There are just so many web portal that does what this website does which is talk about the latest news every day, day in and out. However, I guess this portal is a bit distinct from the others because as the writer of some of the news featured here, I also created this website instead of depend on other people to help me create it. You can say that I am the Jane of all trades.

In today's environment where people like everything to be served on a platter, I prefer things the other way around. I choose what is served on my platter and I mix and match them to my liking. I guess that is the good thing about having some knowledge about IT -- I say some, not much, because IT is such a vast treasure vault. It would take an entire lifetime to explore what it has to offer and even then, I don't think I would ever know all. I would probably know 0.0000000000001% or less by the time I die.

And because of that knowledge - that I probably won't ever master anything much - leads me to my second way of thinking ->> let's just do it instead of wait until I know everything which is an impossibility in this lifetime.

So, this is life for me. I write for a living, and I customise websites for fun. In addition, I create fabric bags, sew my own curtains and pillow cases and whatever else comes to mind. I draw most of the paintings that adorn the walls of my house. If I could, I'd probably hammer my own chairs and tables and cabinets and most probably, the house of my dreams.

How did I put this website together?

I kind of dislike it when people say creating a website is easy because it is not. It is hard work. Really hard work. And some people think that the moment they acquire a website theme, then it would be easy to create a website. It isn't. Believe me, I should know. And that is why some people come to me for help, sometimes, when I am lucky, I get two or three. But usually, there's one, or two, or three. I guess words gets around. "You need help? Go find Jane-of-all-trades".

If you're still not convince about the challenge of putting up a website, just remember it is like this "Getting a new theme is like acquiring another subject at school. You have to read through the documentation and curse the author for leaving out important details that would have made life so much easier for you. But that is how living as a website developer is like. I've lost a lot of hairs since I started, but I still enjoy what I am doing, so why not continue?"

If you don't like reading, website development is not for you. If you get high-blood when you can't get things to work your way, website development is also not for you. This thing, web design thingy, is something that requires patience. Lots and lots of it. If you are bald, this career may be worth considering since you won't have any more hairs to pull.

So anyway, the particular theme I am using for this website is called Sense. It is a good theme once you get to know how it works. It took me days to learn it and I have to say that the documentation needs some updating but otherwise, it is a good theme worth considering if the one who is reading this, whoever you are, is planning on creating your own news website, just like this one or perhaps better than this one.

The first thing you need to do is to turn off your gutenberg and switch to classic wordpress. You won't be able to acquire any of the magic this theme possesses if you refuse to let go of the comfort of gutenberg. I know it is hard, but trust me, it is worth it.

Once you have done that, create you page, give it whatever name you like and select 'page builder' as your template of choice and click publish.

You will then see two boxes on your empty page. click on them and explore.

If, by any chance you bought the theme and cannot see it evolving into the website you wanted, reach out to me -- please.:)