Landing Page from Scratch with Thrive Architect: Layered Backgrounds, Mobile Editing & More

This is the first "landing page from scratch" video featuring Thrive Architect, the new visual editor that will soon replace Thrive Content Builder.

Now that you know that there is no risk of ever losing your content with Thrive Architect, I hope you're getting really excited for all the new design possibilities...

In this video, you'll discover what it feels like to work with the new plugin and get an idea of the layouts and content you can create with the new plugin.

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Video Chapters

This landing page from scratch video is not a highlight reel for Thrive Architect. We're not trying to show off all the coolest things our new visual editor can do. Rather, we want to show you how the improved workflow will help you create a better looking homepage faster than with Thrive Content Builder. 

Here are some of the​ main things you'll discover in the video:

Improved Font Management (4:22 min)

In Thrive Content Builder, using a custom font was a bit complicated. You had to load the font to your website from within the Thrive Dashboard to be able to use it on a landing page. In Thrive Architect, fonts are easily and immediately accessible in a drop-down menu. 

Faster Margins & Padding (8:48 min)

We've all been there... Adding 20px margin, enter, no it should be 25px, enter, or maybe 23px? It's fiddly work to get your layout and spacing to look just right.

Because this is such a common workflow, we've made it easier and faster in Thrive Architect. You can now simply click and drag to change margins and padding and you'll see immediately what's happening on the page. This makes getting the perfect layout walk in the park.

Using a "Ghost" Button (10:44 min) and Changing Every Detail (13:28 min)

One of the biggest improvements in Thrive Architect is customizability. The transparent button with a colored border (also known as a ghost button) is a perfect example for this. You can edit every detail: border color, background color, shadow, hover state, text font, etc. And changing the button text is much simpler as well: you can now edit button texts in-line, just like any other text on the page.

Layered Background Sections (11:08 min)

One of my personal favorites: with Thrive Architect you can layer different backgrounds on top of each other. This means that you can add an image and immediately apply an overlay without having to use a photo editing tool! 

Placing Text on Top of an Image (17:44 min)

This is more of an advanced feature, but if you know what "position:absolute" and "z-index" mean you'll be over the top excited about this one. If not, this basically means that you'll be able to position any element on top of any other element. You can see a preview in the video with text on top of an image and we'll be sure to show you more layouts that will benefit from this feature in the future.

This is a feature that is meant for advanced users, so if it seems a bit complicated to you, don't worry. You can create 90% of all layouts you can think of without getting into the advanced features. But for those last 10%, we didn't want to leave you hanging, either.​

Mobile Editing (20:44 min)

When in one of the first sneak peek videos of Thrive Architect, you discovered the mobile view, many asked about mobile editing options. As you can see in the video, you'll be able to customize the look and feel of your page for desktop, tablet and mobile separately. 

Let's Get on the Same Page...

There are a few recurring questions we get when we're talking about Thrive Architect and let me address them here heads on.

Will I have to buy this new plugin?

Thrive Architect is an update of Thrive Content Builder. This means that all current users (people who only have the Thrive Content Builder or Thrive Landing Pages plugin, members and agency members) will get this as a FREE update.​

For everybody who's not currently a Thrive Content Builder customer, Thrive Architect will be released to the public on the 29th of August.​ 

What will happen to the pages built with TCB? Will my previous design and layout stay in place?

Thrive Architect is backwards compatible. That means you can start using it and it won’t affect your previous content AND you can edit your TCB content with the new plugin. We'll soon release a video to show you how this works exactly. 

What about the other plugins?

Most of our plugins use Thrive Content Builder to edit the elements (opt-in forms, quiz pages, course lessons, etc.). All of them will be updated to Thrive Architect. This means that if you're currently using eg. Thrive Leads, you'll have all these new features at your disposal too. Yes, that includes the mobile editing ;-)

Any thoughts, feedback or suggestions? Leave them in the comments below!

Author: Hanne Vervaeck

Hanne knows exactly what companies have ever retargeted her (she keeps an updated file). And when she's not busy discussing high-level funnel design over cocktails with the equally geeky, you'll find her discovering a place for the first time

  • John H says:

    This is extremely impressive!
    I’ve been working with many (and I mean many) visual editors over the last 10 years and this demo shows a major leap.
    I’ve only recently made the move to Thrivethemes products, but I’ve got a feeling I won’t need to move away for a long time.
    Can’t wait to see it available and start playing with it.
    Keep up the good work :)

    • Hanne says:

      Thanks John and happy to have you on board :)

    • faisal says:

      Believe me you won’t.. Thrive content builder is the only service I am using right now, and by the way I have used many editors like this, even on parallel to compare, nothing even comes close to thrive content builder !

      And I didn’t watch the video, anything from these guys I give it a thumbs up, blindly!

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Thank you very much for your endorsement, Faisal!

  • Kai & Norbert B says:

    The change mode desktop-Tablet-Mobile is what I hoped for. Amazing

  • Juan Z says:

    I love the new feautures, but let’s see if I understood right cause I am from spain. With the new architect plugin You can design for different devices like mobile , tablet etc showing diferents results for each device . So when you change de size letter for the smartphone only change the size letter for smartphone … This means that the internal code of the page written in html will ask if the page is being displayed on the desktop or on smartphone or tables and depends which one will show diferents internal codes. ¿ did I understand right? Thanks

    • Hanne says:

      That’s exact Juan!

    • Jesus Perez says:

      Hi Juan, I am also from Spain, if you need something else just let me know. It is your device and browser type and state the one setting display type and dimensions, the rest is CSS (style sheet specific). As far as I see all side menu are styling (css) and most inline actions are html.
      What is not clear to this point is if I can configure several devices, dimensions and layout (vertical/horizontal view), something close to what it is available in chrome developer tools with device toolbar.
      For instance this multi-device edition is essential these days, making it as an easy task will put TA in another level.

  • Lorenzo D says:

    Well. Perhaps you should have called it Thrive Sonic, ‘cause that is one FAST hedgehog. I can’t wait to run it. I can see lots and lots of little improvements that stack up and make the current version look super clunky and annoying, even though it was already a major improvement in my workflow compared to Optimize Press.

    If you’re consistent in your rate of progress, I’m confident you will be able to have Thrive 3.0 directly interface with our brains (Thrive Neuromancer, of course). I’m counting on you.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet. :D

      But yeah, this is a bloody fast tool to use, which I realize especially now that I’ve recently used several competing products again.

  • Alexandre Pacheco says:

    Just wondering if you wouldn’t add a floating menu option!
    Thrive Architect looks gorgeous.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Alexandre!

  • Gary says:

    will you add buttons for Stripe Checkout Integration?

    Like This –> https://www.leadpages.net/blog/checkouts-accept-credit-card-payments-online/

    This is really a Huge Feature you must include

  • Diego G says:

    In the previous videos I was thinking like “Oh, they are following to Cornerstone direction… looks very good”

    Now… seeing this video I’m thinking “Ohhhhhhhh my god.. GIMME THAT… NOWWW!” lol

    Great video, really excited about Architect.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Glad to know you’re excited about what we’re building, Diego!

  • Chett Coombs says:

    We left Thrive due to some of the TCB limitations, but still use it on a few landing pages. Since I don’t have a subscription, will my TCB plugin get the update? If I use it and love it, I’d be happy to come back to the fold.

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Chett, if you have the plugin now, you’ll get the update (even without being a member) and we really hope to win you back over :)

  • Ivan says:

    Will this have global content blocks. Lets say a testimonial, that can be added in, then if it’s changed it updates on all the pages?

