How to Reverse Column Order With Thrive Content Builder (and Why You’d Want To)

In the latest version of our Thrive Content Builder plugin, you can now reverse the stacking order of columns.

After reading the above sentence, you're either already excited about the feature or wondering: "why would I want to do that?"

Check out the video to see a simple example of how this feature helps you make better mobile layouts (plus: a teaser about what's coming next for TCB).​


In case you missed it, here's the link to the last video and post about the updates we shipped in Thrive Content Builder 1.5.

A First Look Towards 2.0

As mentioned in the video, we have been hard at work on a 2.0 version of Thrive Content Builder.

When Thrive Content Builder was first released, it represented a huge step forward from the default WordPress editor. We believe that with version 2.0, we can take another step forward and redefine what visual editing in WordPress means.

Your feedback has been crucial for our development. Some of the things we will be including in the new version of the plugin are:

  • Mobile previews and mobile responsive editing.
  • Ability to edit old content (made in the WordPress editor) in Thrive Content Builder.
  • Preserving your content, even if you deactivate the plugin.
  • More customization/styling options.
  • Solving the problem of the annoying options panel that covers too much of the content you're working on.
  • Video backgrounds.

This list is just a small sample of the improvements we're working on.

As we're in the process of developing the new Content Builder, this is a good opportunity to get more feedback from you.

What are some things you really love about Thrive Content Builder? What are some things that annoy you? What features would you like to see in the new version?

Let us know by leaving a comment below!


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.

  • Andre L says:

    Hey Shane! Ihr setzt immer wieder Industrie-Standard mit Euren Sachen! Hammer! Vor allem die Zuverlässigkeit und die Geschwindigkeit mit der Ihr neue Sachen implementiert! Großes Daumen hoch! Keep rockin’! One very happy camper! :-)

  • Ameen says:

    Hi Thrive Themes team,
    I love TCB 95% of the time. The 1 thing you could do to improve it is to make the text formatting less glitchy. Sometimes I’ll change the size, font or bold-ness of text and it won’t work or it will do it for the whole text box rather than just what I’ve highlighted. I’m sure others have elaborated on this more. It doesn’t always happen by the way but enough for it to annoy me.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your feedback, Ameen! I know what you mean about the glitchy moments with the text editor. It’s something we struggled with since the beginning, but I’m happy to say that we found a solution for this as well. :)

      • John N says:

        I guess my little annoying thing will be fixed in version 2.0, but here it is. From memory it happens only in headings. Example: I have the word ‘Annoying’ in the heading and when I check it outside the editor I get something like this ‘An?noyi?ng’. If I go back and re-type the word and refresh outside the editor it’s fixed.

      • John N says:

        On a more positive note, I just love TCB. Especially the changes you have just made. So much easier to create and adjust the layout.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Thanks, John!

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Hmm, that’s a strange issue. I believe we will be able to eliminate it with our new text editor, though.

      • Maximilian Pütz says:

        I second that- and also have an option to have quick formatting avaible for formatting text- it takes me like 3 clicks to apply our color code to all the text elements i need in that color

  • Zack says:

    This is truly an amazing plugin and is integral in quickly turning my ideas into functioning pages. Video backgrounds and content preservation are huge features for me that I’m definitely looking forward to. Keep up the awesome work!

  • Warren Horak says:

    Powerful, you guys think of everything.

    Thanks Shane and Team

  • Warren Horak says:

    Do you guys have plans for Checkout page etc something like Samcart?
    That would sooo powerful if you did.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Warren,

      Since everyone keeps asking us about it, we will eventually build a membership plugin type thing. I mention this because I think that’s a necessary basis for building checkout page templates. Another possibility is that we create something like a form builder which would connect to other systems like membership systems, payment gateways etc.

      Basically, we’d love to provide this, but I think checkout page templates by themselves aren’t useful unless there’s some other integration stuff going on.

      • Pullkit Gera says:

        Ooh … Membership plugin sounds nice … I think this is the first time you have confirmed that it will be built.
        Nice :)

        Looking forward to TCB updates as well.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Well, that’s really all I can say right now. From all the feedback we’ve gotten, it’s clear that there is a big demand for this. We could make a membership thing and toss it on the market and make a lot of money, right now. However, we want to build something really exceptional and not just a “me-too” product. There are more than enough membership solutions out there already. Right now, all I can say is that we are taking a very close look at this market and we have the intention of creating a solution. We will only create something if we find a way to make something that is in a different league from current offers, though.

      • Tim says:

        Shane, I believe you have this exactly correct. Forms connect to the foundations of many systems. I visualize a Thrive Forms Builder that integrates with existing popular membership systems, payment gateway systems, and poll/survey systems.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Yeah, that would be cool for sure. We have a project for a form builder, but it’s only in the idea stage at the moment.

