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Open Currency Converter

Convert currencies within the text of a post or page.

If you have a wish to convert currencies "on the fly" within the text of a post or page then this is the plugin for you! It's free to download, free to use and advert free - if you think you have to pay for something you're doing it wrong!

So, let's say you run a UK based site and will refer to currencies in GBP. However, the majority of visitors are from the US, so you may have a wish to also show the dollar equivalent. Using this plugin you can do this without having to work out the conversion and then re-visit it in future to take into account conversion changes.

Features include...

  • No need to update exchange rates yourself - data is fetched from an Open Source API
  • Over 170 currencies supported
  • An easy to use shortcode for embedding directly into your posts and pages
  • A PHP function for those people who wish to add features in their theme
  • Results can be cached, reducing resources and improving response
  • Template to allow you to control how results are output
  • Administration screen allowing you to define defaults and to view current exchange rates
  • Fully internationalized ready for translations. If you would like to add a translation to this plugin then please let us know

To add to your site simply use the [convert] shortcode. For example...

[convert number=49.99 from="gbp" to="usd"]

This would convert 49.99 GBP to USD. For more information and advanced options please read the "Other Notes" tab.

Getting Your App Key

Open Currency Converter gets its data from the Open Exchange Rates website (which is not associated with this plugin nor the developer). This site requires an App Key to be specified for it to work. This is to prevent over-use of the exchange system and to provide premium features for users who wish to pay for them. Having a premium plan does not add any extra features to this plugin and is not a requirement.

To get your App Key sign up on the Open Exchange Rates site. Now head to your site's admin and under "Setting" you should click on "Open Currency". Enter the App Key into the appropriate field and Save the results.


The exchange rate data is provided for free via the Open Source Exchange Rates project. Its accuracy and availability are never guaranteed, and there's no warranty provided.

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3.1
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Active Installs: 300+


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