Auspost part non functional
This extension may have worked on older versions of Magento but not on anything past 1.8*.
I wanted it purely for the Auspost extension and while it says it is set up and has the Auspost API installed it does not actually do anything. The shipping quote returns no value leading to no shipping amount being added to the order.
The only response from Fontis is "We don't support free extensions." Well thank you Fontis, I don't support you now either. I was looking at some of your paid extensions but since you care so little about your customers I'll be looking elsewhere.
October 2, 2014
Upgrade to version 3.0.0
Trying to update Fontis from vers. 2.5.0 to vers. 3.0.0 I am getting following error: Checking dependencies of packages Starting to download Fontis_Australia-3.0.0.tgz ... ...done: 1,194,690 bytes Installing package community/Fontis_Australia 3.0.0 CONNECT ERROR: Failed to open file C:/wamp/www/magento\downloader\.cache\community\Fontis_Australia-3.0.0\app/code/community/Fontis/Australia/lib/vendor/guzzle/guzzle/tests/Guzzle/Tests/Http/Message/Header/ My magento version is CE 188.8.131.52
August 21, 2014
"Working" on 1.9.01
I've installed this on a test site then on my site as well. It has options for contact form, product reviews, account creation, contact us and email to friend.
I HAVE ONLY ENABLED IT FOR ACCOUNT CREATION. My review is based on this.
Install went without errors!
If the incorrect captcha is entered during user registration, it displays an error message and remembers the customers first name, last name and email. Extremely convenient.
I have not rated developer support since I did not need to request any. I haven't tested this on anything else because I am only worried about user registration.
Hopefully this review helps someone!
July 28, 2014
Works fine on 184.108.40.206
I have just installed as a test on a clean install of Magento 220.127.116.11 and it works a treat.
I was all geared up ready to alter the PHP but it worked
straight out of the box.
July 16, 2014
Works as promised
Thanks to Fontis for making this module freely available - it works perfectly well.
While the module doesn't include cardHolderName and emailAddress, these tags can in fact be added and are then passed on to your NAB Transact account.
Works without problems in Magento 1.8 too.
March 25, 2014
Doesn't work on 1.8.1
Spent hours trying to get the eparcel quoting set up... and same with the shopping feed functionality. Was sooooo disappointed. Could not get any of the functionality of this module to work in 1.8.1.
The only thing that did work was the bank deposit module - which to be honest can be simply recreated through the existing built in Magento bank deposit payment option.
Big thumbs down to me.
January 16, 2014
version 2.2.5 doesnot work in Magento C.E. ver. 1.7
The shipping calculator suddenly stopped working after upgrading my site to magento version 1.7.
Reading one of the reviewes here, i came to know that 1.1.2 version of this extension works well in community edition 1.7
I edited it, and solved the problm...
December 13, 2013
It works .. sort of
I've used this extension for an old website of mine for years - works fine.
The current extension works to a certain extent - if you only need the postcodes/states for shipping and ABN to show, that stuff works. Yes the direct deposit doesn't work very well - but I can use the already existing "bank transfer payment" available on 1.7 CE so it doesn't bother me.
For those with CE 1.7, Australia Post postage calculator does not work for some reason. I've tried everything but it refuses to reveal itself on the frontend. But because this extension still works for my old website, I deleted 2.2.5 and installed the old version of this extension 1.2.2 and voila, the postage calculator FINALLY showed itself on my 1.7 magento website.
Shame, because I really wanted to try the new features in 2.2.5.
November 25, 2013
for a standart use
works great if your magento is not customised...very rare
October 3, 2013
2 bugs and their fixes for this extention
A bit of frustration first:
Why developers are not checking for bugs before publishing an extension for public access? Do they not realize that it will lead to anti-advertisement of their company?
Now bug 1: DirectDeposit (and probably others) payment methods are not showing in Order Confirmation and Invoices emails in Payment Method section.
Easy Fix for bug 1:
copy Fontis folder from:
There are a lot of errors are written in X:\var\log\system.log with enabled logging. Errors similar to this:
ERR (3): Warning: simplexml_load_string(): ^ in /usr/local/www/qldguild.org.au/m-store/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Layout/Update.php on line 444
Fix for bug 2:
That happens because during installation of this extension "fontis_australia.xml" has been created as a folder(!). It is located in: X:\app\design\frontend\default\default\layout\fontis_australia.xml
So just delete the folder and create an empty file instead with the same name. (I have no idea what was supposed to be in this file...)
All the best!
August 29, 2013