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How to Change Default Currency in WHMCS

WHMCS is your ultimate companion for reselling web hosting.  This guide will help you change the default currency in WHMCS if needed, which is a step you should take after installing WHMCS.

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Let’s begin!

How to Change Default Currency in WHMCS

Step 1: First, log in to your WHMCS Admin. Once logged in, click the wrench in the top right corner, then click System Settings.

Step 2: When the System Settings page loads, look for the Payments section in the far left menu, then click Currencies.

Step 3: You will be presented with a list of the currencies.

The default currency will be the first in the list. Note, you cannot delete the default currency.

On all WHMCS installations, the default currency is USD. To change the default currency to another currency, click the Edit button.

Step 4: When the Currencies Entry area loads, you will have opportunity to enter a new currency.

The fields for adding or editing a currency are the same regardless of the currency.

  • Currency Code — The standard three-letter ISO-4217 code that payment gateways use. Find a list here.
  • Prefix — The text or symbol to display before the amount.
  • Suffix — The text or symbol to display after the amount.
  • Format — The format style for currencies.
  • Base Conv. Rate — The rate by which to divide amounts in this currency to get to the base currency. For example, USD to GBP could be 1.5.
Important Note:

The following currencies must use the 1,2345 currency format: BIF, BYR, CLP, DJF, HUF, ISK, JP, KMF, KRW, MGA, PYF, RWF, VUV

Step 5: if you want to automatically update any existing invoices with your new currency, you can tick the last box to do this. However, we don’t recommend doing this on existing installations because it only updates the currency and not the actual monetary amounts on the invoices.

When you’re finished, click Save Changes to save your changes.

And that’s how you update your default currency in WHMCS.

Frequently Asked Questions about Currencies in WHMCS

For which currencies does WHMCS support auto-updating?

WHMCS has the built-in capability to retrieve and update the base conversion rate values daily for the following currencies:

USD, EUR, JPY, BGN, CZK, DKK, EEK, GBP, HUF, LTL, LVL, PLN, RON, SEK, CHF, NOK, HRK, RUB, TRY, AUD, BRL, CAD, CNY, HKD, IDR, INR, KRW, MXN, MYR, NZD, PHP, SGD, THB, and ZAR

What API does WHMCS use for currency auto-updating?

WHMCS uses the ECB API to retrieve exchange rates. Only the currencies listed below are supported for Auto Updating Rates.

Can you specify a different currency in the URL? 

Yes, you can link to the order form with a specific currency by adding the required actions to the URL. For example, cart.php?currency=1 or cart.php?currency=2.

And that concludes our tutorial on configuring Default Currency in the WHMCS app.

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Updated on March 17, 2022
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