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Widgets for blogs: 5 – weather

• General background: The gigya shortcode 3 – widgets.
• Paste shortcode into text widget (or html post/page editor). For suitable dimensions check my post on sidebar width (or post/page width).
• May not display correctly in Explorer – use at your own risk (till Explorer learns to behave, or till users learn not to use Explorer).

1. Yowindow

Landscape changes to reflect current conditions.

Forecast by

[gigya src="" width="280" height="194" allowfullscreen="true" wmode="opaque" bgcolor="#ffffff" flashvars="location_id=gn:264371&location_name=Athens&time_format=24&unit_system=metric&background=#ffffff&copyright_bar=false" ]
<div style="width:280px;margin-top:-12px;font-size:12px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">
<div style="float:left;"><a target="_blank" href=";link=copyright" style="color:#2fa900;text-decoration:none;" title="Desktop weather"></a></div>
<div style="float:right;color:#888888;">Forecast by&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="" style="color: #2fa900;text-decoration:none;"></a></div>

Replace the part inside the quotes after flashvars= with the one you’ll get after customizing the widget here:
The number after margin-top: controls the distance between the widget and the links below it; depending on the theme you’re using, you may need to adjust it.
Note: the author of this widget doesn’t allow removing those links.

Update September 2011: You can now visit the widget page, customize the widget, click the newly added WordPress button under “Publish” and get a ready to use shortcode.

Page 2: Weatherlet widgets
Page 3: Accuweather widgets

Please don’t paste code in comments – see comment guidelines.


111 thoughts on “Widgets for blogs: 5 – weather

  1. Awesome!

    Posted by IzaakMak | September 16, 2010, 21:43
  2. Thanks! (Which one to do you like more?)

    Quotes etc. coming soon! (I was going to do countdown timers first, but I’ll reverse the order for you.)

    Posted by Panos | September 16, 2010, 22:15
  3. I like the animated Weatherlet best, but I’d probably use the transparent Simple Weatherlet. It seems like the animation stuff slows my blog down. :???:

    Posted by IzaakMak | September 16, 2010, 22:26
  4. Hi Panos,
    undoubtedly Yowindow for me is more appealing, especially because you can also replace the background. But the others are wonderful!
    Can anything be done to add this weather widget flash?

    Franco (Portaleazzurro e Putignanonelmirino)

    Posted by portaleazzurro | September 17, 2010, 22:32
  5. Hi Franco. I’m afraid I can’t do anything: the code they give is iframe, not flash. I dug deeper and found the actual flash movie, but the shortcode doesn’t accept its URL.

    Posted by Panos | September 18, 2010, 03:51
  6. Thanks Panos

    Posted by portaleazzurro | September 20, 2010, 14:27
  7. You’re welcome Franco – sorry I couldn’t help.

    Posted by Panos | September 20, 2010, 19:10
  8. Hi Panos,
    I like Yowindow because with it I can replace the background. Thanks for the HTML code.

    Posted by Tempo di Roma | October 20, 2010, 17:37
  9. Hi and you’re welcome.

    And could you please tell me how you change the bg? I haven’t figured that out!

    Posted by Panos | October 21, 2010, 04:30
  10. Hello Panos,
    This rocks! Thank you so much!
    I went with YoWindow because the living landscape *fits* my blog theme. It loads a little slow but I am hoping to do the PNG to SWF to help that out.

    You provide so much help for so many. Thank you again!
    mama bear

    Posted by Mama Bear | November 21, 2010, 00:49
  11. You’re welcome, and thanks!
    Yeah, YoWindow is lovely if you except the loading issue.

    Posted by Panos | November 21, 2010, 22:05
  12. Hi Panos,

    I’m new to WordPress and gradually learning how to use the various components. I’ve just added the Weather Widget to my website

    I’ve changed the Location to Brighton – I actually need Brighton, UK but I’m sure it’s not the right Brighton.

    Any advice, please?



