The BIG problem with creating content on WordPress
If you have a WordPress blog, you’ve probably heard why a lot of people don’t like using the NEW Gutenberg editor and the old WordPress classic editor (which looks like it came out from an old website!)
WordPress is a great content management platform for blogging, but the problem with the default content editors of WordPress is that it’s not designed for CONVERSIONS or sales funnels.
Sales funnels as I’ve mentioned in this guide have ONE particular goal.
To turn your website visitor into a conversion: whether it’s for them to become an email subscriber or to purchase something from you.
A blog post and a website can have MANY different goals. Which is why you don’t want to JUST create blog posts, but you mainly need to create dedicated landing pages and sales funnels with
What is Unique about Thrive Architect?
Before I take about what’s unique about Thrive Architect as your chosen Page Builder, I’d like to quickly talk about the features that are standard on Thrive Architect and other WP page builders.
1. Mobile Editing
The way people use the internet has changed. As predicted by Google years ago, people will start to use their mobile phones more than desktop.
Thrive Architect has made it very easy to create different layouts on different device sizes. Instead of absolute positioning, you could then reformat and resize text, images, columns, etc on tablets and mobile phones without affecting the desktop version.
This feature was only previously available in Divi 3.0 themes from Elegant Themes. So when it was made available to Thrive Architect, I knew it was a great addition to it’s features.
2. Backward Compatible
Have you ever experienced a downtime because of a software upgrade? I have and believe me it’s not a pleasant experience.
There’s loss of traffic and revenue whenever one of my sites would go down because of incompatibility issues.
And if you’re generating traffic from SEO, this can have a negative effect on your website traffic and rankings as well.
But that’s not likely to happen with Thrive Architect. If you’ve created all of your sites and webpages using Thrive Content Builder, no need to edit or recreate them again. With just a few clicks, you can update your Thrive Content elements to the new Thrive Architect elements.
3. Tons of Highly Converting Templates
Not a designer? Don’t worry because Thrive Architect already contains a lot of highly converting templates that you can get started with.
If you’d like to have a customized landing page, you can easily edit those existing templates or you could even get some professional Thrive Themes growth gigs and we’ll do it for you.
4. Drag and Drop Builders
What I really love about Thrive Architect is that it has a powerful WYSIWYG interface. Whatever you edit and do on the front end is reflected IMMEDIATELY when you hit the save and publish button.
This would allow you to quickly see how your formatting and website would look like.
5. Customizable Elements
Each editable content on Thrive Architect is called an element. You can easily move and adjust these elements according to your preference.
If you need to change its color, you can easily do that. It had a massive upgrade from the previous Thrive Content builder.
Customizable elements on Thrive Architect
Now you can customize and edit almost any element including buttons like these.
6. Content Templates
Do you find yourself repeating and recreating several pieces of content on your website?
Now, you can save a lot of time by creating content templates. Just create a content template for the most commonly created sections on your website.
I have a content template for an intro, a review summary, a table and more.
7. Margin and Padding Edits
In most website themes including the previous Thrive Content builder, it’s hard to align certain images and elements properly on all devices.
You can align it properly on your desktop device, but once you check it on your mobile phone, the spacing and margins are way off.
Not anymore. Thrive Architect makes it very easy to create the proper margin and padding for different devices.
This is huge because it will provide great user experience to your visitors.
8. Responsive Design
Never has it before that almost 80% of the plugins that I use on my website “communicate” and “integrate” with one another properly.
Each plugin enhances the functionality of the other (although they can be used separately without the need for the other plugin).
The Thrive Leads plugin is a powerful and easy to use lead generation tool designed to help you get more email subscribers.
Thrive Apprentice is a tool to help you create online courses and membership websites.
You can find out more information about the other plugins by reading my Thrive Themes review article.
And as mentioned before, they all integrate and work properly with Thrive Architect.
9. WordPress Plugin
Some people would like a standalone website editor or a SAAS solution like Leadpages or Clickfunnels, but I prefer a WordPress plugin as a base landing page tool for several reasons.
A WordPress plugin would be the most practical solution. Once you pay for it, it’s on your website. You control it’s asset.
A WordPress plugin allows you to edit seamlessly with your WordPress site. No need to login to a different site (SAAS) and no need to worry about integration issues.
A WordPress plugin allows you to use your domain and not a subdomain on your site. This helps you leverage whatever SEO authority your main site has.
