Thrive Architect Review

Thrive Architect Review Summary


Thrive Architect has an incredible array of features that makes creating visually attractive content for blog posts, home pages and landing pages simple and fun!

User Friendly

Due to it's huge range of features, Thrive Architect does take some time to learn for the new user, but once you are familiar with the features, you will never go back to the WordPress Editor.


Thrive Architect has a very reasonable one time fee. I highly suggest that you look at a Thrive Membership which allows you to use all of the products in the Thrive Themes lineup.

Summary: Thrive Architect is a drag and drop visual editor for WordPress that allows you to view your changes in real time. No more having to preview your changes and go back and edit! It allows you to create visually stunning blog posts and landing pages with very little effort. I've been using Thrive Architect for over a year now and I will never go back to the old WordPress editor! Oh Yea, and this Thrive Architect review was created with Thrive Architect!

  • Easy drag and drop process
  • See your work in real time no toggling back and forth
  • Huge selection of ready to use features
  • Comes with a massive library of landing page templates
  • Takes time to learn all of the features
  • Can only edit posts created with the plugin

$67 Single Site License (One Time Fee)

When I first started building websites back in 2007, I immersed myself in html and learned the hard way how to create web pages. While that knowledge of html still serves me well, it is not the easiest of ways to create a webpage and it is not very enjoyable.

When I finally discovered the WordPress platform while building my business at Wealthy Affiliate, I was thrilled at how much easier it was to create a webpage, but it was still difficult to add a wide array of features.

Then came Thrive Architect...

This plugin makes it incredibly simple to create visually stunning blog posts and landing pages without any knowledge of html or css. 

In this Thrive Architect review I am going to show you all of the features of the plugin and how you can use them to create your best looking webpages ever.

What is Thrive Architect?

Thrive Architect is a drag and drop WYSIWYG visual editor for WordPress, but it is unlike any other editor that you have ever used before.

It allows you to build your page exactly as it will look to your  visitor. There is no more constantly toggling back and forth between preview and editor. You see your edits in real time exactly as they will appear on the finished page.

The plugin was developed by Thrive Themes, the force behind conversion focused themes and landing pages, and allows you create stunning landing pages eliminating the need for a third party landing page creator like Leadpages.

As a matter of fact, I did an in-depth comparison of Thrive Landing Pages vs Leadpages that tells the whole story.

What Elements Can You Add With Thrive Architect?

Let's take a look at what you can do with this awesome plugin.


Thrive Architect Add Image

Simply Drag and Drop to Add an Image.

Simply drag and drop the image element from the editor on the right.

Once you have added the image, you can click on it and change anything about the image, including size, alignment, alt text, title, etc. right inside the Thrive Architect editor and see your changes instantly.

Thrive Architect Image Editor


Thrive Architect makes it simple to add fully customizable buttons. Again, just drag and drop the button where you want it.

The buttons are fully customizable. You can choose from six different styles and customize to fit your needs.

One of my favorite features of Thrive Architect is the events feature.

If you continue to scroll down the page, you will see a new button that I have assigned an event too.

You can add animation to buttons and images that is really cool!

I can't understand why more people are not using this feature as it really draws attention to the button or image.

It is very simple to do and very effective.

Here are the other animations that you can add.

Thrive Architect Events

Add Cool Animations To Buttons and Images!

I could play with that feature all day!

But let's move on...


You can add Icons and credit card icons by simply dragging and dropping the element on your page.

Thrive Architect comes with access to a bunch of free icons, but I had a little trouble figuring out how to get them into the icon manager.

If you have the same problem, there is a great tutorial from Thrive here.

You can once again edit everything about the icons right inside the editor.

Thrive Architect Icon Editor

Easy Peasy...

Custom HTML and CSS

This comes in very handy for adding code to your page. Simply drag and drop the custom html or CSS element where you want it on the page.

Click Insert Custom HTML and paste your HTML.


insert custom html

Star Ratings

These are really cool and can be a powerful tool for use in reviews.

Again, you simple drag and drop, then click on the stars to edit them.

