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At White Fir Design we are focused on assisting you in making sure that you make the most of your online presence. Whether you are a new business, an established business, or a non-profit organization we provide services that will assist you in creating or improving online presence. We provide an assortment of web design, security, and marketing services. We provide the technical expertise needed to quickly and easily create or improve your online presence, so that you can spend your time on what you do best. We work hard to provide you value for your investment in your online presence and we make sure that you are fully satisfied with the work we do.


Latest Blog Posts


Google Needs to Improve the Review Process for Websites Labeled "This site may be hacked"
Early last year Google changed some of the underlying technology used in their process of of handling websites they suspect of being hacked (which leads to a "This site may be hacked" message being added to listings for the websites on Google's search results). More than a year later we are still finding that the review process for getting the"This site may be hacked" message removed after clean... Read More

iThemes Security Plugin Has "One-Click Secure" Button That Does Nothing Except Claim The Website Has Been "Secured"
We are frequently asked what about various broad based WordPress security plugins and which ones should be used. Our answer to the second part of that is none of them. These plugins generally provide little protection against actual threats and have been found to have security vulnerabilities themselves fairly often. That second part might sound odd, you would think that someone developing a sec... Read More

WordPress Leaks Potentially Sensitive Information From Private Posts and Pages
Over at our Plugin Vulnerabilities service we are in the process of trying to help to get a fairly serious security issue with a WordPress plugin fixed. In the process of doing that we have noticed an issue with WordPress that impacts more than this plugin. Without getting into the details of it, since a fix is still in progress, the plugin created WordPress pages which provide access to non-publi... Read More

Somebody's Impersonating Us On The Hacker News
A lot of strange stuff happens on the Internet. Case in point, today some posted a comment on a Hacker New post claiming to be us, saying: This type of nonsense from WordFence shouldn't surprise anyone. I've written of their incompetence before: http://www.whitefirdesign.com/blog/2015/02/23/wordfence-real... Laugh and move on... That wasn't us and we don't have an account there.  ... Read More

Why Does The WordPress Plugin Directory Have Rules If They Don't Bother To Enforce Them?
When it comes to distribution platforms for software one of the frequent complaints of developers is uneven enforcement of rules and regulations, which makes it hard to know what is and isn't acceptable. Recently we came across an example of this with Plugin Directory for WordPress: While dealing with one of the vulnerabilities we recently discovered through our Plugin Vulnerabilities service,... Read More