To do business in this small and extremely well-connected global marketplace, you will be entertaining a wide range of customers who will make purchases from your portal using a different set of currencies. The most commonly used currencies in international markets are US Dollar, Euro, Pound and Chinese Yen. When buying products or services from your WordPress powered eCommerce website, your customers might wonder how much a particular product will cost them in their native currency?
In this post, you will be reading about how you can add a currency converter in the WordPress-based eStore. With the help of a currency conversion option, it will become easier for the customers to quickly assess the actual price of the product in their currency. To activate the currency conversion feature on your eCommerce site, you have to follow these steps:
The first thing you need to do is to search, select, install and activate the WP Currency Converter plugin. Once the plugin is activated you have to head to Settings >> WP Currency Converter, where you have to add or remove currencies from the converter.
WP Currency Converter plugin uses the Google Finance to get instant currency exchange rate. It supports all the currencies which are supported by the Google Finance site.
In case the currency which you want to use is not available in the plugin’s settings, then you can add it with the help of the three letter currency code which is recognised by the ISO 4217 standard.
Adding Currency Converter in WordPress
The WP Currency Converter Plugin comes pre-loaded with the widget which you can add in your WordPress sidebar or any other widget-ready area.
All you need to do is to simply add default currencies using the standard three letter code. And once you are done adding currency, click on the save button and settings will go live.
You can also integrate the currency converter inside several other pages of the eCommerce site and to do so you can use the shortcode:
[wpcc title=”Currency Converter” pretool_paragraph=”Try this handy currency converter tool:” from_default=USD to_default=AUD]
It will be good if you change the title and pre-tool paragraph text to anything you want. Furthermore, the From and To (default currency parameters) will only accept the valid three-letter currency code.
The WP Currency Converter uses the AJAX to quickly load the conversion results. It retrieves the currency data from the Google Finance and it’s very fast. The best part about this plugin is that you don’t have to create a login account or display any unwanted third-party logos on your site.
Apart from WP Currency Converter, there are several other money converter tools available in the WordPress Directory. There are various forex information providers who allow you to add their conversion tools to your site, but most of them usually slow down your portal and create a bad user experience.
Given below is the list of plugins which you can use for converting currency on your eCommerce site:
1) WooCommerce All In One Currency Converter Plugin
This plugin allows online visitors to choose their preferred currency or list it automatically as per the geolocation of your site. It is completely compatible with the online payment giant PayPal and several other gateways. The WooCommerce plugin uses the WP filters and custom CSS rules to generate a currency switcher.
2) PayPal Currency Converter Pro
This plugin will allow you to convert any currency which is allowed on PayPal payment gateway. It supports various plugins such as PayPal’s advanced social deals engine, digital goods gateway and PayPal Express. Moreover, PayPal Currency Converter Pro sends a notification email to the site’s admin email address whenever the exchange rate is updated.
3) Smart Currency Detector Plugin
The Smart Currency Detector Plugin is specially created for the WooCommerce that shows up in the real-time exchange rate of the products. It supports approx 237 currencies and is compatible with all the modern web browsers. You can easily convert and show prices in multiple currencies at the same time.
4) 19 Different Currencies Instant Converter
This WP plugin can convert 19 different currencies, creates shortcodes and provides usage. You can also make a currency widget table for the specific currencies. Apart from that, you can also add instant currency converter to the product pages for your global customers. Quickly convert the total amount to 19 different currencies in the basket and payment pages.
5) Open Currency Converter WordPress Plugin
With the help of this plugin, you can convert currencies within the text of a post or a page. It supports over 170 currencies and the whole data is fetched from an open-source API. You can also use the shortcode to embed the plugin directly into your posts & pages. The administration screen of the plugin will allow you to define defaults and to view current exchange rates.
In this post, you will read about two things: How to install Currency Converter Plugin in your WordPress-based site and the second thing you will come across the list of 5 best money exchange plugins.