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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

Moodle Doesn't Yet Actually Require MySQL 8.0
We were recently working on an upgrade of a Moodle website to version 4.3, which originally started as an upgrade to Moodle 4.2. We ran into an issue because those versions require that those using the MySQL database server to be using at least version 8.0. That is up from the previous requirement of at least version 5.7. The web host for the website hadn't yet moved to that version, so we were at... Read More

Wordfence Security Daily Malware Scans Are Not the Way to Clean Up a Malware Infection of a WordPress Website
If your WordPress website has been hacked and contains malware, a common suggestion for cleaning it up is to use the Wordfence Security plugin. There are a number of problems with that. One being that it won't necessarily catch all the malware, as someone looking for help with the plugin recently noted: Hello, I’m using the free version and I’m doing daily scans because my site has a malware.... Read More

Wordfence Care Failed to Resolve Reoccurring Malware Issue on WordPress Website
When it comes to cleaning up hacked WordPress websites, the most important part of doing that is often not done. That being trying to figure out how the website was hacked and fixing that. Sometimes you can get away with failing to do that, other times the problem is going to come back again and again. As an example of that, take someone who was looking for help with a hacked WordPress website ... Read More

WordPress Security Plugins Won't Fully Disinfect a Hacked WordPress Website
When it comes to cleaning up hacked WordPress websites, there is a lot of advice suggesting solutions that are easy, but don't properly address the situation. That leads to continuing issues that could have been addressed quickly if handled by a professional like us. As an example of what not to do, take a recent post from the WordPress Support Forum, where someone claimed to have done a full d... Read More

MalCare Customer Indirectly Warns It Fails to Protect Websites From Being Hacked
We recently were contacted with a strange request. Someone was asking us for a refund for a hack cleanup plan. We don't have any such plans. We provide onetime cleanups and we only charge after the hack cleanup is completed. It turned out that the person had somehow run across a two-year-old post of ours warning about a provider named Malcare, titled MalCare Review: It’s Obvious They Are Taking ... Read More