Thrive Architect Review – Why It Helps Convert Like A Pro

Thrive Architect is a WordPress visual editor plugin by Thrive Themes. It has come a long way since it was dramatically transformed from its original, Thrive Content Builder a few years ago. New fascinating features are added every now and again and, to me this already popular plugin deserves even more recognitions. My Thrive Architect review will explain why this is an essential tool to make blogging easier, your site look better, more professional, and more importantly, make it convert better.

When Gutenberg (v. 5) was introduced in late 2018, many WordPress users found it hard to adapt to its "block-based" concept. More users have started to seek for a third-party visual editor plugin and find Thrive Architect (which has always been a block-based editor) easier to use. Ironically the original editor (i.e. Gutenberg) now seems to be in competition with the plugin (i.e. Thrive Architect) which is hard to beat. I hope my Thrive Architect review will help you decide to give it a try, if you haven't.

Thrive Architect Review

What Is Thrive Architect?

In case you've never heard of it - Thrive Architect is a conversion-focused drag & drop WordPress page builder plugin. You don't create the content within the WordPress editor, but instead you have a Thrive Architect button, which opens up a new browser tab with WYSIWYG builder.

Formerly known as Thrive Content Builder, it undertook a major overhaul and newly released in 2017. Since then, there have been updates after updates. Initially in my Thrive Architect Review, I listed the features I was impressed with as well as the ones I felt pretty indifferent with. Thrive team takes the users' feedbacks very seriously and continuously improves their products. Especially with Thrive Architect being their most popular plugin.

If you've previously used Thrive Content Builder and wasn't 100% sure of the product, this time it will convince you with its super conversion-focused landing page templates as well as impressive features that no other WordPress users can have.

It has many extra features that WordPress editor does not have (as many as the icons shown in the image above) such as buttons, call-to-action, social share buttons, testimonials, counter, etc. Usually a WordPress user would have to have a separate plugin installed to add such an extra feature, whereas Thrive Architect has so many of them in one plugin.

The plugin is pretty large in size (over 30Mb) with many functions, but because Thrive's first objective is responsiveness, the Architect will not slow down your site speed - how they do it is a wonder!

Major Changes

I'm pretty excited to witness 'more than a few steps forward' in most of the elements but am particularly impressed in the areas such as;

  1. It's become easier/simpler to customize some extra features
  2. More options in terms of graphics, size and styles
  3. Responsive view (desktop, tablet and mobile) within the editor
  4. Easier "word processing"

Next I'll briefly explain what I mean by each one.

#1 Easier Customization

For example an opt-in form. The width of it was previously not adjustable by itself. In order to insert a reasonably small form in the center of the page, you needed to insert a "Content Container" (now called "Background Section") first, adjust the width of the container and place the form inside it. Otherwise you would have a form that's a full-page length.

Now the process is simplified with Thrive Architect - you can directly adjust the form's width (or any other element's width) and align it left, center or right of the page easily.

For example...

Previously: the above form may look fine in a mobile browser, but too wide in a desktop browser, if used on its own.

Now the width is easily adjustable.

Another example is "Event Manager", now called "Animation & Action". In order to have an image, button or icon animated, previously you would click Event Manager, which would open a popup window, then you choose "Animation"... and so on. Now it's all operated within the side control panel, and you can view the animation in the exact location of your page as you choose.

#2 More Options in Graphic / Styles

Example: Background Area

Background section can be in a solid colour, image, gradient like this one, or a pattern. The corner radius can be adjusted in seconds. 

And you can set the visibility according to the device. For example this gradient background to be visible only when viewed in desktop or tablet browser, but invisible when viewed in a mobile browser.

Example: Styled List Variation

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There weren't many styled list options previously, but now you can use any icon, in any color and size, with any background. You can also have a different icon line by line. You can drop a shadow to the list box or the text, and have it animated within seconds.

Example: Button

The button feature has become more versatile - it's easier to change colors than before, and there are more variations such as rounded, fully-rounded, "Ghost" (transparent with border), elevated, etc. And you can insert any icon inside it (like the heart icon in the button below).

There are a lot more vivid improvements in graphics, and by all means, you can check them in Thrive's website - accessible from the button above.

Example: Google Map

One more example! Placing a Google Map on your webpage has become incredibly easy. Just drag & drop the Google Map feature icon, and type in the name of any area. The map will appear in the editor. Type in another town, and it will instantly pick up the map. You can zoom right in to show the exact location/street address by default, too.