Thrive Architect Star Rating Feature

Content Templates

Another awesome feature of Thrive Architect is the Content Templates feature.

This allows you to save any piece of content that you create as a template.

I use this extensively and it is a huge time saver.

You can save a whole page as a review template.

You could save a piece of content like the Thrive Architect Review Summary at the beginning of this post.

Maybe you have a particular button design that you came up with. You name it, you can save it as a template for use in the future.

Column Layouts

Never has it been easier to create the column layout of your choice.

Simply click on Column Layout and drag the layout of your choice onto your page.

Thrive Architect Column Layouts

Creating Column Layouts has Never Been Easier

Content Box

There are six different styles of content boxes available and they are all infinitely customizable.

Content Box 1 with Headline

All of these content boxes are fully customizable!

Content Box 2 With Headline

You can change Background colors.

Content Box 3 With Headline

You can change text color!

Or make it bold!

Or make it any size you want!

Content Box 4 Without Headline

Even though this box doesn't have a dedicated headline area, you can still add a headline inside the box as I have done here.

Content Box 5 Without Headline

You can make the background color and text any color that you choose!

Content Box 6 Without Headline

You can also add awesome animations to your content boxes to draw attention to them!

Symbol Box

There are also 2 symbol boxes that can fully customized for your needs.

This is an Icon box

You can choose from hundreds of free icons to customize this cool box!


This a Number Box

Again, fully customizable. I have changed the background color of the box here.

Social Share Buttons

Yes, social share buttons are included in this plugin and you have complete control over where to show them on your page.

You can choose which buttons to show.

You can also choose the the order of the buttons, as well as the alignment.

Click to Tweet

Once you experience Thrive Architect, you'll never use another WordPress editor! 

Click to Tweet

Another awesome Thrive Architect feature is Click to Tweet!

You can embed this feature right in your page and make it easy for readers to share your content.

Go ahead... Try it!

As with all the other features of this plugin, you can customize everything.

Styled Lists

There are six different styles of lists that are preconfigured in the plugin.

These are in addition to the standard bullet and numbered lists.

Here they are shown inside of a column layout.

  • Style 1
  • Style 2
  • Style 3
  • Style 4
  • Style 5
  • Style 6

As you can see above, everything is editable, including colors, sizes, fonts, etc.


There are four different dividers that you can simply drag and drop into place.


Thrive Architect testimonials are a great way to show social proof for your product or review.

There are nine different testimonial template options.

Five with a picture and four without a picture. Here they are.

Now that I have tried Thrive Architect, I will never use another WordPress editor to create my web pages!

John Doe
UI/UX Designer
Jim SmithAffiliate Marketer

After researching many Thrive Architect reviews, I decided to give it a try. All I can say is WOW! I can't believe how much time I am saving when creating my own reviews

Johan Strauss Web Designer

As a web designer, Thrive Architect has made my job much easier.

I actually enjoy creating web pages again!

Robert Jones SEO

Thrive Architect allows me to create really cool features for my pages and posts without any knowledge of html. It is simple drag and drop to add things that would have taken me hours of research and trial and error before!

I make a living writing web content that engages my reader and I now have  a tool that makes it super easy to create stunning pages and posts! I used Thrive Architect to create and save a review template and now it is super easy to create reviews for my websites!

James Jordan Internet Marketer

Thrive Architect has been the best plugin that I have found to use with my WordPress websites! It makes it super easy to create jaw dropping content!

Rick Rhodes
Randy Jones Web Developer

As a web developer, I can't believe how easy Thrive Architect makes it to create feature rich web pages. I have started using it exclusively when creating content for my clients. Just don't tell them!

Aaron Eisenberg Niche Marketer

I have many different websites in many different niches. That means I create an awful lot of content and it is the most time consuming part of my business. That is until I found Thrive Architect! I now spend half the time that I used to building web pages and those pages are so much better and more engaging!

Jack DeMans Affiliate Marketer

Thrive Architect has taken the task that I disliked the most and made it enjoyable again! I created and saved a review template and now I can churn out reviews with the best of them!