      • Nate says:

        Willing to wait! Thanks for this very affordable solution.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Thanks, Nate!

      • Quentin P says:

        That would be totally awesome. I’d much rather have everything in Thrive. Right now, I’ve paid $199 here and $199 there for all sorts of member plugins and carts, and every one of them has issues (and nowhere near the quantity and quality of updates you do!). Roll on the “ThriveMegaCart” plugin :)

      • Marcel says:

        Hi Shane, the form builder i would love it

      • jim says:

        Shane I totally agree and am looking forward to having that plugin as part of the Thrive arsenal..

  • mehdi b says:

    Hey guys, great as usual. Love your products. Here’s a thing that frustrates me in TCB :

    When you hit save changes button and you have some internet connection issue at the same time, the wheel keeps turning forever with the black background, and unfortunately you lose all the changes you have made because you have to reload the page.

    So if this can be improve, it would be great :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks, Mehdi!

      That is indeed a frustrating issue. Not sure what the solution is, but I’m sure we can figure something out.

      • Charles T says:

        I’ve a technical solution idea for this. Store the latest changes on the page on local drive (I think HTML5 has this feature). Once save it to server, clear off the storage.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Interesting. WordPress also does something where they store changes “in your browser” if you are offline. Not sure what that means, but we’ll see if we can do something similar. Better autosaving and saving is on our list of improvements.

      • Quentin P says:

        The 10 minute save reminder has saved me many times :)

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Same. Although it’s more of a workaround than a solution, to simply show save reminders.

      • Lewis P says:

        Had to comment on this because I’ve had this issue many times myself.

        One way to fix it is to right click anywhere on the page (not the spinning wheel) to bring up the inspector.

        Add a new CSS rule
        {display: none}

        This will remove the darkened layer and spinning wheel. You can now press save again once your connection is back up and running.

        When you do press save again, it will seem like nothing is happening but just wait a few seconds and you’ll see the “changes have been saved” box.

        If your connection is still out, then nothing will happen when you click save.

        Not the most elegant solution but it saves you from having to lose your progress in TCB.

        One other thing you can do if this fails for whatever reason – use the inspector again with the CSS rule mentioned above, but this time open the HTML box and copy that code into a notepad file.

        Once you get back online, you can just drop that HTML code back in and press save.

        Sorry for the long response, hope it helps.

      • Pauline M says:

        Lewis P thank you so much for sharing that!!! I’ve never used css in my life so I was thrilled to be able to make the spinning wheel go away with your suggestion….and to not lose my webpage edits..I’m a happy camper thanks to you!

  • LOVE the ability to “edit old content (made in the WordPress editor) in Thrive Content Builder.”

    This is what I need to leave short codes behind and update my existing pages!!!

    Many thanks!!!!

  • David says:

    Question from Shane : “What annoys you in TCB ?”
    Minor things to be honest, TCB is awesome.
    I’d like to be able to chosse any color for all elements. Sometimes I am limited to 8 of them, which is nice but can be cumbersome with some website design rules.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Good point, yeah. Right now, some things are limited to the 8 pre-set colors and some things are fully customizable. For the customizable stuff, it’s often quite cumbersome to do, because there are so many different colors involved. We’re trying to solve both those problems with a new color picker solution.

  • Emil M says:

    Hey Shane,
    Excellent product and excellent news! All the features you mentioned will come in TCB 2.0 are great and cover almost everything. Maybe nice responsive tables would be something good to have, too. Oh, and integration with some multilanguage plugin like WPML and/or Polylang would be something very useful for those of us (me, me :) ) operating multilanguage websites. Thanks and keep up the good work!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Emil!

      WPML is an interesting one. I’m sure an integration is possible, but it could be pretty damn complicated to do in a visual editor… We haven’t gotten many requests for this, so it hasn’t been at the top of our list.

  • Tao Schencks says:

    Good stuff! Looking forward to v2 already :)
    One thing I think would be amazing, would be to build in some sort of “ThriveStore” where people could sell designs/templates/layouts that the Thrive users could buy for a small amount of money or for free. A bit like how you have the Thrive Cloud templates.

  • beachbum says:

    The biggest thing I would like to see is more options on the type focus feature. I know many people have asked for this and I have written about it alot in the forum. I think this is a very creative and useful feature but I believe it’s not “finished”. To be able to have the “loop” stop would be incredible because now it’s just going to annoy our readers. Thanks for all your hard work.

  • Lewis Y says:

    One word. Brilliant! and big THANKS! for your hard work.

