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I want to provide distinct instructions for the Bank Transfer Payment Method dependent/conditional on the Customers Billing Address Country.

If customer billing address country is AU then use 'Instructions AU' else use 'Instructions USA'

I believe the file that handles the instructions is app/design/frontend/base/default/template/payment/info/banktransfer.phtml

 * @see Mage_Payment_Block_Info
<p><?php echo $this->escapeHtml($this->getMethod()->getTitle()) ?></p>
<?php if ($this->getInstructions()): ?>
            <td><?php echo nl2br($this->getInstructions()) ?></td>
<?php endif; ?>

Ideally the instructions could be injected from a Static Block

1 Answer 1


In magento,Payment methods instructions does not taken from CMS static block.

It is basically taken from instructions field of each payment method setting (admin>System>Configuration>Sales>Payment Methods>Select payment method).

For banktransfer payment method,it is taken from admin>System>Configuration>Sales>Payment Methods>Banktransfer Instruction fields

For your case,you want to sperate instructions basis billing country and instructions is manage from cms static block then you can try below solution:

  1. create two Cms static blocks
  2. rewrite Mage_Payment_Block_Form_Banktransfer block class bcoz getInstructions() function the instruction will show


<?php class [ModuleNameSpace]_[ModuleName]_Block_Form_Banktransfer extends Mage_Payment_Block_Form_Banktransfer{
        public function getInstructions()
        {       if(!Mage::app()->getStore()->isAdmin():         $checkout = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session')->getQuote();         $billAddress = $checkout->getBillingAddress();      $countryId = $billAddress->getCountryId();      if($countryId=='AU'){           $block = Mage::getModel('cms/block')
                     $helper = Mage::helper('cms');
                    $processor = $helper->getBlockTemplateProcessor();
                    $html = $processor->filter($block->getContent());           $this->_instructions = $html;       }else{

                $block = Mage::getModel('cms/block')
                     $helper = Mage::helper('cms');
                    $processor = $helper->getBlockTemplateProcessor();
                    $html = $processor->filter($block->getContent());           $this->_instructions = $html;       }       endif;
            if (is_null($this->_instructions)) {
                $this->_instructions = $this->getMethod()->getInstructions();
            return $this->_instructions;
        }    }
  • Thank you for tidying up the code in your reply. I ended up using a different approach using multiple bank transfer payment methods github.com/webbuddy/MobWeb_MultipleBankTransferPaymentMethods which in conjunction with other modules allows me to also enable/disable the various bank transfer methods on a per customer group basis. I will however have a look at your solution as an alternative approach.
    – webbuddy
    Jun 24, 2016 at 23:40

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