What Is Thrive Architect? And Is It For You?

what is thrive architect

Welcome to my What Is Thrive Architect review.

I’ve been using Thrive Architect for many years now. And I’ve used it to create posts such as this one. I’ve used it for creating landing pages of all kinds including the home page of this website.

I’ve used to create optin email marketing strategies, sales funnels and so much more. If you’re serious about online marketing like I am, then take a few minutes and let me share with you my experience with Thrive Architect. Both the good and the bad.

Alright let’s see what Thrive Architect is all about.

Quick Overview

Product Name: Thrive ArchitectWebsite:https://thrivethemes.comPrice: Single website licence – $67. The 5 pack website licence is $97 or a $19 monthly membership allowing up to 25 website installs.Owners: Shane Melaugh and Paul McCarthyBest For: Anyone that wants to take there website to the next level.

thrive architect logo

Quick Summary: No matter your skill level, from beginner to experienced if you’ve always wanted to create visually stunning blog posts, landing pages, sales pages, sales funnels or product launch pages that are conversion focused then thrive architect was designed with you in mind. 

Overall Rating: 4.8 out of 5 

Recommended: Yes

So What Is Thrive Architect?

Thrive Architect is the visual page builder for wordpress. And is the replacement for the Thrive Content Builder. Thrive architect allows anyone with no design or coding experience to build stunning pages and posts.

Who Is Thrive Architect For?

Thrive architect is perfect for anyone who wants to build and grow a thriving online business through eCommerce or affiliate marketing. It’s also perfect for those who want to build a mailing list and do email marketing.

And what I truly love about thrive architect is it’s been designed for people that aren’t familiar with HTML, coding or website design. It’s a very intuitive program and very user friendly for both beginner and experienced online markers.

How Does It Work?

Thrive architect is a visual editor plugin that you install and activate for your wordpress website.

Now you’ll still set your post’s meta title, meta description, set your feature image, add tags, publish and everything else you have done with all your posts.

The only difference now is when you want to create the content for your page or post instead of using the default wordpress editor you’ll click the Launch Thrive Editor tab. When you do that Thrive will launch and a way you go building your post or page.

thrive launch tab

What Training Can You Expect?

Inside the members area of Thrive you’ll find a link in the member navigation menu to the product tutorials for all their plugins and themes including Thrive Architect.

What I really like is that the tutorials are all videos. And with thrive architect offering so much it’s great to see how things work, instead of just seeing pictures.

Once you are at the thrive architect tutorial page Shane Melaugh the co-owner of Thrive starts things off with a quick start video.

thrive quick start

And in this video you’ll follow along with Shane as he builds a page. And the idea is once you’ve followed along and built the page, you’ll understand all of the most important things you need to know about how to best use thrive architect.

You’ll also find on this tutorial page individual tutorials on the features of thrive architect. There are 53 video tutorials in total. Starting with how to install thrive architect. So yeah, no worries you’re covered when it comes to training.

thrive tutorials

And if you need additional help you can always contact their support team. And speaking of support….

How Is Thrive Support?

After you’ve purchased thrive architect you have access to thrives private support community.

And what I like about the support community it that there is a separate forum area for not only thrive architect but there’s a separate forum area for each plugin and for each theme. You also have a general discussion forum as well.

To ask for support you simply enter the forum and post your question. You can also provide the support people with your websites dashboard access if needed. And not to worry only the support people can see your access details.

Also prior to submitting a support ticket you will be promoted to search thrives extensive knowledge base. If you can’t find your answer in the knowledge base then you can proceed and submit your support ticket.

On the occasions that I’ve needed support I have found their support team very knowledgeable and very patient and very dedicated to resolving things for you.

I did find the response times varied but I chalk that up to the different times of the day and night that I have put in support tickets. But overall I found their support did a great job each time I contacted them.

What’s The Price?

thrive prices

As you can see from the image above you have 3 purchase options. The single licence and the 5-pack licence gives you access just to thrive architect. Customer support is limited to 1 year with these two licences. The plugin is yours to use forever, but support past 1 year can be renewed for a small fee, 

Now the 3rd option, which is the membership option not only gives you full access to the thrive architect plugin. You also have full access to all of the other thrives plugins as well as all of the thrive themes. Best bang for your buck, for sure!

Personally I opted in for the membership because I get access to everything they have and anything they create in the future. Just know that the membership is an annual fee so it’s $228 per year, which is $19 per month when you break it down.

Thrive architect also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. So if you’re not satisfied just get in touch with their support team and they will give you a refund.

