Note: This solution might not work for all websites.
How to fix Paypal unsupported currency issue in Woocommerce:
Paypal doesn’t support a lot of currencies including Saudi Arabian rial, Egyptian pound, Yemeni riyal and more.. If your Woocommerce store work on a currency that isn’t supported by paypal and you tried to enable paypal payments you we will get this message “gateway disabled: paypal standard does not support your store currency“
So to fix it we will need to do the following steps:
1. Change the store currency to USD.
2. Setup Booster for Woocommerce plugin. (Free version is fine but if you want more features we recommend the paid one)
3. Add the CSS codes.
The following steps can be done in less than 30 minutes. after that 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.
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
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.
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