    Posted by brightonpetanque | December 8, 2010, 00:06
  13. Hi,
    I have no way of telling if it’s the right Brighton – I specialize in HTML, not geography! Anyway, this is the shortcode I get after I choose UK > Brighton (with dimensions changed to fit your sidebar):

    [gigya src="; width="220" height="152" allowfullscreen="true" wmode="opaque" bgcolor="#ffffff" flashvars="location_id=gn:2654710&amp;time_format=24&amp;unit_system=metric&amp;background=#FFFFFF&amp;copyright_bar=false" ]
<div style="width:220px;margin-top:-12px;font-size:12px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">
<div style="float:left;"><a target="_blank" href=";link=copyright&quot; style="color:#2fa900;text-decoration:none;" title="Desktop weather"></a></div>
<div style="float:right;color:#888888;">Forecast by&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="; style="color:#2fa900;text-decoration:none;"></a></div>

    Try it and see how it goes. (Or try the widget on page 3 of my post.)

    Posted by Panos | December 8, 2010, 01:54
  14. Hi Panos,

    Thanks for that, with the changed location, it’s now the right Brighton. How did you get the location code? I did search but couldn’t find it.

    Just to show how new I am to WordPress, where is page 3 of your post? sorry to be such a pain!



    Posted by brightonpetanque | December 8, 2010, 10:22
  15. Oops, just found the page links… :-(

    Posted by brightonpetanque | December 8, 2010, 10:24
  16. Hi again – glad we solved this!

    I went to the widget homepage and selected United Kingdom from the first dropdown then Brighton from the second dropdown under “Choose your location”.

    Posted by Panos | December 8, 2010, 14:34
  17. Hi Again,

    I’ve had a look through and changed to the first Weatherlet widget.

    Thank you SO much for your help – absolutely wonderful site and information.



    Posted by brightonpetanque | December 8, 2010, 20:34
  18. @Ray: You’re welcome!

    Posted by Panos | December 9, 2010, 01:55
  19. Panos- I really like the yowindow widget, and it’s the only one that’s working in the widget area (the others keep coming up as hyperlinks to the source site) the problem is I can’t get it to change locations. We’re in Cincinnati, OH but the drop down location menu has been saying “network error” for the last two days. any other suggestions?

    Posted by libraryexample | December 17, 2010, 15:21
  20. They all work fine with me, so maybe you’ve got a browser or server or I-don’t-know-what problem. Anyway, for Cincinnati copy the shortcode from my post and replace this:


    with this:


    Posted by Panos | December 17, 2010, 20:47
  21. Thanks for Loc ID code Panos. Now I’m only getting this:

    instead of a widget.

    Incidentally, do you know if there are any WP compatible traffic (driving conditions etc.) widgets?

    Posted by libraryexample | December 20, 2010, 17:00
  22. a) That’s the same complaint you had re the other widgets. Are you copying the exact shortcode from my post? And are you talking about the blog linked to your username or not? Try once more and leave it on so I can check things. Or paste here what you’re trying to paste in your blog.

    b) Yes there are, but the ones I’ve seen are localized. Try searching here to see if there are any for your area:

    Posted by Panos | December 20, 2010, 18:07
  23. Lordy, now I’m feeling stupid. I just read your other page about gigya source code (which I think I now sort of understand). I was trying to paste the code from the yowindow site (I guess the first time it worked I had copied it from your revision). Now I’ve repasted using your code (and it works!) but I’m not sure how to change it to Fahrenheit.

    All of the widgetbox widgets that are good use java. I’ll look around more though. Funny how there a billion weather widgets out there but so few traffic ones.

    Posted by libraryexample | December 20, 2010, 18:29
  24. Never mind re. metric system I figured out to change it to “us.”

    If you happen to stumble upon a way to get java or iframes to work with WP it would be most wonderful.

    thanks again for all your help!!

    Posted by libraryexample | December 20, 2010, 19:01

    (I just typed “traffic reports Cincinnati” in the search box of the site.)

