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Which components can you choose from

There is an ever growing number of components to choose from to make your own startpage. If you just installed the template you have a modest startpage (p=10) and a demo startpage (p=10x) which shows all components available for your region/country and your weatherprogram.

component remark description
Het “ouderwetse “dashboard”
ajax JS Standard 'ajax” dasboard
Air quality
aqhi_map “Air-Quality” 4 maps,region 'america' only
aqhi “Air-Quality” diagram, region 'america' only
AQ “Air-Quality” diagram, region 'canada' only
wdlive JS, flash WeatherDisplay-Live uses clientraw*.txt files
wdliveplug JS, flash WeatherDisplay-Live no files needed, needs a subscription at Meteoplug
wulive JS, flash WeatherUnderground live
meteoplug Meteoplug dashboard, needs Meteobridge or a subscription at Meteoplug
steel2rows JS Subset of Steelseries page 2 rows gauges
steel1row JS Subset of Steelseries page 1 row gauges
rain Small version of the available rain radars for your region
radar 3 small images of rain- thunder- and cloud radar
uv UV forecast
fc Condensed version of a forecast
zam Zambretti forecast, not to be taken to seriously!
davis Davis weatherstation text forecast
knmi Netherlands-Dutch only text forecast
yrno Meteogram 2 day YrNo forecast
yowindow JS, flash YoWindow
soil Soil temp/moisture is attached sensors are supported by your weatherprogram
earth Night / day view of the earth
metars –beta–weather in 5 cities nearby


  • JS ⇒ uses javascriptto retrieve new data every so manu seconds
  • Flash ⇒ less interesting as iPad and latest Android or Windows tablets do not support Flash anymore

Customize the page

Open wsStartpage.php in a decent program editor.

The list to be displayed is at the beginnig of the script:

Just to explain i will show you a few

$dashboard[]	= 'ajax';	
$dashboard[]	= 'wdlive'; 

$dashboard[] is an array which is loaded with your choices from all line WITHOUT a commment mark # at the first position of the line.
The text after the = sign is one choice , so in this case the ajax dashboard and wdlive (small version for dashboard. The last choice will only be shown when your weatherprogram can upload the 4 files needed.

1 set a comment mark at all lines you do not want to use
2 remove a comment mark (if it is there) on all lines you want to use

3 move all lines you want to use to the upper part just below

#---------------------------- SETTINGS:   ------------------------------
# Rearrange and place here the lines you want to use

4 Move the lines also in the correct sequence. Example:

#---------------------------- SETTINGS:   ------------------------------
# Rearrange and place here the lines you want to use
$dashboard[]	= 'ajax';	// ajax  dashboard
$dashboard[]	= 'fc'; 	// soil  fc=forecast AQ=air quality
$dashboard[]	= 'yo'; 	// yo=yowindow

# leave all other lines WITH a comment mark below this one
#---------------------------- NOT USED:   ------------------------------
# old fashioned dashboard

# air quality
#$dashboard[]   = 'aqhi_map';   // US air quality maps
#$dashboard[]   = 'aqhi';       // US air quality sliders
#$dashboard[]	= 'AQ'; 	// cananda air quality

# "realtime displays"
#$dashboard[]	= 'wdlive'; 	// weatherDisplay live
#$dashboard[]	= 'wdliveplug'; // weatherDisplay alternative meteoplug  
#$dashboard[]	= 'wulive';	// wulive 
. . .   and all other lines . . 

That is all. Do not change more, especialy do not change anything bewlow the line with:

en/startpage.txt · Last modified: 2015/05/26 15:03 by wvdkuil