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Ivan, no not in the first release. But if you want dynamically updated testimonials, you can already do so by using the tagging system in Thrive Ovation :)

  • Seppo says:

    Hi Shane!

    Seems like you guys did fantastic job with this. I was wondering, do you have anything like the library/template system like Elementor does? I use those to add ‘special elements’ to normal blog posts – such as product highlights. The way it works is that you create the piece of content in the visual editor, then save that section as a template, and then pick the shortcode from Elementor library and post into a blog post. Something like that would be very handy to have in Architect also.

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Seppo, this is something we have already in Thrive Content Builder (and yes it’s also included in Thrive Architect) it’s called “content templates”. The way this works is that you create and save the element as a template and then you can use it everywhere you want.
      You can see an example of this in this article.

      • Seppo says:

        That’s awesome. Haven’t used TCB in a while, but looks like I have to change back soon :)

      • Ivan says:

        Hanne, this is what I meant with my earlier question. Would be really cool to be able to update the content template and have it update all the templates

      • Gavin Johnson says:

        Hi Hanne

        In relation to templates I’m really impressed and thinking of signing our agency up. What would be super awesome and save alot of time would be the ability to easily copy templates from one customer wordpress install to another. Is that possibile?

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Hello Gavin,

        We have an export/import feature for landing pages that you create or modify yourself.

  • Alain says:

    When can I download this plugin?

    • Hanne says:

      Public release is the 29th of August

  • Very nice, I’m pretty sure I made the right decision by using Thrive products, really the best one available.

  • Scott says:

    I have only one question….so if the buyers get it August 29th when do current users get it?

    • Diego G says:

      That’s the date for current users. Architect is not announced for sale yet. At least not in their products menu.

      • Hanne says:

        Nope that’s the public release :) current users will get access (a little) earlier :)

      • Scott says:

        Awesome.

      • Diego G says:

        Great!!! Even more excited about it now… =)

        Thanks, Hanne.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      We will send out an email as soon as it’s available to existing users.

  • Lewis E says:

    Probably a completely redundant question, but, I am assuming that everything that I have thus far built in TCB will work in, and convert to, Architect. I am also assuming that the learning curve to transfer to Architect will not be steep. Correct?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Yes, that’s correct. The transition from TCB to Thrive Architect is going to be seamless.

  • Tao says:

    Looks great guys! Christmas is coming early!!!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Tao!

  • Alex K says:

    Couple questions (btw, I’ve always loved Thrive Themes…especially your survey/quiz plugin).
    1) When is the release date?
    2) How will this affect current pages built? For example, when I upload architect, will those pages automatically change over to the new plugin for editing or will I have to keep TCB on.
    3) I’m assuming it will be similar when it comes to integrating buttons with Thrive Leads/API connections?

    Thank you as always Shane and Hanne!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Alex,

      1) Thrive Architect will be released on August 29th, 2017.
      2) Thrive Architect is backwards compatible, so you can edit pages and content created with TCB, using Thrive Architect.
      3) You will be able to open Thrive Leads form on click of buttons and links.

  • Johnny says:

    He just makes it look entirely too easy, Lol. I always enjoy these videos, and of course I am a huge fan of Thrive. Thank you for all that you do. You guys are amazing.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Johnny! It doesn’t take too much practice before you can blaze through a page like you saw in the video. :)

  • Kent says:

    Can you do a style for fonts? I’d like to be able to reuse those elements without having to replicate elements and fill them in over and over.
    It’s a real pain if I create content in another tool like a word processor and paste it in, because either every paragraph has to be moved over one at a time to a pre-formatted page element copy, or I have to manually fix the fonts/spacing/etc on each auto-generated text block.
    Either that, or I’m missing something on how it works.
    At any rate, really looking forward to Architect.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Kent,

      Copy/paste from Google Docs has been greatly improved in Thrive Architect, compared to Thrive Content Builder. Pasting from MS Word is more difficult to handle, but that also works better than it used to. Basically, there’s a lot less of what you described needed, if copy/paste is part of your workflow.

  • Renae G says:

    WHEW! I am so glad my web developer recommended Thrive Themes to me!

    I’ve had a website since 2002, and Thrive is, without a doubt, the easiest tool I’ve ever used. With the exception of not allowing us to have a portfolio section on my site without gobs of work (boo!), and a few other oddball things, I’m really happy — and Architect looks to be even better!

    Keep it up. I appreciate your work!

    P.S. You can see my site at ineedcopy.com — it uses Pressive.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Renae! I’m glad you’ve had a good experience with Thrive Themes products. I also appreciate your feedback on what we could do better and I hope we can improve in those areas as well.

  • Thomas says:

    Blown away! Looking forward to it.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Thomas!

  • Rose says:

    This looks amazing Shane! You are literally ahead of the curve in all of your products & features. It was so amazingly fast that I even got a little dizzy just watching…but in a good way. Looking forward to the TA upgrade.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Haha, thank you, Rose! That’s high praise. :)

  • Jesus Perez says:

    I can not wait to use TA. I am seriously considering to not see any more TA videos because then it is harder to go back to TCB :)
    For instance congratulations for the work, there are simple things like menu element search, element icons, accordion panels, inline text edition.. very helpful.
    But there is one that call my attention “top breadcrumb”, very smart way to select context and focus elements to take events and actions, in TCB you have to almost fight to be understood, sometimes unselect, select, reselect before to make changes.
    I am counting days … tomorrow 17 … sorry, your developers are going to kill me, tell them that what I see until now it is already amazing.
    I am also very excited to see new themes and landing pages for TA.

    • Oh… I feel you, sir!

      I don’t even have any desire to open my TCB again since the first time they tease TA. I said to myself: “Let’s just wait for TA… Let’s just wait for TA…” (a legit way to procrastinate, btw :p)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Jesus! I know it’s difficult to wait, but it will be worth it.

      And yes, the breadcrumbs for selecting elements are really cool! I use them all the time.

  • Michiel says:

    Wow, awesome! Looking forward to start playing with this new plugin. I love how you can edit specifically for mobile and tablet. That was a big downside of TCB 1.0 that mobile view sometimes was not great. Amazing that you can now tweak everything to your liking. Great job!

    • Yes! This is a BIG one. Mobile and tablet view has been a major headache with TCB. Especially we now live in a “mobile first” world. The button text, countdown timer, images, background, the list go on and on…

      So glad they fix and improve it!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Michiel!

  • Dane N says:

    Can you ctrl/shift-select multiple items?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      No, that’s not possible in Thrive Architect. You can, however, apply styles on a block level to affect several elements at once and you can drag entire sections or boxes containing multiple elements.

  • Harvey says:

    Am I the only one salivating awaiting the release of this great new product?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Judging by the other comments, I think not. :)

  • Monty says:

    Looks amazing. Will we be able to build entire sites using this method.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Theoretically, yes. But you’d have to do it on a page-by-page basis.

      Of course, all this awesome new tech will also be part of (and the foundation of) the next theme, which we’ll start developing soon.

  • Diego Artola says:

    How about to make a comparison Architect vs Elementor? This version looks similar to Elementor. I don’t know if it’s better.

  • Robert V says:

    Will it have the ability to do subscript or will i have to go to html mode and add the around the subscript text?

    • Ken T says:

      Hey Robert, I asked Hanne in the last VIDEO they posted. No subscript, no superscript. I was interested in using the Superscript for references. It’s no biggie for me since I write all my posts in Nisus, then copy-n-paste the Superscript into TCB– stays formatted as it should.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      I’m not sure what you mean, Robert. There’s a lead generation element in TCB, which will also be available in Thrive Architect. With this, you can add opt-in forms to your content and connect them to your email marketing service via API.

