How to Add a New Currency in OpenCart 2.3.x

How to Add a New Currency in OpenCart 2.3.x


Hey guys! In today’s tutorial will show
you how you can add a new currency in your OpenCart store. The default OpenCart store comes with three predefined currencies. These are the Euro, the US dollar, and the British Pound. However if your store uses the different
currency than the ones above, you can easily add it yourself. So lets add a new
currency! First let’s log into our admin panel from the Dashboard we go to System, Localisation, Currencies. Here we see a listing of all the available currencies
in our store. To create a new one we should click on the Add New button. A new tab opens where we need to add
details of our new currency. In this example we’ll be adding Japanese Yen. So, in the currency title will type in Japanese Yen. And in the code field, we add a
shortcode of the currency which is the JPY. Depending on the currency you’re
using you have the symbol either to the left of the symbol input or to the right.
In our case the Yen stays before the number so we should add it to the left
symbol input field. One thing you should be cautious about
is the decimal places input. We put the amount of digits we want to see
after the decimal point. The default one is two so let’s enter two here. In the
value field we should add the exchange rate of the currency. The default
currency of our demo store which is in our case the US dollar has a value of one.
To fill the value of the Yen we should Google US dollar to Japanese Yen. Google will give us the exchange rate that we need to enter in the field. In our case
this is 100 Yen, point 27 equals one US Dollar. It is important to note that we should use
DOT in order to separate decimals and not a comma. A cool native functionality of OpenCart
is currency updater. If we click on the update currency button, the currency’s exchange rate will be updated to the most recent one. In order to activate the new currency we
need to enable it and then save it. Now we go to the storefront refresh the page
and click on the change currency button. We’ll see our new currency – the Japanese
Yen in the drop-down. When we click on it the currency changes and the page
gets reloaded with all the prices now listed and converted into Yen. Well,
that’s it for today guys! I hope you enjoyed this video. If you have any
questions write them up in the comments section below. Also, don’t forget to like the video and
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One thought on “How to Add a New Currency in OpenCart 2.3.x

  1. I know this is three years later….but it did not work. I did everything you said and my currency zar was successfully added. It still show in dollar

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