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    Idea or Suggestion How to automatically switch languages and currencies

    How to make the website automatically switch languages and currencies according to the client's browser or IP.
    I saw the Settings in the background, but I tested that the automatic switch could not be achieved.
    Are there any plugins that can make things happen quickly?

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    Default Re: How to automatically switch languages and currencies

    If your store has languages defined that match the customer's browser, then you can configure that language with a default currency to be chosen.

    See https://www.zen-cart.com/showthread....and-currencies
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    Default Re: How to automatically switch languages and currencies

    Quote Originally Posted by DrByte View Post
    If your store has languages defined that match the customer's browser, then you can configure that language with a default currency to be chosen.

    See https://www.zen-cart.com/showthread....and-currencies
    define('LANGUAGE_CURRENCY', 'EUR');
    Are you talking about this? Every language has this definition.
    The system still can't switch languages or currencies by itself.

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    Default Re: How to automatically switch languages and currencies

    Consider this scenario:

    Your store is in England, so your default language is English, and your default currency is GBP.

    You also sell to customers in France, so you add the French language to your store, and you add the EUR currency.

    Then you edit the French language file and set the define for LANGUAGE_CURRENCY to 'EUR',
    and back in your English language file you set the define for LANGUAGE_CURRENCY to 'GBP'.
    Then in your Admin->Configuration->My Store, you set Switch To Default Language Currency to true.

    Now when a customer intentionally selects French by choosing the language from your language picker, the store will also switch to EUR currency when showing the store pages in French. And when they choose English it will switch back to GBP.
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    Default Re: How to automatically switch languages and currencies

    Quote Originally Posted by DrByte View Post
    Consider this scenario:

    Your store is in England, so your default language is English, and your default currency is GBP.

    You also sell to customers in France, so you add the French language to your store, and you add the EUR currency.

    Then you edit the French language file and set the define for LANGUAGE_CURRENCY to 'EUR',
    and back in your English language file you set the define for LANGUAGE_CURRENCY to 'GBP'.
    Then in your Admin->Configuration->My Store, you set Switch To Default Language Currency to true.

    Now when a customer intentionally selects French by choosing the language from your language picker, the store will also switch to EUR currency when showing the store pages in French. And when they choose English it will switch back to GBP.
    Can't judge it by browser language?
    Do language and currency switching require a manual click from the customer to achieve this?

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    Default Re: How to automatically switch languages and currencies

    Quote Originally Posted by jiji2018 View Post
    Can't judge it by browser language?
    Yes. The other setting you quoted above offers "Browser" as another setting, where it will determine the visitor's language from their browser settings.
    Not all browsers supply the right information, and not all customers have selected the language you might think they would.
    But if there's a match, it will automatically switch them on their first visit to your site. After that first visit, they can change the language manually.

    Admin->Configuration->My Store->Language Selector -> Browser.
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