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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

The Online Trust Alliance Doesn't Seem Too Trustworthy
When it comes to words that might be reasonably associated with the web security company SiteLock one of them isn't "trust". You don't have to look farther that Google's search suggestions to see that: But if you do want to look farther you could look at the situation where with a couple of their services, their content delivery network (CDN) and web application firewall (WAF) services, the... Read More

Security Plugins and Plugins by Automattic Haven't Been Updated To List Them as Compatible With WordPress 4.8
Back on May 31 we received an email from asking us, as developers of several plugins, to make sure that the plugin were listed as being compatible with the then upcoming WordPress 4.8. The beginning of the message reads: Hello, White Fir Design! WordPress 4.8 is scheduled to be released on June 8. Are your plugins ready? After testing your plugins and ensuring compatibility, i... Read More

Google Handling Advertising For Website Serving "Nulled" WordPress Themes and Plugins With Malicious Code
Recently Google has been deciding to show ads for one of our services on websites serving "nulled" web software, which is paid web software being distributed illegal, possibly with security measures removed from it. That isn't something we are interested in having our ads run on and we have excluded those websites from showing our ads. Today while looking into a hacked WordPress website that we we... Read More

A Single Tweet Nicely Sums Up the Problem With WordPress Allowing SiteLock to Be Involved With WordCamps
The web security company SiteLock has a well earned reputation that can be summed up with what Google suggests when you type in their name: That obviously isn't a reputation you would think that any company would want. It would probably be difficult for SiteLock to legitimately change it though since their business model seems to be based around the activity that gets them labeled as such. ... Read More

Joomla 3.7 is Not Hack-Proof
When it comes to bad information on the security of websites, far too often that information is coming from companies offering security services. A recent example we came across, while dealing with a hacked website, involved a Joomla focused web development company that in their marketing their service for upgrading or migrating to Joomla 3.7 claimed that Joomla 3.7 is "hack-proof": That ce... Read More