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Google Map Examples - Click the image

This is extremely useful for a local business (WordPress) site, otherwise it would have needed to install a Google Map plugin, which would set up separately then a shortcode would have to be applied on the post editor.

#3 Responsive View

This is now one of the most essential features for any web editing tools but surprisingly WordPress editor is not equipped with... To be able to check a tablet view and mobile view while working on your page.

For example if you place a small photo around 350px wide, and align it to the right of your paragraph, it will look fine in your WordPress editor (also in Thrive Architect) but will likely to push away the text to the left too far in tablet, make it look awkward for users. You don't have to check all the desktop/tablet/mobile views every time you add something, but you need to check the whole page sometime before you publish the content. This feature is a necessary one for every webmaster, and it works great.

Responsive View

By the way the control panels are all around the screen, and they pop up as you need.

For example if you click anywhere in a paragraph, a paragraph editor shows up on the left (to edit the layout, colors, background, etc). If you click anywhere outside any working areas, the option panel will appear on the right, so that you can drag any of the features to the editor space.

#4 Word Processing Has Become Easier

If I had to pick a weakness with the previous version, I'd say it was a word processing aspect.

Each and every paragraph was in an invisible box (<p> </p> in HTML code). As soon as you pressed Enter, you would jump to the next paragraph - just like any other word processors do. In a word processor, or WordPress editor, if you accidentally press Enter, all you do is to press the Backspace key to go back to the previous paragraph.

Thrive Content Builder did not allow you to do this. If you press Enter accidentally, it will immediately create a new paragraph box underneath. You're already in the new paragraph which you don't want. You'd have to delete the new paragraph box, and actually move the cursor and click the end of the previous paragraph in order to continue writing. Of course, there was an "Undo" button, but it didn't work in this case. Undo button did not always "undo" the last action.

Thrive Architect paragraph container

Now the problem's fixed with Thrive Architect. Keep writing as many paragraphs and you're still in one "text box". You can join two paragraphs into one just like you can do with normal word processor or WordPress editor. This is a huge step-forward for me.

Similarly, it was previously almost impossible to copy & paste a few paragraphs from another document. Thrive would create a nested text box and also create a huge gap in between each paragraph. This is fixed also. It can create a big gap (two spaces in between the paragraphs), but it can be tidied up easy with a click & backspace.

Also Read: Thrive Architect vs Elementor Pro

Landing Page Templates  [Rapid Implementation]

Thrive's landing page templates are created in line with its "Rapid Implementation" policy - it is the idea of prioritizing the purpose of it and getting it published quickly, without being distracted by other details such as changing images, colors, etc. But of course everything's fully customizable.

New templates are added and, what I like first of all is how they're displayed, makes it easier for me to find what I want. Previously the templates were listed by category, such as sales page, lead generation page, product launch page etc, which was actually pretty confusing. If you had wanted a sales page with lead generation and also a product launch in the same page for example, you would have ended up checking them all. Now the templates are listed by theme - the look - if you click a theme, it expands to show what kind of templates that particular theme offers. 

"Atomic" Landing Page Set for Copywriting Challenge

Thrive Architect Shane's Copy Only Landing Page Template

This is a 'challenge' feature set out by the SEO, Shane Melaugh for the users as a free bonus.

The Atomic landing page templates include; video sales page, download page, webinar registration page, webinar streaming page, webinar replay page, lead generation page, confirmation page.

As part of Thrive "university" training element, Shane has prepared a template with very basic elements - header, sub-header, text and call-to-action - where the users can insert what they think the most effective words & sentences using the copywriting technique. 

This in my opinion, is truly a bonus, extremely useful for those who want to learn a basic copywriting technique to boost conversion rates.

Not a Fan of Gutenberg? Good News!

If you prefer the classic version of WordPress, you can actually continue to use it AND use all the features that Thrive offers... WordPress editor can be used anywhere within the Architect editor.

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This is also useful when you want to edit your old post. It allows you to add Thrive elements and at the same time partially edit your old content, also to partially or wholly delete the old content.

Also Read: WordPress Gutenberg vs Thrive Architect


Content Block (NEW)

One of the new features - at a click of a button, you can add a ready-made "block" such as a product review list, podcast block, quote, product rating block, pros and cons - all responsive on any devices.

I have used this Content Block feature to show you the pros and cons of Thrive Architect below.

