|Quick and Easy Customization|
I often hear that HAMweather can be hard to customize, well there is a way that you can do a quick and easy customization of HAMweather that only takes minutes. The process is so simple I am not sure why i put it on a page by itself but here goes:
In the HAMweather Templates Directory you will find a subdirectory called 'include'. In this 'include' subdirectory you will find several files such as, header.html and footer.html.
Just change these files (header.html, footer.html and nav.html) and you can quickly brand HAMweather to match your site.
To make things even easier, as of beta 2.08 some of the most common settings can be set via the web based administration. If your browse to the web based administration and choose the User variables link you will see a screen that lists several user variable names and their values in text boxes. You can simply edit the values and submit the form to change things like the titles on the template pages, the body arguments (background image, color link color etc) and more. The complete list of the default user variables is below: (read below table on how to add your own new variables.)
You can easily add your own additional variables for use in the templates by going to the web based administration, clicking on the User variables link and then adding new variables. Once you add them here, simply add the variable name surrounded by '%%' (i.e. hwvnewvar would be %%hwvnewvar%%) to your templates. Read the User Defined Variables section under Admin for more information.