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*** D-Mack CurrencyConverter Component - v1.0.2 - July-23-2008 ***

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Program

D-Mack CurrencyConverter is a component to allow your users to determine currency conversions from one denomination to another.

The component uses AJAX functionality so the page doesn't have to refresh when fetching the rates or making the calculations. It uses Yahoo Finance to obtain the up-to-the minute conversion rates and presently there are 153 denominations to choose from. There are MANY configurable options to choose from in the Admin configuration. And the component is XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid!!

This is a 100% Free Component (GNU/GPL License) - You are ABSOLUTELY ALLOWED to modify any of the files to your liking. The only thing I ask is to let me know if you have improved the script so I might also improve the script and re-release it to the community. Thanks!

CurrencyConverter Screen Shot

If you have any suggestions or have found a bug, please contact us by mail: info at dmackmedia.com or visit our Support Forums

Program Configuration

As of this version (CurrencyConverter v1.0.2 - July-23-2008) there are many great configuration settings for the component.

  • ALL text on the front end is editable on the component configuration screen.
  • Set the 'Default' From and To currency denominations.
  • The html layout of the component itself is completely configurable - through a textarea form field right on the configuration screen. Use any HTML you require! There is also a 'Restore to Default Layout' option, in case you 'break' the component layout.
  • Full Admin preview for the component on the configuration screen. Just make the changes, click Save or Apply and see the changes. *Note* that the Admin CSS will most likely be different than your Front End Template CSS!
  • The CurrencyConverter component does not presently include any language files. All the text for the front end of the component can be changed in the module configuration to whatever description and/or language you want!

Linking to the Component
To add a link to the Main Menu (mainmenu) if you want everyone (Public) to be able to use this component, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Menu---Main Menu link
  2. Click on 'New' in the top right part of the screen
  3. Choose the 'D-Mack CurrencyConverter' Component from the list
  4. Type in a Title for the link
  5. Type in an Alias for the link
  6. Don't need to change the Parent Item
  7. Click the 'Publish' radio button
  8. Make sure the Link's Access Level is set to 'Public'
  9. And Finally, click 'Save' and you should be good to go!

To add a link to the User Menu (usermenu) if you want only 'Registered' users to use this component, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Menu---User Menu link
  2. Follow steps 2 through 7 shown above...
  3. Make sure the Link's Access Level is set to 'Registered'
  4. And Finally, click 'Save' and you should be good to go!

 

You can also set the component parameters by clicking Component---Recommend Friends---Configuration on the Main Admin Menu above.

 


Change Log

Here is the complete change log for the CurrencyConverter component.

v1.0.2 Released 2008/07/22
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- Revised some code to account for sites in sub-domains - fixed an issue with proper 'path-to-component' identification
- Fixed 2 spelling mistakes in the Admin backend
- *NOTE* This will be last version of this component. A CurrencyConverter Module will be replacing this component

v1.0.1 Released 2008/07/05
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Added 5 additional currencies - component now matches -ALL- Yahoo Finance curriencies available

v1.0.0 Released 2008/06/29
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No changes - Initial Release


Helpful Links

Here is list of links that might be helpful if you have questions or problems.


Warranty

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


If you have any suggestions or have found a bug, please visit our Support Forums

D-Mack CurrencyConverter is licensed under GNU/GPL.
****** You are ABSOLUTELY ALLOWED to modify any of the files to your liking! ******
If you find a bug or improve the script in any way, please let the community know
by adding comment(s) either on the Extensions page or in the Forums.

And Most of All... Have Fun! DMack Media

 

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