    Posted by Panos | December 20, 2010, 19:23
  26. @Panos, that is the widget I found earlier through but all I can see is their javascript code…

    Posted by libraryexample | December 20, 2010, 22:05
  27. Ok, so I didn’t see that tab because I mostly use FF at work and for some reason it’s not picking up that I have Flash installed on my computer (though IE works just fine). Thanks for pointing that out!
    Now I tried pasting in the URL from the flash code, but it’s not working at all, and I think the reason is that there is no identifier associated with the URL- it seems pretty generic to me ( What am I doing wrong now?
    Oh and the dummy website I’m using for these experiments
    is Thanks Panos!

    Posted by libraryexample | December 21, 2010, 15:39
  28. You don’t paste that URL – or any URL: you paste the shortcode you can derive from the embed code. Instructions in the “general background” post I link to at the beginning of each widget post. Or check posts with widgets from that site for examples:

    (Sorry if I’m making it hard for you, but I think that learning how to do it is more useful than being given the solution!)

    Posted by Panos | December 21, 2010, 21:38
  29. Ok, well as long as you’re making this hard for me…
    In the original shortcode insturctions it says “Copy the widget URL from the embed code (proper URL usually ends with “swf” or “widget”).”
    This is where I’m stuck- where do I find the widget URL? The one in the embed code is generic and doesn’t identify this widget…

    Posted by libraryexample | January 4, 2011, 17:39
  30. Hi again and Happy New Year!

    My original instructions as well as the examples I have posted here include flashvars. Some simple widgets have a URL that does all the job, but many other widgets have a generic URL and the rest is taken care of by the addition of the proper variables. Your shortcode should be like that:

    [gigya src="" width="170px" height="423px" quality="high" wmode="transparent" flashvars="r=2&appId=2335af9f-83e0-4806-a205-bc26ec22894d" ]

    Posted by Panos | January 6, 2011, 16:14
  31. Happy New Year to you as well!
    I’m going to have to confess here both my ignorance, and possible utter stupidity, because I can’t figure this out at all.
    From the original instruction page, it says I need to convert the flashvars attributes in the following format-
    Is the “r” a variable? Is it the only variable? Am I just supposed to replace the r variable from the sourcecode above with the string from traffic widget (r=2&appId=86b0134a-da15-4066-952a-61cc1c13ca99) ?
    I tried doing that (though I’m still not sure if the URL I’m using is wrong as well) and it did not work at all.
    I’m sorry to drive you crazy…

    Posted by libraryexample | January 6, 2011, 16:46
  32. You don’t replace anything: you retain whatever is included in the flashvars quotes exactly as it is.

    Flash embed code:

    <embed src="" name="InsertWidget_39f4e4c2-b574-4000-b91e-690e46b75b4a" width="170px" height="423px" quality="high" menu="false" pluginspage="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" align="middle" flashvars="r=2&appId=39f4e4c2-b574-4000-b91e-690e46b75b4a" ></embed>

    You take the parts I highlighted in red and enclose them this way:
    opening square bracket – “gigya” – space – RED PARTS HERE, WITH A SPACE AFTER EACH ONE – closing square bracket.
    Actual shortcode posted in my previous reply.

    Posted by Panos | January 6, 2011, 17:25
  33. Oh wow- that worked this time- strange.
    Thank you for your extensive explanations and assistance!!!

    Posted by libraryexample | January 6, 2011, 17:42
  34. @libraryexample: you’re welcome!

    Posted by Panos | January 7, 2011, 13:52
  35. Panos, what do you think of this weather widget Isn’t it nice?
    Can you help me convert it to the gigya source code- here is what I thougth it should be:
    [gigya src="" height="10" width="160" quality="high" wmode="transparent" bgcolor=":#777777" flashvars="station_id=KLUK&city_name=Cincinnati&language=en&use_celsius=Yes&skinName=Gray&PID=82795&ts=201101062120&hideChangeSkin=No" ]
    which si not working. It’s something wrong with my flashvars string, right?

    Posted by libraryexample | January 7, 2011, 23:28
  36. Sorry, your comment had been withheld as spam.

    I hadn’t included this widget in my post because of the ad.

    Flashvars string is ok; strangely you’ve got the height number wrong: should be 272. And you don’t need the bg color. (But when it’s needed, the colon isn’t part of the code – check my examples.)

