is together with WD-Live
    • and the images for the gauges (when no clientraw) and the stations graphs page
  • all 11 weather-programs can use the gauges and 9 of them with graphs in the pop-up
  • pre-installed WD-Live, wxwugraphs a.s.o., no customization needed
  • partners are displayed better and can adapted to your needs, far more easier then in the previous release
For new users life will be easier as implementation effort is far less. And far less support for new users will be needed.
Current 2.6 users  should wait until release 3.0 as the amount of new pages a.s.o. is relatively small.

But any current user who loves to tinker with PHP  is welcome to try this beta release.
One can easily run the two versions next to each other as the default folder after download is weather27.
  • download and unzip
  • upload as  weather27/
  • Set all settings to your liking following the WiKi
  • Set your weather program to upload the two new files to your current (often weather2/uploadWC/) upload folder
  • Instruct the new version to use the data from your current (example:  '../weather2/uploadWC/)  folder.
and you can adapt, test, try to your liking.
If the new version is OK you can switch by renaming the folders: weather2/ to weather2old/  and weather27/  to weather2/
No other changes necessary.

Officialy needed warning:-[ it is still BETA as only a few Dutch speaking persons tested this release.
But very big changes are not expected. And the separation between the template "scripts/lang files/links/ CSS" and user modified  "scripts/lang files/links/ CSS"  will make loading a new version less cumbersome,

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Re: Leuven-Template available for WeatherCat
« Reply #59 on: May 29, 2015, 03:33:14 PM »
Thanks! Not yet set up, but your instructions sound simple enough for even me!

I like the added historical temperature data. Nicely done!

Sounds like you've done a lot of consolidating of text files and working on making things easier and quicker for first timers. It should be easier for long time users, also, since there should be less searching for where to make changes or edits. ;)