  • It looks absolutely stunning and very easy to use, but then again Shane always makes things look easy!

    Really looking forward to using it.

    Thanks for being so awesome at what you do at Thrive Themes.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, David! With a bit of practice, I’m sure you’ll make it look easy as well. I think you’ll get used to the new features and layout quickly. :)

  • Really, really liked it. What I liked the most is the mobile responsive specific feature.
    Thank you for the video tutorial.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you! Glad you like what you saw.

  • Fernando A says:

    Fantastic! You guys are redefining webdesign for good. Congrats.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Fernando!

  • John H says:

    Integration with Woocommerce would be nice. And when I say would, I actually mean MUST.
    Thanks for considering this.

    • Volker H says:

      +1

    • Marcel Heiniger says:

      +1

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your suggestion, John.

      Can you tell me what exactly you’d like to do with Woocommerce and Thrive Architect?

      • John H says:

        Hi Shane,
        the ability to select the Woocommerce widgets (in appearance/widgets) and include them in a page from what you call in TBC the Advanced Elements. For the moment I can only see the Custom Menu option.
        The next step I suppose is the ability to have Woocommerce Elements which can be sized, styled and modified on the fly within the visual editor interface.

  • Fdejode says:

    It looks great!
    I have a question about te influence off te speed with the new builder. Is the structure Google proof?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Please provide some more details about what you mean with “Google proof”.

  • Hey Shane! I am simply BLOWN AWAY, this is incredibly awesome! This is a very impressive piece of content.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Christoph!

  • Mark B says:

    Just really well done guys! Congratulations to the team for creating a leap forward.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Mark!

  • Mark Sceats says:

    WOW! Most impressive…can’t wait.

    Shane, I have a question relating to content templates. Currently in TCB if you create a content template it’s static. If you subsequently want to change it you then have to manually edit it in every page where it’s been applied which can get tedious Would be fantastic if these could be dynamic so that any change made to a saved content template automatically applied on all pages where the template was used. Is this a feature in TA? Here’s hoping…

    Cheers, Mark

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Mark,

      The content templates in Thrive Architect act the same way as those in TCB. But we have features on our roadmap that will allow for creating templates with shared styles as well as “global” templates where, if you make a change in one place, it changes everywhere.

  • guido says:

    … great great great…
    i can’t wait wait wait… shalalala :-)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Glad you like what you see, Guido!

  • Sheldon says:

    Impressive as always! Looking forward to the release… Quick question… In the current version of TCB you have to be using a Thrive Theme in order to get full width page sections… It looks like with Thrive Architect Shane was creating full width “background” sections using what looked like one of the default WP themes… is it no longer required to use a Thrive theme specifically to get full width sections? And are the Thrive Architect “background” sections taking the place of the TCB “page sections”?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Sheldon,

      With Thrive Architect, you can create full width page sections anywhere, on any theme.

      • Sheldon Casper says:

        Thanks Shane!

        Of course, I prefer using Thrive WP Themes in all my projects but this opens up wider usage on the client side even more where perhaps clients’ are not able to transition themes as easily.

        I really appreciate the hard work and attention you guys have given to every detail. As a marketer with a design and development background I couldn’t ask for a better product than what I’ve seen so far with Thrive Architect… truly a God send.

        Thanks again!

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Thank you for this comment, Sheldon! It means a lot to me that, with your background, you can appreciate the specific kind of care we put into our products.

  • David says:

    What would happen to that “absolute”-element when a visitor views the website in Landscape-mode on their tablet or phone? Would it still display in the right place?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi David,

      That’s a good question. It really depends on the layout you create. An absolutely positioned element could indeed look good on tablet and mobile and look out of place on a screen size in between. However, if the position looks good on all 3 screen sizes in the editor, it’s very likely to look good on every screen size in between as well.

      The more absolute positioning you use and the further you move objects from their anchor point, the more likely it is that things will break on some screen sizes. Because if that, I try to limit the use of position:absolute and keep adjustments to small measures.

  • Matt says:

    Oh my goodness this looks amazing! I can’t wait for all of these features. But the mobile, tablet, desktop editing functionality is worth its weight in gold.
    Thank you! Matt

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Matt!

  • I am totally Geeking out right now. What a great leap forward. Being able to adjust the Mobile view layout without impacting the other layouts is brilliant. Can’t wait to see more.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Glad you like it, Andrew!

  • Tamás says:

    I’m affraid from TA.
    I really enjoyed the DRAG AND DROP part of TCB. We’ll get lots of new features but in exchange lost DAD. I can scrool and change everything in the panel menu.
    I’d preffer the way of instapage a real DAD version of TA.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Tamás. I’m not sure what you mean. What gave you the impression that Thrive Architect doesn’t support drag and drop anymore?

  • Dalila Jusic-LaBerge says:

    Hi Shane, Thank you for the demonstration. I just didn’t get how you create the second picture without its original background. It looks like a cut out of the guy posted on the blue background. How do you make this happen? Thank you.

    • Monty C says:

      Dalila,

      I could be wrong but It is probably a png file which allows you to have transparent areas.
      In order to get those areas you need a program to cut the background out.
      Photoshop and many other programs can do that.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Dalila,

      The second image used is a different image from the first one. The person in the image was isolated from the background and the dots pattern behind the person are also part of this image. The image has a transparent background as well.

      Basically, this is something you have to use a photo editing tool for. The more typical use case (for me, at least) is that I get such an image from a stock image source or from a designer.

  • Andras P says:

    Awesome, can’t wait to use it! :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Can’t wait to release it. We’re super excited to bring this to you soon.

  • Wow. Just wow… (And thanks, Shane!)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      You’re very welcome, Matthew. Can’t wait to get this into your hands.

  • Eric B says:

    Awesome upgrade!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Eric!

  • Jonathan R says:

    Wow, Shane and team, this is amazing, a massive leap forward. Can’t wait to start reworking my site with TA. Thank-you x 100’s :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Jonathan!

  • Mark Firehammer says:

    Awesome, amazing, mind blowing! I want it right now! :-)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Mark! You’ll get it really soon. Well, kinda. I know it’s tough to wait, but it will be worth it. :)

  • Thales O says:

    I’m very impressed! I can see how proud you are of your new “baby”. Congratulations, you guys deserve all the success.
    Happy to be a Thrive customer.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Thales. I’m very proud of what the team has put together here, yes. :)

  • Samuel says:

    I was using Wix.com for some time… and what I find amazing is that you can really drop elements everywhere, like you where using powerpoint… I really love that. Why architect still uses modules and content sections. etc.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Samuel,

      That’s a good question! There are two reasons why we don’t use this kind of drag and drop that you describe.

      1) Technically, what you describe works by using position:absolute for every element on a page. This is not a great way to build websites, for many reasons. In terms of clean code and mobile responsiveness, it’s a lot worse than a “block” editor like Thrive Architect.

      2) A blank canvas and total freedom aren’t as useful as they may seem. I can theoretically give you any painting you want by giving you a blank canvas, a brush and some colors. The problem is that most of us can’t make a beautiful painting, given these tools. And we can’t translate what we think of in our minds to the canvas. A position:absolute editor leads to the same problem.

      A block editor does a lot of the work for you (especially in conjunction with templates). Elements and text are correctly aligned by default, spacing before and after elements are taken care of (and chosen by a professional designer) in all templates, the hierarchy of elements in the DOM is correct by default and so on and so forth. Another way to say it is: there’s a reason why professional web designers use CSS and HTML the way they do and only sparingly use free positioning. We’ve built Thrive Architect on the foundations of what the best web designers use. Using Thrive Architect, you can create a page like the best brands and businesses do. Using Wix (despite what their ads might tell you) you can’t.

