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How to Add a Currency Converter in WordPress

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How to Add a Currency Converter in WordPress

To do business in our small but extremely well connected world, you may need to take in consideration the many currencies that people use to purchase your products. When buying products on your website, your users might wonder how much would a specific product cost in my currency? In this article, we will show you how to add a currency converter in WordPress, so your users can easily do currency conversion on your WordPress site.

Adding a currency converter tool in WordPress

First thing you need to do is install and activate the WP Currency Converter plugin. Upon activation, you can go to Settings » WP Currency Converter to add or remove currencies from the converter.

Adding or removing currencies from the currency converter

This plugin uses Google Finance to get the currency exchange rate. It supports all the currencies supported by the Google Finance website.

If the currency you want to use is not already in plugin’s settings, then you can add it by adding the three letter currency code recognised by ISO 4217 standard.

Adding Currency Converter in WordPress

WP Currency Converter plugin comes with a widget which you can add in your WordPress sidebar or any other widget-ready area.

Currency converter widget

Simply add default currencies using the standard three letter code and click on save to store your settings.

This is how it would look like on your website:

Currency converter WordPress widget preview

You can also show currency converter inside posts and pages using the shortcode like this:

[wpcc title=”Currency Converter” pretool_paragraph=”Try this handy currency converter tool:” from_default=USD to_default=AUD]

Feel free to change title and pre-tool paragraph text to anything you want.

From and To default currency parameters will only accept a valid three letter currency code.

There are many other currency conversion tools available for WordPress. Some Forex information providers allow you to add their conversion tools on your website, but most of them slow down your website which creates a bad user experience.

WP Currency Converter uses AJAX to load exchange results. It retrieves data from Google Finance, so it’s quite fast. Most importantly you don’t need to create an account or display third-party logos on your website.

We hope this article helped you learn how to add a currency converter in WordPress. You may also want to see our list of 10 best affiliate marketing tools and plugins for WordPress.

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  1. LJames says:

    Thanks for this nice article, i have also loved this plugin, i have just installed it on my website and it works very well.

    May be some people wont be able to know the currencies in their countries of residence because of the three words abbreviation.

  2. Eunice says:

    Works great..Thank you!

  3. Alain Guillot says:

    Thank you, I just installed it in my website.

    I don’t know if any of my visitors use it, but I know that I will be using it frequently.

  4. Aashish Munjaal says:

    I learned to make simple websites through wpbeginner videos and now I can make complex web applications within a period of 3 months. Thanks to you…

  5. dare says:

    Hi. I am using wordpress. I am based in Nigeria and I would like my site to display the Nigerian Naira as the currency instead of the US dollar. How do I go about changing my standard currency to the Nigerian Naira on my website? Can I add a currency converter as well as a drop down box in which users can select between these 4 currencies; Nigerian Naira, Great British Pound, US dollar, European Union Euro?

  6. Kerrie Redgate says:

    Thank you for this great tip. I works very efficiently.

    However, mine does not look like your examples, in either Firefox or Safari. Very plain formatting.
    How did you get the heading to be bold, and the nice red Convert button? The button is very small on my WP 4.3.1 .

    Thank you !

    • WPBeginner Support says:

      The plugin actually inherits these styles from your theme. You can add your own custom CSS to style the button or heading differently.

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