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Satellite 1.1

Shows a satellite image in forum sidebar.

  1. AndyB
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.5

    Shows a satellite image in forum sidebar.

    This add-on is designed for forums which are region specific. Having a satellite image 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:

    South Bay Riders

    (Example of satellite image)


    (Example of Options page)


    • All phrases start with satellite_ for your convenience.
    1. Download satellite_v1.1.zip and unzip it.
    2. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
    3. Upload the addon-Satellite_v1.1.xml file.
    4. Click the Install Add-on button.

    This add-on requires the Sidebar Positions add-on located here:

    Sidebar Positions

    1. Click the Discussion tab and see post #1 for the PHP code that will allow you to create a custom satellite image and have it updated by your server Cron job.
    2. Add the following code to the andy_sidebar_extra_two template:
      <xen:if is="{$visitor.permissions.sidebarExtraTwoGroupID.sidebarExtraTwoID}">
      <div class="section">
      <div class="secondaryContent">
      <h3>{xen:phrase sidebarextratwo_title}</h3>
      <div class="sidebar_wrapper">
      <a href="{$xenOptions.satelliteSidebarImage}"><img src="{$xenOptions.satelliteSidebarImage}?{$serverTime}" width="100%"></a><a href="{$xenOptions.satelliteSidebarImage}">{xen:phrase satellite_large_view}</a>
    3. Set the Options page for Sidebar Positions, the Sidebar Extra Two number will determine the Satellite sidebar block position.
    Questions and Answers:

    Q: Will this work with other frameworks?
    A: No.
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    Thank you.

Recent Updates

  1. See description.