  • Kathie H says:

    Seriously I’m five minutes in to the video and the excitement level has now increased 10x – I don’t want to build anymore sites until this comes out but its hard explaining that to clients lol lol – can’t wait ….counting sleeps!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Glad to know you’re as excited about this as we are, Kathie! :)

  • Kevin Barham says:

    Totally incredible – Can’t wait!! I use TCB daily and still love it but this is something else! Just WOW.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Kevin!

  • Bradley says:

    Yes! The mobile/ tablet level control is exactly what I’ve needed and will save so much time!

    But what I’m especially excited about is seeing how that features works within Thrive Leads. It used to annoy me that I’d spend forever getting my pop ups to look perfect, only to have them a mess on mobile. I’m assuming this means we can make changes to Thrive Leads forms that will be specific to mobile? Perfect!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Bradley,

      Yes, the editor in Thrive Leads will also be switched to Thrive Architect and you’ll have the same advantages there. :)

  • Jeff Berry says:

    It was never a bother to me, but I noticed there is not now an option for 5 columns. It this gone? I understand that it is much more difficult to have 5 columns. Just curious.

    Thank you for your work. I found Thrive when I was looking for a countdown timer setup, and am happy to say I got a lot more! Am still a big fan of Divi, but as I’e said before it’s a bit slow, even though they’ve made some CSS type tweaks to make it faster, it didn’t make my site faster. I currently use Thrive for landing pages and all the cool convertion options, options basically missing in Divi. Now it looks like I can build/create my pages from scratch as with Divi. I left X and Genesis a long time ago because they forced me to fit into a theme. I’m not a designer, but I do OK with layout, so am very happy with Thrive. Best to you.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Jeff,

      You can still create 5 columns. Or 7 columns or 15 columns or whatever you want. The layouts you see when adding a column element to the page are just some basics that we make available at one click. But you can still drop elements next to each other (or in between each other) to create additional columns and you can resize the widths with drag and drop.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I am excited about the new system. I have been impressed with Thrivethemes and the instruction given by Hanne. I remember the first time I viewed a lesson on how to setup a Homepage with Hanne. I thought I need to get involved with Thrivethemes, and I became a member after seeing how a real website looked after Hanne gave the instruction. Thanks for sharing this new information.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      That’s great to hear. We’re very happy to have you on board, Elizabeth. :)

  • Wow! It’s a lazy Saturday morning and I clicked your email link, just to see. Well, you now have my full attention. This looks amazing. This is like an Apple moment where you didn’t know what you needed or wanted until it was presented to you. And like several people have commented already, having to go back to OptimizePress (which is/was a great product) Architect makes OP look prehistoric. For me, the spacing and positioning options are gold. Also, the independent changes you can make to tablet and phone views. Nice work.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Jason! I’m very happy to know that you’re looking forward to putting Thrive Architect to use.

  • Katja H says:

    Love it! You guys just keep impressing me. I’m glad I found you :) Now I will wait until Architect comes out to design my blog homepage. Pure awesomeness! Keep up the fantastic work! Cheers

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Katja!

  • Jeff Berry says:

    But if you really want to “kick ass” with your new Architect, I’d say follow the rise of elegant themes. One thing they did was make a bunch of layouts, some with dummy pictures and some really beautiful ones. Hard to resist. They had a countdown as you may know, a contest for something or other, etc.

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Jeff,

      Not sure what you’re referring to but we have over 160 templates included in Thrive Architect and will be coming out with many more in the future :)

  • Jeremy N says:

    Well, now I’m going to delay my launch by a couple of weeks. ;) We’re at the point where the mobile-only editing option is completely required for a website, and I’m indescribably happy that you guys not only have it figured out, but make it EASY.

    *Thank you*

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Jeremy. I generally don’t support putting things off until later, but in this case, I can understand. :)

  • Paul Foulkes says:

    after trying to edit some text in a Divi module and get it to show at the same height and many times it getting messed up and realizing how annoying and difficult Divi is and how user friendly it ISNT i cannot wait to start using Thrive Architect this is just incredible and the functionality and capabilities are astounding

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Paul!

  • Ryan says:

    This will be an awesome update. Thanks Thrive Themes team. That mobile specific edits are what’s missing in the Thrive Content builder. Now that mobile accounts for most traffic to many websites, this is going to be a very powerful feature. I’ll definitely edit my sites when the Thrive Architect plugin comes out.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Glad that this will be a good update for you, Ryan!

  • conniehorn88 says:

    This is incredible!!! Can’t wait to get it. I created my very first “real” website after switching over to Thrive and I”m really happy with it. I will recommend Thrive to everyone!! How can I become an affiliate? Thrive is so amazing for the non-techie, newbie like me. And I love your tutorials. Thanks so much for everything you do!!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Connie! I’m grateful that you are supporting us and recommending our solutions.

  • Sandi says:

    This is what I’ve been waiting and hoping for! Truly a game changer. I need it … now. When will it be released to members?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Sandi,

      Members will get it a few days earlier than the public. But the official release date is the 29th of August. Stay tuned!

  • Will Berger says:

    Super nice Guys! Can’t wait to start using it! Great job!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Will!

  • dano f says:

    Adjusting the mobile views is a game changer to me. Great work guys!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      It’s pretty cool, right? :)

  • Hazel says:

    Finally we can make real changes to the mobile edition!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Yes! Glad you like the new features, Hazel.

  • Christopher Tatum says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the editing on the Desktop, Tablet, and Mobile views!

    This is a game changer!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Christopher!

  • Chris H says:

    Really excited about the launch. Wondering if superscript and subscript options will be added to the text editor. This seems like a common oversight of so many visual editors and yet so many of us have trademarks that we need to indicate through superscripting. Will Thrive architect address this?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Chris,

      The new editor supports superscript and subscript if you paste it from a source with super/subscript. We don’t have a button to apply the effect from within our editor, though.

  • Maurice A says:

    What John said – I am blown away – brilliant. It seriously addresses the issues with handling content across multiple screen sizes and more!

    Quick question

    Will you be releasing some new templates with the launch – bare bones templates I am guessing to allow the user to build them out? I have some sites to build and I am wondering if I should just wait a few weeks to save some effort?

    I knew it would be a paradigm shift! Well done!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Maurice,

      Thank you for your comment! In the release version of Thrive Architect, you’ll find the same templates that we already have for Thrive Landing Pages (just updated to fully support all new Thrive Architect features). But of course, we’ll be releasing brand new templates soon after!

  • Peter says:

    Wow, I’ve got to remind myself, that my job is not to build websites with these shiny things – but – maybe I should change careers? TT, your drugs are adictive!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Haha, that’s a great comment, Peter! I know what you mean. It wouldn’t really be my job to use this either, but I find every excuse I can to use it anyway (“I have to make this video”, “I have to know our products well”, “I have to test for usability…”).

  • Christian Steiner N says:

    Can’t wait to use it. I’m new to webdesign, designing my own small business home page, but TCB has alreasy been extremly useful for me.

    Just yesterday I realized the challenges of making the page look good for both big screen and mobile view. And already to day I find out you have the solution around the corner!
    Thrive membership is already showing to be worth the money.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Christian! I’m glad to know that the responsive editing will be a useful feature for you too.

  • Geoff A says:

    Thrive Architect – “PURE GENIUS!” Thank you. :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Geoff!

