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Use which method to retrieve data: There are now three methods to retrieve data from Google Finance.
The default method uses fread().
You can also use file_get_contents(). Note that file_get_contents() is only available in PHP5 and above.
Use the cURL library. For this method, you need to make sure your PHP has the cURL library installed.
Use the default method fread() first. If it doesn't work, then try file_get_contents(), and then the cURL library.
Currency From: This is the default "currency from" that will be displayed when the module is first loaded.
Currency To: This is the default "currency to" that will be displayed when the module is first loaded.
Label for Submit Button: Default is "Convert". You may change this to your language.
Use CSS for highlight: When this is set to "No", result will be highlighted in the default yellow background. If you do not not like the default yellow background color and wish to change this to some other color, change this to "Yes". However, when you set this to "Yes", you need to define the color in the .css file of your template. Please see below for details.
Layout style: There are three layout styles to choose from:
This one has the minimum width, and is ideal when you are positioning it in the left or right column.
You can set the style of every item within the Google Currency Converter to the exact format you want through CSS. This means that you can set the font family, font size, foreground and background color of the input field, pulldown menu, submit button, etc.
For example, if you're using the default Joomla 1.5 template, define the following style in <joomla root folder>/templates/rhuk_milkyway/css/template.css. If you're using the default Joomla 1.0 template, define the following style in <joomla root folder>/templates/rhuk_solarflare_ii/css/template_css.css.
v1.0.2 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.5.2 (for Joomla 1.5)
Released August 28, 2008
Bug Fix. When you set the default "currency from" and "currency to", in the parameters page, these options will now be correctly displayed in the frontend. Thanks to Pablo for pointing this out.
v1.0.4 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.5.4 (for Joomla 1.5)
Released May 6, 2009
fixed the undefined variables in mod_googlecurrencyconverter_lib.php
Notice: Undefined index: process on line 12
Notice: Undefined index: a on line 21
Notice: Undefined index: process on line 22
Notice: Undefined index: use_css on line 44
v1.0.5 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.5.5 (for Joomla 1.5)
Released May 7, 2009
Enable support for css styles for result.
v1.0.6 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.5.6 (for Joomla 1.5)
Released August 31, 2009
Added support for retrieving google currency data using file_get_contents() or fread(). So for those people with no cURL library, you can now use the module using file_get_contents() or fread().
v1.0.7 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.5.7 (for Joomla 1.5)
Released May 16, 2010
This is in response to the Morton's post titled "more than one google converters".
This new version allows you to display two or more google currency converters all on the same page, each with different currency_from and currency_to.
v1.0.8 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.8 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.8 (for Joomla 1.6) and v1.7.8 (for Joomla 1.7)
Released Dec 5, 2011
Native version of the Google Currency Converter for Joomla 1.6 and 1.7!