The LSX Currencies plugin will allow you to configure currencies in the backend of your WordPress website and enable a currency switcher on the frontend of your website for users to change prices to their preferred currency.
PLEASE NOTE: The LSX Currencies plugin has been designed for the LSX theme, and has not been tested with other WordPress themes.
Installation from WordPress admin dashboard:
- Log into your WordPress admin panel and go to Plugins > Add new.
- Enter LSX Currencies into the search field.
- Click Install Now when you find the plugin
- Click Activate once the installation is complete
Download from WordPress.org
- Go to the plugin page – https://wordpress.org/plugins/lsx-currencies/
- Click the Download button to download the zip file.
- Log into your WordPress admin dashboard and go to Plugins > Add new.
- Then click Upload plugin.
- Choose the zip file and click Install now.
- After installation is successful click Activate plugin.
PEASE NOTE: LSX Currencies will work with LSX Tour Operator plugin and WooCommerce
You will need to first enter the API key to start using the plugin. You can choose a paid or a free API, this is explained below:
- Paid API – https://openexchangerates.org – this allows you greater choice of currencies, and the rates refresh more frequently
- Free API – https://exchangeratesapi.io/
Once you have your API key go to Appearance > Theme Options. Click the API tab, and enter the API key in the Openexchange API field.
If you are using the LSX Tour Operators plugin go to Tour Operator > Settings > API to enter your API key.
Now you can configure the currencies and the frontend currency switcher.
Go to Appearance > Theme Options. Click the Display tab.
If you are using the LSX Tour Operators plugin the settings are found here – Tour Operator > Settings > General > Currencies.
Here you have the following options:
- Base currency – this defines the currency that will be displayed on your website.
- Additional currencies – these will be available in the currency switcher on your website.
(If you want to display additional currencies you will need to sign up for a paid API on https://openexchangerates.org/)
- Enable multiple prices – you can enter a specific price for each enabled additional currency. This will bypass the conversion and disable the specific price on you website when that currency is chosen.
- Enable Convert to Single Currency – This allows the price you enter in the backend to be converted to a single currency on your website. The currency switcher will be disabled if this is checked.
The currency switcher display settings are controlled from the WordPress customiser, Appearance > Customise > Currencies.
The following options are available:
- Display in Menu – Choose which menu should display the currency switch tool.
- Display Flags – Shows a small country flag in the currency switcher.
- Flag Position – Left or right of the symbol.
- Symbol Position – Left or right of the currency denomination.