Thrive Architect Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Drag & drop is easy - each icons in the side control bar is even clearer than the previous version, and the most used features can be pinned to the top of the bar.
  • So many useful features in one plugin - otherwise you would have to install 20+ separate plugins to make it work like Thrive Architect does.
  • Fast loading - these many features don't affect your site speed.
  • Comprehensive Landing page builder - user friendly with its quick-publish formula but fully customizable.

Cons

  • Perhaps Too Many Features? - There are some features that I never personally use, for example Guarantee Box or Progress Bar. These are fantastically innovative for people who sell products/services but not necessary for affiliates like myself.
  • No image gallery - having said that, the Architect doesn't offer an image gallery feature - not particularly designed for artists/creators.

Thrive Architect Review Conclusion:

Once you've used it, you cannot go back to the generic WordPress editor - this is what most of the existing users say. Suitable for any online marketers, bloggers, retailers or affiliates. With many useful functions to make a difference to your web space, I would recommend Thrive Architect to any WordPress users.

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Ray Alexander

Hi! I’m Ray. Over the past 15+ years I have been involved with web designing, programming and online marketing. I work from home and have a passion for exploring new tools, services and programs in order to make money online. I’m here to help you succeed in building a profitable business by sharing my experiences. Any question, don’t hesitate to ask!

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Michael-Jones

I’m still waiting for your best offer. When is your sale time? I am thinking about some discount purchases hopefully as a bundle. Thanks Michael-Jones

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Michael-Jones, as far as I know Thrive Themes don’t offer seasonal discounts including Black Friday, because that would make it unfair on other people who’ve paid the full price “at the wrong time”. But the good benefit for the annual members is, as long as they keep paying every year, they’ll be paying the same price regardless of any future price increase. So really, if you’re interested in more than a few products by Thrive, it’s best to join the membership sooner than later. Any questions don’t hesitate to get back to me. Thanks for your comment.

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Bonnie

Hi thank you for the review I’m not there yet but it looks very good I keep my options open for the future.

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    Ray Alexander

    Thanks Bonnie for your comment. Any questions don’t hesitate to ask at any time.

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Joan Marlowe

Well, I got this after I read quite a few reviews. I am fairly happy with it. It’s just so different from WordPress that I’m used to. I haven’t got to all the features as yet. I like that Youtube video is easy to put and it adjusts the size automatically.

It is versatile, I can see it. But it is also a little bit too overwhelming. I am hoping to get used to it all. I haven’t gone through even half of them yet.

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Arnold Köppel

This is a very good review webpage that I can make use of.
I have heard of this product before but had not had a chance to spend time to examine.
I have bookmarked this page for future reference. Thanks.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Arnold, thanks for your comment. If you already have a WordPress website, especially for business/marketing purpose, then this is the one for you. Any questions don’t hesitate to get back to me at any time.

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JS

this is the best offer so far… I would get in quickly because Thrive architect has been around for a while. there are some red flags people are not seriously taking it and functions have not added for some time. I would get in before it’s too late. There are more other competitive plugins out there.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi, thanks for your comment. A brand new landing page feature has been added very recently, and the developers continuously work on it to improve it. I can confirm that there are no apparent ‘red flags’ like you mentioned. I’m not sure what you mean about “getting in before too late”… if there were better plugins out there… But thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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Somenya

Hi, that is a great post. Thanks for sharing. I hope I can learn a lot of things from your Thrive Architect Review – Why It Helps Convert Like A Pro I need to learn how to make money online.

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    Ray Alexander

    Thanks for your comment Somenya, TA only helps you build your website but Thrive University will help you learn online business for free. Check that out.

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Davide

I bought Thrive Architect just now. I’m confused but I made some progress with it.
I love that I can make good animation in the page. I need some good tutorials to learn how to make it work. Especially landing pages. Thanks.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Davide, congrats! You can always ask questions from your account page, or check the knowledgebase. There’s plenty of landing page tutorials in the members area. If you need any help specifically, don’t hesitate to let me know. Thanks for your comment.

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parveen iiadm

Thanks for your review! Using a tool like this is something we have considered to achieve a good result in the past a few times. The benefits can be skyrocketting but our result in the past was a “light” version by similar attendance. With all that said, the proposed way can be extremely structured and therefore we will follow it the next time we touch from time to time 🙂 Thanks again!

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Norman Cane

How do you know the products you promote are the right ones, and what kind of products do you recommend? Is it compatible with any affiliate marketing, if so is there a template specially made for it or do you have to customize to make your own?