  • Josh E says:

    You guys do great work. Keep it up!

    Just a few quick thoughts:
    -when creating a landing page, it strips out all javascript and everything else. I often forget to add google analytics tracking back in, and I lose very valuable data because these are typically lead gen or sales pages. If you could strip everything but google tag manager and google analytics code, that would be great.

    -the testimonial/quote box designs seem to emphasize the person’s name and image more than the quote itself. For instance, the name part is often the brightly colored piece, which grabs the eye away from the quote. Maybe you’ve done testing that shows it’s more important than the quote itself?

    -Additional pricing table options would be great.

    -There seem to be some margins and/or padding that we can’t change. So, there are empty spaces we can’t remove occasionally.

    -Is there a way to use font awesome for icons? I like including icons inline more than having to put them in their own box/column. Plus, pulling in new icons is way more cumbersome than simply using a font awesome code.

    -When editing a page with TCB, a way to mute an embedded video that is on autoplay would be nice.

    These are all fairly nit-picky. Overall, your product has helped us make thousands of dollars. The value is amazing!

    Thanks for that, and I look forward to seeing what else you guys do.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your feedback, Josh!

      Scripts: we’re working on a feature to make script management easier across pages AND landing pages. We may be able to release that before the 2.0 version of TCB, even. I agree that this is something that needs to be solved.

      Testimonial designs: that’s not intentional, no. In 2.0, there will be new designs and it will be easier to customize the designs as well (or just build your own testimonial style).

      Pricing table: I’m quite unhappy with our pricing table element, I have to say. I’m not sure yet what we’ll do there, but it definitely needs improving. Can you describe more about what you’d like to do with pricing tables?

      Margin/padding: that’s something that annoys me as well, sometimes. :)

      Icons: we found a solution for this as well. It will be MUCH easier to use icons in 2.0 and we’ll be able to provide extensive icon packs without it being a performance issue. Performance is the reason why the current implementation is complicated.

      Autoplay videos: indeed. Ideally, they should autoplay in the editor view, I’d say.

      Don’t worry about nitpicking. An editor is something that you interact with a lot, so even small issues can become really annoying. Nitpicking is what we need! :)

      • Pullkit Gera says:

        3 things:

        1. Being able to delete a favourite colour in colour picker and give it a descriptive name which appears as a tooltip to differentiate it from other similar shades. I have 3 shades of yellow in my favs and I honestly cannot tell them apart.
        2. Be able to set favourite (and default) margins and padding settings of all elements. I don’t like having to keep changing margins and paddings everytime I use an element.
        3: I’ve already requested this: Please add a checkbox which will add the “hide annotations” code to responsive youtube video code.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Thanks for the suggestions!

      • jonathan says:

        +1 to delete a fav colour

      • Mark W says:

        I second these points:

        1) This one drives me nuts when creating sites for clients I use same colours often and need them as favourites. Often, they then want different shade to the one initially agreed. Great to delete the old one

        2) Often I change the margins on say text elements and then find inconsistencies throughout the site because I left default somewhere by mistake

      • Josh E says:

        Hi Shane — Regarding the pricing table, I’m certainly not positive how to pull it off really well in a mobile-first environment.

        Perhaps a matrix setup could work, though, with the features down the left side, the plan options across the top, and checkmarks and x’s to indicate which features are in each plan.

        Depending on screen size and number of options, though, you might have to get creative because we definitely don’t want folks having to scroll right-left to see all the options.

        Dunno… this is a tough one…

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Yeah, that type of layout isn’t very mobile friendly. I think that’s the reason the “table” style pricing layouts have been replaced by more of an “individual boxes” style, because the boxes can easily stack on top of each other, but a table gets all messed up (or just doesn’t scale) on smaller screens.

  • Joerg U says:

    Great work!!! I wish more mobile controls like, fast mobile, Tablet, Desktop Preview switch on Top of Editor, and overall changes for mobile, Tablets only. So i can create different Layout for these Devices and Desktop inside one Page.

  • Rich says:

    Hi Shane,

    A feature I liked when it came out was the zoom image event but I can’t get it to work. The image pop up is the same size and drops down to the right. A previous comment about this was deleted.

    On an unrelated note, doesn’t that zig zag text thing just break the reading flow? I don’t think it helps usability.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Rich,

      Please post the issue you’re having with the image zoom feature in the support forum.

      The feature is also one that we are improving for the new version, but what you’re describing sounds like a bug or conflict, so our support team will need to look into it.

      The zig zag layout requires more activity from the reader, but in this case, it’s deliberate. It is meant to break the flow of the page and make it less monotonous. In a book, you wouldn’t want something like that because a book reader wants to keep reading efficiently. But visitors on your website are scrolling up and down and constantly on the verge of leaving, so getting attention is more important than enabling reader flow.

