We’re having a problem with our credit card processor that is throwing back errors for about half of the people who’ve tried to sign up. The fix on their side could take a week or more so we’re going to try a workaround on our side and email everyone who was denied VaultPress bliss.
One side-effect of running a system which mirrors every single database write, option update, and more is that we notice pretty quickly when something is inefficient. Already, even with just the few testers we have, we’ve been coming across a number of plugins that are updating options on every single page load. Some people have been running these for years in the background silently slowing their sites down and causing undue load on their server, and doubly so with VaultPress running getting every update to that option.
We’ve already pushed hot-fixes through the VaultPress kernel to several of the blogs affected to fix their issue but more importantly we’ve gotten in touch with the plugin authors to notify them of the problem and offer suggestions or code to fix it! Once the plugin is fixed the entire WordPress community is going to benefit, not just VaultPress users, and their sites will run that much faster. Win, win, win.