Project Lightspeed Has Been Released!

Speed geeks, SEO fiends, and marketers alike:

Gather round.

Today, we have released Project Lightspeed. This is a huge milestone in the history of Thrive Themes.

Project Lightspeed is a one-click, code optimization tool that ensures your website — built with any Thrive Themes plugins — will output leaner, cleaner code.

Leaner code = less to load = faster website response times.

And with Google's Core Web Vitals algorithm set to roll out gradually from later this month until August, now is the right time to try it out.

Read on for a tutorial on what Project Lightspeed is and how to enable it.

7 Free Tools to Create Amazing Visual Content for Your Website

Working with images is an inescapable part of running a successful business website: opt-in offers, product images, personal brand headshots, social media posts... images are everywhere.

So how can you save time and money designing and optimizing your images, without sinking hours into becoming a professional designer?

By cheating, of course!

And these 7 free online image tools will help you cheat your way towards stunning images to showcase your brand, product and blog — without breaking the bank.

You can start using them immediately to speed up your workflow, and create professional, enticing images for your audience.

By the way, we also have a post to help you find free images to use on your website.

Project Lightspeed Update: How It Will Help Core Web Vitals

Last month, we announced Project Lightspeed, our code optimization project to improve the efficiency of Thrive Themes plugins, themes and software on your website.

We are doing this in response to Google's upcoming Core Web Vitals algorithm update, where they will include website user experience into their 200+ ranking factors for Google Search.

The very same day we announced Project Lightspeed, Google amended their timeline, now saying that Core Web Vitals will be a gradual rollout beginning in mid-June and ending in late-August.

In this article, we'll provide an update on:

  1. 1
    Our progress on Project Lightspeed
  2. 2
    A breakdown of each Core Web Vitals metric
  3. 3
    Examples of how our code optimization can improve those metrics

Read on.

6 Original Online Course Ideas and Why We Like Them

Want to build an online course, but you’re not sure what it should be about?

Maybe you have some ideas, but you feel pulled in different directions?

Or do you feel that your topic has already been done to death, and you’re searching for a way to stand out?

Then this post is for you.

Today, we want to get your mental gears spinning and help you to consider course ideas that might never have been on your radar before. We’re talking about weird, wacky, quirky, original, different and interesting course ideas that can help your brand stand out from the crowd.

If these 6 course creators can do it, then so can you!

Everything You Need to Know About the New Ommi Theme for WordPress

It’s finally here!

A gorgeous new WordPress theme powered by Thrive Theme Builder.

Introducing Ommi!

Ommi features a modern, inviting design that will invigorate every part of your WordPress website, from your blog posts and pages, through to your new stunning homepage.

With zero coding skills, you can launch a beautiful, functional, and fully customizable website to build a successful online business.

How does Ommi help you achieve this? Let’s find out...

13 Productivity Tips to Speed Up Your Design in the Thrive Visual Editor

Today we’re sharing our best tips and tricks to be more productive when building your designs in the Thrive Visual Editor.

If you’re a new Thrive Suite user, these tips will help you become a faster, more confident web designer with our software.

If you’re a veteran Thrive customer or power user, I’m sure you’ll discover a new trick or two to add to your workflow.

You’ll find the intuitive drag-and-drop Visual Editor in the following tools:

  1. Thrive Architect
  2. Thrive Theme Builder
  3. Thrive Leads
  4. Thrive Ovation
  5. Thrive Quiz Builder

It’s time to up your Thrive design game...

Show Off Your Best Images with the New WordPress Image Carousel Gallery

We slipped a little something extra into the Thrive Visual Editor last week. Did you notice?

A real wow-factor feature that will help you impress your visitors.

That’s right, we’ve added a new Image Carousel that you can start using to showcase your stunning images immediately!

If a picture speaks a thousand words, imagine how much more you can communicate with a professional, fully customizable Image Carousel gallery.

Here’s what you need to know...

Project Lightspeed: What We Are Doing About Google Core Web Vitals and Website Speed

Last year, Google announced that they are going to add a new ranking factor to their search algorithm: Core Web Vitals.

This aligns with Google’s dedication to user experience (UX), and ensuring that anyone using Google search will get what they want from the web pages listed on the results page.

But what does that mean to a website owner? 

Should you panic that your online business is going to crumble? Or is the pandemonium about Google’s announcement an overreaction?

More importantly: Are Thrive Themes doing anything to improve Core Web Vitals?

Yes, we are. And in this post, we’ll share an official statement about what we are optimizing in our software, and why.

Read on.

Showcasing the Best Thrive Theme Builder Websites in the Fitness Industry

Are you ready for some inspiration? Education? Perspiration?

Well, adjust your sweatband and get ready to explore a selection of fantastic fitness websites built using Thrive Theme Builder.

You’ll learn:

  • How Running Directions uses online courses and workshops to scale his business from 1-to-1 to 1-to-many coaching.
  • How Bell Coaching encourages their customers to define ‘value’, and not the other way around.
  • How Stretch Therapy makes the most of text, video and audio blog posts with customized post templates.

But today’s post is even more special. You’ll get to hear from these businesses in their own words: their story, approach to business, favorite Thrive tools, and their no-nonsense advice for building a successful online business.

On your marks, get set, go!

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