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*** D-Mack CurrencyConverter Module ***

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Program

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

The module 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 GNU/GPL License so 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 Fast and Friendly Support Forums

Program Configuration

As of this version 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.
  • Almost everything in the module is configurable - form field widths, font sizes and colors, background colors, 3 different options for the converter country selector drop-down lists, and more!
  • The html layout of the component itself is also 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.
  • The CurrencyConverter module 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!

Installing and Enabling the Module

Install like any other module - through the Joomla! Extensions-->Manage.  Then go to Extensions-->Module Manager, click on the Currency Converter module and start to set the options you want!

* Be sure to set the module to 'Enabled - Yes'
* Be sure to select the 'Position' of where you would like it to be displayed on your site (i.e. left, right, user1, etc.)
* Be sure to set the page(s) where you woulod like the module to appear

You can also 'include' the module in ANY content/Article using the standard Joomla! Content - Load Module Plugin! Here's how:

  1. You need to make sure the Load Module Plugin is enabled.  Go to Extensions-->Plugin Manager, scroll down and click on the 'Content - Load Module' Plugin.  Make sure that 'Yes' is checked beside the 'Enabled' option.  Then click the 'Save' button.
  2. Go to Extensions-->Module Manager and click on the Currency Converter module. You will need to change the 'Postion' option for the module. Click inside the 'Position' drop-down field. You should see a blinking cursor. Erase the text that is there (backspace or delete) and type in a unique name of your own - I'll use 'cconverter' for this example (you can call the position whatever you want *except* any existing module position - i.e. left, right, etc. will NOT work - it must be unique!). Make sure the Module is Enabled (Yes) and then click 'Save'.
  3. We will now 'place' the module in a content/article item. Go to Content-->Article Manager and open a content/article item you wish to place the module into. Position the cursor in the content textarea box exactly where you would like the Currency Convertor to appear. It can be within a table, inside of divs, or whatever you want! Then type in the following text:
    { loadposition cconverter }
    *NOTE* You must remove the 'space' just after the first curly bracket { and the 'space' just before the ending curly bracket } - but be sure to include the curly brackets {} and, if you called the module position something else, replace the cconverter name with whatever name you used in step 2 above. Click 'Save' and you should be good to go!!

You can also set the module parameters by clicking Extensions-->Module Manager, and click on the Currency Converter module in the Admin part of your site.


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

 

CConverter Demo

Currency Converter
This converter obtains up to the minute exchange rates from Yahoo Finance
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