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A reusable Django application to control the currency rate and favorite language code, inspired by etsy

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A reusable Django application to control the currency rate and favorite language code, inspired by etsy

First you need to request an app id at open exchange rates to import currency rates.


  1. To install it, simply

    pip install django-metasettings
  2. Add ‘metasettings’ to your INSTALLED_APPS


If you want to install the dashboard to allow your users to select a language and a currency you will have to install urls from metasettings like so


from django.conf.urls import patterns, include

urlpatterns = patterns(
    (r'^', include('metasettings.urls'))

You can add your proper stylesheet to this dashboard view and have this kind of result:


To import current currency rates, run

python sync_rates --app_id=openexchangesratesappid

To import currency rates in a date range, run

python sync_rates --app_id=openexchangesratesappid --date_start=2011-10-01 --date_end=2013-10-01

It will import for each months between the two dates the currency rates.

If you can to convert an amount from on currency to another

from metasettings.models import convert_amount

convert_amount('EUR', 'USD', 15)  # ~20 euros

By default it will return a full decimal, if you want a converted integer

from metasettings.models import convert_amount

convert_amount('EUR', 'USD', 15, ceil=True)  # ~20 euros

To retrieve the currency with a client IP Address:

from metasettings.models import get_currency_from_ip_address

get_currency_from_ip_address('') # EUR

We are using GeoIP which gives you the ability to retrieve the country and then we are linking the country to an existing currency.

So don’t forget to import a fresh GeoIP database and be sure to have GEOIP_PATH in your settings.

We recommend to use django-geoip-utils which provides some helpers to manipulate GeoIP API.

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