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We Are on a Mission

Is your website not generating as much income for your business as you expected - no matter how much time and money you spend on it?

Thrive Themes is the most advanced, yet, simple-to-use WordPress suite of website tools. We create truly conversion-optimized plugins and themes to give a real boost to your business. 

We don't just sell products. We sell experiences. 

You're Valued

Our mission is to provide an outstanding user experience from the very first moment someone visits our website, all the way through to becoming our subscriber, using our products and turning into a member.

Learn From Us

On our marketing blog we have hundreds of posts that can help with our visitors' business. We post new articles every week with general advice, video tutorials and tips to get the most out of our service and products.

We Understand You

We're committed to serve our clients consistently. We never stop trying to get into our visitors' head to resonate with their needs and provide content and service that they truly want.

We're Improving 24/7

Every single day, our goal is to do things better than the day before. We believe that we can make a real difference by consistently improving.

What Our Customers Say...

Becoming a Thrive Member is turning out to be one of the best things I've ever done in my blogging life.

Keep up the great work, not to mention the inspiration!

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Joe Garma

WOW, a 238% increase in conversions when I switched to Thrive Leads. This is the most powerful list building plugin I’ve used and the team behind it is ON FIRE!

Absolutely gets a recommendation from me.

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John Lee Dumas Entrepreneur on Fire

Kudos to you and your team Shane, you guys don't sit idle at all and are always coming up with great new features every day.

I am a fan and have already got 3 of my friends on board and they love Thrive Themes as much as I do!

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Our History

Thrive Themes was founded in early 2013 by the ideal match: marketing expert Shane Melaugh and tech fanatic Paul McCarthy. But their journeys before they met weren't always ideal.

Shane Melaugh

Everything Shane knows about marketing comes from the many years of creating his own businesses. 

He attempted and failed several times, but each time he failed, he tried to do it better the next time.

As he started figuring out the psychology behind selling, marketing became his true passion.

Shane is hungry to improve everything that falls into his hands. Every day, he tries to be better than the day before - and he applies the same principle to his business. 

He was already extremely driven and eager to have a successful online business. His head was full of product ideas. 

However, he didn't have the technical background to make it happen.

Paul McCarthy

Paul was lucky enough to get his hands on a computer and an internet connection during his lost teen years.

This misspent youth consisting of coding HTML in Notepad, at a time when marquees and flashing animations were still in fashion, led to him creating a series of failed online projects. These failures, however painful at the time, taught him some very valuable lessons.

Paul's natural tendency was to spend all his time creating and coding without focusing on the marketing and selling side of the equation.  This meant spending thousands of hours on projects that barely saw the light of day and that nobody knew about.  

It became increasingly obvious...Paul needed to either develop some marketing chops himself...or find someone who could sell!

How Thrive Themes Was Born

In 2013, Paul and Shane were working hard on their own online projects individually, but something always seemed to be missing.

While Paul knew how to build killer software but never really managed to deliver it to potential customers; Shane had extensive marketing experience, but his lack of coding skills stopped him from building what he already had in his head.

They both needed someone to complement their skills. 

They found each other on a popular marketing forum.

After their first Skype call, they realized they shared the same values and principles to create a business.

They met up in Europe and started working on several products together, such as Hybrid Connect, Viral Quiz Builder and WP Sharely.

For each product, they wanted to create a fully conversion optimized website with a good sales page. However, the available WordPress plugins and themes weren't made for that.

This showed another limitation of the WordPress platform, and soon they realised that if they have this frustration, other online businesses may have it, too. 

This is where it all begun. They created the first WYSIWYG editor for WordPress that can easily be used by the less tech-savvy to post content quickly and creatively. 

With this visual editor, Thrive Themes was born.

What Happened Ever Since

Since the first version of Thrive Visual Editor was launched (that we now call Thrive Architect), the company has gone through significant improvements.

Soon, the first conversion-focused Thrive themes were released and the Thrive Themes team started growing rapidly. In 2016 alone, the company released 3 new plugins.

The first products have also been constantly updated. Now it literally takes minutes to turning your ideas into good looking and highly functioning pages.

Thrive Themes is improving every day, attempting to be light years ahead of its competitors. 

See the journey Thrive Themes has taken so far:

Boost Conversions by Offering Each Visitor a Personalized Landing Page Experience

Ever watch a film or read a book, and discover the main character shares your name? Or hear your hometown mentioned on the radio? Chances are, you find yourself paying more attention and becoming invested in what happens next. The message or story starts to connect on a personal level. It starts to speak to you directly. Imagine how effective your marketing funnels would be, if you could offer this personal connection with each visitor on your landing pages. Well you don’t have to imagine! Today you’ll learn how to supercharge your landing pages and sales pages, by providing a personalized experience for every visitor. Continue Reading

Transform your WordPress Login Screen with 20 Beautiful & Customizable Templates

Does your website offer membership content, a client dashboard, a user community, or online courses? Then your audience, clients and customers must pass through your WordPress login screen. But how does this default login experience affect their opinion of your brand? And how can you wow them at this crucial stage, even before they’ve reached the content within? You need a gorgeously designed WordPress login screen that sets their expectations, and tells them, right off the bat, that they’re in for a treat with your brand. In today’s post, you’ll learn how to use our stunning, professionally-designed templates to transform your login screen into a visual delight for your users. Continue Reading

