I am creating my first attempt at a blogdown website using the hugo-academic theme. I am doing this from within RStudio and was editing the example hugo-academic website and using the 'serve site' addin.
This was all going well until I tried to change the project information. I was able to change the project widget from cards to list layout and added a new project as an edited copy of one of the example projects. Then something (I have no idea what) happened so that further changes were not rendered. Editing the content of the example projects didn't result in any change in the rendered output. Change the project widget output back to cards layout - nope. Delete the example projects from the content/project folder - nope.
This is all on the locally rendered website. I haven't git committed these changes or even attempted to deploy to Netlify.
So I tried nuking the entire website and starting from scratch again. Everything was fine until I got to editing the projects and the same thing happened again. I have started from scratch multiple times and keep getting to the same problem.
There are no error messages in the console.
I have spent half a day on this and have absolutely no clue what is happening. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.