  • Winnie M says:

    It looks cool and easy to use. I’ll have to
    practice my patience :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Your patience shall be rewarded, Winnie. :)

  • Tom says:

    Unbelievable how in Thrive Architect you can tweak the layout on different devices! It was always in some way that you should do some concessions on one or more devices. Superb work! One question: In the video the amount of featured posts is changed. Is it also possible to have one or more content blocks you don’t want to show on mobile for instance? Let’s say it is a very rich-content page and you want to drop parts for mobiles. Is this possible?
    When is the launch for Architect planned?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Tom,

      1) You can hide elements from mobile, if they are separate elements. For the posts gallery, what you could do is add one that displays 10 posts and show it on desktop and then add a second one that shows only 3 posts and hide it on desktop. For mobile phones, you can then hide the large gallery and show the small one, to get the desired effect.

      2) Thrive Architect is launching on August 29th, 2017.

  • Henrik G says:

    I like what I see. I belive this is the only page builder where you can actually control absolute position, shadows and mobile editing.

    It looks very good.

    Is it extendable? Can you as a developer hook into the tool?

    Is there access to the output html? I need to be able to insert the data via shortcodes so I can use it with toolset from WP-Types.com, and all page builders so far are limited in this sense.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Henrik,

      In Thrive Architect, you can still (as you could in TCB) call up an HTML source code view of the entire page and make any changes you with, in there.

      As for extendibility: we don’t have developer options yet. We may add those at some point, but there’s no plan for it yet.

  • Christopher B says:

    It’s looking very promising. I’m looking forward to exploring Thrive Architect capabilities.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Christopher!

  • Michael M says:

    I read somewhere or heard it on one of your excellent videos that you will also be soon releasing new or updated themes – any further news on that?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Michael,

      Thrive Architect will form the foundation for our next theme. So, once this is released, one of our teams will start on the next generation Thrive Theme. :)

  • wolf S says:

    It is fascinating to see how intuitive and fast a page is to build. Great!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Wolf!

  • Tina v says:

    LOVE it! I love Thrive Themes anyway but the padding and aligning could be a bit tricky with TCB but from seeing this new update, I can hardly wait to start using it. Plus the layering of images will save soon much time. Thanks guys, you rock :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Tina! I’m happy to see that you’re so excited about Thrive Architect.

  • Anthony B says:

    Awesome, just awesome.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Anthony!

  • Matthias says:

    WOW!!!! Can´t say more than: great job!!!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Matthias!

  • Rodolfo says:

    Hi, a special greeting from Colombia for all the wonderful team of Thrive themes.

    One question, the previous tutorials of Thrive Content Builder and how to create the pages will continue to serve as a guide in some way?

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Rodolfo,
      We will have to make new ones… Much has changed

  • George S says:

    Outstanding presentation…Thrive Architect looks like a game-changer. Can’t wait until it goes live.

  • Amy J says:

    I love how much easier it will be to make changes! I’m eagerly awaiting it’s arrival!

  • Christophe says:

    You can’t image how I’m excited with this new update ;)

    Less image editing software more happiness

    More UI flexibility with less coding more happiness

    Waiting for a PSD2ThriveArchitect service 8)

    • Hanne says:

      Happy to hear Christophe

  • Dean Phillips says:

    Please allow us to use typekit/typography fonts by typing in the fonts

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for the suggestion, Dean. We have a few requests for this, so we’ll definitely consider it.

  • Sumit Kumar says:

    Hey Shane

    Congratulations for coming this far, this new editor is really a game changer, editing devise specific view really nailed it. This all looks GREAT.

    I have few questions and suggestions.

    1. One thing I have always been curious about is why you never implemented a ways to resize and position all the elements using a control of mouse instead of changing all those options, for example would have been awesome to change the size of that who is that guy element and position it using my mouse cursor. For example I resizing my browser window and position it on desktop the way I want it. That feature alone will make the whole experience 10x faster and will make it TRUELY drag and drop.

    2. I am still wondering why thrive themes does not have a cart, or an integration with woo-commerce at-least? I have seen many people asking for it and seen you asked what they need. I will try to explain what would make it a complete solution and will seriously blow ClickFunnels out of water.

    – If thrive themes have a cart that will obviously solve the above issue.

    – But it can be easily achieved if thrive theme can find a way to customize woo-commerce checkout process. That will help one not only make funnels to gather leads but will also help one to build funnel for selling physical products. Which is what clickfunnel is all about.

    Guys at woocurve.com are trying to something that can plugin with thrive themes and create the whole funnel for selling physical product by the use of thrive themes pages. They have products like 1-click upsell for woo-commerce and Handsome Checkouts (this plugin takes over woo-commerce’s checkout page).

    In the end all I want to say is, if thrive themes can come-up with a way to customize woo-commerce’s checkout page it will be a game changer and clickfunnels will be blown out of water. Because there is no need to build anything else, woo-commerce is going to handle all the backend.

    I have tried to explain this process to my best, but I will be willing jump on a call and explain it more if more details are needed.

    I am trying so hard to explain it only because I genuinely feel “Thrive Themes is so damn close to becoming the best solution for creating online sales funnels”.

    • Sumit Kumar says:

      I kinda expected some sort of reply on my query. oh well….

      • Hanne says:

        As you can see there are over 100 comments on this article…

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Sumit,

      1.For the positioning you can see Shane’s answer on Samuel’s question. The reason we do not do this is because it uses position absolute for everything and it’s not necessarily a good option.

      2. Because we want to do things right and we don’t feel a simple cart solution or an integration with WooCommerce is what’s best. But this is something we’re thinking a lot about.

      • Volker H says:

        Time will pass and more and more people think about the reason, why they were “hunting” leads. The time will come they want to make money, they want to sell digital products like online courses etc.
        Since this will happen, they begin searching solutions for doing there ecommerce….. because thats the reason why they want collect leads, build landing pages a.s.o.
        woocommerce is maybe not the best but at least the most comprehensive and cheapest way of selling everything!!!
        a lot of theme provider have simple integrations! woo is a plugin.
        If I see the amount of comments regarding costs for TA, I don´t think it would be a good idea of thinking about the integration of expensive and compley membership solutions.

        please think a moment about a thrive member who want to make money and the plugin you offer…..great… of course until you want to give a freebie away instead include a buy button :(
        I think, the thrive developers are so excellent, that it should not be a big deal.
        looking forward 4 TA and the next step ;-)

      • Sumit Kumar says:

        you are on point Volker, I am sure they are thinking about it.

        I said it before and will say it again, the day Thrive themes figure out the way to sell physical products, through their funnels, Thrive Themes suit will become the best and most desired solution available for making sales funnels.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        I agree with you on everything except one thing: that’s it’s not a big deal. There are too many sloppy and half-hearted ecommerce and membership solutions already. When we do this, we’ll do it right. And it will be a very big deal indeed. ;)

  • Peter S says:

    Flat out blown away! I can’t wait to build my first page with Thrive Architect.

    One thing I’d still like to see (if it’s even possible, may not be) is the ability to edit pre-existing Word Press pages and posts and make them drafts. Our site has a lot of old WP editor created pages that I’d really like to update using Thrive Architect but editing the pages would take many hours to make them superior pages and I can’t just go in and make some updates one day, then save the work as it’s then publishing to an existing page which will now look like a construction zone of old content and new. I really wish I had the ability to kind of treat an existing page as if it were on a staging server and would only go live (publish) with the new updates once it’s all done in the staging/draft mode.

    Does that make sense? Is that even possible?

    Anyway, I’m super impressed with what I’ve seen so far. Buying TCB was my best decision yet and now I look even smarter as I get a free update to Thrive Architect!

    -Stephen

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Peter,

      Yes, I like this suggestion. We’ve discussed this as well, about the option of having a separate “drafts for live pages” thing. It won’t be included in the release version, but we may be able to add it as a future feature.