      On a long form sales letter or a long form text post, you’d also want to avoid this layout, to make it easier to read.

  • Beemz C says:

    Great feature. I have struggled with this for mobile so it is great to see something was done about it. Now, any chance on adding the ability to do responsive video for page sections?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Can you explain what you mean by “responsive video for page sections”? Videos are already responsive in TCB, no matter where you place them.

      If you mean background videos: yes, those will be added.

      • Beemz C says:

        Yes, background videos. When using a page section for a “hero” banner, you can’t use video. It has boggled my mind that this is not already included since it is such a hot feature in web design, and has been for a year or so now.

  • Russ A says:

    This is an excellent update and the development list is really interesting. Can’t wait for 2.0.

    One feature I’d like to see is the ability to create a full-width section, and then split the section in half and give each half its own background image.

    Even better would be to add a selection of column layouts for full-width sections.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      You’ve just made friends with our entire design team with that comment. :D

      The vertical split layout is something we’ve all been wanting to work with and haven’t been able to, so far. It’s basically design requirement #1 for the new builder. :)

      • Mark W says:

        Ultra cool. I’ve seen that on other themes and tried to emulate using TCB but can only get content boxes to do so much!!

      • Russ A says:

        Brilliant. So good to get personal responses from you too.

        Thrive is such a great product suite and community. You’re the only WordPress development company I feel are truly about providing value to your customers.

        Keep up the awesome work.

  • Adrian says:

    Hi, Great product! Is it possible to include surveys and polls in content builder in the future?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Adrian,

      We don’t have plans for surveys and polls, no. But we are building something related, with more of a marketing focus.

  • Harvey S says:

    Thanks Shane.

    I’d like to see more “animation” possibilities with the Event Manager. Some more on the lines with the Click To Animate 3rd party plug-in. Which I own, but doesn’t work consistently with Thrive.

    Again, trying to eliminate all but Thrive coding in my WP sites, so as to avoid the “Frankenstein’s monster site” that you spoke about a few videos ago.

    Finally, I’d like API for 1shopping cart store and auto-responders.


    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your feedback, Harvey! I’ll take a look at the click to animate product to see what we can learn from it.

  • Brian Ward says:

    If you could find a way to add sections to non Thrive themes, thus eliminating gaps, that would be great! Also, landing pages for membership sites would be terrific!

  • Mary says:

    The last update was simply awesome!! it’s much easier and quicker now to edit text and layouts, thanks for that!!

    Please, pretty please, bring A/B testing with the new version!! All from headlines to complete page split testing ability. That’s kind of the one and only thing thing I really miss on TCB.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Mary,

      The A/B testing feature is something we’re working on separately from the 2.0 version of TCB. It will definitely be coming in the near future.

  • Jonathan R says:

    I’d love to be able to have “global” sections on a page that I can update in one place, and the updates show up on all of my pages.

    As an example…

    I have a top header section that I like to use on lots of my pages. The problem comes when I need to update that header… I have to go through a update dozens and dozens of pages which is super time consuming. Would love to be able to update on one page, and the change be reflected on all pages…

    Thanks so much in advance!

  • Chris says:

    The ability to add a second line of smaller text to buttons.

  • Rauno T says:

    Please add ‘custom class’ option to all elements. Now, every now and then, when I want to customize something I cannot. For example, Column Layout elements cannot have custom classes.

  • Abdul says:

    More of the local business themes please.

  • Keith S says:

    Great news, on all fronts. TCB is a default install on all WP sites I build.

    Per your request, here is a small nitpik. The very reason I use TCB is the very reason I have trouble with both the font manager and the icon manager. I struggle much longer with them then I feel I should, but I realize it could be me. As a work around, I dont import fonts, choosing to stick with web-friendly fonts, and if I need icons, I poke around until I figure it out, but it usually takes long enough to be frustrating. Other than those little annoyances, TCB is everything I need. All the updates and improvements are just bonuses!
    Thanks for constantly brining the value!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      I wholeheartedly agree, Keith. The font and icon managers are not as easy to use as we want them to be. The good news is that we have much better alternatives that we’re putting in place for TCB 2.0.

  • Charles T says:

    Exactly, the problem I faced and reason I avoided Zig Zag presentation. Now, I don’t need to do that anymore.

    Please do more of these, where ‘it looks good on desktop but looks very bad on mobile’

    Such as, some items to ‘hide’ when in mobile, and more of these customized options.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Charles!