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Norman, Thrive Architect is a website builder. You can promote any products you want, or you don’t have to promote anything at all and simply write blog content. The landing page templates can be used for any niches, so yes, it’s definitely suitable for affiliate marketing. It’s not an all-done-for-you system. You need to type in your own words. Thanks for your comment.

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Martin

I love Thrive Architect, I use it for work along with 5 other colleagues of mine. I would say I pretty much know the plugin inside out now, and I get so excited every time there’s a new update. The most recent one being content block. If it comes with a gallery feature then it will be near perfect I would say!
Love your review as always, cheers Ray!

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Martin, great to know that you enjoy the plugin. Content Block is one of the most convenient features, I use it on almost every blog post of mine. Thanks for your comment, I wish you all the best!

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Thrive Architect User

This is the best tool I have ever purchased in my internet business career. I used to use cheaper alternative landing page builders like Insta Builder but Thrive Architect is better by miles.
Thank you for your awesome review. If anybody wants to sign up, sign up from here because we can give bonus advice.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi, thanks for your comment. Good to know you’re enjoying it! Definitely more versatile than Instabuilder. I wish you all the best!

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Adrella

I lost confidence in this product. I receive emails every now and then every time I read with expectation but nowadays there all about old blog content or training materials.
Nothing about the new plugin for a long time. Still Thrive arthiect is good. Slow but it helps to make good content.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Adrella, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Yes you’re right, we haven’t heard about new plugins for a while, sadly. But I still personally believe in Thrive Themes, am waiting for the next step. Thanks for your comment.

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Tomasz

Hi Ray, thank you for the helpful review. I am still undecided because I don’t know how many websites I am going to run (right now 3 but I will possibly give up 1). I understand the annual membership is much more beneficial if I want to use it on multiple websites.
It’s good to know that the website will still be usable if I give up Thrive Architect. Do you have any other plugins from Thrive Themes that you recommend?
Thank you for your advice.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Tomasz, thanks for your comment. Yes the annual membership is beneficial, even if you only have one site because you can enjoy all the products from Thrive Themes permanently. Even if you quit the membership you’ll get to keep the products with you. The Architect is undoubtedly the best plugin. Thrive Leads is great for lead generation (though I’m not using it right now). Quiz Builder is good fun if you plan to run a quiz competition. Any questions don’t hesitate to get back to me.

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Wealth Maker

Something is wrong with this company. They haven’t come up with new plugins. The new theme is well overdue. I bet it’s not working. I think they should ditch the idea and develop new plugins to make the members happy.
Otherwise I’ll be out definitely by next year. There are many other content builders out there I can switch any time.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hello, thanks for your comment. You’re right, no new plugin has been released for a while. Annual members still receive good benefits though, free access to the training platform and every time a new plugin is released we are the first one to test it (but when!? as you say) It’s an idea to switch to one of other WordPress content builder plugins, but your existing posts can become difficult to edit.

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Daniel

How often do they update the content. they might be rinsing old templates and make them look like new. The problem with most of landing page builders is they all look the same whatever the background image they use.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Daniel, they add new features I would say every 1-2 month and updates are done as and when as necessary. It’s pretty much on top of its game. Thrive’s landing page templates are all different from any others. The background images used on Thrive certainly can never be seen anywhere else. Any other questions don’t hesitate to ask. Thanks for your comment.

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arpad

It’s very good review… It’s useful for every one. if you need a good tool for word press you should read this page.
Thank you for your page.
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martan

I doesn’t work on my wordpress. i need my money back because the support didn’t do nothing to help me. it’s expensive and it doesn’t work

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Martan, sorry to hear about your problem. Perhaps you want to explain how it doesn’t work in detail, to the Thrive support as well as your web hosting company? Take advantage of the money back guarantee if you’ve just bought it and you’re not happy.

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Will

Thrive Architect is a must item now that WordPress itself is so awkward to use on its own. One thing that worries me that Thrive is focusing on training right now, has not come up with a new plugin for a long time.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Will, yes it does seem to be focused on the training materials, and I am looking forward to the new theme which is still in the beta testing period as I understand. The Architect really is a must item like you say. Thanks for your comment.

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Selman Eva

I recently joined Thrive University and now I understand why Thrive Architect is made for people who seriously look to expand the business. My website is temporary right now but as soon as I have my website I will start using Thrive Architect. I cannot wait. Thanks.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Eva, thanks for your comment. Thrive University is very good, I do recommend it to anyone who’s new to online marketing (and also to those who are experienced!) I wish you all the best with building your site. Any questions don’t hesitate to ask!

