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Currency Switcher – “Product base currency” feature is back!

Product base currency feature and variable products

We are happy to inform you that the product base currency feature is now available again for variable products. We were forced to disable it some weeks ago, following the discovery of some limitations in WooCommerce 2.2 and earlier. When we found the issue, we immediately started working on it and we sent a fix to the WooCommerce team on the 23rd of January. The fix was integrated in WooCommerce core, and included in its latest release.

WooCommerce 2.3 received several patches shortly after its release, therefore we decided to wait until the dust settled to re-test the product base currency feature. We completed the tests last week, and we have been able to restore such functionality on sites running WooCommerce 2.3 or later (unfortunately, the WooCommerce team chose not to backport our fix to earlier versions).

How to enable the feature

Enabling the “product base currency” feature on variable products is simple. Just download and install the latest version of the Currency Switcher (it must be version or later) and make sure that you are running WooCommerce 2.3 or later. You should now see the product base currency feature (see screenshot below).

Currency Switcher  - Product Base Currency on Variations

Product base currency is now available on variable products (requires WooCommerce 2.3 or later)

If you still don’t see the feature, it’s probably because your browser has cached the styles that hide it. In such case, simply reload the page using CTRL+F5 and the new user interface will appear.

Should you need further information or assistance, please feel free to contact us using our dedicated support portal. Thanks from the whole team for your continued support.

The Aelia Team


2 replies
    • diego says:

      Thanks for your feedback, Jeremy! We are also glad that we could reintroduce the product base currency feature. We were disappointed when we found out that it could not work due to core limitations, it was hard work to implement it. Luckily, we found the bugs in WooCommerce core and our fix was accepted, so everything should be good now. 🙂


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