by DavidO
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To whom this may concern:

Hello, i am Davido's son and i have sad news for those who knew him here. DavidO, AKA David O'Hara, my father, passed away this september the 26th.

I am left to take over the family business and it is a bit over my head since he died unexpectedly and suddenly. He left us with next to no documentation and i am praying to god his laptop with alll stored credentials such as this log-in for example last as long as i need it to. I am in the process of backing up this HD to an external just to be safe.

I know he was involved in this forums since i have access to his emails ect. I hav emanaged to get access to his domain. I still have his filezilla log-in in his cache but the structure of his site is such that i cannot edit his "index.html" because it does not exist in the root of the tree.

He did have wordpress installed and i use that on my own site but this is just for a blog that is somehow attached to his site as a static HTML page that is called.

All very confusing to me since his site, to me, looks like it is neither plain HTML pages nor using the Wordpress platform.

Any suggestions?
#davido #passed
  • Profile picture of the author Keen creations
    O man I'm sorry for your loss, best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    Very sorry to hear about your father passing away. If you send me a PM I will give you the email address of the head of our inhouse html team. He can help get you situated with what you need to do free of charge. I can't even imagine what it must be like for you piecing everything together. But we're here for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author J Cohen
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      Very sorry to hear about your father passing away. If you send me a PM I will give you the email address of the head of our inhouse html team. He can help get you situated with what you need to do free of charge. I can't even imagine what it must be like for you piecing everything together. But we're here for you.

      This reply and others like it is an inspiration for us newer members and I hope I can run my business in such a way.

      My condolences go to the OP although I cannot offer practical help you are in all our thoughts.

      Jay
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      Very sorry to hear about your father passing away. If you send me a PM I will give you the email address of the head of our inhouse html team. He can help get you situated with what you need to do free of charge. I can't even imagine what it must be like for you piecing everything together. But we're here for you.
      Classy move Matt, very cool of you to offer this at no cost. (I'd take Matt up on it too, his team is good)

      My condolences, of course, to David's son family and friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author KatieWilliams
    So sorry for your loss.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I'd definitely take up Matt's kind offer because from the sound of things, you really need someone you can trust to get in their and take a look at things for you. This should save you a lot of time rather than you having to try and explain everything in posts on a forum.

    Sorry to hear of your loss and if there is anything else you are trying to get your head around, just ask. The people here will be more than happy to help.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    First and foremost, very sorry to hear of your loss.

    While I am sure there are several people here qualified to assist you in managing the site(s), this is without question an eye-opener to all whom have online assets.

    As a 'newbie' to internet marketing myself, the thought of the hours and effort invested to create a successful online business, it is, in and of itself; irreplaceable.

    In respect to your father's accomplishments, the mere thought of my children having to take on all my accounts without any real instruction; would seem to be an uphill task, being I have over 300 accounts set up, with a series of log-ins and passwords, payment processors, etc...

    Naturally, I want my children (at least one of them) to attain the basics, whereby if ever I were to pass, they could pick-up where I left off. In fact, I'd like to thank-you for sharing, as it motivates me (and hopefully others) to plan accordingly, and leave a journal or a written walk-through behind for the next, 'in hope' it could serve as a 'blueprint' or 'mind map' to guide them to succeed my current and future online efforts.

    If nothing less, I respect the challenge you face, and believe this 'topic' can be of great benefit to those who 'have not' considered "how" or "by whom" their online efforts might be survived by in the future?

    I wish you all the best in carrying on your Dad's business. Truly, it's an inspiration to any father!

    All the Best,

    Art
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  • Profile picture of the author CarlLiám
    I am very sorry for your loss, mate.

    I wish you and your family all the best, and please accept my condolences.
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    Sorry for your loss, brother. It is always sad to lose another Warrior :-(
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Tyler
    So sorry to hear mate. Regarding his files you should backup and get in contact with a webmaster.

    My best wishes.

    Mike Tyler.
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    • Profile picture of the author cjbwebs
      Praying for the whole family and all that lives he touched..