    Posted by Panos | January 8, 2011, 05:58
  37. I guess that means I’m commenting too much if my comments are getting marked as spam…
    I figured out the height problem earlier on Friday- I was using the dimensions for line height.
    The ad only circulates while the widget is loading- not so different than yowindow. Does it look very unprofessional that way? We’re just using it on our library website, but I don’t want the widget to look really out of place.

    Posted by libraryexample | January 10, 2011, 15:31
  38. No, the comment had been marked as spam because of the suspicious link.

    I don’t like either ad; but there’s a difference: the one is about the widget itself while the other is about a commercial site.

    I’m not seeing the widget on the webpage linked to your username.

    Posted by Panos | January 10, 2011, 15:53
  39. it’s on the far right- I changed the background to gray, but it should be recognizable.

    Posted by libraryexample | January 10, 2011, 15:56
  40. Ah, that’s your tests blog. My opinion is that if you put it in the bottom widget area it’s ok, as it’ll probably finish loading before one sees the ad.

    Posted by Panos | January 10, 2011, 16:07
  41. Ok, thanks. I’ll run that by the site collaborators and see if they’re ok with that plan. Thank you again for ALL of your help!!!!

    Posted by libraryexample | January 10, 2011, 16:20
  42. You’re welcome.

    By the way, the heading of your traffic widget has squeezed itself between the yowindow links (because of the float:left command). To cancel that, you need to add this below the youwindow code:

    <br style="clear:both;" />

    Posted by Panos | January 10, 2011, 16:31
  43. We’re leaving off the traffic widget it’s just too much widgetiness for the site. The head Librarian wanted the weather widget on the top so that’s where it is on our site now- I think the home page looks desperately unbalanced now- I’m not sure what to do….

    Posted by libraryexample | January 10, 2011, 16:58
  44. What you should do is select a different theme and set your front to display a static page. The three columns in DePo Masthead are posts, they aren’t meant for permanent content like yours.

    Posted by Panos | January 10, 2011, 20:44
  45. It’s kind of too late now since we chnaged over to this theme a few months ago and can’t confuse our students further. I’m not sure why we’re using a three column theme, but I guess it does make things easier then using tables.

    Posted by libraryexample | January 10, 2011, 20:47
  46. Then you should buy the CSS upgrade, to remove the pointless post metadata (“In Uncategorized on September 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm”) and the Comment tabs.

    Posted by Panos | January 10, 2011, 20:53
  47. You’re right. I’ll see if I can push for it in the budget.

    Posted by libraryexample | January 10, 2011, 20:55
  48. Hi Panos,
    I will just beg for help! I had the Yowindow weather widget and fixed it following your instructions. I deleted the widget and tried to do it again…couldn’t get it to work! I am an end user only…don’t program or read code or anything. Now I’m trying to get the Accuweather widget up, and I’m no closer to a solution. Can you help me? My blog is Thanks!

    Posted by Catherine Tallant | January 25, 2011, 06:13
  49. The shortcode model I’m giving says “PASTE SWF URL HERE” and “PASTE STRING OF VARIABLES HERE.” That’s where you’ve gone wrong. The relevant pieces of the code you get from the site after you’ve finished with all the options are these:

    param name=’movie’ value=’THAT’S THE SWF URL

    param name=’flashvars’ value=’THAT’S THE STRING OF VARIABLES

    Posted by Panos | January 25, 2011, 12:48
  50. I’m trying to figure out the locid code for venice beach, ca. I’ve gotten this far, alas no further!



    Posted by dysfunctionalbachelor | May 4, 2011, 09:04
  51. Sorry, I had omitted one step in the instructions (updated now): enter city name, click “Get weather”, click “Get Web Widget”, copy embed code. Anyway, your location ID is USCA1192.

    Posted by Panos | May 4, 2011, 12:42
  52. THANK YOU!! Added the and changed it from Celsius to Fahrenheit.

    Posted by mlsintx | June 12, 2011, 11:44
  53. Hi Panos,

    one year after the code (Gigya) you suggested for the widget YoWindow
    was added in YoWindow site.

    thanks again !


