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.
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.