Those are the nine testimonial templates that are available in Thrive Architect and of course they are all completely customizable.

Call to Action Feature

There are a total of 4 completely customizable call to action templates included in Thrive Architect.

Here they are...

And yes...

You can add cool animations!

Thrive Architect

Spending too much time creating a review?

Are you tired of struggling with default WordPress Editor?

Are you ready to enjoy creating content again?

Thrive Architect

The next generation of WordPress editor!

Thrive Architect

Perfect for creating a feature rich review post, blog post, or article for your website or blog!

Thrive Architect Review

If you liked the information that you found in this article, I urge you to click the button below to learn more about how you can begin to create visually stunning content for your website.

Guarantee Boxes

There are four styles of guarantee box templates.

You will find an example of each below.


If you are not completely satisfied with this Thrive Architect Review and Tutorial, I will refund 100% of what you paid to read it. No questions asked!


As always, your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. If for any reason you are not satisfied with this Thrive Architect Review, you may completely forget that you ever read it!


This is another guarantee box template that is fully customizable. You simply click on any part and you can change text, color, alignment add styled lists, links, change paddings and margins and more!


This guarantee box template is similar to the last one, except for the guarantee stamp in the upper left hand corner.

Custom Menus

This feature allows you to create a custom menu in your WordPress dashboard and insert that custom menu anywhere on your page.

Below I have inserted my footer menu, but you can use any menu that you have created.

No menu items have been found.

Pricing Tables

The next element is pricing tables and these are awesome!

You can choose from 1 to 5 columns and they are fully customizable.


Byline about this plan.

3 Users

5GB of Storage

  • Bullet Point 1
  • Bullet Point 2
  • Bullet Point 1
  • Bullet Point 2
$12 / month

No credit card required.


Byline about this plan.

3 Users

5GB of Storage

  • Bullet Point 1
  • Bullet Point 2
  • Bullet Point 1
  • Bullet Point 2
$12 / month

No credit card required.


Byline about this plan.

3 Users

5GB of Storage

  • Bullet Point 1
  • Bullet Point 2
  • Bullet Point 1
  • Bullet Point 2
$12 / month

No credit card required.


Byline about this plan.

3 Users

5GB of Storage

  • Bullet Point 1
  • Bullet Point 2
  • Bullet Point 1
  • Bullet Point 2
$12 / month

No credit card required.


Byline about this plan.

3 Users

5GB of Storage

  • Bullet Point 1
  • Bullet Point 2
  • Bullet Point 1
  • Bullet Point 2
$12 / month

No credit card required.

These are awesome for sales pages and did I mention that Thrive includes sales page templates with Architect!

Tabbed Content

This feature includes both horizontal and vertical tabs, as shown below.

  • First tab
  • Second tab
  • Third tab

Tab 1

Tab 2

Tab 3

  • First tab
  • Second tab
  • Third tab

Tab 1

Tab 2

Tab 3

Imagine being able to do all of this with just one plugin!

Featured Grids

There are six templates for featured grids, 3 with images and 3 with icons.

Each is available in 2, 3, or 4 columns

You can see each of them below.

Thrive Content Builder Featured Grids

Each of these are fully customizable, including size. The size shown is large, they are also available in medium and small.

Content Toggle Feature

This is a pretty cool feature that puts a toggle with a headline in your page and when you click on it, it reveals the content.

Content Toggle Headline - Like Click Here to Reveal Your Thrive Architect Review Surprise!

Tables Feature

I can remember having to use HTML to create tables back in the day.

Thrive Architect makes creating tables simple!

Simply drag the table element to where you want it on the page.

Click on it and chose the number of columns and rows!

Thrive Content Builder Tables Feature

Thrive Architect

Default WordPress Editor

Drag and drop simple editor to create stunning pages

Slow, clunky editor, keep having to go back and forth to preview

I made the table above 2 rows and 2 columns for illustration purposes

Data Elements

These are some pretty cool features!

You have a fully customizable progress bar.

