Cumulus has an extensive help file built into the program. Use that first.
Cumulus website: http://sandaysoft.com/products/cumulus
The Cumulus WiKi: http://wiki.sandaysoft.com/
with the FAQ at: http://wiki.sandaysoft.com/index.php?title=FAQ
Their forum is at: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/
The following assumptions are made for all text / examples on this page about locations of data:
|Cumulus is installed in:||C:\Cumulus|
|Files to be uploaded are stored then in:||C:\Cumulus\Webfiles|
|Default upload folder on your webserver:|
|file to be used for||Cumulus file name||where to get||template file name||upload frequency|
|Weather-data values for all pages of the template||tags.cu.txt||scriptsCU/||tags.cu.txt||5 minutes|
|Realtime weather-data values||realtimeTagsT.txt||scriptsCU/||realtimeTags.txt||every minute|
|Graphs for \\trend and graph page||built in||built in||multiple||see example|
Now place the tags.cu.txt and realtimeTagsT.txt in the C:\Cumulus\Webfiles folder on your PC where you are running Cumulus.
Now we are going to instruct Cumulus to upload the files we need for the template. In Cumulus go to:
Please check using a FTP program with which you can navigate through the remote folders (as an example: Cyberduck Mac or Filezilla Windows) if the files arrive at the desired location.
Sometimes it is necessary to add /httpdos/weather28/uploadCU/ or those kind of strings before the filename.
This depends on provider and type of FTP server they use.
If possible use a separate account for uploading the weather information and configure it so that it only can acces the weather28/ folder.
The template uses some graphs for the page: "Almanac=⇒Station Graphs separate" and for the Steelseries. They are uploaded by selecting the "Include standard images" as on the previous image.