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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


index.php Files with the Comment "Silence is golden." on a WordPress Website Are Not Malware
When it comes to dealing with hacked websites a lot of people would be best off leaving it to professionals (assuming you can find one, among all the unqualified companies), as it is easy for people to get very confused about what is going on. We recently had someone contact us about cleaning up a hacked WordPress website where they were saying that part of the malware was that index.php files had... Read More

MySQL 5.7 Upgrades By Web Hosts Can Lead to or Expose MySQL Table Issue That Causes Errors on Websites
We were recently brought in to provide support for a Moodle website where when submitting an answer to a quiz question the following error was shown: Error reading from database That error message doesn't provide much to go on. Something like that should not happen randomly, so some change likely caused it, but the webmaster for the website wasn't aware of any changes that had occurred shortly b... Read More

Sucuri's 30 Day Refund Guarantee Scam Gets Worse
Back in May of last year someone contacting us about cleaning a hacked website mentioned that Sucuri had told them that they had 30 day refund guarantee, but when we went to look into that we found that in reality Sucuri didn't provide refunds if someone had requested a cleanup, which is what that person had contacted them about having done. Here is how the refund guarantee was advertised on th... Read More

Fixing Missing Sessions Database Table Error After Upgrading to Zen Cart 1.5.6
When doing a Zen Cart upgrade or any similar upgrade it is always a good idea to do a test of the upgrade first, since unexpected issues can come up and by doing a test first you can more easily work thorough those instead of trying to triage a broken production website. When we are hired to do Zen Cart upgrades we always do that. That came in handy during a recent upgrade from Zen Cart 1.5.5a ... Read More

Wix Doesn't Currently Support Importing WordPress Websites or Blogs
One of the services we offer is to do transfers of websites from one web host to another, though we often have people that contact us about this service looking to transfer the content of a website to or from a website design platform, like Weebly or Squarespace. We recently had someone contact us about moving a WordPress based website to one of those platforms, Wix. We did a quick to see if it wa... Read More