Considering using Thrive Theme Builder to design your own custom WordPress site?
Thrive Theme Builder is a new offering from Thrive Themes that lets you use a visual drag-and-drop editor to design 100% of your theme. You’ll get full control over your header, blog post/page templates, footer, and more. All without ever needing to look at a single line of code.
In our hands-on Thrive Theme Builder review, I’ll take a deeper look at this offering and help you decide whether it’s right for you. In general, I think that Thrive Theme Builder is an excellent theme builder for casual users, but there might be better options for advanced users who want full flexibility.
Keep reading to learn why that is…
Thrive Theme Builder Review Introduction
In a nutshell, the basic value proposition with Thrive Theme Builder is that it lets you use a visual drag-and-drop interface to customize your theme’s templates.
Have you ever felt limited by your theme? With most WordPress themes, you can only customize your theme using the built-in theme options. Some themes give you lots of options, while some only give you a few.
Either way, you’re limited (unless you know how to use custom code).
Thrive Theme Builder eliminates that frustration by giving you 100% code-free control over your actual theme templates.
Want to move the author name above the blog post title? Easy – just drag it there.
Want to move the logo in your header from the left side to the right side? Easy – just drag it there!
You can also do more than just rearranging the existing elements. For example, you could automatically add an email opt-in form to the end of your blog posts, or you could add a special CTA underneath the post title. The possibilities are pretty endless.
As you read through the hands-on sections next, you should get a better idea of how this works and how everything connects.
How Thrive Theme Builder Works – Hands-On
One of Thrive Theme Builder’s strongest points is how easy/fast it makes it to get up and running with your custom website. In fact, I would say that it has the fastest and simplest setup process of any WordPress theme builder that I’ve used (and I’ve tested a bunch).
Thrive Theme Builder is able to achieve this because it’s an actual WordPress theme, not a plugin (which is how most other theme builders work).
When you set it up, you’ll be able to choose the default templates that you’ll use for all your theme parts. For example, your header, your blog post template, etc.
That means you have a cohesive, fully-functioning site within the first few minutes. From there, you can:
- Edit all of the default templates using the visual drag-and-drop editor.
- Create more templates and conditionally apply them. For example, you could create a special template for blog posts in the “Review” category”.
Let’s go hands-on and I’ll
This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on WPKube.