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Problemwith View first unread post Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

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I've downloaded and installed Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template to try.

I think I've followed all the instructions and I double checked I'm pointing it the setup to the active realtime.txt file in Cumulus. The dashboard has installed but in it failing to read the data fro realtime.txt. Any suggestions. My website is reading it with no difficulty.
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Re: Problemwith View first unread post Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

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geoffw wrote:I've downloaded and installed Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template to try.

I think I've followed all the instructions and I double checked I'm pointing it the setup to the active realtime.txt file in Cumulus. The dashboard has installed but in it failing to read the data fro realtime.txt. Any suggestions. My website is reading it with no difficulty.
hello always provide a url things will get resolved fixed a lot quicker . if you dont want to share the url then just pm me the url and password which you can change anytime .

cumulus version is probably the most stable out of all versions available as there is no change in the realtime.txt structure .

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Brian thanks for solving my problem via your own website. Just re-read my very confusing post title!!!!

Basically, I couldn't get CUMULUS Dashboard CU-X7 to read my 'realtime.txt' file. Brian quickly noted it was an issue with my server not reading the paths correctly.

Very quick and effective support, and an excellent interface. Many thanks again.
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geoffw wrote:Brian thanks for solving my problem via your own website. Just re-read my very confusing post title!!!!

Basically, I couldn't get CUMULUS Dashboard CU-X7 to read my 'realtime.txt' file. Brian quickly noted it was an issue with my server not reading the paths correctly.

Very quick and effective support, and an excellent interface. Many thanks again.
good morning

i just tweaked it all for you so you should see everything running fine now . only thing to note due to how your server is configured for paths it cant use the template fonts so it will only display whatever the viewers operating system browser default font is used.

other than that have fun .. as i said before once setup cumulus is the most stable version.


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Thanks, Brian, one more question when you have a moment. I have edited "webcamsmall.php" (see below) hoping to link to my webcam but without success.

********************************************
<style>
.webcam{
-webkit-border-radius:4px; -moz-border-radius:4px; -o-border-radius:4px; -ms-border-radius:4px;border-radius:4px;border:solid RGBA(84, 85, 86, 1.00) 2px;width:275px;height:145px;margin:2px;}
</style>
<!-- HOMEWEATHER STATION TEMPLATE SIMPLE WEBCAM -add your url as shown below do NOT delete the class='webcam' !!! -->
<img src="https://icons.wunderground.com/webcamra ... sion=<?php echo filemtime("https://icons.wunderground.com/webcamra ... urrent.jpg");?>" alt="weathercam" class="webcam">
</span>


<style>
.webcam{
-webkit-border-radius:4px; -moz-border-radius:4px; -o-border-radius:4px; -ms-border-radius:4px;border-radius:4px;border:solid RGBA(84, 85, 86, 1.00) 2px;width:275px;height:145px;margin:2px;}
</style>
<!-- HOMEWEATHER STATION TEMPLATE SIMPLE WEBCAM -add your url as shown below do NOT delete the class='webcam' !!! -->
<img src="http://www.winterman.org.uk/image1.jpg<?php echo filemtime("http://www.winterman.org.uk/image1.jpg");?>" alt="weathercam" class="webcam">

</span>
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geoffw wrote:Thanks, Brian, one more question when you have a moment. I have edited "webcamsmall.php" (see below) hoping to link to my webcam but without success.

********************************************
<style>
.webcam{
-webkit-border-radius:4px; -moz-border-radius:4px; -o-border-radius:4px; -ms-border-radius:4px;border-radius:4px;border:solid RGBA(84, 85, 86, 1.00) 2px;width:275px;height:145px;margin:2px;}
</style>
<!-- HOMEWEATHER STATION TEMPLATE SIMPLE WEBCAM -add your url as shown below do NOT delete the class='webcam' !!! -->
<img src="https://icons.wunderground.com/webcamra ... sion=<?php echo filemtime("https://icons.wunderground.com/webcamra ... urrent.jpg");?>" alt="weathercam" class="webcam">
</span>


<style>
.webcam{
-webkit-border-radius:4px; -moz-border-radius:4px; -o-border-radius:4px; -ms-border-radius:4px;border-radius:4px;border:solid RGBA(84, 85, 86, 1.00) 2px;width:275px;height:145px;margin:2px;}
</style>
<!-- HOMEWEATHER STATION TEMPLATE SIMPLE WEBCAM -add your url as shown below do NOT delete the class='webcam' !!! -->
<img src="http://www.winterman.org.uk/image1.jpg<?php echo filemtime("http://www.winterman.org.uk/image1.jpg");?>" alt="weathercam" class="webcam">

</span>
<img src="http://www.winterman.org.uk/image1.jpg<?php echo filemtime("http://www.winterman.org.uk/image1.jpg");?>" alt="weathercam" class="webcam">

to

<img src="http://www.winterman.org.uk/image1.jpg?version=<?php echo filemtime("http://www.winterman.org.uk/image1.jpg");?>" alt="weathercam" class="webcam">

easily done you missed out the ?version=

this basically stops your browser from storinging a cached. ereion and always delivers a fresh image .

hope it helps

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I found you have to use the full url of the realtime.txt file

ie: http://websitename/realtime.txt (or https)

using a shortened version doesnt work in most cases. - ./realtime.txt etc.

can you confirm your using the full URL?
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