      Yes, we’ll be taking on every possible version of something looking good on one screen but not on another, in TCB 2.0. :)

  • Stefanie says:

    It would be amazing if you could connect to Shopify since there’s no real solution for this problem. Would love to see that.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Stefanie,

      Can you explain a bit what this connection should look like? As far as I know, Shopify is a SaaS, so it’s totally independent of WordPress, no?

      • Mark W says:

        Yes Shopify is a SaaS but they do have a WordPress plugin. It’s clunky and currently doesn’t play nicely with Thrive. Videos don’t save for example when Shopify plugin is active.

        Since woocommerce is complex and difficult to customise unless you’re an expert (and you have compliance issues if you want payment other than by PayPal) resolving the current issue with Shopify would be cool.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        I see. Thanks for the explanation!

  • Lorenzo D says:

    – ease of use
    – speed
    – plasticity; very few obstacles between mind and screen compared to OP
    – lets me edit standard blog pages and create graphically rich posts in a breeze
    – integrates seamlessly with other TT plugins, rids me of interplugin conflicts
    – lots and lots of functions that make my life easier

    – the functions are so many I get lost in them; I do want the functionality but I also want control, comprehensive tutorials are in order
    – not enough variations (or control) on some of the graphics, (countdown timers is the obvious example)
    – it often gets stuck, I have to reload the page too often
    – the font system is confusing; if I insert text with a custom font such as Open Sans with some parts in bold, then change it to Helvetica (web safe), the bold parts have a much bigger size, and the whole thing is broken…very annoying

    Shane, you know what we all want: altering the THEME’S appearance with the same ease we control individual pages. You know it, we know it, the team knows it. Let’s make it happen, and establish a healthy Thrive theocracy in the realm of WordPress.

    You are about to hit 9000 likes on Facebook. If you can’t give us total, direct thought-to-screen control before you hit 10.000, you’re just lazy, man :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your detailed feedback, Lorenzo!

      I agree with everything you write (except for the thought-to-screen thing… we need at least 11,000 likes before we do that).

  • Nick B says:

    Pretty excited about what you have in store for 2.0!

    A few things I don’t like about TCB:

    * No full width page sections on non-Thrive themes
    * No way to convert a TCB page to a regular post or page without losing all content (would be nice if it was able to keep text and standard markup)

    A few things I would like:

    * A/B testing
    * Some type of “funnel management”. Like assigning a series of pages to a funnel and maybe get some performance stats on them by using a link just like in Ultimatum. It would be great if funnel or conversion focused pages are not just grouped with the rest of the (regular) pages at least.
    * Some extra/updated modern design options (like material design inspired or some updated flat looks would be awesome ). I know this is kind of a taste thing, but I feel like certain elements like buttons, callouts and landingpages could use some new design love :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Nick!

      Keeping text when you deactivate TCB is one of the things we’re working on. Not that simple, but I believe we can make it happen.

      A/B testing is coming for sure. Funnels we’ve been doing a lot of exploration work on. Very tricky thing, especially in a distributed environment like WordPress. But I hope we can create something useful with funnels.

      The default designs in TCB are definitely aging, as all designs do. New designs, as well as more options to create fresh looking designs will be included in 2.0.

  • Ray L says:

    Thanks for info about the ‘reverse column order’, I had no idea…

    We almost can’t wait for the newer update 2.0… Sounds very good so far ;)
    Keep up the good work!


  • Kronda A says:

    Often I’ll lost the ability to bring up the meta box for a section of content by clicking on it and it doesn’t fix unless I save changes AND reload the page.

    General speed improvements in the editor.

    Thanks for everything you do! I love your products and they’re literally making my business more profitable. OK, gotta go get back to a client about spinning up rapid landing pages. :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Kronda,

      Thanks for your comment!

      The first issue will be fixed with the new UI. Can you tell me more about what you mean with “speed improvements”?

  • Kronda A says:

    Oh one more thing… the ability to set columns to the same height would be more more useful to me than column alignment. Thanks!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for the suggestion! For this, I believe we have to make the columns themselves styleable. But it’s definitely possible.

  • Really excited to see what changes come with TCB 2.0! Here’s a few things I would like to see in the new version:

    – Recipe card element (landing page template for recipes would be nice too)
    – Star ratings and reviews that can be marked up with Google Console Highlighter (for eCommerce purposes). Having the star ratings and reviews as different tabs makes it difficult to define them for Google.
    – A Thrive Comments element
    – Quote shares for more platforms than just Twitter
    – Click-to-text element (like the Click-to-call element)

    Also, I would love to see you guys release an eCommerce theme or two. Integrating with WooCommerce is nice, but doesn’t offer near the flexibility that your themes do.

    You guys are awesome and I love using your tools. Thanks for listening and always making great products!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your suggestions, Bryce!