    Posted by portaleazzurro | September 17, 2011, 00:01
  54. Ah good – thanks for letting me know! Nice move by the author of the widget, and I’ll update the post to make a note of this.
    (And more than a year after I practically invented this trick, WP continues to pretend it doesn’t exist…)

    Posted by Panos | September 17, 2011, 06:15
  55. Hi Panos,
    look in the forums YoWindow:

    The behavior of WordPress is absolutely incomprehensible.
    Comments that do to their novelty are subject to moderation and I do not think they are published.


    Posted by portaleazzurro | September 17, 2011, 17:26
  56. I can tell you about the behavior of WP, but I’m not sure what you’re referring to: comments in the forum or in the official blog?

    Posted by Panos | September 17, 2011, 17:56
  57. I refer to the official blog of
    (When I click on like my avatar looks)

    Posted by portaleazzurro | September 17, 2011, 22:07
  58. Ah yes. The forum is very free (with very rare exceptions) but the blog is a joke. We know it from first-hand experience (because several of us forum volunteers have occasionally commented there, and we communicate with one another) that comments are moderated: comments of the wow, awesome, great, love it etc varieties are always approved, but objections or negative opinions or comments that run contrary to whatever they want to promote usually don’t see the light of the day.

    Posted by Panos | September 17, 2011, 22:40
  59. I have always been limited to making comments that you cited: wow, excellent, interesting, etc..
    I never made negative comments.
    I have the impression that they do not want to see my blog that contains a large amount of flash widget (Gigya) …

    Posted by portaleazzurro | September 18, 2011, 12:35
  60. Maybe. They don’t like anything they don’t actively support. Back when there were no custom menus, my “Page tabs as extra links” trick was a great success (it still is my post popular post), but once a staff member tried to use some bullshit pseudo-technical excuses to convince me that we shouldn’t use the trick. And when people ask how to embed Issuu or widgets etc (anything gigya), staff always reply that you cannot and refer users to the Support doc on forbidden codes.

    Posted by Panos | September 19, 2011, 00:24
  61. Hi There,

    I was wanting to put the following into my wordpress website. Can you please help??

    [Code relic removed – P.]


    Posted by Webmaster | October 13, 2011, 13:16
  62. Hi,
    Check point 4 here and use Textsnip:

    Posted by Panos | October 13, 2011, 13:27
  63. Hi Panos, sorry about that…


    Posted by Webmaster | October 13, 2011, 13:31
  64. No problem.
    But sorry, you can’t embed that widget in a blog: we’re not allowed to use iframes.

    Posted by Panos | October 13, 2011, 16:37
  65. Hi, YouWindow weather makes my fan speed up. Normal?

    Posted by casasheddy | November 23, 2011, 15:12
  66. I don’t know – doesn’t happen in my computer (but I’m a Mac user). However, I checked my activity monitor and saw that this widget significantly increases your CPU usage, so this could be the reason.

    Posted by Panos | November 23, 2011, 17:38
  67. Thanks, I´m a mac user as well, and was so happy with a quite MacBook Pro..:)) CPU went up from 2 % to 16% with a result af both fans speeding up.. Think I´ll go for another weather widget.

    Posted by casasheddy | November 24, 2011, 09:43
  68. You’re welcome. Yes, better try one the Weatherlet widgets.

    Posted by Panos | November 24, 2011, 10:48
  69. Thanks for all your work. I have a small problem. First, assume I know nothing about writing code, but I can follow directions reasonably well. I followed all the directions for the small widget, and I can get it to show up in my links but it doesn’t reload and change to show current conditions. My blog is

    Posted by marianne | November 28, 2011, 21:39
  70. Your widget won’t work (in some browsers it won’t even show up) because what you’ve put in the text widget isn’t correct. The sourcecode of your page shows me that you tried to convert the original embed code yourself. If you have no experience with code, that’s impossible to do (because these workarounds aren’t simple cases of coding such as those you can find in my posts on, say, formatting text: they are hacks in essence). In posts like this one, I have done all the hard work myself and I’m providing ready results for you to copy and adapt (but now that I read my post again, I can see I have failed to convey this clearly). So:

    The only thing you’ll take from the original is the code snippet for your city or timezone. What you’ll paste in your text widget is the exact shortcode I’m giving, and simply put that snippet in place of mine and the code for the color you prefer instead of mine. In all, your shortcode should be this:

    [gigya src="" quality="high" wmode="opaque" bgcolor="#629632" width="184" height="76" flashvars="locid=USUT0222&amp;unit=s" ]

    (If you had checked the option “Notify me of follow-up comments”, make sure you copy the shortcode from here, not from the mail.)

