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WooCommerce : Paypal for INR

Update 1: Now working on latest WooCommerce 3.2.3

Gateway Disabled: PayPal does not support your store currency.

When we change the currency to INR as store currency in Woocommerce settings then it will result in an error on woocommerce PayPal page like this.


The reason is quite simple because Paypal does not support Indian Currency.


The solution is also quite simple.
First We Have to add INR in Paypal supported currencies.
Open theme’s function.php and add following code.

add_filter('woocommerce_paypal_supported_currencies', 'add_kap_paypal_valid_currency');

Manual Exchange Rate

function addKapPaypalValidCurrency($currencies)
    array_push($currencies, 'INR'); /* YOUR CURRENCY */
    return $currencies;

The Real Thing

Paypal still does not support Indian Currency and we can’t also make PayPal support Indian Currency. In simple words, Your online store support INR and PayPal don’t… The Hook Is We have to convert currency changes before redirecting to PayPal. To do this got to your theme’s function.php file and add the below code.

function woocommercePaypalArgsForInr($paypal_args)
    if ($paypal_args['currency_code'] == 'INR') {

        $convert_rate = getFromYahoo();

        $count = 1;
        while (isset($paypal_args['amount_' . $count])) {
            $paypal_args['amount_' . $count] = round($paypal_args['amount_' . $count] / $convert_rate, 2);
        if (isset($paypal_args['tax_cart'])) {
            $paypal_args['tax_cart'] = round($paypal_args['tax_cart'] / $convert_rate, 2);

        if (isset($paypal_args['shipping_1'])) {
            $paypal_args['shipping_1'] = round($paypal_args['shipping_1'] / $convert_rate, 2);
        if (isset($paypal_args['currency_code'])) {
            $paypal_args['currency_code'] = 'USD';
    return $paypal_args;

add_filter('woocommerce_paypal_args', 'woocommerce_paypal_args_for_inr');

function getFromYahoo()
    $from = 'USD'; /*change it to your required currencies */
    $to = 'INR';
    $url = '' . $from . $to . '=X';
    $handle = @fopen($url, 'r');

    if ($handle) {
        $result = fgets($handle, 4096);
    $allData = explode(',', $result);
    return $allData[1];

The Logic

  • First, we are getting all Paypal arguments before redirecting to Paypal by using “woocommerce_paypal_args” hook.
  • After that, we are fetching current INR Rate In USD using Yahoo API.
  • After getting conversion rate we are modifying the Paypal Arguments according to USD value.
  • Now all done and returning.

Note – After redirecting to PayPal, the customer will see all the prices in USD, not in INR.

Manual Exchange Rate

Replace $convert_rate value with this

$convert_rate = 55;

Final Code

View on Github

Fix for Woocommerce 2.3.9 or Above

Validation error: PayPal currencies do not match (code USD). Order status changed from Pending Payment to On Hold.

To remove this error go to “plugins/woocommerce/includes/gateways/paypal/includes/class-wc-gateway-paypal-ipn-handler.php” and comment two lines (line number : 178 and 179 ) like this

//$this->validate_currency( $order, $posted['mc_currency'] );
//$this->validate_amount( $order, $posted['mc_gross'] );