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How to enable the exchange rate API?

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Certain features use our Currency library that displays price tags. Take for example our marketplace. Listings can be set to a specific currency by the listing owner and if the viewer has selected a default currency that isn't the same we provide a tool that connects to a 3rd party site via an API call that gets the latest exchange rate and try to display the price to the viewer in their preferred currency.

You can get a free API key here from Exchange Rate API.

Once you have received your API key log into your AdminCP and go to:

Settings >> System Settings >> Manage Settings >> Currency

For the setting:

Exchange Rate API

enter your API key.

Click the "Submit" button to save the form.