The site I am working on is karenfontenot.com. I enable the plugins noted (Jetpack, RaraTheme Companion, Rara One-click import) I went into Jetpack activated it and toggled on the portfolio setting. I went into customization and set the static page to the pages that come with the demo and I change the page template to “portfolio”. Obviously I missed something somewhere as it’s not working as the demo site was.
I’ve just checked your website and noticed that the home page template is still Fullwidth, not Portfolio. So please try to select the Portfolio page template and see if it helps. Please feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.
Kind Regards, Roman.