MercadoPago plugin configuration

MercadoPago is a payment gateway used in latin america, currently offering multiple different payment alternatives on the following countries

  • Argentina (currently the only country compatible with the plugin)
  • Brasil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • México
  • Venezuela

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To configure the plugin once installed, you’ll need 2 things:

  1. Complete the requiered information by the plugin which you can obtain from your MercadoPago dashboard at
  2. Add ARS (Argentine pesos) to the available currency at the WooCommerce settings by editing your theme’s functions.php and adding the following:
add_filter( 'woocommerce_currencies', 'add_ars_currency' );
function add_ars_currency( $currencies ) {
$currencies['ARS'] = __( 'Pesos Argentinos', 'woothemes' );
return $currencies;
add_filter( 'woocommerce_currency_symbol', 'add_ars_symbol', 1, 2);
function add_ars_symbol( $currency_symbol, $currency ) {
switch( $currency ) {
case 'ARS': $currency_symbol = '$'; break;
return $currency_symbol;

MercadoPago configuration screen

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