Paypal unsupported currency issue:
One of my clients had a WooCommerce webshop based in Yemen where he sells different types of products
His primary payment method was direct bank transfer and he wants to add PayPal standard as a default. but as we know, Paypal doesn’t support Yemeni riyal. And if we try to enable it, we will get a message saying gateway disabled: paypal standard does not support your store currency.
So after the research i found a way to fix it by using the booster for woocommerce plugin. and here is how it works:
1. Change the store currency to USD.
2. Setup Booster for Woocommerce plugin.
3. Add the CSScodes.
The following steps could be done in less than 30 minutes. after you do it you will have all products in your store in your own currency, and in the checkout page, you will notice that PayPal standard will work in USD while the other payment methods will work on your original currency.
So here are the steps:
Step 1: Make sure that you don’t have any currency converter plugin in your store
If your website has a currency converter plugin then you have to disable it before going to the next steps.
Step 2: Change your woocommerce currency to any currency that Paypal supports
Go to your woocommerce general settings and change the primary currency to any currency that PayPal support. after doing that you should be able to see all products in this currency.
Step 3: Enable Paypal payments
Now as your store currency has been changed, you will be able to use paypal as a payment method. To do that go to woocommerce payment settings and enable PayPal payments. You can also use other paypal payments plugins like Paypal Express Checkout and Paypal Advanced.
Step 4: Setup Booster For Woocommerce plugin
Go to plugins → add new and search for booster for woocommerce plugin. install and activate it.
After that go to woocommerce settings → booster → payment gateways → gateway Currency Converter. Enable it and set PayPal currency to USD (or any currency that PayPal supports). Then on the next field add the exchange rate of your currency and turn it to USD.
For example if your currency is Saudi Riyal and your paypal currency is USD. The exchange rate will be 0.27 USD because 1 SAR = 0.27 USD
Make the other gateways in your store currency and add the value “1” on the exchange rate then click on save changes.
Step 5: Add CSS codes
Now here is the real work. In this file you will find the codes that you need to finish setup your store currency. To add it, go to wordpress dashboard → Appearance → Customize → Additional CSS and paste it there.
Then from your keyboard press Ctrl + F and write “Add Currency” you will find two words turned into yellow, replace them with your store’s original currency (That paypal doesn’t support) and press on publish.
Congratulations! you’ve done it
Now your website is working in your currency and you are able to accept PayPal payments as well..
If you have any question or got stuck at any steps feel free to leave me a comment down bellow or contact me directly and i will do my best to help you out.
Thanks for reading