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Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby otooleg@aol.com » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:59 pm

:bash: Guys I have managed to upload the necessary files to my web host but am having great difficulty getting round how to then utilise the said html pages in my web site?
The problem is simple - my web site is a Wordpress Web site - www,photosbygeorge.co.uk. I cannot get my head round how I insert the pages created by Cumulus?
I have created a page available on the top menu under the Weather or Not Page called Weather Test and have imported the html into the page but I am unsure if this is supposed to be how it works?

In short I need to know how I get the HTML pages visible in my Wordpress site?

Has anyone prepared an idiots guide as to how this is supposed to work?
Any all help and advice appreciated.
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Re: Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby steve » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:48 pm

You can't just incorporate a 'processed' Cumulus web page (i.e one with actual datavalues in it) in a page on a web site, Cumulus has no way of updating it. Cumulus has to process the template (a file containing web tags) on your PC and then upload it to the server using ftp. There is more information about this in the wiki.
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Re: Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby MickinMoulden » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:55 pm

Click Wiki above. Have you read the website setup help?
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Re: Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby PaulMy » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:17 pm

I am not familiar with Wordpress but presumably you can use the automatic upload of the Cumulus standard files to /weather-or-not/ and then have links in your weather tab to /weather-or-not/index.htm /weather-or-not/today.htm /weather-or-not/trends.htm etc.

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Re: Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby otooleg@aol.com » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:06 pm

Guys thanks for your help but can I confirm that the files and structure are being updated on the server....the problem is....how do I get the html information into my WordPress page?
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Re: Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby MickinMoulden » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:21 pm

otooleg@aol.com wrote:Guys thanks for your help but can I confirm that the files and structure are being updated on the server....the problem is....how do I get the html information into my WordPress page?
George


I can confirm that they haven't. You need to go into Cumulus and.......have you read the wiki yet?.....go to internet settings and get Cumulus to send whole new pages to your website. Every upload. You have to tell Cumulus where to stick 'em and give Cumulus your website password and stuff. Go to Wiki. Do not pass go.
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Re: Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby otooleg@aol.com » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:25 pm

Sorry but the weather test page isn't being updated.....but the files on my server are....
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Re: Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby MickinMoulden » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:28 pm

otooleg@aol.com wrote:Sorry but the weather test page isn't being updated.....but the files on my server are....
George.

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Re: Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby PaulMy » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:29 pm

I can't see them at http://www.photosbygeorge.co.uk/weather-or-not/... not realtime.txt or index.htm, etc.

The page needs to be processed by Cumulus and then uploaded like Steve said, either the Cumulus standard template pages or your own with webtags.

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Re: Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby duke » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:11 pm

Also, if you re-enable 'right-click' we will be able to see the source to help in diagnosis.
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Re: Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby otooleg@aol.com » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:25 pm

I think I need to go back to basics...

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Re: Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby MickinMoulden » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:24 pm

otooleg@aol.com wrote:I think I need to go back to basics...


Why don't you do a screen shot of your internet settings, "site/options" (like this one) and the "files" tab. Then we can try and work out where you need to upload them.
Another work around is to not get Cumulus to make your own webpages and just get it to upload to Wunderground.com, then you can put a weather sticker on your page instead (see my home page at the top for what one looks like). You will need to sign up to Wunderground (free) to set up an account. Once done, go back into Cumulus on the same pic as shown here (provided), and on the right where it says "Weather Underground"...."Station ID" substitute my station "INTPALME2" with your NEW station ID you signed up for. Then enter your password. Done. Cumulus will now upload your data to Wunderground. Now go to Wunderground and get a "Weather Sticker" (yours and who-ever elses you want in the regions you want to report the weather from), get the CODE (copy and paste) and edit your website page at yourwebsite.uk.co. So it looks a little like this:

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<div id="content">
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<object width="90%" height="130"><param name="movie" value="http://www.wunderground.com/swf/pws_mini_rf_nc.swf?station=INTPALME2&freq=2.5&units=metric&lang=EN" /><embed src="http://www.wunderground.com/swf/pws_mini_rf_nc.swf?station=INTPALME2&freq=2.5&units=metric&lang=EN" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="90%" height="130" /></object>


And then you will have YOUR weather updating every (3 seconds if you like, but 1080 weather stations only update every 48 seconds, so you don't have to do RAPID FIRE updates, and instead just every minute/5/10/15). Your website may have limitation to how many uploads you can do (some don't like weather sites because we upload ALL the time). Some don't allow certain files, even simple .txt files. Again, website hosting info is in the WIKI. FYI, Rapid Fire updates ends up being a total of just half a Kb (300 bytes), so will not go over any website hosting (file upload limits).
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Re: Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby otooleg@aol.com » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:26 am

Thank you Michael I will look into this....very helpful.
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Re: Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby otooleg@aol.com » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:18 pm

Managed, with help, to resolve issue. Files were there all the time but in the wrong directory. Now working. Still needs work and I may make further changes. Can the layout template be changed easily? Visible in http://photosbygeorge.co.uk/weather/index.htm Gauges don't work for some reason but it's a start.
Thanks once again for the advice.
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Re: Help I'm being a numpty!

Postby water01 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:12 pm

Gauges and trends are not working which would infer that you have not enabled the Internet upload of standard files in Configuration / Internet, or perhaps you have uploaded the images directory in the webfiles directory.

To alter web pages you must alter the xxxxxxxxT.htm files and then allow Cumulus to process them and upload the new template with the processed tags and the changes to the pages. See the wiki on modifying the standard web site.


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