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How to Add a Currency Converter in WordPress

Would you like to include a currency converter on your website? Your website visitors can use a currency converter to easily compute exchange rates between different currencies without leaving your site. We’ll teach you how to effortlessly add a currency converter to WordPress in this article.

How can I add a currency converter to my WordPress site?

Which Websites Require a Currency Converter?

You can use a currency converter if you have an online store, a small company website, or a WordPress blog with an international audience and are selling goods.

Here are a few examples of websites that might require a WordPress currency calculator:

  • Currency converters can assist your users easily compute expenses in their local currency if you’re running an ecommerce site with WordPress and selling things overseas.
  • Travel blogs: If you run a travel blog, a currency calculator can help your readers figure out how much it will cost to travel in various currencies.
  • Business websites may also want their users to be able to see exchange rates for several currencies. Businesses with a presence in multiple nations, in particular.
  • Websites in the finance and banking industry can include currency converters so that users can determine conversion rates without leaving their site.
  • Sites that blog or deal with crypto-currencies, forex trading, and other related topics: There are numerous websites that blog or deal with crypto-currencies, forex trading, and other related topics. These websites require a currency converter so that users may calculate conversion rates fast.

Many other websites may require the use of a currency converter. Let’s take a look at how to quickly add a currency converter to your WordPress site.

WordPress Currency Converter Plugin

The first step is to download and install the Currency Converter plugin. See our step-by-step guide on installing a WordPress plugin for more information.

You must go to the Settings » Currency Converter page in your WordPress admin area after activation. You can modify general settings and add an API key by following the on-screen instructions.

The converter's API key

After entering the API key, you can choose a currency converter layout. There are four different layouts to select from. These layouts can be used to display a currency calculator, an exchange rate list, or both. You can also specify where the decimal point should be.

Layout of the converter

Before proceeding, make sure to click the Save Changes option.

The default values for the currency calculator can be modified on the next tab. It lets you activate currencies, choose the default currency option, set the default amount for the primary currency, and add a title to appear above the calculator.

Calculator default layout

Following the calculator layout, go to the List Layout Default tab to change the default settings for the currency rate list. You can choose the primary currency and then add a list of additional currencies to the rate list.

You can also display the default amount and add a title for the exchange rate list, just like the calculator default settings.

Default settings for the currency list

The plugin’s Tools page allows you to reset all data to the plugin’s default values.

Note: When you’re through with the changes, click the Save Changes button. Make sure to repeat this step if you change any of the options in the tabs above.

Adding a Currency Converter to Your Website

To add the currency converter to your site, navigate to Appearance » Widgets and drag the Currency Converter widget into the widget spaces.

Alternatively, you can use the shortcode below in any WordPress post or page:

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[cbcurrencyconverter]

After that, go to your website and look for the currency converter in the sidebar widget or on a WordPress page.

Converting currencies

A currency converter may be integrated into WooCommerce or any other WordPress ecommerce site. You’ll need the Currency Converter Pro plugin for this.

Simply go to the Integration tab on the Settings » Currency Converter page once it’s been activated. Each parameter that you want to integrate into your online store must have the Enable option checked.

Integrations with WooCommerce

You may use the shortcode on the product pages to display the currency converter on your WordPress e-commerce site, and it will calculate the rates.

Currency calculator integration with WooCommerce

You can also add Bitcoin exchange rates to your website, style your currency converter widget and shortcodes, and set custom currency rates.

This post should have shown you how to add a currency converter to WordPress.

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