This post was updated on 13 September 2017.
I’m super excited, because Thrive Architect has been launched! The new Thrive Page Builder can now be used with any theme, you’re no longer tied down to the short codes. Thrive Architect is also backwards compatible with Thrive Content Builder, and your pages can easily be upgraded to Architect.
We can also update elements for Desktop, Mobile and Tablets, designing each to be displayed as you intend it to be viewed. The preview for each makes it super easy to see exactly what it will look like on each device. I love that we can edit everything on the page as you’d see it, it takes front end editing to a whole new level.
What’s more, the team at Thrive are going to implement A/B Testing for Landing Pages, this is very exciting indeed!
Of course, I haven’t listed all the cool things we get with Architect, it’s still the best of the best in my opinion, and it just got better.
If you’d like to see what I’m so excited about, you can check Thrive Architect out below.
Learn More about Thrive Architect
If you’ve been wondering when the team at Thrive Themes were going to update their Page Builder, wonder no longer, because they’re about to launch their new WordPress Page Builder Plugin, called: Thrive Architect. In this post, I discuss what I think of the sneak peek video showing off some of what Thrive Architect promises to deliver. I also look Thrive Architect vs Elementor Page Builder and their similarities.
I couldn’t be more excited, to improve on already powerful and easy to use page builder can’t be an easy task.
I’ve included the video below, you can take a look at a sneak peek of what to expect with the new thrive page builder, but here’s my initial thoughts.
Looking at the thrive architect sneak peek video, I can’t help but see a similarity to the Elementor and Divi Page Builders.
Thrive had a floating menu pop-up on the page itself, but it looks like all the hottest page builders are opting for a left-sided (perhaps right-sided too) menu.
It would make the learning curve of each much easier if you’ve used one or more before, so this is a good thing in my book.
I’m sure, if you’ve used the Elementor Page Builder, you’ll notice that Thrive Architect has very similar elements, take a look at the menu comparison below.
Thrive Architect’s menu is on the left, and Elementor’s menu on the right.
The elements themselves are the ones I’ve been used to, so it’s always good to see familiar elements.
The advanced elements have me really interested however, including ‘click to tweet’, ‘content reveal’, ‘countdown timers’ and ‘comments’ elements.
I’m also really pleased to see the ‘mobile preview’ option in Thrive Architect. It’s been a part of the Elementor page builder, but I’m glad to see it’s now in Thrive too.
Any page we create has to look good on a mobile as we’re using desktops and laptops less and less as mobiles become more powerful.
Thrive architect now also has some great background styles, similar to the styles Divi and Elementor offer, like gradients.
The gradient design feature is a very modern and great way to make your page much more visually pleasing and striking.
I’m not sure if architect will get shapes, it’s a fantastic feature that’s currently only offered with Elementor.
Take a look at an example of what shapes can do to a page, absolutely stunning!
If you’d like to learn more about the Shapes element in Elementor, head on over to their blog post: Elementor Shape Divider.Learn more about the Elementor Page Builder
The video which I’ve included below, shows the cool things you can do with buttons, like making the button transparent with a coloured border, and the option to change the colour of icons shows just how powerful this new builder promises to be. It’s as if you can change anything and everything to your heart’s content.
While this may be a good thing for the seasoned page builders out there, it may be daunting for the beginner. I’ll have to wait and see how steep the learning curve is with the new Thrive Architect Page Builder.
You may be asking, if Thrive Architect looks like Elementor, why not just use Elementor, it’s a free plugin after all.
You’d have a valid point for asking that very question. If you want a fantastic page builder, then check out the free Elementor page builder plugin.
If, however you want to collect leads, connect your pages with all the major autoresponders and track conversions, then I’d suggest considering the plugins at Thrive Themes.
This is very exciting, because I believe that Thrive Architect will work with any theme, giving you full width backgrounds, and allowing you to deactivate the theme (should you ever need to do so), and still keep all your pages looking exactly the same.
With Thrive Content Builder, this is not the case. You have to keep TCB to keep it active.
While we’re on the page builder compatibility, Elementor already boasts this feature, so it’s just another interesting aspect about the new page builder that I’ve found very similar to Elementor.
I believe it’s going to be released in August 2017, so depending on when you read this, keep an eye out for this exciting release!Learn more at Thrive Themes
If you’d like to learn more about Thrive Themes, head on over to their site, and check out their blog for all their latest updates.
The team at Thrive Themes are focused on conversions and speed.
All their themes and plugins are built around these principles, so if your website would benefit from speed and conversions, then do yourself a favour and check them out.
I’m very excited about the launch of Thrive Architect. When I’ve had a chance to play around with it, I’ll be sure to put down my thoughts, so stop by again for my review.
At the moment, I still recommend Thrive over Divi and Elementor.
You can read more about why I say so here: 3 Reasons I chose Thrive Content Builder over Divi Builder, and other alternatives