You want to build beautiful, effective pages for your WordPress site but you’re not a developer…
It’s a problem as old as time (or at least as old as WordPress!). And it’s exact problem that page builder plugins were made to fix.
A few months ago, Thrive Content Builder was one of those plugins. Now, Thrive Content Builder is gone, replaced by something new called Thrive Architect.
Like Thrive Content Builder, Thrive Architect helps you build complex pages in WordPress without needing to know any code. But it does so with an entirely new interface and more styling options.
In general, I think it’s a major upgrade over Thrive Content Builder. Read my Thrive Architect review for a deeper look at just why I think that…
Thrive Architect Review Summary: What The New Plugin Does
Thrive Architect is a complete relaunch of the original Thrive Content Builder plugin. While there are many similarities between the two in terms of available elements and landing page templates, the core differences are that:
- Thrive Architect is more compatible with all themes, whereas before some features in Thrive Content Builder were reserved specifically for Thrive Themes’ own themes.
- You have more styling options, especially when it comes to the mobile responsive version of your designs.
- It’s built to be faster – the plugin is optimized to avoid some of the slow-downs people encountered with Thrive Content Builder.
- The UI is cleaner – the new interface is much more modern (and clearly inspired by Elementor – you’ll notice quite a few similarities).
Additionally, Thrive Themes changed what had previously been my biggest criticism of Thrive Content Builder:
No more shortcode lock-in.
Now, if you ever make the decision to deactivate the plugin, it will leave behind clean code instead of the mess of shortcodes previously left by Thrive Content Builder. That’s a massive improvement right off the bat and puts it on par with page builders like Elementor and Beaver Builder when it comes to left-behind code.
Of course, you still have all the core features you’d want from a WordPress page builder. That means:
- Drag and drop page builder
- 184+ templates for landing pages
- In-line text editing
- Helpful advanced elements like testimonials and countdown timers
- Full-width layouts – these now work even with all themes, instead of just Thrive Themes’ themes.
- Hover effects
- Detailed styling options
- Mobile responsive design options
Let’s go hands-on and check out everything in more detail…
Building A Page With Thrive Architect
Once you install and activate Thrive Architect, you’re ready to start building right away.
It’s worth noting that, like other Thrive Themes products,
This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on WPKube.