In the latest release of the Thrive Architect plugin, we've added a speed boosting feature for your landing pages.
Whenever you use one of our landing page templates, you can now choose whether your theme's CSS is loaded on that page or not. To discover what that means and how to make use of this feature, keep reading.
Where to Find the New Option
This new feature applies to landing pages only. That means you will find it when you have Thrive Architect opened on a page that has a landing page template loaded.
Click on the Page Setup icon in the bottom bar:
Then click on "Landing Page Settings" to find the "Remove Theme CSS" checkbox:
What it Does
CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. CSS is all the code your browser interprets to figure out how to display a web page. As in: the style information, the information about what things look like.
Depending on what theme you use, this style information may be a lot of code. Removing this code from a landing page means that the page is leaner and that it will load faster.
Here's what you need to know about checking this option:
- By default, all of our landing pages contain all of their own style information. That means they will look and work exactly the same when the theme's CSS is no longer loaded.
- With the theme CSS removed, you can still add and edit anything in your landing pages that involves Thrive Architect elements. Anything added from the Thrive Architect editor will work just fine.
- However, if you load a short code that comes from your theme, it will not render correctly. To fix this, simply uncheck the Remove Theme CSS option.
- When editing fonts/text, the "inherit theme fonts" option won't work when the theme CSS is not being loaded.
That means there are two scenarios in which you want to uncheck this box:
- If you want to load a theme short code.
- If you want to use the "inherit theme fonts" option for text on your landing pages.
In every other case, removing the theme styles is beneficial, because it will make your pages load faster.
Over to You
What do you think of this new feature? Do you have any questions about when to use it or how it works? Let us know by leaving a comment!