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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:

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How to Create Jump Links (and a Smooth User Experience)

Do you want to learn how to create jump links and make your long web pages easier to navigate? Or maybe you’re tired of seeing visitors leave your site because they can’t quickly find what they’re looking for? This blog post is here to help. Improving your website’s navigation isn’t just a nice-to-have; it’s essential for keeping visitors engaged and ensuring they have a positive experience. Jump links, also known as anchor links, are a powerful tool to guide your users smoothly through your content. They let users quickly jump to the sections they’re interested in, without the need for endless scrolling. But you’ll need a little more than just this feature to solve your site’s navigation woes. We’ll dive into that part in a bit. For now, sit back and get ready to go through this straightforward guide we’ve put together to show you exactly how to create jump links and ensure a smooth, memorable […]

How to Add a Reading Progress Bar to Boost Engagement

“How long is this gonna take to read?!” That’s the subconscious question every online visitor asks themselves before reading anything you, me, or anyone has ever published. And can you blame them? With so many blog posts, books, news feeds, Netflix shows and YouTube channels out there vying for our precious attention, ain’t nobody got time to do it all. That’s why most online content just gets ignored (including yours). So other than putting the extra effort in to write catchy titles, make your headings skim friendly & create eye-popping visuals for your posts, are there any easy buttons you can press RIGHT NOW to help break through the noise and get visitors to keep reading right down to your comments section? Keep scrolling to learn how you can boost your reader engagement by quickly adding Reading Progress Indicators to your blog posts if you happen to using a dedicated Reading Progress Bar plugin or the […]

How to Make an Online Resume on WordPress (Step-By-Step)

Do you want to learn how to make an online resume using WordPress? This blog post is for you. Creating a professional online resume isn’t just about compiling your credentials. You need to present them in the best light possible to prospective employers and clients. An online resume on WordPress allows you to showcase your skills and experiences in a unique, customizable format. If you’re unsure where to start, don’t worry. We’ve put together an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide on how to create a standout online resume and optimize it to attract potential employers. Table of Contents Imagine Having a Resume That Stands Out From the Crowd…How to Build an Online Resume That Stands Out From the Rest1. Download & Install Thrive Architect2. Create a New Page in WordPress & Launch Thrive Architect3. Create Your Page’s Hero Section4. Next, Add a More Detailed About Section to Build Trust5. Create a Section for Your Work Experience6. Add […]

[New] Smash Balloon Integration for Epic Social Media Feeds

Ever wish that your website visitors were as absorbed by your site as they are scrolling their social media feeds?Well, what if I told you there’s a way you can effortlessly leverage the magnetism of social media on your site with almost no additional effort required?Enter the game-changer: Thrive Themes proudly announces its seamless integration with Smash Balloon, the best social media feed plugin for WordPress.Transforming Social Engagement into On-Site ConversionsBeing seen on social media isn’t enough. What matters is what you do with that visibility — how you strategically funnel that engagement back to your website, where you’re in control. We’ve preached this for years now, that you should build your audience on your website and in your mailing list, rather than relying entirely on a social media audience that can be lost with a single terms-of-service update.On your website, you are in charge of:What your visitors see and how it’s […]

New Templates

How to Turn a Blank Website Template into a Landing Page

Do you want to know how to transform a blank website template into an eye-catching landing page? Keep reading. Creating a compelling landing page isn’t just about filling space—it’s about building a design that captures attention and encourages action. A well-designed landing page is what you need to convert visitors into leads or customers. If you’ve got a blank template that’s stressing you out, don’t worry. We’ve got you. We’ve put together an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial on how to develop an impressive landing page from a blank template, so you can engage your audience effectively and boost your conversion rates. Table of Contents Building From Scratch Doesn’t Have to Be DifficultHow to Customize a Blank Page Template from Scratch (Step-By-Step)1. Download & Install Thrive Architect2. Create a New Page in WordPress3. Select a New Landing Page Template4. Add a Hero Section to Create a Great First Impression…5. Next, Add a Testimonial Section to Immediately Build […]

