Multi Currencies

VirtueMart provides a multi currency system. To keep it structured, the prices are first  converted into the shop currency and then back to the displayed currency.


  • Create your "own" currencies. For example gold, bitcoins, or similar.
  • Create additional currencies with a fixed exchange rate to calculate with your costprice (in Dollar Jan2013) to your baseprice (Euro).
  • Adjust the displayed format for any currency.

Dynamic rates

To use the dynamical rates, set the currency rate to 0. Make sure that the desired currency is listed in your dynamic exchange rate xml.

You can adjust your bank editing the URL set on top of the file (uses this file \administrator\components\com_virtuemart\plugins\currency_converter\convertECB.php) 

Modifying existing Currencies

You can modify existing currencies. Click on the name of a currency in that list and a form opens and you can modify the properties of this currency. Again don't forget to save your changes.

Removing Currencies

It is recommended to unpupublish a currency, rather then deleting it.

If the currency is deleted, it can  happen that your store may miss it for a product, calculation rule, or similar.

If you are really sure that you want to delete it, then either click on the "trash bin" icon in the last column of each row and confirm to remove the currency or select multiple currencies using the checkboxes and click on "Remove" in the toolbar.