Sooner or later it would likely be nice to have some weather in SharePoint. There are many ways to do this, and the ideal solution would be something that is global above the page that detects where you are and changes the weather for you.
That’s great, but it’s custom and certainly not free. But sometimes you want something easy and free to embed something on your SharePoint page. And if you’re favorite weather app is Dark Sky, you’re in luck! I’ll show you the tiny amount of code you need. It’s not a no-code solution, but low-code.
This is what we’re going for:
The forecast.io service does provide an API, but we don’t need it. They also provide an iframe embed. Here’s all we need to do:
You can read the following blog from Dark Sky that outlines this and the available options. You can change the following:
When inserted on a SharePoint page:
At least for the moment, this will NOT be supported. Modern pages and sites have the “allow scripting capabilities” turned off, which hides the ability to set the site setting “HTML Field Security” which is needed to add forecast.io to the allowed iframe sites.
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