      Can you provide an example of such recipe cards, as you have in mind?

      Also, I’d love to know more about what you’d look for in a Thrive Comments element.

  • Greg says:

    Hi Shane

    There are number of things I have:

    1. Ability to output pages in AMP (not sure if this is themes or builder)
    2. More page section designs, would like more than horizontal dividers (again not sure if a builder or maybe just an image thing)
    3. Ability to convert old wordpress content from editor to builder
    4. intergration of membership site (just babling now coz it’s so great!)


    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Greg!

      1) AMP needs to be handled by the theme, so we’ll revisit that when we get to the themes. I’m hoping that AMP will have matured some more by then because right now, it’s not great…

      2) Working on it. ;)

      3) Planned.

      4) Also planned, but not as part of TCB. A membership system has to be a separate product.

      • mike says:

        Hi Shane,
        I am also waiting for a membership solution from thrive.

        In the meantime I just experienced a glitch between paid memberships pro plugin and TCB. visual editor won’t load if pmpro is activated. Not sure what caused the problem.they also released an update a week ago.

        Being a membership plugins need, I am also using memberium for Active Campaign. A plugin specific to AC users and I found that while memberium is active I can’t add new forms in thrive leads.however I can edit the ones already created.

        These aren’t even knit picks.i am just letting you know

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Thanks for your comment, Mike. Please report the technical issues in the support forum, so our guys can take a look. I can’t guarantee that there’s anything we can do about the issues, but it’s worth a try.

  • Antonio A says:

    The new column system is great. And I just saw the reverse order feature before I read this post. Awesome.
    What I often miss is the lack of some elements such as filtered portfolios ( or a simple slider (to display testimonials per example). I also miss a better control over colors. Sometimes is not easy to manual change CSS of all elements…

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      We have a plan for portfolio style listings, but it won’t be in the first release of TCB 2.0. It’s something we will take on as a project after the 2.0 release.

  • Daniel says:

    Hey Shane, finally a glimpse of what we can expect from TCB 2.0 :) Thanks for letting us know…and it all sounds pretty awesome. I especially like that it´s preserving content and it´s possible to hide elements for certain devices. That´s really needed.

    Futhermore I agree with Nick B and others: It would be great if you could provide TCB itself with all features. When using a Thrive Theme there are elements like page sections which are also desperately needed when using a non Thrive Theme. At the moment it´s not possible to have a background image for a certain section when using “foreign” themes, for example.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      We’ll try to make sections compatible with non-Thrive themes. The solution is never going to be as well coded on a foreign theme than it can be on our own, though. You can “force” a section on any page, but we have no control over what elements it might overlap or how it might interfere with other things the theme is trying to display.

  • Ion D says:

    Hi Shane,
    In TCB 2.0 I would like to see a feature that would allow to open youtube videos in a popup lightbox. Something like hotjar has on their homepage. (
    There is a plugin called “Video PopUp” that tries to do this, but it only works with links.
    I would like to have this feature for when people click on a button or image, too, but can’t find a plugin that does this…

    A video popup feature would be really useful especially when you have a lot of videos to display on a page like the one I recently created ( It has a lot of demo videos on it, which is very useful for people, however, because they are so many the page loads in like 10 seconds (if you are lucky).
    A feature like this will not only make the page look better but will make it a lot faster as in this case the videos will load only when the customers click them.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Ion!

      Yes, an easy way to open videos like that would be awesome. I can see many ways in which it would be useful.

  • Monika B says:

    Hi Shane, I really love TBC and especially since the last update. Besides the font formatting which was already mentioned in one of the comments, a small thing that tends to annoy me are the styled lists. I usually use more than 2 bullet points and when I add another styled list element the margin (padding?) between the 2 pairs is different than within each of the pairs and it requires some trial and error until you have it right.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Monika.

      I agree that the styled lists are not easy to wrangle, right now. I’m not sure yet, what the solution will look like, but we’ll definitely improve them.

  • What I find most annoying is the inconsistency of the bullet points and getting them to work correctly. I find they often change colors or just don’t appear a lot of the time.
    For a new feature it would be great to have a ecommerce template so we can add a store to our sites.

  • Markus says:

    Thank you guys a lot for all the great work you do for us! Recently a client asked for a fixable navigation menu at the top of the page, zhat stays there if you scroll down. If you could include that, would be great, too!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Markus. We already have this feature in the themes and we plan to add it for Landing Pages as well.

