About The Bauen Group

The Bauen Group is a Houston web development firm focusing on business software, customized web and mobile development services, and consulting solutions for small businesses. Our team of experienced and skilled developers specialize in creating customized web and mobile application. By incorporating smart design and extensive experience, we help our customers achieve their goals quickly and with lower costs.

Contact Form 7 Azure Integration

2017-09-22T18:57:56+00:00

Contact Form 7 is one of the most popular plugins for in premium WordPress themes.  However, if you are hosting through Azure you may have issues when you are first setting up your site and testing your contact forms. Azure sometimes will block the contact forms from sending you email notifications which is the entire purpose of the contact form. Luckily there is a simple solution. Downloading the SendGrid plugin and setting it up properly will stop Azure from blocking these emails. SendGrid’s WordPress plugin replaces WordPress’s default wp_mail() function by using either an SMTP or API integration with SendGrid to send outgoing email from [...]

Contact Form 7 Azure Integration 2017-09-22T18:57:56+00:00

Does Your Small Business Need a Blog?

2017-09-01T16:59:44+00:00

 If you are running a business website, you have probably heard the advice that you should start a blog. The decision on whether or not to blog can be overwhelming. There are many things to consider. Do you have the time needed to manage it? Who will contribute? Will people actually read it?The fact is, if you are running a business website without a blog, you are missing out on some major opportunities to engage your visitors and increase website traffic, which will lead to increasing your search ranking overall. In the world of tweeting, sharing, and liking we live in, [...]

Does Your Small Business Need a Blog? 2017-09-01T16:59:44+00:00

Why Your Small Business Needs A Professional Website

2017-09-01T16:42:06+00:00

  Many small businesses run lean and think that spending money on a professional website is a luxury that they cannot afford. Because of this, many small businesses have websites that are out of date and not user friendly or opt out of a website all together. Your website acts as a first impression for your business. Customers visit it to learn more about your company, as well as research product information and determine if they want to do business with you. If you are an owner of a small business or startup, it is important you realize that a website [...]

Why Your Small Business Needs A Professional Website 2017-09-01T16:42:06+00:00

Microsoft Updates: June 2017

2017-06-26T19:17:05+00:00

 New feature: Modern List and Document Library Web PartsPublished On : May 6, 2017 The Modern List and Document Library Web Parts are new Office 365 features. You'll begin seeing these new features over the coming weeks. How does this affect me? The web parts can be added to any modern SharePoint page, allowing users to view and edit files directly from the web part. Any list or document library can be displayed and customized with the users' own title, view, and size choice. We'll be gradually rolling this out in early May, and the roll out will be completed by [...]

Microsoft Updates: June 2017 2017-06-26T19:17:05+00:00

Outdated Website Design Techniques That Are Aging Your Website

2017-06-26T17:44:40+00:00

  Having a modern website is important for how visitors view your company and brand. In fact, a Stanford study found that 75% of web users admit making judgments about the credibility of an organization based on the design of its web site. An outdated website makes your company seem less professional and trustworthy.Wondering if your website is looking outdated? Web trends move quickly but not so quickly that it’s impossible to keep up. Here are a few design trends that will age your website.Bad stock imagesStock images have been a staple of websites for a long time because, well, people love [...]

Outdated Website Design Techniques That Are Aging Your Website 2017-06-26T17:44:40+00:00

WordPress Glossary: Common Terminology & What They [Actually] Mean

2017-06-26T17:55:48+00:00

 Content Management Systems, like WordPress, are set up to make creating a website or blog easy. However, many beginners find themselves struggling to do so. Most of the confusion is resolved once new users get used to the terminology. Below is a list of common questions about WordPress terminology and what they actually mean.What is a WordPress Theme?A WordPress theme is the overall layout of your website. Depending on which theme you pick there will be different formatting options that are available for you to choose from. Some structural components that are built into themes are menu structure, page templates, and [...]

WordPress Glossary: Common Terminology & What They [Actually] Mean 2017-06-26T17:55:48+00:00

What Is The Cloud and Is It Right For My Small Business?

2017-05-05T08:30:57+00:00

  Simply put, the cloud is the delivery of computing services—servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and more—over the Internet (“the cloud”). Cloud computing is a big shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. What is it about cloud computing? Why is cloud computing so popular?  Download the cloud 101 infographic! Uses of the cloud You’re probably using cloud computing right now, even if you don’t realize it. If you use an online service to send email, edit documents, watch movies or TV, listen to music, play games, or store pictures and other files, it’s likely [...]

What Is The Cloud and Is It Right For My Small Business? 2017-05-05T08:30:57+00:00

Cybersecurity 101

2017-05-03T08:39:48+00:00

  According to the Wall Street Journal, over 34,000 computer security incidents occur every day – and 62 percent of those incidents involve breaches of small and medium-sized businesses.* Learn more about the rising threat to small and midsize businesses, and five ways you can help your customers protect their businesses. Download the complete Cybersecurity 101 guide! Overview of the business of cybercrime How Cybercrime as a Service has changed cybercrime Tips to protect your business Step 1: Strengthen your computer’s defenses Never turn off your computer’s firewall. Turning it off—even for a minute—increases risk. A firewall creates a [...]

Cybersecurity 101 2017-05-03T08:39:48+00:00

7 Tips to Save You Time and Improve Office Productivity

2017-05-01T07:39:14+00:00

  Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more As we think about empowering everyone, and helping them achieve more, it helps to understand what is holding people back today. What keeps them from achieving more? We think we can help people achieve more by giving them the tools to overcome the limits of time, place and complexity. Achieve even more with all 15 Top Productivity Tips for Office TIP #1 (OneNote) - Take notes on any device or platform, and access from anywhere, with OneNote OneNote is a digital notebook that’s perfect solution for [...]

7 Tips to Save You Time and Improve Office Productivity 2017-05-01T07:39:14+00:00

Microsoft Updates: May 2017

2017-04-30T10:34:49+00:00

  Updated feature: Company Shareable Links will now open in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Published On: April 10, 2017 Microsoft announcement: We’re updating Company Shareable Links (the type of sharing links that are only accessible to users in your company) so that non-Office files such as pictures, videos and PDFs are going to be displayed in the SharePoint/OneDrive for Business user experience instead of automatically downloading the file or opening it in the browser. This will take advantage of all of our new web previewers, and is going to be a better collaboration experience for all your users. We are [...]

Microsoft Updates: May 2017 2017-04-30T10:34:49+00:00