10. Content Blocks
If you’re a member of the Thrive Membership suite, you’ll get full access to important updates and their cloud platform which contains “Content blocks”, which are pre-designed sections that you can add to your page anytime.
A part of the Thrive Membership set of plugins
But what’s totally unique about Thrive Architect is that if you choose the subscription option, you’ll also get the other set of Thrive plugins that are designed to be used for a FULL sales funnel system.
Thrive Leads – for lead generation
Thrive Comments – for comment management and viral shares
Thrive Ovation – for testimonials and customer reviews
Thrive Ultimatum – For urgency and timer countdowns with locking capabilities
Thrive Clever Widget – For segmentation of widgets based on tags, posts, categories so that you only show widgets that are relevant on your specific category or post
Thrive Headlines – For split-testing headlines on which gets more engagement
Thrive Optimize – A Google Optimize alternative for split-testing your content.
Thrive Quizzes – For creating quizzes to create different segments of leads and email subscribers
Thrive Architect is the page and content builder that can integrate these tools and it makes it easy because there are built-in elements you can drag and drop while you’re creating your content.
Build your own COMPLETE self-hosted WordPress blog or Sales Funnels
This is what’s unique with the Thrive Architect and Thrive Membership platform. The ability to be able to create an entire WordPress blog with different functionalities with the use of ONE Set of plugin is what set’s the Thrive Membership plugins apart.
SEO Best Practices with Thrive Architect
Of course, if this plugin is not going to be helpful for SEO, then it’s going to be irrelevant.
Fast loading speed
Thrive Architect Templates
Formerly Thrive Content Builder
Why they changed their name
What is Thrive Membership?
Email marketing provider
Thrive Architect Integrations
What are the things that I like
Full integration with other Thrive plugins
Can really speed up your workflow as you can duplicate content boxes quickly
Reliable support and been in the market for quite some time
What are the things I didn’t like
Can slow down while editing large content
Anchor links are NOT SEO optimized
Lacks more design elements
Not really a Sales Funnel software
Not really a Sales Funnel software
Thrive Architect Demo & Walkthrough Video
Full Tutorial on Using Thrive Architect
Pricing Plans For Thrive Architect
Single Website Only
5 Websites (Your own sites only)
Unlimited sites on Thrive Membership plans
FAQ about Thrive Architect
How much is Thrive Architect?
Thrive Architect has different pricing tiers depending on how many websites you own (or clients you have).
For starters, it’s $67 for a single website, $97 for 5 websites and unlimited websites if you have the Thrive Membership subscription.
How do you use Thrive Architect to…?
You can use Thrive Architect to build almost any conversion-optimized page on your WordPress blog. You can use it to build Sales funnels, landing pages, squeeze pages, home pages, thank you pages, webinar pages and any other page you want on your site.
It is self-hosted on your WordPress domain and hosting provider so you’ll need a hosting provider like Siteground to host it for you.
Is Thrive Architect a WordPress Plugin?
Yes, Thrive Architect is part of the Thrive Membership suite of plugins that are mainly used to create gorgeous content on your website.
Will Thrive Architect break my site if I uninstall it?
Because Thrive Architect uses their own layout and formatting codes, it’s most likely that your site will break if you uninstall it.
The good thing about this is that Thrive Architect plugin is a one-time payment when you purchase a single or multiple 5 site plan, so hopefully, you won’t need to uninstall it on your website.
Is Thrive Architect easy to use?
It is one of the easiest website and WordPress page builders out there today. The great thing about Thrive Architect is that it’s easy to use for beginners but advanced enough for advanced marketers who want to create gorgeous websites.
Can I use affiliate links with Thrive Architect?
Yes, you can use Thrive Architect to create affiliate links, just like any other hyperlink on your content. Make sure you use tools like Pretty links to create pretty URLs for your affiliate links.
Is Thrive Themes Free?
It’s free for those who have a subscription to Thrive Membership. You can’t purchase Thrive themes now in anticipation of the release for their Thrive Theme builder soon.
Is it a One Time Fee or an Annual Subscription?
If you purchase Thrive Architect for 1 to 5 sites, it’s a one-time payment. If you want to install it on unlimited websites, you can join the annual subscription of Thrive Membership.
Does Thrive Architect work with any theme?
Yes, it will work with any FREE or PAID WordPress theme.
I prefer to use Astra PRO as my framework theme or the parent theme and use Thrive Themes for designing my content pages.