Five Steps to Set a New Default Currency in OpenCart

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As a newbie in OpenCart, I was a bit lost when I first tried to change the default currency of my OpenCart installation. I’ve been working on a project built from OpenCart for some months now and today I want to share to you how to do the latter in five simple steps:

  1. Login to your admin account in the OpenCart Administration panel. In the menu, go to System > Localisation > Currencies. The list of currencies already set will be displayed.
  2. Click the Insert button. A form will appear that looks like the one shown below:
  3. Provide the details as needed. Make sure that the currency code you enter is correct. In the example above, I’ve set my default currency to Philippine Peso by setting the Value field to 1. Don’t forget to select Enabled in the Status field. Click Save to confirm. Make sure that you set the correct Value to the other enabled currencies you are using relative to your default.
  4. In the main menu, go to System > Settings. Select the store you’re using by clicking Edit next to it.
  5. Click the Local tab. Find the Currency field and select the new currency you’ve just added. When you go to the frontend of your store, clear your browser cache to see the change and reset your existing cookie.
Congratulations! You’ve just learned how to set a new default currency in OpenCart.

About maca

Hello, my name is Karlo Macariola. I once dreamed to be a painter or an animator but when I typed my first line of code I immediately fell in love with programming. Today my passions are with web development and web design though sometimes I still withdraw to my first love which is drawing. DeviantArt | Twitter | Facebook
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13 Responses to Five Steps to Set a New Default Currency in OpenCart

  1. Benedict says:

    Thank you Maca. This works!

  2. auk says:

    thanks man! nice tutorial.

  3. vikash kumar says:

    thanks bro it works 😀

  4. Christian says:

    Thanks very much for this little article. It’s 1am and I don’t think I could’ve figured this out!

  5. tanbee says:

    but the default currency change into $ when i start browsing again. I set my currency as default but it does not work. how can do this? please help me?

  6. Excellent Maca, this works. I did that but default was not happening though I made it’s value as 1.000000 but then saw your post & changed it from system.


  7. Ajay Kumar says:

    Good steps for default currency setting

  8. SG says:

    Thanks. The guys on the opencart forum were not that helpful. You, on the other hand, were very helpful.

    Thanks again.

  9. Adarsh Bhatt says:

    Hey All,
    I want to change currency setting of admin panel is it possible?
    Means When I am adding any product to my store i have to add its price in Dollar but I want it into Rupees, Is it Possible to do that in open cart ? How let me inform on my mail id

  10. Harsh Gautam says:

    Thanks! 😀 It totally works! 😀

  11. lastdon says:

    wow this works perfectly love this

  12. mujahed says:

    yes this works.. great stuff…

  13. Shanawaj says:

    Dear Sir,
    Thank you so much for your help. Nice tutorials.

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