  • Lars says:

    Hi Shane,

    wow – I am looking forward and will postpone new pages on my to do list to start directly with Architect.

    One more suggestion regarding the split testing feature about which Hanne has told us in a previous preview post that is on your roadmap.

    Maybe you wanna have a look at this tool for inspiration:
    SplitMagic – as you speak German you can watch their tutorial video here: https://vimeo.com/159382170

    It gives a good overview and furthermore shows a very comfortable way for the user to use and implement split-testing.

    Thanks a lot and also looking forward to this near-future (hopefully) feature, too.

    Thank you.

    Lars

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for the tip, Lars. We’re looking to build something a lot more user friendly than what I saw in that video, though…

  • Arne B says:

    Hanne, are you saying I should become a member now to get access earlier or should I wait for a potential launch offer?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      There will be no launch offer for Thrive Architect.

  • Charles T says:

    I’ve got a huge question that I’ve actually posted in the forum before.

    It was about the ‘global edit’, where we will have a global variable or something like that.

    For example, The header of a landing page to be repeated, a phone number to be updated across all pages and more.

    Global template is the term I used. And Shane, you did say you guys are working on it. And that was brought up since last year or the year before.

    I hope Thrive Architect finally able to fulfills this.

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Charles,
      This will not be in the first release.

  • carl.dufour says:

    Fan-bloody-tastic ! Can’t wait !!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Carl! Glad you like what you’ve seen, so far. :)

  • ILDIKO says:

    Great. Thank you. It was good to see it. Please keep posting more How-to-Do materials. I am looking forward using the Thrive products.

  • JuanPedro S says:

    Aloha,
    I very much like what I have seen in the video.

    I have just one question regarding “Placing Text on Top”.

    I currently use an icon with a tooltip “on hover”. I have placed a text on top of the icon, however when the mouse gets onto the text the tooltip disappears.

    With this new feature will the text become a part of the icon thus allowing to see the tooltip regardless of the mouse-position or will the tooltip disappear as until now?

    I can hardly wait to start working with TA.

    Great job from you guys at Thrive Themes (as always)!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Sorry, I can’t picture the problem you’re describing. There is a tooltip feature in Thrive Architect, which you can apply to almost any element. The tooltip appears on hover and disappears on mouse-out.

  • Jacob A says:

    Fantastic job on over delivering value to your customer base. Your team has really paid attention to the community and created an incredible update that is above and beyond what any of us expected.

    I would love to see if you can recreate this page in a future video…
    airforce1ac.com

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Jacob,

      Thank you for your comment! From the site you suggest, the only thing we can’t do yet is create the header menu the way it is on that page. But we’re working on a header feature update that will come not too long after the release of Thrive Architect.

  • Anthony says:

    Will you have a media query system in place to create different device type css? Kindof like how elementor has the icons to select devices for indv. rules

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Anthony,

      Yes, you can change visibility and styles for different media queries in Thrive Architect. Watch the video starting from 17:44 to see how it works.

  • Jeff Bliss says:

    Your instructional videos are excellent!
    Questions re: Architect
    1. Will it include a customizable Contact for inquires with the ability to style it, add check boxes and radio buttons?
    2. Will you be adding add more pre-built sections/ templates?
    Thank you!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Jeff,

      Thanks for your comment!

      1) We don’t have a contact form feature yet, but adding one is on the development roadmap.

      2) Yes, this will be something we’ll publish a lot, once the plugin is released.

  • As many others here, I am very impressed. That looks like a totally new level of using a visual composer. It would be great if there were a systematic help section so that even a newbie can learn how to use the Architect in a step-by-step-way. There is a lot of help content for the TCB (as well as the themes) but it seems somehow randomised and not always easy to detect. I am looking forward to learning more about the Architect.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your feedback, Monika!

      Yes, I agree that more structured help would be very useful. This is something we’re working on, although it won’t be ready for the Thrive Architect release.

  • Amazing!!
    One important question:

    Is there a way to show/hide element on click like with clickfunnel? Actually, it’s maybe one of the greatest ability of clickfunnel, that other builder don’t have…

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Antoine,

      I’m not sure what you mean. Do you mean something like: you click on a button and it reveals something else in the content?

      What we currently have is opening a custom lightbox/overlay on click and content toggles that open/close on click.

      • Antoine Morales says:

        Hello Shane, thanks for your answer,

        Yes you click on a button and it reveals or hide a content container / .section / row and/or any element. Each element, section and row is show and you just have to click wich one you want to be reveal/hide after the button click. It’s really a GREAT feature that give a lot of possibilities. If we had this in Thrives too it would allow us to make a LOT more things! I personally use it for showing/hiding different form for each type of payment: card, paypal, bank transfer

        Or having the checkout form direct on the sale page but revealing it only after a click on a button!

        I know the content toogles and the lightbox that open a click because I’m using thrives for my website content and really love it, just missing some feature that would allow me to use ONLY thrives theme. Because I’m actually only using the builder and the one click upsell functionallity from clickfunnel and paying 100 dollar each month from them. If Thrives had a bigger plan with those functionallity I would only use thrives, that have a much better builder and a lot more things like the killer quizz, thrives leads etc.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Yes, we’ve got a plan for such a feature for Thrive Architect as well. However, it’s not going to happen this year, as we have a series of higher priority releases and additions (including A/B testing for landing pages) that we will work on first.

        As for funnel and cart features: that’s also a future project, but not a near-term future one.

  • Ayomide A says:

    I almost can’t believe how intuitive Architect it! Wow. I’m so blown: Hanne was right, it’s going to require a rather different workflow but that’s going to be AMAZING, because everything is better and so much more intuitive. It took me a long time to really get paddings and margins for instance: if I had this, it’d have been so much easier. Even simple things like how intuitive the text formatting and colour picker options are. This blows everything out of the water, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Ayomide! It’s great to know that you’re seeing the value in the way we built the UI for Thrive Architect.

  • Andrew B says:

    Great video, great product.

    I noticed that in the demo Shane made a custom menu. On my site I use TCB for my new pages and posts, but I have some old pages and posts, and so I use wordpress widgets for all my menus (Pressive theme).
    Your custom menus are a lot better. Is there a way I can create ones that I can use across my whole site? Top menu and side bar?

    I must say the day I started using your products has turned out to be an important day in my life. Many thanks indeeed.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Not yet, I’m afraid. You’ll have to wait for our next theme before you can apply all the Thrive Architect goodness to template elements like headers and sidebars.

  • Dean P says:

    Will this support SVG images (when using a wordpress SVG uploader)?

    And can we create forms that are more customisable going forward (with Thrive leads + Architect) for example this forms layout:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qw33k0vhq8vxthw/Screen%20Shot%202017-08-13%20at%2015.56.23.png?dl=0

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      SVG uploads: not yet, but we will add that as well.

      Form layouts: yes! You can now drag and drop form elements. :)

      • Dean P says:

        Awesome man! Great news :)

        Will there be an easy way to do custom css on rows/elements on the version released?

        I use the “Gotham” font on all my branding which isn’t a google font and I know typekit/typography.com support won’t be released on the launch :)

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        You can add custom classes to any element (including sections) and add custom CSS to the page, yes.

  • David says:

    This looks amazing Shane!!! Thrive Architect is “Apple” under the WordPress Page-Builders ;-)

    I’m also looking forward to the new perfect THEME for Thrive Architect. Will the new theme come also THIS YEAR?

    Greets from a happy member-customer :-)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello David,

      We don’t have an ETA for the theme yet. We will try to release something this year, but it will start with a very minimal theme.

