Rounded Corners, Box Shadows & Transparency

The content box element in Thrive Content Builder just got a major customization update! Plus, there's also a subtle but powerful new addition to the color picker in store for you.

Watch the video for a quick tour of the new features.


The new options are available immediately. Just make sure to update to the latest version of the plugin to start using them on your posts, pages and landing pages.

We'll also be releasing some new landing page templates that make use of these additions, shortly.

We hope you enjoy this feature. As always your thoughts and questions are welcome!​


Author: Shane Melaugh

Shane Melaugh is a co-founder and the CEO of Thrive Themes. When he isn't plotting new ways to create awesome WordPress themes & plugins, he likes to geek out about camera equipment and medieval swords. He also writes about startups and marketing here.

  • Greg W says:


  • Kristy-Lea T says:

    Do I ever love this Thrive! I am waiting so patient for it to be able to allow me to do webinars and membership areas and the reason being is I know this company will kick it out of the water with awesomeness! You really know how amazing a tool this is when yo have to use outside sources for other things! I am a Thrive lover!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much for this comment! It’s very encouraging to get feedback like this. :)

      • Joe G says:

        Well, since it’s encouraging, I add my compliments!

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Thank you, Joe!

  • Chris C says:

    I love your product , Shane!
    I almost buy everything from!
    (Thrive Theme , Hybird Connect , WP Sharely…)

    Great Product!!!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Chris! We’ll continue to make everything we build worth buying. :)

  • Don d says:

    It’s my BIRTHDAY! The Thrive guys are THE ONLY PLUGIN builders who are so nice to give me amazing gifts, like this one.
    Shane, you have taught me so much about how to meet, then exceed, your customers’ expectations. I’m totally copying your approach in my own business.
    Give, then give, then give more! Shut up! That’s so awesome!
    It’s what got me to become a member of Thrive Themes, it’s what makes me what to switch away from my current theme, and it’s what makes me a #customerforlife.
    Let us come to your office so we can shake your hand.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Don!

      Definitely steal this approach for your own business. :)

  • Priscilla S says:

    I love the new features, and thanks for the bonus design tips :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      You’re very welcome, Priscilla!

  • Cool video Shane. I use context boxes but unlike what I see in the video my content boxes are as wide as my post is. Is it possible to manipulate the width of the box? And secondly: is it possible to place a content box inside a text area and wrap the text around it?


    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Yes and yes.

      The key to what you’re looking to do is the “Content Container” element. You can use it to resize the width of whatever you place inside it and you can also change alignments.

  • Simon B says:

    Great additions Shane and tips Thanks
    kind regards Simon

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment!

  • David says:

    Unless I am missing it, a definitive “CALL TO ACTION” would be helpful for your wonderful upgrades, addons, etc.

    Meaning: “This Upgrade to Thrive Content Builder will be added automatically when you UPDATE the plugin which has been already installed.”

    Or: “you need to download this upgrade, UNinstall the existing version and install this new ZIP file to upgrade the Thrive Content Builder with this new upgrade…”… or…

    Etc. I am administering quite a few websites and it is really helpful to be told what to do and how. Many plugins leave this unclear.

    Plus a compliment: I use many plugins for WordPress and yours is the best for tutorials, teaching, upgrades, communication, help, constantly increasing the value of my purchase. I LOVE it.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Good point, David. So far, all of our updates have been of the same nature: go to your plugins/themes dashboard (depending on whether it’s a plugin update or a theme update) and you’ll find that you can update to the latest version with just one click. That’s it! :)

  • Karim A says:


  • Quentin P says:

    Back in the day this would be called a ‘killer app’. You’ve nailed it as far as WP themes are concerned. Thank you Shane and co.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Wait, do people not say “killer app” anymore? Damn…

      Thanks for your comment, Quentin. We’ll continue building whatever this kind of app is called these days. :)

  • Sandra F says:

    Love the updates and video tutorials that help ease us into them. Thanks again!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      It’s our pleasure, Sandra! Thanks for being a customer!

  • Martin says:

    Thanks Shane another great addition to an amazing product.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Martin!

  • Steve Cockrane says:

    I am just amazed at the value you keep adding to both the content builder and Thrive themes.
    The transparency feature has been on my wish list right from the outset I am truly grateful you’ve added it.
    As I’ve said in the past coming from having used Thesis in the past I overjoyed at the ease of use of The Content Builder and Thrive Themes.
    I love getting your update emails, you and the team just keep adding awesomeness!!


    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Steve!

      I’m very happy to hear that the move to Thrive has been such a positive experience for you.

  • Jule Fuller says:

    Awesome as usual!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Jule!

  • Bruce B says:

    Great new features, Shane.
    Plus the tutorials on how to use them are as valuable as the functions themselves.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Bruce! I’m glad you find the tutorials useful.

  • Scott D says:

    Are you slowly moving to be able to eliminate any need for LeadPages and ClickFunnels? I’d sure be delighted to know that is your vision of the future…

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Our goal isn’t to match or exceed specific competitors, our goal is to make our tools the best and most useful they can be for our customers. We pay close attention to feedback and suggestions we get from our users and that’s what determines our development more than anything else. So, if we do a good job, our tools will evolve to become more useful than anything else you’re using.

  • Fuad says:

    Let me just say that the thrive content builder is by far the best wordpress purchase I have EVER made. Excellent work Shane and the entire team you guys are amazing

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Fuad!

  • Abby A says:

    Great job…the plugin keeps getting better and loving it :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Abby!

  • Farhat M says:

    Opacity is not working for me. First, it was working then it just changes color and deletes the image when I click background colour. This is a major bug.

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