Australia Day Extension Release
26 Jan 2010, by Chris Norton
6 Comments · Posted in Announcements

    In addition to the feed generators, there are some incremental improvements to the rest of the extension, most notably in the BPAY and direct deposit functionality, which now have their own order statuses to help administrators determine at a glance which payment method was used to place an order.

    We hope these changes will continue to provide Australian online retailers with commonly desired functionality for running a Magento website in Australia. We've had great feedback on the extension so far, and are keen to hear any comments or suggestions that members of the community may have for future versions.

    We should also mention that in true Australia Day tradition, version 2.0 is best enjoyed with a cold beer and a snag fresh off the barbie! Happy Australia Day everyone.


    Michael - 1 Mar 2010 12:21:29 AM
    Will this plugin be updated to work with Magento (stable)?
    Chris Norton - 1 Mar 2010 1:54:13 PM
    We've released a new version of the Australia extension which fixes a minor issue and has been tested against version Older versions of the extension should still work with current Magento versions without any problems, although we can't guarantee that this will be the case for all websites. Try it out on a test copy and let us know if you run into any problems.
    Tom - 7 Apr 2010 3:01:24 PM
    Hey Chris,

    I think I might have found a bug in your Australia Post module.

    The file is Australiapost.php

    When you choose to use registered post, you're creating an extra payment method for with 'extra cover' for both standard and express.

    This piece of code:

    $method = $this->_createMethod($request, $shipping_method, $title, $charge, $charge);

    is creating the same input ids (s_method_australiapost_STANDARD & s_method_australiapost_EXPRESS) for both the insurance and non-insurance methods.

    This was causing the cart to always select the method without insurance, as its the first in the list. But visually, the option with insurance will be selected as its the last option in the list.

    Simple fix was altering the $shipping_method for the insurance method like so:

    $method = $this->_createMethod($request, $shipping_method."_INS", $title, $charge, $charge);

    Hope this helps someone.


    Chris Norton - 7 Apr 2010 4:13:29 PM
    Thanks for picking that one up - I've rolled in the fix to the latest release (2.0.3) which is now available on Magento Connect.
    Mac - 7 May 2010 5:10:00 PM
    it is working fine with new version. thanks chris for the resolving the issue.
    Ben George - 19 Mar 2011 3:19:50 PM
    Hi Guys,

    Small bug in the autocompleter, it doesn't allow for table prefixes.
    Workaround posted in the forums:

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