The Plugins

  • Thrive Apprentice
  • Thrive Comments
  • Thrive Content Builder
  • Thrive Headline Optimizer
  • Thrive Leads
  • Thrive Optimize
  • Thrive Ovation
  • Thrive Quiz Builder
  • Thrive Ultimatum
  • Thrive Clever Widgets

The Themes

  • Apprentice Feature
  • FocusBlog
  • Ignition
  • Luxe
  • Minus (my sites theme)
  • Performag
  • Pressive
  • Rise
  • Squared
  • Storied
  • Voice

Are There Any Upsells?

Nope, no upsells of any kind. Pick your licence and you’re good to go.

****if you buy the single or 5 site licence if you want support for more than a year you can renew support coverage for a small fee.

What I Didn’t Like About Thrive Architect

#1) There Is A Learning Curve

If you’ve never used a page builder such as thrive you’re going to go through a learning curve, and that’s because it’s a whole new way of creating a page or post. But you’ll find that with anything new.

And as you use and learn how to use thrive architect you’ll get more and more comfortable with it. Within a few days I was totally comfortable using thrive architect.

And don’t forget you also have access to thrives knowledge base as well as instructional tutorials on every aspect of the product.

#2) You Can’t Use Thrive Architect On Old Pages & Posts

If you’ve already published a page or a post you cannot use thrive architect on those old pages and posts. You can only use thrive architect to create new pages and posts. 

Now, even though you can’t use thrive architect on your older stuff. Thrive still shows you some love and gives you some short codes so you can use to add some design elements to those old pages and posts.

thrive short codes

#3) I Have To Deactivate My Security Plugin

For my site security I use Wordfence. And in order for me to use thrive architect I need to deactivate my Wordfence plugin. If I don’t thrive architect is not accessible.

Now this is really not a big deal when you come right down to it. But it would be nice if I did not have to do that in order to use thrive architect.

What I Like About Thrive Architect

#1) Allows You To Create Stunning Pages & Posts

With all the elements available to you, the design of your page or post is only limited by your imagination.

#2) It Replaces A Dozen Plugins

With the pre-built conversion elements you can get rid of all those other plugins you’ve needed to add elements to your post or page. From infinitely customizable buttons, countdown timers to pricing tables and everything in between thrive architect has you covered.

And we all know the fewer plugins you need to use the better your website will perform and the less opportunity there is for plugin conflicts screwing up your website.

#3) 271 Landing Page Templates

Bundled into thrive architect are 271 beautifully designed fully customizable landing pages. All 100% conversion focused. You can use these pages for sales pages, opt-in pages, webinar pages and much, much more. 

#4) Instant Drag And Drop Editing

Thrive calls this “click-to-edit”. So if you want to change something you simply click on it and you’ll instantly see your edits. And to move an element you simply click on it and drag it to where you want it to be. This makes things so much easier and quicker.

#5) You Can Create And Save Templates

I love this feature because it’s such a time saver. This post you’re reading is my review template. I created all the elements on this page and then saved it as a template.

So now when I do a review of anything I simply add the template to my page or post, add images and fill in the text (content). This makes creating content so much faster because the layout and design is already completed I’m no longer spending additional design time when I create a new page or post. 

#6) Live Editing

When you’re in wordpress and you’re writing an article and you make a change or add something to your page or post you have to save the page and then click preview in order to see what your changes look like.

Not with thrive architect. When you make a change you can see those changes in real time, no more clicking back and forth to preview things. This is a huge time saver.

#7) Dynamic Animations & Actions

Static websites (pages) can be boring so with thrive you can add dynamic animations to liven up your page. You can do simple text animations, you can create overlay light boxes for images, set things to animate on mouse hover and so much more.

Below is a very simple animation. I have this animation on loop so if you scroll so the sample text moves out of view. When you scroll the text back into view you will see the animation again.

Here’s A Simple Text Animation

One thing I want to mention – Less Is More. Don’t go crazy adding these things – to many and your site will look like a circus and you don’t want that.

My Final Opinion Of Thrive Architect

I started with thrives Content Builder way back when and then I made the upgrade to Thrive Architect and honestly at first it took some getting use to. But now I can’t see me going back to using the plain old wordpress editor.

And after trying the new wordpress updated Gutenberg, which I personally find pathetic. I’m totally convinced I’m using the best of the best when it comes to a visual editor. I can do so much with thrive architect is crazy.

And because I know how powerful thrive architect is and what’s it’s done for my marketing I’m always recommending it to anyone who is serious about online marketing.

So yep, if you want to take your online marketing to the next level time to get Thrive Architect.

I hope you found this review helpful and I hope I answered any questions you may have had about Thrive Architect.

So do you have a personal experience that you would like to share about Thrive Architect? If you do, I would love to hear about it. Your feedback is always welcome and it can help others make an informed decision about products such as this one.

And if you did find this review helpful and enjoyed it please feel free to share it with your audience. And as always anytime you need a hand you can Email Me anytime.

I believe in you!!Leo

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