How to Create an Online Course Sales Page that Converts (+Templates)

Looking to create an online course sales page that actually leads to enrollments? You’ve come to the right tutorial. A big dilemma creators face after braving the course creation process is trying to figure out how to successfully sell their new course. You can’t just hop on social media or blast your email list with an alert like “Hey! I created a new course!” and have no where to direct them. That’s where your sales page comes in. This is where your potential students comes in — to communicate the value of your course and convince potential students to sign up. …and that’s where we come in. We’ve developed a straightforward, step-by-step guide to show you how to create a sales page that not only looks good but also converts visitors into engaged students. Ready? Let’s dive in. Table of Contents You Don’t Just Need a Course Sales Page…How to Create an Effective Sales Page for Your […]

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How to Use Shadow Effects in WordPress (Without Using CSS)

Do you want to add cool shadow effects to your WordPress site but worry because you don’t know how to code? You’re not alone. Many people want their websites to look just right, with neat design touches like shadows that make pictures, buttons, texts, and elements stand out. Shadows can make your site look more interesting and professional.Here’s some great news: You don’t need to be a coding wizard to make your website look awesome. With tools like Thrive Architect, you can easily add shadow effects and more, without ever touching code. It’s all about making sure you can get your website to look exactly how you want, shadows and all, without settling for less.If you’ve been dreaming of adding stylish shadows to your site, stick with us. We’ll show you how to do it on your WordPress site, making your pages pop without any complicated code. table of contents Why […]

How to Create a Call-To-Action for Your WordPress Site (the Right Way)

Ever found yourself puzzled over how to create that perfect Call-To-Action (CTA) in WordPress? You’re in the right place, because this blog post has got you covered. A standout CTA is key to guiding your visitors, encouraging them to take the steps you desire, whether that’s subscribing to a newsletter, downloading a guide, or making a purchase. It’s your digital way of saying, “Hey, this way!” But it isn’t just about slapping a button on your page and hoping for the best. You need a strategy — and that’s where we come in. We’ve prepared a friendly, straightforward guide on how to create a Call-To-Action in WordPress—the right way.  Ready? Let’s dive in. Table of Contents Avoid The Big CTA Trap: A  Common Mistake That’s Killing Your ConversionsAnd Here’s The Thing: You Don’t Need a CTA Button…What Does the Optimal CTA Look Like?Use These Tried-and-Tested Tips to Get More Conversions from Your CTAFirst, Download and […]

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Discover 8 of the Best MailerLite Integrations for WordPress

Looking for the best MailerLite integrations for WordPress to transform your email marketing strategies? You’re in the right place. If you want to get serious results from this marketing tool, you’ll need to do more than sending out the occasional promo email notification. MailerLite offers a wide variety of tools to connect with your leads and turn them into paying customers— but you need to connect it with the right plugins in your tech stack. Considering the number of plugin and app options on WordPress, you might struggle to find the right ones to integrate with your MailerLite account. But we can help. We’ve narrowed down the list to 8 solid options, so you can make the right choice faster. Let’s dive in. Table of Contents How to Get the Most Out of Your MailerLite SubscriptionWhat Are the Best MailerLite Integrations for WordPress? And Why?1. Thrive Suite2. MemberPress3. RafflePress4. OptinMonster5. Uncanny Automator6. WPForms7. Zapier8. WooCommerceFAQs: Best MailerLite […]

How to Deliver a Lead Magnet (+Key Tips)

Wondering how to deliver your lead magnet into the right hands? You’re in the right place. How you deliver your lead magnet (whether it’s a file or an email course) counts just as much as the way your funnel looks and acts. A seamless delivery can further build trust with your new leads and increase their motivation to consume your offer and even learn more about your business. There are many different ways to hand over this asset to your audience — from your website, in a first email, through a personalized landing page, and more. The goal is to find a method that is simple enough for you to set up, but still adds to your subscribers’ experience. This post provides several ways to deliver a lead magnet to your audience and also includes key tips on how to get more people to opt in for your offer. Table of Contents Lead Magnets Still Work […]

 

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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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