Trip Weather Forecast

The Trip Weather Forecast add-on allows you to add a weather widget for trips on your travel site, choosing from over 800,000 worldwide locations.

In this documentation, you will learn step-by-step about add-on installation, setup, and initial configuration options.

Requirement: Trip Weather Forecast requires the WP Travel Engine plugin v-5.7.6 or later to be installed and activated on your website.

You can follow the video or the steps below to configure the Trip Weather Forecast add-on.

Download the Plugin File #

After the purchase, you can download the add-on file by visiting the individual add-on pages from here – 

Here are the steps you need to follow:

my account page
Download the Plugin File

Installing the Add-on #

To install the add-on, upload the downloaded file to your WordPress dashboard. Follow the steps below:

  • Navigate to the Plugin > Add New. 
  • Click on the Upload Plugin button.
  • Select the downloaded file, “,” from your computer.
  • Click on Install Now.
install addon file
  • Once the file is installed, click “Activate” to enable the add-on on your website.

Activating the Plugin License  #

To activate the plugin license and receive regular updates, follow these steps:

  • Go to your admin dashboard and navigate to WP Travel Engine > Plugin License.
  • Enter the license key in the Trip Weather Forecast field.
  • Click Save Changes.
activate Trip weather forecast license
  • Refresh the page to see the Activate License button, then click on it. 

After successful activation, you can update the Trip Weather Forecast add-on from the plugins page when a new update is released.

Generating the API Key #

To generate the API Key, navigate to WP Travel Engine > Settings > Extensions > Trip Weather Forecast.

trip weather forecast api setting
  • Then click on either of the provided text links, “this source” or “from here” to initiate the API Key generation process.
trip weather forecast api setting
  • After clicking on either of the links, you will be redirected to the weather API’s website. 
  • If you already have an account, log in using your credentials. Otherwise, sign up for a new account.
  • Once you’ve successfully logged in, you’ll be able to view your unique API Key.
  • Click the “copy” icon to copy the Key to your clipboard conveniently.
copy weather api key
  • Navigate back to your WordPress admin dashboard and paste the copied API Key into the box as shown in the image.
  • Click Save & Continue.
save weather api key

Adding Trip Weather Forecast on Single Trip Page #

Trip Weather Forecast add-on adds a Trip Weather Forecast widget in the widgets section and a Trip Weather Configuration meta box in the individual trip dashboard.

A user must configure the weather settings like unit, language, current weather conditions, and hourly and daily forecasts in the widget dashboard and type and select the location from the drop-down in individual trip posts. The widget doesn’t yet support the locations that do not appear in the drop-down.

Adding Trip Weather Forecast Widget #

To add the trip weather forecast widget to display it on single trips, follow these steps: 

  • Go to Appearance > Widgets > WP Travel Engine Sidebar within your WordPress dashboard.
  • Click on the ‘+’ icon.
add weather forecast widget
  • Type “trip weather forecast” in the search box and click on the Trip Weather Forecast widget.
add trip weather forecast widget
  • Enter a title in the Title box to display a heading above the widget. If it’s left blank, no heading will appear above the widget. For example, Weather Forecast. 
  • Enter text in the Header box (optional) to display a custom header within the widget. For example, New Delhi.
add title and header in Trip weather forecast
  • Use the drop-down menus in the Hourly and Daily forecast sections to choose whether to show or hide forecasts for up to 5 hours and 3 days, respectively.
  • Once the changes are made, click the Update button located in the top right corner.
Hourly and Daily weather forecast

Trip Weather Configuration  #

To configure the Trip Weather Configuration meta box,  follow these steps: 

  • Navigate to one of your trip pages and click on Edit
  • Within the right sidebar, scroll down to the Trip Weather Configuration section.
go to trip weather configuration setting
  • Select your City location in the drop-down menu.
location setting

If you want to hide the weather widget for this specific trip, toggle the Hide Weather Widget option to Off.

hide weather widget

Note: The drop-down menu is shown when the city name is typed in the input field. Also, if the API Key has not been saved previously, the drop-down menu will not appear, and the widget won’t display on the trip page.

  • Click the ‘Update‘ button in the top right corner to save your changes.

Frontend Preview #

weather forecast preview

Note: The data is automatically updated every minute.