WooCommerce: Set Different Currency For Manual Orders

Business Bloomer website sells in USD only for the time being, as that seems to be the standard for WordPress plugin / products stores.

However, I prefer to invoice clients in EUR (I also switch PayPal and Stripe keys on the go). Which means, I needed to find a way to “set” a different currency whenever I create a manual order (which, by default, is in USD). So, here’s the fix!

If you wish to trigger the snippet below, you need to “Create” the WooCommerce manual order first, and only then add products to it. In this way the new currency will be saved.

1. Important Note

As soon as you click on the “Add order” button from the WordPress dashboard, the order will use the default currency. Therefore, the only way to make the below snippet work is to click on the blue “Create” button BEFORE adding products to the order. In this way the new currency will be set, and you can then add products in your custom currency and even adjust prices if needed.

2. PHP Snippet: Set Custom Currency For WooCommerce Manual Orders

 * @snippet       Custom Currency for Woo Manual Orders
 * @tutorial      Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 8
 * @community     Join https://businessbloomer.com/club/

add_action( 'woocommerce_new_order', 'bbloomer_update_order_currency_on_creation', 9999, 2 );

function bbloomer_update_order_currency_on_creation( $order_id, $order ) {
   if ( $order && $order->is_created_via( 'admin' ) ) { 
		$order->set_currency( 'EUR' );

add_filter( 'woocommerce_currency', 'bbloomer_switch_currency' );

function bbloomer_switch_currency( $currency ) {
	if ( is_wc_endpoint_url( 'order-pay' ) ) {
		return 'EUR';
	return $currency;

Where to add custom code?

You should place custom PHP in functions.php and custom CSS in style.css of your child theme: where to place WooCommerce customization?

This code still works, unless you report otherwise. To exclude conflicts, temporarily switch to the Storefront theme, disable all plugins except WooCommerce, and test the snippet again: WooCommerce troubleshooting 101

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Rodolfo Melogli

Business Bloomer Founder

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza. Follow @rmelogli

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