When you start an online business of buying and selling or services related to currencies from various countries and and your business aims to be known in various countries, you may need to add a currency conversion feature for various currencies used by visitors from different countries to buy. products on your WordPress site. When purchasing products on your website, users may wonder how much the product will cost in my currency?
In this article, I will show you how to create or add a currency conversion feature on your WordPress site, so that users can easily perform currency conversions on your business site.
Installing Currency Conversion in WordPress
To install the unag eye converter feature on your WordPress site, the first thing you need to do is install and activate the plugin WP Currency Converter. After activation, you can go to Settings »WP Currency Converter to add or remove currency from the converter.
This plugin uses Google Finance to get updated currency exchange rates. This plugin also supports all currencies supported by Google Finance website, it means that this plugin supports all currencies around the world. If the currency you want to display is not in the plugin settings, you can add it by adding a three letter currency code recognized by the standard ISO 4217.
Set up the currency converter in WordPress
The WP Currency Converter plugin comes with widgets that you can add in your WordPress sidebar or widget areas that are already available in your WordPress theme in other areas.
Just add the default currency using the standard three letter code and click save to save your settings. And then see the results of your WordPress site on the front, it will look like in the image below.
You can also display the currency converter in a post or page by using a shortcode like this:
[wpcc title=”Currency Converter” pretool_paragraph=”Try our free currency converter:” from_default=IDR to_default=USD]
Note that the currency parameter 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 and make your site look bad in search engines.
WP Currency Converter uses AJAX to load currency exchange results. It fetches data from Google Finance, so it’s pretty fast and precise. Another advantage of this plugin is the absence of logos or links from third parties on your website. And if you don’t like the plugins in this tutorial, you can also try another currency conversion plugin for WordPress, namely Currency Converter.
I hope this article helped you how to add the currency conversion feature in WordPress. Hope it is useful. 🙂