  • Brian Ward says:

    Looks amazing! When will it be available for existing members?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      We will send out an email notification when it becomes available.

  • Is it coming news “pricing table” templates (more beautiful) and with a month/anual switch button? ;)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Not in the release version, but we’ll be adding pricing table templates soon. A switch won’t be available yet either.

  • Darin Johnson says:

    Looking forward to the changes.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      We’re looking forward to this release as well!

  • Stephane says:

    One word : Great ! :)

  • Stuart says:

    Looks like a big improvement on TCB which as a self-employed web designer I didn’t get along with because of its limitations.

    A few of questions:

    1) Is it possible to change the size of the mobile/tablet/desktop breakpoints or even add extra ones?

    2) Will Architect add unnecessary HTML (div’s etc) to a page like most of these page builders do? This is one of the main issues that is stopping me from using a page builder for client sites. I want clean code! If you can achieve this I think you will win a lot more advanced users like myself over who are able to build sites from scratch in HTML/CSS.

    3) Will it be possible to remove the page building functionality on sites we build for clients (so they can only make basic text changes etc)?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Stuart,

      Thank you for your comment!

      1) No, this won’t be possible in the release version. It’s possible that we’ll add this at a later date, but adding more break points means adding more code and more steps to the workflow, so for most users, it’s not a very useful thing to have.

      2) A page builder will never produce code that’s as clean as what you’d code by hand. Yes, there are more divs on the page than you’d create if you wrote the CSS/HTML yourself. As we saw here, Architect outputs less code than almost all competing products, but it’s still not totally lean code.

      3) Not yet, no. But this is something we’ll almost certainly add in the future, as we’ve gotten many requests for it.

      • Stuart says:

        Hi Shane,

        Thank you for your response…

        A couple more questions:

        1) Will Thrive Architect support WordPress multisite?

        2) If so, will one TA license key allow me to use it on all sites under a multisite install or will I need a license key for every multisite “site”?

        Thank you!

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Hello Stuart,

        We have not done anything to ensure or test for WPML support, so for the moment, I’d say the answer is “no”. I’ll have to get an update from the developers about whether this will be something we add in the future or not.

        If you’d be using this on a multisite install with many users who are your clients in some form, it would require an agency license.

  • Ted says:

    Shane,
    Thank you so much for listening when we had suggestions, patching to help us solve issues for clients, and wrapping it all together to roll out something amazing in the next release. Like TCB and it looks like we are going to love Architect… Your dedication to making our lives easier (and more fun) is so much appreciated.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Ted! We’re grateful that we have users like yourself, who continually communicate with us about what you need and how we might make our products better.

  • Justin P says:

    Tablet and phone changes = excellent!

  • Dean says:

    I hope in the future we’ll be able to select to show different column breaks on phone/tablets (for example showing 2 columns on the mobile instead of the normal stacked 1)

    :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      We don’t have that yet, but there are many things about the editor that we will continue to refine over time.

  • Stan Gore says:

    Shane: Architect would benefit from the user being able to view and make adjustments in both mobile vertical and landscape views. I recently spent a month with Support working on correcting letter spacing distortion and line height distortion issues (causing scrunched-together text headlines and subheadlines) which only occur when the landing page template-based sites were viewed with either an iOS or Android device in LANDSCAPE view. Support finally acknowledged that this was a bug in TCB; it then took multiple iterations before they were able to provide the correct custom CSS necessary to fix each page. I have no idea if this issue has been rectified in Architect, but even if it has, it would be reassuring to be able to view and tweak both mobile vertical and landscape views.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Stan,

      TCB didn’t have any break points for responsive content. That means that it had to rely on content scaling well on all screen sizes without any style changes. What you describe is a case where this scaling across all sizes apparently didn’t work.

      In Thrive Architect, we have 3 device views and we call them desktop, tablet and mobile, but the reality of screen sizes is not that simple. In reality, there’s an almost seamless range of screen sizes ranging from huge 8K monitors all the way down to small smartphones in portrait view. If you want to see what your content looks like on a typical smartphone in landscape view, the “tablet” size in Thrive Architect is exactly that. And the reason we don’t have a “tablet, landscape” view is because there’s no real difference between an average tablet in landscape and an average laptop screen.

      The way the mobile editing works is that we have the 3 sizes you can optimize for and if your content looks good on each of the 3 sizes, it’s very unlikely that there exists a device or orientation in which your content won’t look good.

      We could maybe add a preview mode with more sizes, to give peace of mind about this, but I believe that adding more break points and making them all editable separately adds unnecessary code and extra steps in the workflow, without adding any practical benefit.

      We are open to what our users have to say about this, though.

  • Kay P says:

    I’m so excited about this improved product and waiting (im)patiently for the release on the 29th! :) On another note… any release dates for the new and upcoming theme?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      It’s too early to talk about themes and release dates, that’s for sure. But releasing Thrive Architect is an important step towards a new theme.

  • Ahrale S says:

    Very nice improvements. i only wonder about the desktop tablet & mobile view, why you didn’t take the mobile first approach… Thanks

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Ahrale,

      We discussed this in the team. Using a mobile first approach would mean that you have to always build the smallest (mobile phone) version of your pages and content as the main version and then make adjustments to the larger screen sizes. This is a workflow that’s far from ideal. And with the emergence of AMP and PWA, it’s also no longer the best way to handle mobile devices. We decided to skip past the “mobile first” era and focus on what’s coming next, instead.

  • Sim F says:

    Will there be a pre-release for current users ?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Sim,

      Yes, current users and Thrive Members will receive access a bit earlier. We will send out an email notification.

  • Jan says:

    It looks like it was well worth the wait. Thank you for making the builder MUCH more designer friendly (for us that priorities design stuff over conversion stuff). I was ready to move completely to Divi, but it looks like I’ll be sticking around – thank you so much!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Jan!

  • kose says:

    It was like Photoshop editing in the web page. Super cool.

    I liked the most where we can edit for specific screen views like mobile view and desktop. In older technologies, the headlines are tooo big in mobile view and it looks ugly. Now we can make pretty headline size for mobiles.

    I followed thrive themes company maybe for 5 years and finally – i think 2 months ago – I completely decided to be in this team.

    Your success make us more happy.

    Warm Regards

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Yes, I agree that the mobile editing was really needed. But seeing how unsatisfactory the implementation was in many competing products, we decided to take the time to really make this awesome, for Thrive Architect. I think it was worthwhile. :)

  • Paul F says:

    TCB was the best out there. This blows TCB away. It looks amazing! Incredible that you can do all this in javascript.

    Question: When including a picture does it still include the largest file for images like TCB, or does it use the smaller wordpress sizes (thumb/medium/etc) if selected or reduced in size?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      This is not final yet. We’re still testing different options for how to handle images.

  • Mark V says:

    Amazing. I love how the new product works. The mobile edits are money. I’ve tried Divi, Cornerstone, Beaver Builder, Visual Builder, and Salient and Thrive continue to come out on top as the best content builder out there. Keep up the great work!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Mark!

  • Jon P. says:

    Can I get it now…Please!!! It looks great and can’t wait to work with it.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Coming very soon. :)

  • Sumit says:

    is there any fixed news on when existing user are getting access to it?

    I saw someone mentioned that existing users will be getting early access to it.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Existing users will be notified by email as soon as the upgrade is available.

  • John Naismith says:

    Wow!!!!! I just love the ability to tweak the mobile and tablet views. And the simplicity of use.

    As I have commented previously, I am so grateful for the value I am getting from my Thrive Themes subscription. Much more than any other of my monthly subscriptions and for a lesser fee.