Thrive Architect Review Progress

You have a fill counter.

75 %

And you have a number counter.

123 km Number Counter

Again, all simple drag, drop and edit and all included in one plugin!

Google Map Imbed

This feature makes it super easy to embed Google maps into your webpage.

I've used this on some local sites that I've built.

Just drag and drop the element where you want it.

If I had to spend the rest of my life in one place, this would be it!

Countdown Timer

The next feature is the countdown timer. We all know that scarcity sells and what better way to create scarcity than with a countdown timer!


Those are the three customizable styles and they are available in evergreen, which means it keeps playing over and over, and a simple countdown that ends.

Responsive Video Feature

This element makes it simple to add a responsive video anywhere on your page.

Just drag and drop the element and click to edit.

Thrive Architect Responsive Video Feature

As you can see above, there are a number of things that you can edit for the video.

I recommend hiding related videos, so you don't lose your reader.

There are also 15 cool styles that you can choose for your video.

Below is a really good Thrive Architect tutorial from the crew at Thrive Themes.

Thrive Architect Review Tutorial

I was originally going to write a tutorial for this Thrive Architect review with images to show you how to use the plugin, but I felt like it would be much more effective to include a video tutorial.

So below you will find an in depth video tutorial that will show you how to use each of the features of Thrive Architect.


Thrive Architect Tutorial Video

Table of Contents

I really like this feature and use it in all of my review posts since I started using Thrive Architect.

You can see how I use it at the beginning of this Thrive Architect Review.

It allows the reader to go directly to any section of your page and it is automatically created simply by checking which headings you would like populated as links.

Thrive Architect Table of Contents

As you can see above, you just check the headings that you want to populate and click update.

Lead Generation

The lead generation element makes it simple to add lead generation forms and integrate them with your autoresponder.

Post Grids

This element allows you display a fully customizable grid showing any posts that you choose.

I chose the reviews below individually, but you can chose them based on category, tags, author, etc.

You can also choose the number of posts to be displayed as well as image, text, etc.

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If you prefer to have Facebook or Disqus comments on your page, this feature lets you add that element by simply dragging and dropping.

Page Section

This is another feature that I use very often.

This is a page section.

The element will expand as you add content inside.

You can also change the background color or pattern.

This is a page section within a page section.

Imagine what you can do with this feature.

You can add anything to a page section, including buttons!

Thrive Posts Lists

This feature allows you to add a list of posts to your page with a simple click.


Thrive Click to Call

This feature allows you to quickly add a button that your readers can click to call your phone number.

__CONFIG_custom_phone__{"phone_no":"555-555-555","phone_text":"Call us","mobile_phone_text":"Call us","color":"default"}__CONFIG_custom_phone__


That is a complete review of all of the features of Thrive Architect. I hope that I was able to help you learn about the capabilities of this awesome plugin.

If you have made up your mind and are ready to purchase Thrive Architect, simply click the button below!

Conclusion and Verdict

I have tried to show you all of the features of this awesome plugin in this Thrive Architect review.

I think that you will agree that this WordPress editor will make your life easier and make creating content fun again!

I recommend Thrive Architect 100% and I will never go back to the ho hum WordPress editor again.

I hope that I have answered all of your questions in this Thrive Architect review and tutorial. If you still have questions or comments, please leave them below.

5 thoughts on “Thrive Architect Review”

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  2. How did you create the summary box at the start of this article? Looks good…..I assume this is a combination of different Thrive elements? Thanks.

  3. Thrive Architect is my go-to plugin whenever I’m creating content on my blog. It’s also an excellent plugin for creating landing pages as well and has a variety of templates that offer simple customization. John, you’ve done an excellent job of describing all of the powerful features that Thrive Architect has to offer. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts in the future.

    • Hey James,

      Thanks for stopping by!

      I’m glad that you have found my Thrive Architect Review helpful!

      Once you start using Thrive Architect, you will never go back. It is by far the easiest way to produce high quality, engaging content that Google loves as well.

      Thanks again James for adding valuable content to the post!



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