The World of Plugins is Unpredictable and Rough

the world of plugins is unpredictable and rough

Before dipping my toes into the world of IT through my blog and a platform I am currently building; I had no idea how unpredictable and rough the world of IT actually is. Especially plugins.

My husband is a web developer and I count myself very lucky to have someone understand everything I don’t. Especially today when I ran into an issue of picture rotation. Apparently, there is a thing called metadata (or Exif) that is stored on most pictures taken from a smart phone, and that data isn’t always read properly with every system. I think it’s a bit more complicated than that, but I didn’t really have the patience to understand more. I just wanted a solution. Talk about Millennial impatience.

After a moment of unjustafiable whining about “Why does it have to be so complicated? and “I don’t get it!” {Insert crying face emoticon} My husband calmly said “because that’s what happens when you use WordPress.” No offense to WordPress. WordPress is great to create simple websites, but gets really complicated when implementing themes from other coders where you have to add plugins.

So the outcome of this whole situation? Me, installing the Image Rotation Fixer plugin. It’s supposed to be a great plugin that has helped a lot of other people – except me. I don’t know what happened to my website but the entire upload process just stopped and my website went blank.

World of plug-ins is unpredictable

How ANNOYING. I refreshed. I closed the browser. I uploaded a picture on Instagram of some trees thinking maybe the plugin needed some time to adjust or something.

But, no, nothing. It’s still not working. And I just want to cry a little, close my laptop and walk away and never look back. Trying to understand why a plugin is not working feels like trying to calm a crying baby when it can’t speak to tell you what it needs. I keep shouting at the website (in my head, of course) and it’s just not responding.

So whatever. I’m going to bed now. Tomorrow is a new battle day.


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