    Thanks Thrive Themes team, you are awesome!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, John!

  • Kerstin says:

    Amazing!!! I am already deep in love with the Thrive Architect. I noticed that you have always the same working menue for each element you want to tweak, that will make the learning of what you can do so much easier. I love the using different layers on the Background, as this can make storytelling with pictures possible. One of the best ideas, was the possiblity to change the look of the tablet an mobil view. Working with Bookcovers you need to have different size of them on the different views. Really you have done amazing work. Can´t wait to get my hands dirty :-)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Kerstin! Yes, the changing options panel was an annoyance we got stuck with in TCB. Thrive Architect is much easier to get used to. :)

  • Hastimal Shah says:

    First looks Amazing., I’m waiting in queue to play with it.
    Question?
    Will it be expandable like other page builder, Addons elements and so on?

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Hastimal,
      That’s not currently on the roadmap. What addons would you like?

  • Anant says:

    Hi Thrive Team,
    This looks incredible.
    As a frequent user, I can see it’s going to be super helpful.
    Responsive preview feature is amazing but I also really liked the way we can now adjust margins and padding and other styling. This is so intuitive.
    And there’s gotta be more. Can’t wait for it.

    Just one question if possible to answer. TCB doesn’t work with tablet. Does the Architect support tablet (touch) editing i.e. will I be able to use it on my iPad?

    Thanks for great effort and so resourceful posts. All the best for the launch!!!

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Anant,

      Happy you like what you see. To answer your question, not really… Thrive Architect is not made to be used on tablet.

  • Mikel B says:

    If I start using this instead of TCB will I lose all my content made with TCB? Or will I need both plugins active at the same time?

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Mikel,

      This is an update so you will not have both plugins on your site and all of the content created with TCB will still be accessible and editable. You will not loose anything!

  • steveb says:

    Hanne,
    I just subscribed to the Thrive Themes Membership. I have been slow to get started learning it but now I am wondering if I should wait until the full unveiling of TA. I am really anxious to get started but i don’t want to have to learn it all over again.
    Keep up the great work on the tutorials!

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Steve,
      Usually I really wouldn’t tell you to wait but in this case it’s a matter of days so yes maybe just hold out a little :)

  • Nancy says:

    I’m excited to see the overlay feature–what a time saver!

  • John E says:

    This video was truly inspiring! The ability to make views for different formats is amazing. I do hope the new Architect easily replaces the TCB and other plug-ins in current use. That professional landing page was so easily built from scratch and I feel I will be able to do things like that too. Why would anyone use anything else?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, John!

      We have a post releasing shortly which will show what the transition from TCB to Thrive Architect looks like in practice. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

  • Andreas H says:

    I’d like to know about php memory consumption of Architect versus Visual Editor – will it rise?

  • Paul says:

    Hi looks interesting but it’s obviously very glitchy as you yourself said. I’m guessing there will be endless bug fixes and updates and I think that may definely be frustrating. Also what pricing structure do you have please? Thank you!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      What are you referring to? What do you expect to be glitchy?

  • bart3 says:

    And out keep getting better and beter and better and….

    I am totally hooked, amazing work!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Bart! :)

  • Ulf says:

    Very very cool

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Glad you like what we’re working on, Ulf. :)

  • Peter L says:

    This looks incredible, massive improvement. Can’t wait

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      It’s a massive improvement indeed. :)

  • Dean Hankey says:

    Duuuude… This is AWESOME! ()As Always!) Been with Thrive Since the Beginning and It Only Keeps Getting Better All The Time! ~ You Are My HERO!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Dean!

  • Paul J says:

    My hats off to you and your development team! Looking forward to using it!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Paul!

  • kathrina.salonga says:

    This is awesome! I’m having some issues with displaying excerpts and full content on my blog page… It won’t display anthing aside from image, tags, and other details. I changed themes and it’s the same. I’m using a staging site though. Let me know if you can help. :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Kathrina. Please post it in the support forum so it gets to our support team and testers.

  • Christopher L says:

    Will there be thrive theme template clouds on architect with the know how pages?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Christophe,

      I’m not sure what you mean by “thrive theme template clouds”? Are you referring to a theme feature or to landing pages in Thrive Architect?

  • Carly says:

    I am no longer able to use my own custom fonts that I have uploaded. Is there a way to do this?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Carly. I will let the team know so we can look into this issue.

      • Carly says:

        Hi Shane,
        Thank you. I hope it gets fixed soon! This is something we use often on our site.
        Thanks again

  • Ezequiel Brenner says:

    Hi. Thanks for the tutorial.

    See, when I make a change at the mobile view, changes at desktop and tablet too.

    For example I’ve tried changing the headline size at mobile but then it changed the size everywhere. I tried clearing chache, both at wordpress and chrome, but didn’t work.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks for your help

    Ezequiel

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Ezequiel,

      It depends on which version you’re using. So, usually in CSS, if you make an inline change, that won’t be mobile responsive. That means that if you select some text and make changes to that selected text, it will change on all screen sizes.

      To make responsive changes, you have to make the changes on the “block level”. That means you select the text block as a whole (without selecting any of the words inside it) and apply the changes there.

      However, our developers have managed to make even the inline changes responsive (by what I can only assume is some kind of black magic). So, if you use the latest version of the plugin, it should work either way.

      • Ezequiel says:

        Hi Shane

        Thanks for your quick response.

        I updated the plugin and now its working either way you mentioned it.

        Now I have another issue. The fonts are not working.

        I mean every font change I make they stay the same.

        Any idea what’ going on here?

        Thanks

        Ezequiel

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        If the font change isn’t applying, try changing to a different font and back again. There is a bug there that we’re aware of and will fix. If switching back and forth still doesn’t work, please let us know in the support forum.

  • Ralph S says:

    Great tutorials and a fantastic product! Thanks, Shane and Hanne and the team!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Ralph!

  • Lynne says:

    I see a person can make a content block template; is there a way to make a page or post template that is not a landing page? That way I can have the elements I want on a page without having to add block templates over and over again. Thank you.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Lynne,

      You can save an entire page’s worth of content as a template, yes. To do this, you must add everything you want to save into a containing element, such as a background section or content box. You can, for example, use a content box with 0 margin, 0 padding and no background, so it doesn’t influence what the content inside looks like, at all.

  • LaTosha J says:

    I’m LOVING the changes that you all have made. Being able to see how my content is viewed on various devices (phone or tablet) and making changes specific to that device is awesome. Thank you! :)

  • Katharine K says:

    Wow, this looks great. And I’m wondering, is support for WooCommerce product pages on your to-do list for 2018? Because once I capture a client’s attention, I want the product page to be just as engaging and smooth-running.

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Katharine,
      No it is probably not on our list.

  • Francois CONNAN says:

    Simply great! I don’t regret my investment with Thrive. When it is so, I don’t forget to say: Thank you very much!

  • Johan d says:

    Is this template also downloadable???

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Johan,

      No this template is not currently available in the templates library.

  • Minh Khánh says:

    thanks , i love thrivethemes

  • stevenewdell2022 says:

    Wonderful! You have answered so many questions for me with this demo. I am the least confident of people doing something like this, but I know when I buy “Architect” after I work with it for a month I’ll be in love with it. I can safely tell the world, this is NOT like Coffee Cup or Wix. It can be used on WordPress and allow us to be creative without frustration. True enough some people can make a mess of anything if they don’t have an artist’s eye. Find a model from a major magazine and do your best to duplicate it. I’m looking forward, (though I have a very limited budget) to purchasing Thrive Architect very soon. Thanks so much for the demo. It’s grand to have a teacher like you. SN

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