Hello! Good to see we got the Australian forum up.
I am Chris Norton, humble moderator for this forum and the Magento Australian translation. I am a software engineer/ consultant working for Fontis IT Consulting in Melbourne. I have been working on getting an Australia-specifc module up and running for a little while, as well as the en_AU translation, and good progress has been made. If anyone wants to help out, even just with testing, it would be greatly appreciated!
Fontis is also available for installation and set up services for Magento, as well as custom development work, so please keep us in mind for your next Magento project.
I’m quite the novice but looking forward to experimenting with Magento. I’d like to get my friends online florist presence going with Magento so we’ll see how things go.
Will I need your Australian translation for that Chris?
Well, it’s probably more a case of want rather than need.
At the moment there appears to be a problem (possibly on my part!) with uploading new, 1.0, translations to the official list of Magento translations. I’ve added in the translation for the final beta version (generously created by another forum member) but I’m not sure if it’s accessible. So I’ve attached an unofficial 1.0 translation if you wanted to get up and running straight away.
I have a couple posts on there about a module I’ve been working on that might help you - it adds in Australia Post, Direct Debit and BPAY support. Although I’d say the BPAY part isn’t ready for real world use. I will hopefully be updating the module soon to make sure it works with Magento 1.0.
Is there anything else that’s required for an Australia e-commerce website to be setup? I got a client who wants to process credit cards without going through paypal. We currently use a company simliar to ‘Direct One’ for automated credit card processing.
Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself on the Aussie forum (which is great to see!) does anyone know of any aus online shops using Magento?
And for a basic store, is anything extra really required? I’m also moving from another popular os e-Commerce shopping cart as mentioned, which I’ve been completely satisfied with, apart from the need to have a good 7-8 add-ons required at a bare minimum just to have a functional, store with all the required features that should really be standard implementation (which Magento has, and then some!) can’t wait to experiment with it.
But anyway, I’m down in Melbourne - and I’m currently also studying, and would love to find work in IT asap, if anyone knows any vacancies by any chance.
Good to see more Australian Magento users. I am sold on Magento, very impressed with its range of features for even v1.0! We are currently building a Magento store for a customer, and I was very happy to see a Australian specific module being developed.
However, on going to the Fontis site, and downloading the Australian files listed, I followed the install instructions there. I am wonder tho, is these instructions for Magento v1.0 or an older version? Some of the app/ folders mentioned dont exist.
Could someone (Chris maybe?)please indicate which folders to install the 4 files, Australia_code, Australia_design, the Australia.xml. I worked out the bpay.gif
Thanks in advance. Take a look at the site we are building, http://www.butterflycountrykitchen.com.au
Just wanted to say hi to everyone here downunder and congratulations to the Magento Commerce team.
Being a newbie to web design and needing a solution in quick time to get in on a new market (the Apple iPhone) I looked at the options and realised that there was no competition.
Since making that decision I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the user-friendly interface and the outcomes we’ve had since implementing Magento.
As you can see from our site MobiCity we haven’t customised the base package too much, but its still been hugely successful and we’ve already processed loads of transactions without too many hitches. The only issue was that we couldn’t get emails to send for a while (We had the locale as AU without any email templates in the file) but that wasn’t a killer to launch without and its been resolved.
Look forward to seeing some interesting localised plug ins to come. Keep up the good work Chris and the rest of the team.
[color=red]Would be good to have a monthly meeting with other magneto people to talk about all sorts of issues and ideas eg We could help each other out with problems and brainstorm ideas for business promotion. Also its encouraging meeting other people on the same wave length. Would anyone be interested in that? Message me back if anyone is keen. [/color]