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This page was updated Saturday, 31-Mar-2012 11:52 AM

PHP/AJAX Website Template Set - Settings-weather.php - WL-Plugin

The configuration for Settings-weather.php discussed here is for the WL-Plugin.

<?php
#---------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  required settings for WeatherLink (WL) software
#---------------------------------------------------------------------------
$SITE['WXsoftwareVersion'] = '5.8.3';  // Your WeatherLink software version
$SITE['WXtags']           = 'WLtags.php';  // for weather variables
# --------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Optional realtime settings.  Use if you are using 1 minute uploads of the WLrealtime.txt file
# uncomment next two lines (ajaxScript, WLrealtime) to enable AJAX updates to your website. 
# $SITE['ajaxScript']        = 'ajaxWLwx.js'; // for AJAX enabled display
# $SITE['WLrealtime']        = 'WLrealtime.txt';  // directory and name of WeatherLink WLrealtime.txt file
# --------------------------------------------------------------------------

$SITE['graphImageDir']     = './';  // directory location for graph images with trailing /
$SITE['NOAAdir']           = './NOAA-reports/';   // relative location of the stored NOAA report files directory
$SITE['NOAACurDir']        = './'// relative location of the NOAAMO.TXT, NOAAYR.TXT, NOAAPRMO.TXT, NOAAPRYR.TXT files
#
# --------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Weather Station sensors and options for dashboard
#
$SITE['conditionsMETAR'] = 'KSJC';  // set to nearby METAR for current conditions icon/text
#  comment out conditionsMETAR if no nearby METAR.. conditions icon/text will not be displayed
$SITE['overrideRain']   = true// =true then rain rate will set rain words instead of METAR rain words
#                               // =false - no change to METAR rain words (station rain rate not used)
#
$SITE['DavisVP']       = true;  // set to false if not a Davis VP weather station
$SITE['UV']           = true;  // set to false if no UV sensor
$SITE['SOLAR']           = true;  // set to false if no Solar sensor
#
##########################################################################
# end of configurable settings
?>

WeatherLink Configuration settings in Settings-weather.php

$SITE['WXsoftwareVersion'] = '5.8.3';
This setting specifies the version number of your WeatherLink software. It is shown in the footer.php and in various pages in the site when the weather software name is displayed.
$SITE['WXtags'] = 'WLtags.php';
This setting specifies the filename of the WeatherLink weather tags file. This file is uploaded through WeatherLink and contains the current weather data associated with WeatherLink HTML tags. The data is loaded in a $WX[] array with the WeatherLink tag names used as the key to access the data in the associative array.
$SITE['ajaxScript'] = 'ajaxWLwx.js';
This setting specifies the filename of the AJAX JavaScript that will read the WeatherFlash WLrealtime.txt file and update your pages with new data.
Comment out this setting (by placing either # or // in the front of this line) if you do not want AJAX updates active on your website pages.
$SITE['WLrealtime'] = 'WLrealtime.txt';
This setting specifies the relative file location for the WeatherLink near-realtime file. It is used by the thermometer.php for display of current/high/low temperature graphic.
If you choose not to do the 1-minute uploads of the WLrealtime.txt file, then comment-out the $SITE['ajaxScript'] and the$SITE['WLrealtime'] variables, and the thermometer.php will rely on the data in your WLtags.php file instead.
$SITE['graphImageDir'] = './';
This setting specifies the relative file location of the directory containing the WeatherLink graph images (used by the wxgraphs.php page)
$SITE['NOAAdir'] = './NOAA-reports/';
This setting specifies the relative file location of the NOAA reports files. It is used by the wxnoaaclimatereports.php page.
Note: you will need to configure WeatherLink (or your separate FTP software) to update this directory with recently changed files.
$SITE['NOAACurDir'] = './';
This setting specifies the relative file directory where the NOAAMO.TXT, NOAAYR.TXT, NOAAPRMO.TXT, and NOAAPRYR.TXT files are uploaded by WeatherLink. It is used by the wxnoaaclimatereports.php page.
$SITE['conditionsMETAR'] = 'KSJC';
This setting specifies the ICAO/name of the near-by METAR station that will be used to provide current conditions (weather/sky cover) for the ajax-dashboard and ajax-gizmo.
A list of nearby METAR names can be found using the find METAR query script.
$SITE['overrideRain'] = true;
This setting specifies whether the weather station rain-rate should display the rain words based on the current rain rate.
=false : METAR rain words (if any) will be displayed as current condition.
=true : current station rain rate will set words (as shown below) and rain words direct from METAR are removed. Icon is also set appropriately.
Words and selection criteria:
"Light Rain" when rain rate is > 0.0 and < 2.5 mm (0.098 in) per hour
"Moderate Rain" when rain rate is >= 2.5 mm (0.098 in) and < 7.6 mm (0.30 in) per hour
"Heavy Rain" when rain rate is >= 7.6 mm (0.30 in) per hour and < 50 mm (2.0 in) per hour
"Violent Rain" when rain rate is >= 50 mm (2.0 in) per hour
If this setting is ommitted from Settings-weather.php, the default will be assumed as 'true' to enable the function.
If enabled, the rain words from the METAR will be removed, and the above words used based on the current rain rate.
$SITE['DavisVP'] = true;
This setting specifies whether you have a Davis VP/Vue station.
= true means you have a Davis VP/Vue station
= false means you do not have a Davis VW/Vue station and the display of the VP forecast on the ajax-dashboard is suppressed.
$SITE['UV'] = true;
This setting specifies whether your station has a UV sensor.
= true means your station has a UV sensor.
= false means your station does not have a UV sensor which will result in the ajax-dashboard displaying a UV forecast in that area instead of the UV sensor value.
$SITE['SOLAR'] = true;
This setting specifies whether your station has a Solar sensor.
= true means your station has a Solar Radiation sensor.
= false means your station does not have a Solar Radiation sensor which will result in the ajax-dashboard displaying a UV forecast in that area instead of the Solar sensor value.
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