How to Create a Membership Site on WordPress

Given the powerful new membership features available in Thrive Apprentice, we felt it was time to explore and share what it really takes to build a profitable membership site on WordPress. We get it – you want guides, case studies, tips and tricks, and how-to videos on how to create a successful membership site! All this will come soon as we explore the new and improved Thrive Apprentice. But to kick off this membership mania today, let’s look at the basics of what a membership site is, how the business model works, and whether it’s a good fit for your online business. Continue Reading

Meet Kwik Theme… The New Lightning Fast Theme for WordPress

Optimizing your website for faster loading is BIG news right now, driven by Google’s Core Web Vitals algorithm update… especially as improving your website’s load speed can now affect your SEO performance too. We’ve already made huge improvements with Project Lightspeed and other speed-optimization tools, but we wanted to make it even easier to build an ultra-fast website so you can focus on running a successful business. Meet Kwik Theme, our first WordPress theme that has been designed from the ground up with the goal of loading as fast as possible. And yes, it also looks stunning! Want to learn more about Kwik Theme? Then this is the post for you… Continue Reading

3 New Features (+2 Coming Soon!) to Thrive Suite – November 2021

Usually, every three weeks, we surprise you with brand new features we’ve added to Thrive Suite— features that will help you build a better website and a better business.  On that front, this article is no different: I’ll be sharing the 3 new features we just released last week. But that isn’t all… Behind the scenes, we’ve been working on some really, really big things, coming soon.  And in today’s article, I’m going to announce not one— but two huge projects that are right around the corner. You’re not going to want to miss this. Continue Reading

New Webhooks, Trigger Conditions, Video Covers and Notification Editor – October 2021

Last week, we released 4 new features and improvements to Thrive Suite, our ever-growing online business toolkit for WordPress. But for this release, we decided to do something we haven’t in a while: We made a walkthrough video that demonstrates each of these new features and how you can use them today. This release includes:New Trigger Conditions for Thrive Automator [0:36]New Send Webhook Action for Thrive Automator [2:24]Designer-made video cover templates to speed up your website [7:45]The ability to style front end notifications on your website [12:48]Pour yourself a coffee and watch the roundup video to see what’s new in Thrive Suite! Continue Reading

Personalize Your Online Courses with these Powerful New Menu Features

If you offer an online course using WordPress, then you have everything you need to craft the perfect personalized menu for your students. To help you take your course-based business to the next level, we’ve added 3 powerful features to Thrive Apprentice:Display different menu items for logged in and logged out usersDynamically display users’ profile imagesDynamically display users’ namesEach of these features can be used on their own, or in combination, to create a professional and personalized membership-style environment for each and every customer. Dynamic personalization offers real benefits for both course creators and students:It immediately communicates a professional approach to membership-focused content.Students and members are likely to feel reassured that they’re in the right place when they see their name and profile image.It improves usability with a clear sign that someone is logged in or out.A profile image is becoming the industry standard icon for where your users can find their […]

3 New Features and 2 Improvements Added to Thrive Suite – Late September 2021

Yep, it’s that time again. It’s finally time to share another round-up post of new product updates for our Thrive Suite customers! This week, we’re sharing 3 great new features….One of them you’ve been requesting for ages.One you didn’t know you needed, but you really, really do.One will personalize your website for each individual course student…and 2 helpful improvements…One will boost your page speed with no extra workOne will ask you to choose between the light and dark side (young Padawan!)Let us know your feedback and questions in the comments. We can’t wait to hear from you. Continue Reading

3 New Features Added to Thrive Suite – Early September 2021

Welcome to yet another round-up article where we showcase the latest features added to Thrive Suite. In this release, there’s 3 stand out improvements. The first will give you a faster website, improving your core web vitals score while also improving your on-page clicks and visitor interactions. The second will let you build a more intelligent website navigation experience, especially if you have a membership site or you are selling online courses. And the third makes your online course library look like it was built by a designer… because it is! Read on! Continue Reading

Create Beautifully Designed Online Courses with These New Thrive Apprentice Template Sets

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression: “You can’t judge a book by its cover.”The reason that expression exists is because people do!Whether you like it or not, appearances matter. If you want your students to have a good feeling right after they’ve parted with their hard earned cash, you need to make a great first impression.The way your online course is presented will have a huge impact on the perceived value of the courses in the eyes of your customers.That’s why Thrive Apprentice is the only WordPress LMS plugin that gives you total design freedom over every aspect of your online school.And because we know that you have an online business to run and don’t have time to edit every single detail, Thrive Apprentice comes packed with pre-designed templates for you to choose from.Today our design team released not 1 but 4 new template sets for Thrive Apprentice.Let me show […]

 

352 Landing Page Templates

114,117 Happy Customers

16 Conversion Focused Products

Meet Our Team

Every single person in our team has a significant role in Thrive Themes. We hire development-oriented, motivated experts who aren't afraid of the challenge of providing the best user experience to you

Training our staff is just as important for us as improving our products and service. We encourage the professional and personal development of our whole team in every possible way.

And when our staff is not working hard on pushing out another update, designing new templates, solving your issues or recording the newest tutorial video...

Do You Have Questions? 

Get in touch with us! Our outstanding customer support team will get back to you within a couple of hours.

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