How to Add a New Currency

Posted by AlexDobson on November 11, 2020

If you get asked by a customer or whether you feel it would be beneficial to add a new currency to your store, this is how you do it.

1) Click on System > Localisation > Currencies.


2) On the Currency List click on the Add New.


3) Fill in the currency list:

Currency Title: This will be shown on your OpenCart storefront when a user wants to switch currency.

Code: The ISO code for your currency. If you're not sure of the official code then or click on the link OpenCart provides on the page.

Symbol Left / Symbol Right: This is the symbol that will show for your selected currency (for example £, $) and whether you want it to show on the left or right of the number.

Decimal Places: The decimal places that you'd like your currency to appear as, the common way to show this is with two decimal places.

Value: If your new currency is to be your default currency, set the value to 1.00000. The rest of your currencies will change accordingly against your default currency. 

Status: On the dropdown select whether your currency is enabled or disabled.


4) You will then see your new currency shows up in your Store.


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