wisedave1 — 2013-05-19T14:46:42-04:00 — #1
We have a Wordpress site that where we want to show our prices in the local currency depending on where they are from. I was told it has to do with IP detection.
I don't know where to start on something like this and at the very least, I am looking for some direction as to what questions to ask when hiring a freelancer. How do you do this?
mittineague — 2013-05-19T18:03:58-04:00 — #2
Hmmm. Might it not be better and easier to use the HTTP Accept-Language headers?
force — 2013-05-19T19:24:03-04:00 — #3
wisedave1 — 2013-05-20T05:06:30-04:00 — #4
I have no idea how that would work...what would the benefits and/or limitations be?
mittineague — 2013-05-20T14:08:45-04:00 — #5
My thinking was that there would be less languages than IPs and IPs are those of the ISP not necessarily the user's country.
As for easier, scratch that. If there's a plugin all ready to drop in, it can't get much easier than that.
I was later wondering if the language code would necessarily reflect the user's country accurately.
So I guess the best would be to use the IP based plugin and if it doesn't initially show the user's currency provide a way to switch to it, which the plugin does.
Allows visitors to change their currency via a selection box
So if it works you should be good to go