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Affiliate Network Marketer

Hi, awesome review.
Is there any update and do you have to pay for updates every time, I guess not?
When was the last update, is it better to buy a bundle package?
What is your view on other Thrive themes products.
Thanks. Keep it up.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hello, Thrive Architect is updated every few weeks, and it was only a couple of weeks ago a new feature was added. But I do recommend the annual membership option because you’ll get to be the first one to use its brand new products for free. The new themes should be out very soon and I’m looking forward to testing it out. Any more questions don’t hesitate to get back to me. Thanks for your comment.

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Kenny J Smith

I look forward to the new version. I think your post is old now. Some great new features are there.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Kenny, thanks for your comment. Yes there are tons of new features now, I’d better update this page…!

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Wayne Moore

I hear that the new version is coming up so I’m holding on to it right now. I can’t wait to hear the news then I will buy the latest version. thanks.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Wayne, while the new version of Thrive Themes is still under development (not the Architect), Shane Melaugh advises users to use all the plugins as normal and not put anything on hold. Thrive Architect is not affected by any updates. You should start using it whenever you want to!

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Slava Rumi

I have begun to notice that many internet marketers are using Thrive Architect because of the quick navigation at the beginning of the post and the font size etc etc. I have introduced it to many of my friends but none of them is interested yet. I want to see how it will develop in the future. If I have a website I will definitely want to use this.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Slava, thanks for your comment. I hope you’ll be able to use it in the future. Let me know if you ever need any help!

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Ronnie

Hi, I love Thrive Architect. I actually don’t have a clue how to use Gutenberg because I’ve been using Thrive for the past 2-3 years. Without it I’d be lost. I only build sites for my clients so I use the Agency license. I recommend it to anyone.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Ronnie, I feel the same way. Without TA my website building on WordPress would have been an extremely boring job. It’s great to hear you’re happy with it too. Thanks for your comment!

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Suzak

Hi, do you think the new Thrive Suite is slowing down the site? I think it’s using a lot of memory (?) within WordPress. I really don’t like having so many plugins open. I wish I could download and install one by one like I used to.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Suzak, do you have all the Thrive plugins activated? You should deactivate the ones that you’re not using and clear the cache regularly. Otherwise they shouldn’t be slowing down your site? What did the technical support say?

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Star Dark Web

Hi, thank you for the recommendation. We have recommended to many of our customers and they are all pleased with your article. They may buy it and hopefully they will be happy.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi, thanks for your comment, it’s great to hear that!

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Royhan Sams

I use Thrive Themes and Thrive Architect. I don’t use any other products by Thrive but these two are essential for me. If you want to make a monetary success using WordPress, definitely I recommend you to use a premium theme. Especially Thrive Themes are very good with big bold text. Thrive Architect allows a lot of things that WordPress editor doesn’t allow. I recommend it also.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Royhan, it’s great to hear your opinion, I absolutely agree. Thanks for your input, I appreciate it!

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Ed

Hi, Thrive Architect is the most fantastic plugin for WordPress no doubt. But I’m a little worried that there has been no new release and I may be wasting my money if I continue to be a member. Do you think Thrive Themes has run out of ideas? Until about 2 years ago there were new release of plugins one after another. Quiz, Apprentice, etc. Now I noticed recently that they were charging for training? or something may be they are in financial trouble. I hope not?

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Ed, thanks for your comment. You’re right, we haven’t seen any new updates recently but I’m sure there will be in the near future. Shane was explaining about the new theme that’s totally customizable (instead of several different themes) a while ago. It should be coming up soon, I hope. I still think it’s worth keeping an annual membership, but who knows what the future holds for any company!

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Francesco

Hi Ray, it looks like an awesome plugin! I’ve heard about Thrive Architect but I didn’t really know what it was for until I read your review. Especially I like it because it does a lot of different things on a website unlike giving one particular feature. I have some friends who are trying to make a success with their website businesses, this is something I definitely like to recommend to them. Thanks for such a great job!

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Francesco, thanks for your comment. Yeah see what your friends say!

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Edita Corcuera

I had a difficulty installing Thrive Architect because WordPress don’t let me.
I asked the help and support but they tell me I need to use FTP. I don’t have FTP. I am very confused. Please help..

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Edita, you can download an FTP app for free. FileZilla is easy to use. If you need any help don’t hesitate to get back to me. Good luck!

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Grzegorz

Looks great but I don’t use WordPress….shame….

