UK tides – heights and times

Description

uk-tides displays tide times and heights for a particular location in the UK.
The information that is displayed is obtained from the RSS feed for tidetimes.org.uk (eg https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/chichester-harbour-entrance-tide-times.rss )
or tidetimes.co.uk ( eg https://www.tidetimes.co.uk/rss/chichester-harbour-entrance-tide-times ).
The data is cached until midnight.

This plugin implements a block called UK tides ( uk-tides/uk-tides ).

  • It’s much easier to use than the shortcode.
  • It uses the functionality that was previously implemented as the [bw_tides] shortcode.
  • The block is not dependent upon the oik plugin.

The syntax for the [bw_tides] shortcode is:

[bw_tides
tideurl=”https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/chichester-harbour-entrance-tide-times.rss|other – RSS feed URL for location”
store=”1|store key – unique key for caching result”]

Examples:
[bw_tides] with no parameters will display the tide times and heights for Chichester Harbour Entrance. The information will be cached in store=1 until midnight.

[bw_tides store=bw_tides_pompey tideurl=”https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/portsmouth”] will display the tide times and heights obtained from
https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/portsmouth-tide-times.rss and cache the result in a store named ‘bw_tides_pompey’

Note: Using the store parameter allows you to display tide time and height information for more than one location.

Examples:
If you prefer you can use tidetimes.co.uk as the source for tidal information.

[bw_tides tideurl=”https://www.tidetimes.co.uk/rss/chichester-harbour-entrance-tide-times”]

Screenshots

  • Example UK tides block - for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) from tidetimes.org.uk
  • Sample output for Portsmouth, Hants - from tidetimes.org.uk
  • Sample output for Portsmouth, Hants - from tidetimes.co.uk

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

  • UK tides Tide times and heights

FAQ

Installation

  1. Upload the contents of the uk-tides plugin to the `/wp-content/plugins/uk-tides’ directory
  2. Activate the uk-tides plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Whenever you want to produce UK Tide times and heights for the current date use the UK tides block.

How do I find the value for tideurl?

Note: This is not necessary when you use the block, the tideurl is automatically created based on your selection of Site and Port.

  • Visit www.tidetimes.org.uk,
  • click on the location of your choice,
  • click on the RSS feed icon,
  • copy the URL from the feed

eg for Brighton Marina the value for tideurl is https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/brighton-marina-tide-times.rss

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  • Visit www.tidetimes.co.uk,
  • click on the location of your choice,
  • click on the RSS feed icon,
  • copy the URL from the feed
    eg for Brighton Marina the value for tideurl is https://www.tidetimes.co.uk/rss/brighton-marina-tide-times

What if I don’t live in the UK?

uk-tides currently only works for the UK and Ireland since the information is obtained from https://www.tidetimes.org.uk or https://www.tidetimes.co.uk
If you can point us to a resource for other locations then it should be possible to develop a very similar solution.

Isn’t there some JavaScript that does something similar?

Yes. See https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/widgets or https://www.tidetimes.co.uk/widgets

You may find the output harder to (re)style.

Further reading

If you want to read more about the oik plugins then please visit the
oik plugin “OIK – OIK Information Kit”

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Contributors & Developers

“UK tides – heights and times” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

3.2.0

  • Changed: Updated wp-scripts #23
  • Changed: Support PHP 8.1 and PHP 8.2 #27
  • Tested: With WordPress 6.4-RC3 and WordPress Multisite
  • Tested: With Gutenberg 16.9.0
  • Tested: With PHP 8.0, PHP 8.1 and PHP 8.2
  • Tested: With PHPUnit 9.6