Google Weather module - FAQs, Troubleshoot and Tips & Techniques

This is the FAQ for the Google Weather Module - AJAX version.

Troubleshooting

  1. First of all, please make sure you have done the following:
    • Make sure you're using PHP5 and above. The Google Weather module DOES NOT work with PHP4.
    • Make sure your PHP has the cURL library installed. You can do a quick check by doing a simple
    • <?php
      phpinfo();
      ?>
      

      If your PHP has the cURL library installed, you should see something similar to the following:

      phpinfo.gif

      If you don't have the cURL library, there are numerous resources on the Internet that gives you very clear instructions on how to install cURL on various platform such as windows, linux, etc.

    • Go to Module Manager and make sure the module is enabled.

  2. Q: I modified the stylesheet. But the new styles do not seem to take effect.
  3. A: Note that after you have modified the stylesheet mod_googleWeather.css, you have to reload the page so that the stylesheet is reloaded.

    I've also found that for some browsers, they still use the "cached" version of stylesheet even when you click the "Reload" button. In such case, you need to clear the cache so the the modified stylesheet gets reloaded.

Tips & Techniques

  1. Using Google Weather on Joomfish multilingual sites: Tips contributed by Stelasi
  2. Problem displaying Brazilian Portuguese in Google Weather

  3. Annapalm: Got it! My mistake was that I put pt and not pt-BR. [Read More]