Sometime late of last week, I noticed that my portfolio site is having a really funky bug/glitch. The site wasn’t updating automatically with all my new posts and other content changes and that all the users/visitors coming to my portfolio only see the old info prior to actually blogging about the changes, updates, and such regarding the new theme and more posts about my first quick tutorial (making homemade business cards) and my first website review (U-JAM Fitness official website). No wonder a fellow member of my ProMatch networking group mistook my portfolio for a “personal blog” simply because she couldn’t see the *real* content.1 I asked around the help forums to see if they could help me out. Some say that it had something to do with the cache and that I should refresh it. Using the WP Fast Cache plugin that I installed,2 I refreshed my entire site. The result— my entire site is completely wiped out.3
I tried the old “check your plugins and deactivate them one by one,” but that didn’t remedy the problem. Since I didn’t receive any further tips from the experts, I decided to wipe the entire site and have a new, complete, fresh install. Good thing I was able to back up my old stuff so the rebuilding shouldn’t be too difficult and time consuming. What will take time though is that I would have to shop around for new plugins to help me with a new way of presenting my work, sticking back to WP Super Cache instead of using other newer (and supposedly better) cache plugins, and of course, my full schedule in getting myself continuously active with my networking and job searching.
I decided to build a new theme because somehow my previous one wasn’t quite working the way I wanted it to be. Apparently the theme I used seemed to look a bit “immature” that I feel like I’m not taken seriously whenever some “professional” sees it. All I’m doing with the portfolio is to offer my services to those who need it and showcasing some of my best work4 to prove that I can do what I’ve mentioned in the portfolio. Not only do I make them visually appealing, I also make sure that they work: user friendly and responsive to any viewing device users would use.5
Well then, back to work. Right now I’m on wait mode to see if I’ve won the job position that I was aiming for and had an interview with last Friday. It’s for a major high-tech company, but hush hush for now.
- rather, the real intent of the blog section of a portfolio [↩]
- I should’ve stuck with WP Super Cache instead… [↩]
- To be more specific, the users visiting the portfolio would only see a blank page while I can still view the actual site when I’m logged in to my dashboard. How weird is that…? [↩]
- in my opinion of course [↩]
- I’m referring to laptops, desktops, mobile/smartphones, tablets, you name it. [↩]