Satellite 1.1

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 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:

(Example of satellite image)


(Example of Options page)


  • All phrases start with satellite_ 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-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. Find a suitable satellite image to display. Here are two links which will help you find such an image in the United States:

  2. In the Options page of the Satellite add-on, add the image link from step #1.
  3. Install one of the Sidebar Extra add-ons:

    Sidebar Extra One
    Sidebar Extra Two
    Sidebar Extra Three
    Sidebar Extra Four

  4. As an example if you're going to use the Sidebar Extra One add-on to display the Satellite image, you would edit the andy_sidebar_extra_one template and add the following code after the title:
    <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>
  5. In the Sidebar Positions Option page, set the position to display the Sidebar Extra block.
Questions and Answers:

Q: Will this work with other frameworks?
A: No.
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Latest updates

  1. See description.

    Satellite v1.1 changes: 1) Added missing phrase. 2) Removed no longer needed Andy/Satellite...