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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    David's sites would be an extra bit complicated. He was one of the people that spent time in the web design section asking questions. He did some very nice things with them.

    One of his topics on the old forum passed on a tip that I still make use of and I tend to be reminded him every time I do. Sorry to hear he is gone.

    Just from one of his sites and his products, I thought he might have had a blood pressure problem. If I'm not being to insensitive, could I ask what led to the end, or if that was what did it?

    Best wishes. Good luck getting that sorted out. At least you are getting into sites with at least one that seems to be making some money. That's a nice start, and the intricacies get to be interesting.

    best wishes, lloyd
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    • Profile picture of the author kuma456y
      Very sorry to hear of your loss, it must have been a huge shock for your and your family, thoughts are with you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I'm so sorry to hear about David's passing. Definitely take Matt up on his offer - could save you hours of frustration.

      Another suggestion is for you to read through threads your Father started here. He often talked about his own sites and you may be able to get some tips on the sites from what he wrote here.

      Clicking on his forum name in the post you made here you will get a drop down menu and pull up threads he started.

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  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
    I'm very sorry to hear about your father. And I'm sorry to hear you're trying to untangle his business when the grief is still raw. I do hope you accept the kind offers from those Warriors who've offered their help and expertise.

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    Very sorry to hear of your loss
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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    I suppose you will probably want to get your own identity on this forum. If you do, would you like to post it on this topic? I'll make a not of it and see if I can help with any topics you start.

    Since you have a blog and you're backing up the laptop, it seems you are familiar with the essential basics. Even then there can be details that just stop things, or take a long time to figure out.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Sorry for your loss.

    Do watch this video, as it should help you recover some of those important passwords:


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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Sorry for your loss. I have been there myself.

      You've been given some wonderful advice and a great offer by Matt. I strongly
      urge you to take him up on it as he is one of the good guys here.

      Always know that you can come here for support or just a shoulder to lean on.

      We're all family here.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    My condolences to your family and friends. Your father was a respected and well liked member here. You can be very proud of him.

    One more here who says take Matt up on his offer. Matt - noble, as always. Truly top drawer.
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    Sorry for your loss, man. I can't imagine...
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  • Profile picture of the author Elizabeth Fee
    So sorry for your loss. The support here is nothing short of amazing. Hope you get the help you need to continue on with your father's business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenji
    Always sad to hear that another person has passed away, regardless whether you know the person or not, while it's a fact of life, it's still so sad to know. You have my condolence.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    I'm terribly sorry to hear about your loss. Matt will be able to help you and it is very kind of him to offer his services.

    This has me thinking too about the what if. I am creating a book with instructions so that my son can find a How To guide if something happens to me.

    If I can help you at all, please just ask. After you have an understanding of your father's business, I will be happy to write content for you. I'm a writer, no technical html experience, but I will be more than happy to write content for you for free.

    I'm so sorry.
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    • Profile picture of the author DavidO
      Lori,

      you may regret having said that one day. hehe

      If i am to continue in his footsteps then i need to have my own identity here.

      I thank you kindly.

      David
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Rasool
    Hi,
    Sorry to about your loss. May his spirit rest in peace.
    My condolences to your family.

    Great that you posted here as you can really get much understanding
    about your father's business by reading this past threads in the forum.

    Just click this link to find all posts made by him:
    All threards started by your father:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/search.p...&starteronly=1

    All posts & replies made by your father:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/search.p...nduser&u=25838

    Wishing you all the best, hope soon you take care of all matters of this business.
    If you need any help regarding any wordpress site, please let me know, i will be more than happy to help you with any issue of wordpress site to help you sort that out...

    With best regards,
    Mohsin Rasool
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  • Profile picture of the author anthonyb
    Sorry for the loss. I know what its like as i too lost my dad a few months back. I pray all goes well with you and your family.
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    • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
      Sorry, to hear about your father, I went through something similar a few years back when my father died suddenly, it's not a nice thing to have to do.

      If you need any help or advice then just Pm me, I can call on a lot of very experienced people to give you advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author spietreser
    Sorry to hear about your father, I wish you strength in dealing with this loss and with his business.
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