Worldtides Widget


This widget is perfect for anyone who wants accurate, low-cost tide predictions on their website. provides tide predictions at consumer-level prices. Globally, is the leading provider of tide predictions through an API.


You can get an API Key from and use it for one month (100 credits) for free. Because it is optimized, it only requires two credits per one-day or 7-day prediction. Use your 100 free credits wisely because you’ll only get 50 predictions. After that, you can buy 10,000 credits (5,000 predictions) for $10; using more credits reduces the cost. Check this page before you use this plugin. Pricing

If you have any questions or suggestions for improvements, please email support at

WorldTides™ Widget Features
* Automatically find the nearest tide stations based on your latitude and longitude.
* Specifying a timezone allows you to customize graphs, and the station timezone is usually the best choice.
* The graph takes daylight saving time into account.
* AM/PM and 24-hour time formats.
* Three graph heights are available, or you can disable them.
* Predict high/low tides for up to 7 days.
* Enable/disable the fine grid for the graph.
* Select the background color.


Icons for WorldTides™ are exclusive to this app. Each display shows 1 to 5 lines, depending on the tide level.


The prediction is available for 1 or 7 days, and no cost difference exists between these options.


You can place the WorldTides™ widget in a sidebar or footer. Additionally, you can use a shortcode to embed the widget in an article.


Thhere are thousands of coastal stations worldwide, and when those are unavailable, we use satellite data. Tide predictions are not possible overland or along rivers that are too far from the coast.


You can display tide heights in feet or meters. Set the time format to AM/PM or 24-hour format.


A page can have as many widgets as you want.


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From within your Admin panel

  1. Visit “Plugins > Add New”
  2. Search for “Worldtides Widget”
  3. Activate the “Worldtides Widget” through the “Plugins” menu in Admin Panel

or Manually

  1. Download the “worldtides” zip (from and unzip
  2. Upload the “worldtides” folder to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory using FTP client
  3. Activate the “Worldtides Widget” through the “Plugins” menu in Admin Panel


  1. Go to “Appearance > Widgets” in Admin panel
  2. Under “Available widgets” section, find “Worldtides Widget” and “Add Widget”
  3. Create an account at and get your API Key from the Settings page.
  4. You can also get the Latitude/Longitude from the home page.
  5. Enter in your API Key and other settings under the Widget settings area.


To add this widget on a page, just add a short code with attributes matching the fields in the widget editor. For example:

[shortcode-worldtides key="XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX" latitude="22.319" longitude="114.169" graph="medium"]

(of course, replace the key with the one you get at

Here are the names of the attributes and values you can use:

key - API Key
latitude - Latitude (ex. 33.1)
longitude - Longitude (ex. -118.1)
timezone - (e.g. "America/Los_Angeles")
units - "meters", "feet" (') or "altfeet" (ft)
days - 1 to 7
timemode - "hour24" or "ampm"
graphmode - "none", "short", "medium", "tall"
finegrid - "on", "off"
bgcolor - any CSS color (e.g. "#FFFFFF", "red", "rgba(255,255,255,64)", etc...)
dotcolor - any CSS color


December 17, 2019
I love this widget! Most of the tides widgets out there are ugly and not at all flexible to responsive websites. This one is great, you can even use your own css to get it super custom! And there are no logos in your face, either, which is really nice – and rare. Bryan did a great job putting this together. Our client is super happy that we were able to get away from those ugly 2010 looking widgets. Would give this more stars if more stars existed! 🙂 -TH
November 24, 2019
This is a nice looking tides plugin and it is working well. Has a nice looking customizable graph and tides table. Picked up a few minor issues which the developer fixed within a day. This is not a free plugin, you need to pay to use their server. The rates are quite reasonable though. Would have given it 5 stars if it had the option to display graphs & tables for the moon and sun. The developer is mulling that option over so I may revisit and still give it a 5 star.
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Release Date: 2019-10-02
* Initial release of the plugin.


  • Fixed findgrid shortcode attribute


  • Added dot color option and alternate feet symbol