Euro FxRef Currency Converter

Description

Using the [currency] shortcode you can convert one currency to another. The conversion is based on the rates published by the ECB (updated daily between 2.15 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. CET).

You can change from and to any of the supported currencies.

The [currency_legal] shortcode outputs a disclaimer text and a link to the ECB eurofxref page.

This plugin is based on a plugin by Xclamation.

Also see https://github.com/joostdekeijzer/wp_eurofxref

Shortcode usage & examples

currency_legal shortcode

This shortcode returns the string ‘* For informational purposes only. Exchange rates may vary. Based on ECB reference rates.’

The prepended ‘* ‘ (the same string as the [currency] append string) can be changed using the ‘prepend’ attribute.

For example: [currency_legal prepend='Please note: ']

legal_string method

The legal string can also be retrieved in PHP

Usage

<?php echo EuroFxRef::legal_string( $prepend ) ?>

Parameters

  • $prepend (string) The string to prepend the legal text with, default ‘* ‘

Return Value

(string) Legal text prepended with $prepend string.

currency shortcode

  • from: currency code (default: EUR)
  • to: currency code (default: USD)
  • amount: number of “from” currency (default: 1)
  • iso: boolean (true or false, default false); use ISO currency
    formatting
  • show_from: boolean (default true); show from amount in output
  • between: string (default ‘&nbsp;/&nbsp;’ which is displayed as
    ‘ / ‘ in the browser); string between from and to amounts
  • append: string (default ‘&nbsp;‘ which is displayed as ‘ ‘ in
    the browser); string put after conversion. The * references the
    disclaimer text, see [currency_legal] shortcode.
  • round: boolean (default true); Round numbers to whole units.
  • round_append: string (default ‘=’); replaces decimals
  • to_style: css formatting text (default
    ‘cursor:help;border-bottom:1px dotted gray;’); styling of “to”
    text.

Conversion from non-Euro to non-Euro is done through the Euro, so GBP to USD is calculated as GBP -> EUR -> USD.

convert method

Since v1.3, you can call the convertor staticly from PHP in your code.

Usage

<?php EuroFxRef::convert( $amount, $from, $to ); ?>

Parameters

  • $amount (float) The amount of currency you want to convert.
  • $from (string) The currency code the amount is in, default EUR.
  • $to (string) The currency code the amount must be converted to, default USD

Return Value

(float) the converted value or 0 (zero) if any of the currency code’s are not available.

Examples

  • [currency amount="875" from="EUR" to="GBP"]
    becomes “€ 875,= / £ 697.= *”
  • [currency amount="875" from="GBP" to="USD" iso=true between=" converts to " append="" round_append=""]
    becomes “875 GBP converts to 1,418 USD”
  • [currency amount="875" from="GBP" to="USD" show_from=false round=false]
    becomes “$ 1,130.15 *”

  • <?php $process_later = EuroFxRef::convert( 10, 'USD', 'GBP' ); ?>
    will return the raw numeric (float) value without formatting: 6.01877256317689468545495401485823094844818115234375

Currently available currencies

  • EUR Euro (€)
  • USD US Dollar ($)
  • JPY Japanese Yen (¥)
  • BGN Bulgarian Lev (ЛВ.)
  • CZK Czech Republic Koruna (Kč)
  • DKK Danish Krone (kr)
  • GBP British Pound Sterling (£)
  • HUF Hungarian Forint (Ft)
  • LTL Lithuanian Litas (Lt)
  • LVL Latvian Lats (Ls)
  • PLN Polish Zloty (zł)
  • RON New Romanian Leu (RON)
  • SEK Swedish Krona (kr)
  • CHF Swiss Franc (CHF)
  • NOK Norwegian Krone (kr)
  • HRK Croatian Kuna (kn)
  • RUB Russian Rouble (py6.)
  • TRY Turkish Lira (TL)
  • AUD Australian Dollar ($)
  • BRL Brasilian Real (R$)
  • CAD Canadian Dollar ($)
  • CNY Chinese Yuan (元)
  • HKD Hong Kong Dollar ($)
  • IDR Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
  • ILS Israeli New Sheqel (₪)
  • INR Indian Rupee (₹)
  • KRW South Korean Won (₩)
  • MXN Mexican Peso ($)
  • MYR Malaysian Ringgit (RM)
  • NZD New Zealand Dollar ($)
  • PHP Philippine Peso (₱)
  • SGD Singapore Dollar ($)
  • THB Thai Baht (฿)
  • ZAR South African Rand (R)

Installation

  • Download the plugin
  • Uncompress it with your preferred unzip application
  • Copy the entire directory in your plugin directory of your WordPress blog (/wp-content/plugins)
  • Activate the plugin
  • Use the [currency] shortcode in you texts!

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  • Download the plugin
  • Uncompress it with your preferred unzip application
  • Copy the entire directory in your plugin directory of your WordPress blog (/wp-content/plugins)
  • Activate the plugin
  • Use the [currency] shortcode in you texts!
Where do the exchange rates come from?

The European Central Bank (ECB) daily publishes “foreign exchange reference rates” against more than 30 other currencies. These rates are used by this plugin.

The rates are published for informational purposes only and exchange rates may vary.

See http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/eurofxref/ for more information.

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Contributors & Developers

“Euro FxRef Currency Converter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.4

  • ECB seems to block requests from user-agent WordPress/, changed the user-agent string

1.3

  • Rewrite, so now you can call the convertor staticly from PHP
  • Compatible with WordPress 3.9

1.2.1

  • Compatible with WordPress 3.8

1.2

  • bugfix where [currency_legal] default prepend “* ” would not be added
  • updated plugin uri to new WordPress.org uri scheme
  • all currency symbols should be correct now (some in unicode)

1.1

  • added help text to edit pages

1.0

  • first public version