Made a simple Wordpress site for an ID10t woman friend in 2016 when I had my own server bank. She sends me $50 when she can afford it, covers the domain renewal and not much more. In 7 years she sent ONE pic and not text, mentioned it every time we spoke…nothing.
So she calls me a week or so ago that her friend is going to update it for her. Three days of 'the login doesn’t work - forgot the password - etc etc. Works every time I try. Then I discover her friend is trying to FTP into a Wordpress site.
Then Wordpress is ‘too hard’ so she made the entire site on Wix. Need an FTP
Wix won’t let you download the actual code. It’s theirs, you can send it somewhere else.
(All the while the ID10t is inserting herself in phones and texts rather than letting us talk directly)
Just link the domain to the Wix sire. But it costs to do that she doesn’t want to pay.
So I sigh and just pick a WP theme that’s similar, copy and paste all the pics and text from that wix site and load it up.
(of course getting told every hour or so how she doesn’t like the font or her brother can’t see the site, is it live? etc etc)
ID10t texts she wants this pic included, will get back to me…
I go back to adjust a font the next day, the site is all changed! She texts that ‘so and so’ is doing the site, the boyfriend of the girl doing the Wix thing! She didn’t even LOOK at her own site, 99% says she doesn’t even know how to!
Then texts later he’s having problems. So I gave her shit, that was like taking your car out of the garage and bringing it to another mechanic to guess WTF was going on. GImme the guys number, fuck off and quit interfering.
So the guy and I text and I leave him be. ONE DAY LATER he can’t log in. Nor I, hell the site doesn’t come up even, just the empty site folder default. “all I did was” story…
I go into the database it"s FUBAR. Total gibberish instead of text where page links and attributes are. So I clean that, fix links going ONLY to https (she wont buy a cert, I wont make a free one every 3 months for her either) and try it. SIte comes up, but whole chunks gone from style.css…
So after talking to him I wiped the folder, used Installatron to put in a fresh WP site, put the user, theme and plugins back in and told him - go ahead rebuild it.
I go to the dentist, Phone buzzes 3 times in my pocket while I’m in the chair.
ID10t, he can’t login, WTF did you do? I look at the site - he’s already got it half rebuilt. She didn’t even fucking look. She’d already pestered him after I told her to leave us both alone he’d call her when he’s done. She’d hung up and texted me before he’d even hit REFRESH on his browser.
He suggests we both put ID10t on block and he’d call her once he’s finished. AFTER he finished the work he’s got from paying customers, not imposing friends. Damn good advice.
I broke a mirror last week. Is this what to expect the next 7 years?
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