EW - Easy Weather Pro - Joomla! 4

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EW - Easy Weather Pro - Joomla! 4
Viktor Vogel
18 February 2024

Easy Weather Pro for Joomla! shows the current weather of any locations specified by the city name or geographic coordinates using the OpenWeather API on a module position.

Type: Module

Joomla! Version: >= 4.4.0


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Joomla! 4.x

Version - 2024-02-18

  • Increased technical requirements for Joomla! 4: Increasing Technical Requirements 2024 - Core & PHP for Joomla! 4 Pro Extensions.
  • + New Feature: Daily Weather Forecast Display. This update introduces a new feature that enables users to view the daily weather forecast. Users can now access forecasts for up to 8 consecutive days, providing detailed insights into upcoming weather conditions.
  • + Configuration Option: Weather Forecast Duration. A new configuration setting has been added, allowing users to specify the number of days for which they wish to view the daily weather forecast. By default, the forecast is set to display for 3 days. However, users have the flexibility to adjust this setting, with the option to select any duration between 1 to 8 days, according to their personal preferences or needs.

Version - 2023-10-12

  • + Improved Installation Script: Updated the installation script to check for the highest compatible version of Joomla automatically! This feature aims to prevent issues that may arise from using incompatible core versions, thereby ensuring a smoother installation process.

Version - 2023-05-16

  • + Implemented the One Call API 3.0 endpoint. This change was required since new OpenWeather accounts cannot use version 2.5 anymore. You must subscribe to the API (1000 requests are free per day). All information here: One Call API 3.0
  • ^ Increased the caching time from 5 to 10 minutes. The data at the new endpoint is updated with this frequency only, and it also helps to keep the number of requests within the free request range.

Version - 2023-05-16

  • + Added logging for exceptions and failed API requests using Joomla!'s core log system. You must enable the option "Log Almost Everything" in the Logging section of the global configuration.
  • + Code optimisations.

Version - 2023-04-06

Version - 2022-10-18

  • + Added Pro Security Token validation check. The Pro package contains a token file with an individual security token linked to the user account and checked against the validation server for authenticity.
  • ^ Multiple internal code optimisations.

Version - 2021-11-19

  • + First Pro release based on EW version

The installation package contains a module for Joomla! >= 4.4.0 and PHP >= 8.1.0.

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