Introduced New Printable Shopping List
Many of you noticed this week that we introduced a new printing feature into the shopping lists. The idea is awesome. You will be able to check boxes for the items you plan to buy, then you’ll click “Print my list” and voila, you get a customized printable shopping list. It saves you paper and should make prepping for your grocery trip easier.
But, we have had unanticipated problems with the new functionality all week. It culminated this morning when the software that powers the printing feature crashed the entire site.We have disabled the new printing feature for the moment and will re-launch it when it is more stable.
Pocket Your Dollars Crashed This Morning
For those wondering how we didn’t catch these issues in testing, let me explain. We did install and test the software that powers the select and print feature. Many other sites are running the same plug-in. All seemed normal. But, in our real-life shopping lists we add and delete items throughout the week as we find new deals, new coupons for existing sales or printable coupons become no longer available. As our team went in and made those changes throughout the week the issues grew and grew. The select and print plug-in could not handle the ever-changing shopping list we present to it. In essence, it got confused about what it should print, to the point it gave up and locked up the entire site.
We have our technical support working on a solution so we can re-launch the very nifty printable shopping lists soon.
Being the optimist I am, here’s my glass-half-full take on this situation: At least those that have had problems won’t experience those anymore, right? (Any other positive spins?)
It will take me 30-60 minutes to remove sections of code from all of the shopping lists that were supposed to print with this feature. Until then, the lists may not render correctly on your screen. Please check back later this morning as we are fixing them as quickly as we can.