Currency Settings ↑ Back to Top
Change the look of how currency is shown in your WooCommerce store.
To change your shop currency settings go to: WooCommerce > Settings > General > Currency Options and select your desired currency from the Currency drop down.
- Currency – Choose the currency the store will be priced in.
- Currency Position – Choose whether the currency symbol is placed to the left or right of the price.
- Thousand Separator – Choose the character to use for the thousand separator.
- Decimal Separator – Choose the character to use for the decimal separator.
- Number of Decimals – Choose the number of digits to appear after the decimal separator.
Custom Currency ↑ Back to Top
If your currency is not listed in the dropdown, you can:
- Use our tutorial on how to add your own custom currency
- Use a plugin, such as WooCommerce Custom Currencies
This is considered a customization, which is not covered under our Support Policy. Be sure you feel comfortable with code or troubleshooting your site.
WooCommerce only allows for one base currency at a time.
There is an extension that can help switch your display of currency called the Currency Converter Widget. You can use this to change the display of prices only, this will not actually change the currency you charge your customers, as this will still use the base currency.
Another option is to use WordPress Multilingual (WPML), which can help with multi-currency as an extension: WooCommerce Multilingual.
Currency Exchange Rates and Extra Charges ↑ Back to Top
Without the Currency Converter Widget, the customer needs to do their own research on the exchange rate and how much their bank charges to exchange currencies to pay for the order.
For example, if you were to travel to Europe with your US-based credit card, you would purchase something in Euros (the shop base currency) and your bank would charge you the conversion and any international fees they apply. The same process applies to WooCommerce: The exchange rate and fees are not charged by WooCommerce; they’re charged by the customer’s bank that sets the exchange rate and associated fees.