Currency Switcher for WooCommerce – GeoIP feature to be rewritten

In the past days, a few Users reported poor performance on their websites when they used the Currency Switcher plugin with the GeoIP feature enabled. After an in-depth investigation, the culprit seems to be the fact that, in some circumstances, the remote service used to provide live IP-to-Geolocation takes a long time to respond (sometimes, up to 10 seconds). This, of course, has an impact on the Currency Switcher plugin and on the website where it is running.

The Solution

To prevent this issue from occurring in the future, I’m going to rewrite the code that provides the GeoIP functionality, so that it won’t have to rely on an external website anymore. This will bring a performance improvement and ensure a consistent experience.

I will give this task a high priority, to make sure that a new version can be released soon. Meanwhile, if you experience a slowdown on your website, please disable the GeoIP feature and see if the situation improves. If not, please contact Support using the link on the top left of this page. Thanks.

Update – 15/07/2013

GeoIP feature rewrite is complete and a new version of the plugin has been released.

Currency Switcher 2.0 is coming, supporting multiple prices

Update: Currency Switcher 2.0 is now available!

Version 2 of Currency Switcher plugin is in development, with the objective of implementing the most requested feature so far, which is the possibility of manually specifying multiple prices for a product (one for each of the enabled currencies).

Due to several key differences between WooCommerce 2.0.x  and 1.6.x, the feature will be implemented in two phases:

  • Phase 1: the feature will be available for WooCommerce 2.0.x only.
  • Phase 2: the feature will be available also for WooCommerce 1.6.x.

More details about the progress, including the planned release date, will be published soon.

Special Thanks

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the Customers who purchased the plugin for their support and their invaluable feedback, which allowed me to make it the five star product it is today. I will make sure to meet your expectations again, and make good use of all the information you provided.

See you soon with more good news!

Diego

Currency Switcher for WooCommerce 1.6/2.0 updated to version 1.9.1.130626

Currency Switcher for WooCommerce 1.6/2.0 has been updated to version 1.9.1.130626. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Fixed minor bug that caused a warning to be displayed when using the Currency Switcher in some configurations.
  • Fixed bug in validation of Currency Geolocation parameters.

How to get latest version

New customers

Simply place your order and you will get the latest version.

Existing customers

You should be able to download the updated file using the link you received with your order. If the link doesn’t work, please contact Support to receive the latest version. Thanks.

 

Currency Switcher new feature: Currency Selection based on visitor’s Country

Currency Switcher for WooCommerce 1.6/2.0 has been updated to version 1.9.130624. This update adds one of the “most wanted” features, i.e. the automatic selection of a Currency based on first time visitors’ Country.

How it works

The Currency selection based on geographic location relies on the service provided by IPInfoDB. When enabled, every time a User visits your shop for the first time, the plugin will try to automatically select the currency used in his/her Country. If such currency is not enabled, then the default one will be used. This will allow your visitors to immediately see the prices in the currency they know best, increasing the conversion rate.

How to get latest version

New customers

Simply place your order and you will get the latest version.

Existing customers

You should be able to download the updated file using the link you received with your order. If the link doesn’t work, please contact Support to receive the latest version. Thanks.

 

Currency Switcher for WooCommerce 1.6/2.0 updated to version 1.8.8.130615

Currency Switcher for WooCommerce 1.6/2.0 has been updated to version 1.8.8.130615. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Fixed minor bug that caused a warning to be raised when no exchange rates were configured for the enabled currencies.

How to get latest version

New customers

Simply place your order and you will get the latest version.

Existing customers

You should be able to download the updated file using the link you received with your order. If the link doesn’t work, please contact Support to receive the latest version. Thanks.

 

Currency Switcher for WooCommerce 1.6/2.0 updated to version 1.8.7.130613

Currency Switcher for WooCommerce 1.6/2.0 has been updated to version 1.8.7.130613. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Fixed minor bug that caused a warning to be raised when viewing past orders, depending on environment configuration.

How to get latest version

New customers

Simply place your order and you will get the latest version.

Existing customers

You should be able to download the updated file using the link you received with your order. If the link doesn’t work, please contact Support to receive the latest version. Thanks.