    Posted by Panos | November 29, 2011, 01:48
  71. Thanks so-o-o much. You have made my life so much easier.

    Posted by marianne | November 29, 2011, 04:52
  72. I copied the code exactly, and it still doesn’t reload. It is always 52 and sunny in St. George, according to my blog. It could be true, but it isn’t. Any other ideas?

    Posted by marianne | November 29, 2011, 19:30
  73. The shortcode is correct: it’s the same shortcode used for the working example in my post, and the example has changed since yesterday. If something’s wrong it’s their weather report, since what you’re seeing in your widget is what the site gives as well:
    (Except if you’re referring to a different St George.)

    Posted by Panos | November 29, 2011, 21:36
  74. Thanks. I think it is their weather report. It keeps showing November 16. I’m going to try a different widget. I’ll probably still need help, but I am nothing if not dogged in getting this dang thing up.

    Posted by marianne | November 29, 2011, 22:16
  75. Okay. So I tried a different widget, and you can see what I got. The one step I didn’t understand came between the directions to copy, and the direction to paste. It said “pick the place between and where you want to insert the weather. I didn’t even see a place like that in the code. Can you help, again?

    Posted by marianne | November 29, 2011, 22:26
  76. a) You’re right. There must be something wrong (hopefully temporary) with the site: I checked several US state capitals, and they’re all stuck to 11/16/11. Checked several European and Asian capitals as well: most but not all stuck to earlier dates.

    b) Your St George doesn’t seem to be listed in the AccuWeather site. What city did you select?

    Posted by Panos | November 29, 2011, 22:37
  77. St. George, Utah.

    Posted by marianne | November 29, 2011, 23:50
  78. Yeah I know that. But typing St George only gave me cities in Canada – got yours when I typed “Saint George”. Shortcode here:

    Posted by Panos | November 30, 2011, 00:44
  79. I almost hesitate to mention this, because you have been way beyond helpful. Our zip is 84790. Should I change it in the shortcode, which says 84770?

    Posted by marianne | November 30, 2011, 01:33
  80. You could, but I don’t know if it’ll make a difference.

    Posted by Panos | November 30, 2011, 18:17
  81. Got it. Now we’ll see if it changes with the actual conditions. We are predicted to have a significant drop in temps tonight with heavy winds. Thanks for being patient.

    Posted by marianne | December 1, 2011, 02:31
  82. You’re welcome. Seems to be working.

    By the way, why don’t you link your name to your blog?
    (Users > Personal Settings: scroll down to Account Details, paste blog URL in the Website field, click Save Changes.)

    Posted by Panos | December 1, 2011, 09:09
  83. Thanks. Will do. I appreciate all of your help.

    Posted by marianne | December 2, 2011, 01:13
  84. I actually did this. All by myself!

    Posted by marianne | December 3, 2011, 00:40
  85. Of course you did!

    A clickable username is important if you comment on other blogs and if you’re interested in having visitors to yours.

    Posted by Panos | December 3, 2011, 22:39
  86. Thanks for the tip. It is really nice to know that there are people like you to help people like me.

    Posted by marianne | December 4, 2011, 02:27
  87. HI there,

    I am trying to ad the accuweather widget to my site, but i can not change it in Celsius. I ma sure that i am doing something wrong but have no clue what. Here is the code that i used.

    [Code removed – P.]

    Posted by Carien | February 5, 2012, 11:39
  88. Sorry, i didn’t know how to post a code in a proper way. So at least i learned that today!

    Here is the code, hope it is correct this time. Everything is like ow i want it to be, except the temperatures are in Fahrenheit instead of Celsius although i selected Celsius.