  • Rod Watson says:

    I really like the themes and plugins. I just have one area of concern. This may be more of an issue with the Themes than the plugin. But, there be an easier way to customize the Navigation Menus. I have to use custom CSS which is not my strong area. Unless I’m missing something.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Rod! This is a theme related issue, yes. But it’s a relevant point nonetheless. The new Content Builder will form the foundation for more easily editable themes, as well.

  • Markus Thoma says:

    Hi Shane!
    I’m happy to hear about your big plans for the future. I am very happy to use TCB and Thrive Leads as well. Two very useful plugins.
    Some weeks ago I saw the “Divi” Pagebuilder in a facebook ad. I don’t own it and I don’t want to make advertisement for this (if you don’t want to publish this comment it’s okay but have a look), but try it by yourself on this demo page:

    I think it’s a cool content builder as well. It’s feeling very directly, you can drag everything (margins as well), reminds me a bit of your feature to drag columns now. This is great, too, but in the divi the UI feels much more modern. I hope that your interface will look as modern as this as well and goes to a more intuitive feeling (it’s already huge) by editing. Just have a look at it’s features and UI.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Markus!

      I’m familiar with the Divi editor. I agree that it looks nice, but I find it to not be that useful to work with. With TCB 2.0, we want to create something that feels much more “solid” than the Divi editor.

      As for visual editing for margins and padding: this is something we’ve explored quite thoroughly and I see too many problems with it. Editing margins and padding works fine on large objects, but as soon as you want to do it on smaller objects, it gets really messy. And I don’t want to have two separate interfaces for doing the same thing, either.

  • Mark Sceats says:

    Hi Shane

    One thing I think would be useful relates to content templates. I’ve found these can be a really useful timesaver. An enhancement would be to have the ability for any changes subsequently made to a content template to then automatically apply to pages which utilise that content template element. eg if the template you create has an image and you then decide to change the image, you currently have to manually change that image on every page that uses the content template. Instead, it would be great if they all automatically changed to match the new image in the template. If this is possible, it would need to be an optional feature. Whether or not it’s feasible is another question… :-) Cheers.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Mark,

      Thanks for your comment! We will be introducing shared components in the future, where an edit made to the shared component in one place will affect it in every place where the component is in use.

  • Cedric says:

    Hi, I’m definitely a big fan of your products.
    My comments

    1/ make a page locked when the builder is open to avoid two user working on the same page at the same time overwriting the other ‘s work (like WordPress standard editor does)

    Some issues when pasting text from another source

    And the problem to select some section but as you already answered it will be fixed.

  • Mark B says:

    Hi Shane. My one wish would be to somehow allow for more control of media breakpoints for responsive design purposes, especially how columns behave at certain breakpoints.

  • Barney Davey says:

    Love it! Keep the great updates coming!

  • Shaun D says:

    I can’t wait for the 2.0 update. The Mobile responsive editing will be incredible. Not been with thrive for that long but I love Thrive! If there was one thing I would change (other than what you mentioned above) it would be the themes. The CSS editing can be quite difficult and would be much better with improved customisation options.

  • Henrik Gregersen says:

    I love content builder, however i do like that it saves the content away from the regular post table.

    I have two visual builders on my site. TCB because it is needed for leads and all your other excellent plugins, but I also have beaver builder.

    Because I use toolset to build my sites, and toolset has recently started to support visual builders like beaver builder as you can see in this post.

    I have frequently requested the toolset team to integrate with thrive themes content builder, but I guess that they don’t because the content is not saved the “standard” way.

    Perhaps this will change with TCB 2.0, it could be judging from your fix list above.

    I would love to see toolset and thrive builder work together on an integration.

    It feels stupid to have two almost identical visual builders installed.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Henrik,

      Yes, we will be storing the content in the wp_content field and making it more “standard”, if you will. Not sure if it will help with the Toolset thing, as I’m not familiar with this yet.

  • Jake says:

    I don’t know if these may have been mentioned already, but a couple of things:

    – An autosave feature while working would be nice.

    – If it was more integrated with the actual WordPress editor. It’s just a completely different entity right now which can get a bit ‘annoying’ at times in terms of not being able to have access to your content from within the WP editor.

    Keep up the good work Shane and ThriveThemes team!!

  • Bruce Maples says:

    Once again, the attention to detail is what keeps me coming back. This is a feature that I would never have thought of, but once you demoed it, I thought “well of course.”
    If I had a tech blog I’d do a big review, praising the stuff I see coming out of your shop. For now, I’ll just say Kudos to you all!

  • Marcela F says:

    Hi Shane!
    What I most want to have in content builder is the option to hide one thing (like a button, for example) for a period of time. This would be useful in a sales video presentation, where you want the “buy button” to show just in the right moment. Thank you!

