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Ever struggled to create the perfect looking page on your website? (Without the help of an expensive Web Designer)
I might just have the answer to your prayers.
Thrive Architect is the most powerful, intuitive and easy to use WordPress page builder I have ever seen.
Note: Below I am going to give you a 7 oreasons why.
And as a web designer (of 15+ years) who uses a whole bunch of these for clients (day in - day out) - I think I am kinda qualified to say that.
This is a Game Changer!
Want to see me building a homepage in 15 minutes (while giving a running commentary) to prove it...
Rather than bore you with a review showing you every detail of the tool (like everyone else on the web), I thought I would give you the highlights of why Thrive Architect is worth your money.
Without further ado, here we go...
All WordPress page builders like Thrive Architect want to turn you into a web designer.
But most of them only make it about 3/4 of the way (at best).
They are often too complicated or just too limited to create what you really wanted on your website.
The team at Thrive have created a super-intuitive drag and drop editor that even my mother can use - seriously!
It's a 100% visual editor that I will be amazed you can't learn to use quickly and easily.
It gives you the power to
It gives you the power to design your own website instead of having to fork out loads of cash on a designer or developer.
Again, if you don't believe how easy it is, scroll back up and watch me build a homepage in under 20 minutes (without all the explaining, I could have done it in 15 or less).
The previous version of Thrive Architect (Thrive Content Builder) and most other similar tools on the market do not have the depth of options this baby does!
Imagine what you want to create and you can - because Thrive Architect has an option for almost everything!
Let me give you an example:
In the previous version you could create a testimonial, but it was ALL predefined. You could change the text, the color (in part) and the photo, but if you wanted more freedom - TOO BAD.
In other builders you will almost always find the same problem - predefined elements with lots of options BUT NOT complete freedom to do what you want.
Alignment not corrent. TOO BAD
Want to add something NOT in the element. SORRY
Want to move that "part" below, not above. NOT POSSIBLE
With Thrive Architect is now SUPER-CUSTOMIZABLE. In some cases, you can pull an element completely apart, add to it, or delete things you don't want.
Of course, if you want to keep it simple - you can just tweak a few settings and you're done.
Below you can see a testimonial in Thrive Architect - every part is editable / customizable / moveable.
This tool is now insanely flexible. FULL STOP
Another thing I am always disappointed with in page builders is the lack of focus on mobile.
Google is super focused on Mobile Ready (since last year at least).
In fact, they are starting to penalize websites that are NOT mobile ready. (is yours?)
And next year they are taking it a step further by moving towards a Mobile First view of search. Which means, mobile ready websites will become even more important!
Some page builders have mobile options and views, but they are rarely easy to use or seriously helpful.
Thrive Architect has changed all that with:
All you need to do is check your website in the three views (Desktop, Tablet, Mobile) and tweak anything that does not work or look right. (See the video below for a live demo)
Of course, you should also check on some physical devices, but these tools will get you 99% of the way there in minutes!
Here is a quick video I made using Thrive Architect to show you just how easy it is :>
One of the biggest worries about a page builder plugin like this is:
What happens if I decide to remove the plugin?
With most other page builders (including the older version - Thrive Content Builder) if you delete the plugin, you are left with a mess of "shortcodes" like this:
[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.09)”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_color=”rgba(186,186,255,0.09)”][vc_column fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″]
The team at Thrive have listened to their customers and decided to fix this problem. They came up with this solution:
Here is a detailed video from Thrive to show you exactly how they handle this:
When you are using a drag and drop builder like this there is NO BETTER SOLUTION.
There is always some cleaning up to do if you change your design (which in this case means removing the plugin).
I even have clients who want new designs/themes, and the same thing happens. If you turn off something (plugin or theme) that was responsible for the way your site looked you have to fix / change it. There is no magic wand.
But, this is pretty damn close!
Thrive Architect can now be removed without having to panic (even if the plugin breaks at some point - same thing). Your site will still look ok and be legible.
Thrive Content Builder (the old version of Thrive Architect) and a lot of other builders like Divi, Visual Composer and so on, limit you in what you exactly can edit.
They also put all the "details" and "smaller things" in places where they are hard to find.
With Thrive Architect, that has all changed.
Thrive Architect now comes with a Visual Editor that allows you to edit almost any detail you can think of.
Want rounded corners on that box? No worries.
How about a 3D button shadow tweaked to perfection? Easy peasy!
That an element too wide? It's easy to align or change the maximum width.
You can also fully tweak your text - with fonts, colors, shadows, different cases (caps, title etc). Change the line height or letter spacing and more.
You can fully customize the layout - positioning (absolute, relative, float, z-index), centering, padding and margin.
I could go on, but you start to see the point.
Previously I was often stumped (and pissed off) that I could not do something.
I then had to "hack" the code or CSS to get it done for my site or a client's.
Big waste of time (more on that below).
Now you can adjust almost every web property you could possibly wish for.
I have no idea how much money YOU spend on web design or landing pages on your website, but chances are it is more than $100.
Thrive Architect only costs $67 bucks - and it is a one time cost.
What about time savings?
All the other benefits and features I mentioned above (easy visual editor / drag & drop builder, mobile website building, etc) will mean you can save a boatload of time.
Want to make a landing page?
Use one of their templates and then tweak it at lightening speed.
Need to fix a website page? (even if your designer does it with this tool)
It is simple to edit text, images, headings and even layout (if you want to get your hands dirty).
No more "asking your developer" every time you need something (time and money savings right there!).
Thrive Themes uses the same philosophy: Build all the useful / standard stuff in, so that people like you don't have to download lots of extra plugins.
So, how does Thrive Architect save you from downloading all those extra plugins?
They have built-in elements like:
For any one of these things (and more I have not mentioned) you would normally need to download a specific plugin OR pay a web developer to do the same thing (I know, I do it for my clients).
Now, with a few clicks of a button you can add/tweak these elements, add custom fonts and icons and a whole lot more!
Thrive Architect kinda blew me away!
I have used a whole bunch of page builders/ drag drop builders in WordPress for my own sites and for my clients (yes, I build a lot of WordPress websites).
And nothing has ever been this simple and powerful.
1. So easy my mother could use it.
2. Optimize websites for mobile.
3. Landing Page templates ready to go (for any kind of page)
4. Not going to break your site if you decide to ditch it later
AND GET THIS
It is only a one-time fee of $67 for one website (or you can take out a full membership with all the other plugins).
Try building a website for that money.
Ashley is obsessed with SEO and WordPress. He is also the founder of Mad Lemmings. When he is not busy helping clients get higher on Google he can be found doing crazy sports in the Swiss Alps (or eating too much chocolate - a habit he is trying to break).