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BenL

Hi Ray, wow I’m so impressed! I only knew about Thrive membership and wasn’t going to have any interest because it’s a paid service and I’m not earning money from my online marketing business just yet. But now I know how it’s worth spending to make a website so much better. I have to have a serious thought about this. I particularly like about animated button, which I thought would cost hundreds of dollars if I wanted something like this. I also like the styled bullet points. Thanks for such a valuable info, Ray.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Ben, I’m glad to hear that you like this plugin. The features I’ve introduced here are obviously just part of it, I don’t use all of them though, only some that are applicable to my site. All depends on your niche, but these extra features will definitely come in handy. Thanks for your comment.

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Mo

Hi, everybody seems to be pleased with Thrive Architect but what is the negative? I have read several reviews but their cons are not really cons. I want to know the worst case scenarios that can happen before trying this. Thanks

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Mo, good question. I’d say one of the negatives would be that it doesn’t have a photo gallery feature. But this plugin is made primarily for online marketing, not for designing therefore understandable. The company listens to the users’ opinions and constantly updates it, the level of improvement in the past couple years I’ve seen is extraordinary. Thanks for your comment. Any more questions don’t hesitate to get back to me any time!

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Rhine Yuan

To me the hardest part was the first few hours. It used to be trickier when it was Thrive Content Builder to delete paragraphs, etc. It’s much easier and it no longer freezes. Anybody can get used to this after playing around for a few hours, or a day the most.

I wouldn’t go back to WordPress editor. Everybody says how hard to use Gutenberg but I don’t know about that, because I don’t have to use it!
I recommend it. A+++++.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Rhine, yes I remember the TCB used to freeze up pretty often on me. Never any more! Glad to hear your approval, thanks for your comment!

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Gerrard

Everything you say it true, except that the speed is not up to scratch and I’m not happy about it. I’ve messaged the support 3 times and didn’t get a response that was satisfactory. Not a bad plugin, I only give 6 out of 10.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Gerrard, thanks for your comment. Sorry to hear that you’re not happy with the speed of it. (Is it the plugin response speed or site loading speed?) Anyway sorry to hear about their support response too. There are a few extremely helpful techie guys, one of them is called Lorrant who is knowledgeable and helped me optimize my site. Perhaps you could contact them repeatedly until you are 100% satisfied… Thanks for your input, I appreciate it.

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Shamira Luciel

Hi, I can see it has a very nice design but can you tell me how it converts better than normal website, is there something automatically does to attract more visitors and entice them so that I can increase my profit? It is very tempting but I want to know the reason behind it. If it’s really proven to provide better conversion using the special specific technique I would love to use it. I’m just not too clear about it. Thanks

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Shamira, thanks for your comment. Thrive Architect is “conversion focused” means it provides a good speed despite the fact that this one plugin has a lot of features. The default font size is slightly bigger, the responsive video is automatically set to 100% width of your page, etc. It’s made to create a very user-friendly site. Plus very clear and modern designed CTA buttons which are attractive. These are the elements “to convert”. I hope it makes sense. There’s no magical technique to drive visitors in, if that’s what you meant?

    Any more questions don’t hesitate to get back to me any time, thanks!

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joostkappers

Hello. I can see Thrive architect is a very good plugin but what do you think about the other plugins the company provides ? Is it trustable? I can see from their videos that everything is made flawlessly and ux is awesome. But I don’t know Thrive architect is easy enough for me to start. I don’t know enough about Word press.

Thank you for your assistance. I look forward to receiving your reply.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi, thanks for your comment. Yes, all the Thrive’s products are trustworthy. I like the quiz plugin, Thrive Leads (lead generation plugin), headline optimizer, etc. The Architect is WordPress plugin so it’s best you get used to the WordPress admin screen first (which won’t take you long, believe me – any questions don’t hesitate to message me any time).

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AJ

If you want a similar plugin you can use a short code plugin to make a difference in word press. I’m not sure if they offer maps and things like that but there are button plugins and tabs and stuff like that. these plugins are free. You should take a look.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi AJ, yes equivalent plugins are there, but if you were to have all the features that Thrive Architect have for free, you’d have to have so many plugins activated which would slow down your WordPress site dramatically. That’s why I think it’s worth paying money for one plugin that offers multiple functions. Thanks for your comment!

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Marz Caban

Hi Ray. Great review. I am an annual member but I have not seen any new plugins for a while.. Do you think Thrive Themes has a future? I’ve had troubles with their WordPress themes also but they haven’t released a new theme either.. I’m a little concerned if I should renew