    [Code removed – P.]

    Posted by Carien | February 5, 2012, 12:23
  89. This is my last attempt to give you the code, it seems like that i am clueless today.

    here is the link to the code

    Posted by Carien | February 5, 2012, 12:30
  90. Correct shortcode here:

    Do you also want the link to the forecast page below it?

    Posted by Panos | February 5, 2012, 12:44
  91. Hi there,
    I’ve embedded the Yowindow weather widget for Barcelona and I would like to replace the default landscape image with a picture of Barcelona. Is that possible at
    Thanks in advance for an answer!

    Posted by Martin | February 6, 2012, 14:12
  92. Hi,

    I think no. You would have to download the Yowindow application from here:
    then follow these steps:

    But you’d also need this:
    Step 3 can’t be done at

    Posted by Panos | February 6, 2012, 19:46
  93. Unlucky … Anyway, thanks a lot for your answer!

    Posted by Martin | February 6, 2012, 19:56
  94. Hello Panos
    Hello Martin
    Let me assure you that putting a different landscape than the default is possible.
    Look in my blog and also in that:
    It seems that a month there is no need of the infamous crossdomain file.
    Ywl you just create the file and upload it to a hosting site that offers hot-link.
    Starting point: a photograph to use as a background to which you can clear the sky, etc.. etc..
    Join the forum YoWindow and gradually you will learn: I learned even me!

    Posted by portaleazzurro | February 6, 2012, 22:33
  95. Ah thanks Franco!
    If you can “upload it to a hosting site that offers hot-link”, then you can upload it to your own blog.

    Posted by Panos | February 7, 2012, 01:29
  96. Thanks a lot for your help. I am happy happy happy

    Posted by Carien | February 7, 2012, 03:28
  97. @Carien: You’re welcome. But the little widget doesn’t show well against your black background. If you wish, you can give it some background color, by changing wmode=”transparent” to wmode=”opaque” and replacing ffffff with the hex for the color you prefer. For color hexes click Colors in my sidebar.

    Posted by Panos | February 7, 2012, 12:53
  98. You’re right on that, but i tried to give it the background that accuweather is offering with no success. It is not showing at all, it will leave the background white. Can you tell me if it is possible to add a background that accuweather is offering, or is the only option to choose a color?

    Posted by Carien | February 7, 2012, 13:05
  99. Yes it’s possible – I have neglected to add all the details in the post. Which bg would you like?

    Posted by Panos | February 7, 2012, 13:51
  100. I would like to use summer 2

    Posted by Carien | February 7, 2012, 13:59
  101. Thanks a lot. I almost figured it out my self, but a placed the image url inside the gigya code. Thanks again for the tips, but i do hope that i can figure it out my self next time if you know what i mean!

    Posted by Carien | February 7, 2012, 14:17
  102. You’re welcome! I know what you mean, but this particular case is very complicated: so far I haven’t figured out how to turn the process into comprehensible instructions…

    Now could you do me a favor please and tell me which place in Greece is your header image? Looks familiar but I can’t recall!

    Posted by Panos | February 7, 2012, 14:20
  103. Oh sorry, you turned it to random. I mean this one:

    Posted by Panos | February 7, 2012, 14:23
  104. And sorry again, I think I remembered: must be Palaiokastritsa in Corfu.

    Posted by Panos | February 7, 2012, 14:28
  105. No no no, you’re not even close. I sailed from Chania to Zakynthos, and we spend the night in Kythira, Kapsali harbor.

    Posted by Carien | February 7, 2012, 14:42
  106. Oh of course – silly me: I’ve been there three times! Guess my HTML is better than my geography…

    Posted by Panos | February 7, 2012, 16:27
  107. Haha, well you can agree on the fact that the islands/harbors look similar, although there are all different at the same time. Before i could answer your question i had to read my own blog to see where it was exactly.

    You’re Greek? well your name sounds like that in any case. Living abroad or in Greece? Sorry but your question makes me curious.

    Posted by Carien | February 8, 2012, 09:48
  108. Yup. Greek. In Greece.

    Posted by Panos | February 9, 2012, 02:38


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