Author - Ashley Schroder

Hi! I'm Ashley Schroder, the head software engineer at World Wide Access, a company that exports New Zealand products to the world.

I'm an active member of the Magento community, contributing open source extensions to Magento Connect and sharing my Magento experiences through my blog, You can find helpful tips and advice there on a wide range of Magento development issues.

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Reader Comments (8)

  1. Mark
    June 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm /

    Hey Ashley, a very timely review. I have been considering Magento over another solution I have used for a while – Magento just seems more complete, and with me dealing mainly with NZ clients, it’s good to know how Fontis integrates with DPS from someone who’s had the experience. Cheers!

  2. Billy James
    Billy James
    June 16, 2010 at 2:08 pm /

    It’s really easy to pitch in and make the updates you need – it is the nature of open source after all. Someone creates something for free, you use it, you improve on it and share it with everyone else. I’ve subscribed to your RSS as I’m really looking forward to see the updates you make.

  3. Ashley Schroder
    June 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm /

    Great to hear you’ve subscribed Billy, we definitely have some helpful functionality for DPS users in the works – so stay tuned.

    Sadly, it seems Fontis is neglecting their DPS extension, I submitted a simple security patch to them nearly 2 months ago and it appears they have not updated the Magento Connect extension since January. Security patches are tricky, releasing the code in public, would only serve to explain the workings of it, and not help the unprotected stores.

    Open source is great, but not if the maintainers let you down when the rubber meets the road.

  4. Quentin
    November 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm /

    Great review thanks Ashley. Yes we have had similar queries from our Magento customers using the Fontis module. We developed our own DPS PxPay module when Magento first came on the scene and have made steady improvements to it since then. The PxPay API has the ability to authorise a payment with DPS, we use this in our own module. We haven’t yet built in the ability to then complete the payment from within the order form, but I’m sure that this could be very easily accomplished.

    I may have a look at the Fontis module and see if I can tweak it for authorizing and completing using the API.

    Can you please send me the security patches if Fontis haven’t included these? Or do you think that it’s best to contribute to the magebase module?

  5. ashley
    November 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm /

    Hi, Quentin – Definitely check out Kristof’s DPS extension, it’s very thorough and includes the security fixes for problems with the DPS extension. I See Fontis _still_ have not updated their extension, so the vulnerability remains un-patched. I’ll flick you an email with my patch for fontis, in case you have the same issue in your implementation (though I doubt it).

  6. nathan
    December 9, 2010 at 9:40 pm /

    awesome review, testing Kristof’s extension this week..

  7. Quentin
    December 9, 2010 at 10:01 pm /

    Thanks Ashley, Kristof’s DPS extension works great.

  8. Rainier
    July 13, 2012 at 10:44 am /


    Can this extension be used for a “one page checkout” setup?
    Also do you offer services where I can get you to install this and get my payment gateway up and running correctly?



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