Doppler 1.1

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.5

Shows a Doppler image in forum sidebar.

This add-on is designed for forums which are region specific. Having a Doppler which shows current weather can be very useful for certain types of forums where weather information greatly effects decisions made by the forum users.

Live example:

(Example of Doppler image)


(Example of Options page)


  • Doppler image is from the NOAA web site.
  • All phrases start with doppler_ for your convenience.
  1. Download and unzip it.
  2. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
  3. Upload the addon-Doppler_v1.1.xml file.
  4. Click the Install Add-on button.

This add-on requires the following two add-ons located here:

Setup Part 1:

Doppler Remote URL

In order to find the correct Doppler image for your forum, you need to go to this URL:

click the map on the nearest city where you want the Doppler to show. The page will show a Doppler image, right=click the Doppler image and save the URL.



Enter this URL into the Doppler Options page "Sidebar Image" field.

Setup Part 2:
  1. Add the following code to the andy_sidebar_extra_one template:
    <xen:if is="{$visitor.permissions.sidebarExtraOneGroupID.sidebarExtraOneID}">
    <div class="section">
    <div class="secondaryContent">
    <h3>{xen:phrase sidebarextraone_title}</h3>
    <div class="sidebar_wrapper">
    <a href="{$xenOptions.dopplerSidebarImage}"><img src="{$xenOptions.dopplerSidebarImage}?{$serverTime}" width="100%"></a><a href="{$xenOptions.dopplerSidebarImage}">{xen:phrase doppler_large_view}</a>
  2. Set the Options page for Sidebar Positions, the Sidebar Extra One number will determine the Doppler sidebar block position.
Questions and Answers:

Q: Will this work with other frameworks?​
A: No.​
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  1. See description.

    Doppler v1.1 changes: 1) Updated for use with Sidebar Positions add-on. 2) Simplified Options...

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A masterpiece of an add-on! Just what I was looking for for my forums! Thank you so much! All of your add-ons should be part of the core of Xenforo!
How cool is that! Great Add-on, having the Doppler weather radar displayed on our forum complements the forums look and feel. Andy your attention to detail is impressive. Keep up the great work! Without some of your add-on’s our forum would not be as active as it has become. Nor would it be such a cool forum to belong. Thanks for the countless hrs of hard work you have put into all your add-on’s.
This is a *must-have* for any local or regional community site or forum! Thank you for yet another awesome mod!
Awesome addon for local community forum!!!!!
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