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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


Making an Unnecessary Change to a Website That Breaks Updates is Not Good for Security
There is a nearly endless amount of bad security advice for websites, so someone has to try hard to make theirs stands out, but that is what something we happened to run across recently from a company named ENDURTECH did. Their post, https://endurtech.com/setting-proper-chmod-permissions-for-wordpress-wp-config-php-and-htaccess/, suggested that you should change the permissions on a couple of... Read More

GoDaddy Says That Version of PHP for Which Support Ended 3 Years Ago Meets Their Stability and Security Requirements
You would think that if a web host owned a security company they would be better than other web hosts when it comes to security. With GoDaddy that isn't the case, though that might be explained by the fact that the security company they own Sucuri, seems to be completely incompetent. As yet another example of the security issues with GoDaddy, while dealing with a support issue on a website hosted ... Read More

Bad False Positives from Wordfence Security and Quttera Web Malware Scanner WordPress Plugins
We often have people contact us that believe that a claim that their website has been hacked is false because they ran a scanner over and it didn't find anything. We are not really sure why they don't ask for the evidence behind the claim and try to see if they can confirm if that is accurate or not instead of running a scanner over the website, but considering they are not doing that it might not... Read More

The Developer of Cerber Security, Antispam & Malware Scan Gives Out Bad Advice To Push Their Plugin
When it comes the security industry around WordPress unfortunately there are many people that either don't know what they are talking about or are intentionally peddling bad information to push products and services that provide little to no protection, while making things harder for companies that are actually doing the hard work to actually improve security. We often run into examples of this... Read More

Disabling WordPress' REST API Can Cause Contact Form 7 to Not Work
In our work for our Plugin Vulnerabilities service we frequently need to contact developers of WordPress plugins to let them know about security vulnerabilities in their plugins (either that we have discovered or that others have disclosed) and that often means submitting messages through contact forms (not surprisingly these are often handled by WordPress plugins). We have all too frequently run ... Read More