Multi Currency Plugin

With the Multi Currency plugin you can add additional currency options, setting the currencies to a fixed conversion rate or using live rates.

  • There is one main currency per shopping cart. Common currency codes include: USD,AUD,NZD,GBP,EUR.
  • Please ensure any currency code you set is compatible with any payment gateway used on the website.
  • The following currencies may use a $ symbol instead of a D, as this will be automatically converted before credit card processing. eg US$,NZ$,AU$

Fixed Currency Conversions

With fixed currency conversions, prices will be offered to customers at your fixed exchange rates. If you provide this option, you need to have compatible payment options for these currencies. Paypal will support about 15 currencies, many other payment gateways only support 1 or 2 currencies.

  • For example, assuming your base currency was say NZD
  • You could enter USD 0.60 as a fixed currency
  • Changing the currency dropdown from NZD to USD would change the price by the fixed amount

That rate will be subject to change, do a search on google for "1 NZD IN USD" and copy the result. Increase the amount by about 2%-5% to account for currency fluctuations and FX margin costs.

Live Exchange Rates

Live exchange rates are only available on some currencies, you should review these from time to time to ensure you are happy with them, or set your own default.

If we have a live price, we will override your price daily, where you have opted in for live pricing.

Our live prices are based on "mid rates". Mid rates are the middle fx rate, between a buy/sell rate. You will find that Paypal and other payment options will use different rates that us. The merchant will likely lose.


Example Multi Currency Screen with a combination of live and fixed rates set.

How to enable the Multi Currency plugin

  • Click the ECOMMERCE button, then scroll down to the Add Plugins (Add Features) section
  • This section will list all the available plugins.
  • Find the Multi Currrency plugin and click the green + icon to bring up the plugin info page and pricing.
  • Click the green Add Plugin button to enable.

How to disable the Multi Currency plugin

  • Click the ECOMMERCE button, then scroll down to the My Plugins Enabled section
  • This section will list all the enabled plugins.
  • Find the Multi Currrency plugin and click the Configure Widget button
  • Click the red Remove Plugin button to disable.


Multi Currency settings

Main Currency

Set the main currency for the shopping page

Currency Conversions

Set your fixed currencies and their rates, and manually set a fixed rate or use a live rate.

Add Paypal Currencies

Pressing this option will quickly add all the paypal related currencies to the conversion list

Refresh Live Rates

Manually update the rates to the current known value.


Multi Currency Selector Display

When enabled and with the additional currencies set - the Multi Currency Dropdown / Selector appears on the Product List page, Product Detail page and the Order Summary Page.

Product Detail page with currency selector

Order Summary page with currency selector

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