  • Jay says:

    Heya Shane – loving your stuff but there’s one thing bugging me and one thing that would be a wishlist item. The thing bugging me is that even though your page sections are full-screen-width, none of the content that you put on the page section can go full-screen-width. seems like a really weird bug or limitation.

    the wish list item – would be the ability to make changes to make visual changes to the layout of the theme that would affect the default appearance of the permalink post page appearance

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your feedback, Jay!

      There’s a difference between the background width and the content width. In TCB 2.0, we will make add an option for the content to break out of the default content width of a page.

      For your wishlist item: I’m not sure what you mean by “permalink post page appearance”. Can you explain?

  • Thomas says:


    this is so awesome. I’m more excited than I was as a kid getting my Christmas gifts…haha.

    Here’ s one suggestion for TT 2.0 that would make bulk design changes so much easier.

    Right now whenever I decide to change a design feature, lets’ say the shadow and border color of a box I have to do it for each and every box.

    Click box, click shadow, increase shadow, accept, click box again, click colors, click border color, change color, accept. Done.
    Only ten times more….yeah, almost done ;-).

    Why not copying the function from photoshop?
    I can make the changes I want ONE TIME than save as a “script template” and then with the next box all I have to do is select the box, then “run script” and it does all the changes automatically.

    Does this make any sense? If not please let me know and I can go more in details.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Thomas,

      Thanks for your feedback!

      Something along these lines will be possible in TCB 2.0, using custom styled classes. It will be a fairly advanced feature (if you know nothing about CSS, it might be a bit difficult to use), but it will be available.

  • Robert says:

    Looks really cool. Thanks a lot. By the way, the spacing issue with the right editing bar in TCB can be minimized in such a way that it only pops up if you hover on it, so that would be my little 2 cents as to how to work around this.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Robert,

      With the space issue, I meant the options panel that shows above an element, rather than the right sidebar. The sidebar isn’t usually an issue, but the options panel gets in the way quite often…

  • Tim says:

    Love the product, am a huge advocate for it and tell anyone looking to build a page to use you… and my affliate link :)

    One feature I’d like to see added is a mobile toggle button – aka have the ability to hide specific features on mobile not desktop. Currently achieving this goal with some custom css but the process could be made much easier!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Tim!

      Yes, mobile show/hide options will be added.

      • Adam K says:

        Would it be possible to add an option to show the element in desktop, tablet or mobile mode? It would be great to be able an element just in mobile mode and not in desktop or tablet mode.

        ie: I do not want to show a clickable mobile number in the menu bar of the desktop version, but definitely want to have one on the mobile version.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Yes, we will be adding this option in 2.0. :)

  • Javier E says:

    I like TCB, but I have found hard to integrate the pages created with TCB and the pages created with another theme. For example, if every page of your website has a header with your company logo and with the navigation menus, and then you create a landing page with TCB, how do you add the same header as every other page? This landing page would look different than the rest. If this is currently possible, please make a video showing how.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Javier,

      Something like that is currently kind of possible. You can re-create your theme’s header with Content Builder and save it as a content template. You can then re-use it on your landing pages. However, it won’t always work perfectly. In the new builder, it will be easier to do this.

  • Erez Keynan says:

    What can i say you are guys realy the best, i’m so happy to see “shane from thrivethemes” (and Hanne too)because i know that there is alot of value in your video to come.
    For the new TCB 2.0 i realllllyyyyy /badddlyyyy need a RTL SUPPORT ( and i’m representing all of my country markketers that want to promote your plugins, bet waiting to the RTL SUPPORT !!! )Because we deserve it and so do your brand. Its not so much bug to fix (most of it is with the landing pages) but realy we cant promote it untill we sure out clients will be satisfied.
    So, you are awesome and nothing more then RTL SUPPORT on 2.0 for me.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Erez!

      We will have to revisit RTL when we’ve implemented the improved text editor. If it’s reasonable and feasible for us to implement RTL, we will do it.

  • Mary Phillips says:

    Hi Shane, really useful mobile optimisation.
    I would really love to see Thrive consider a simple cart system. Building a site with the Thrive templates and plugins for WordPress is relatively simple but integrating it with the existing payment gateways is not so great. WooCommerce is unwieldy at best and nowhere near as user friendly as your plugins. Selz is easy to use but they keep your money for several days and slug you for currency exchange on top of their fees. if there was a cart system that was as logical to use as the rest of your plugins and looked as good then there would be no need for most people with physical products to look at any other system or templates.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your feedback, Mary!

      I hear what you’re saying. Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s a good way to do a “simple” cart or commerce system.

      You can create a simple system which works for one or a small number of business scenarios. If your business happens to fit the scenario, you’re happy with the solution. If not, it’s just endless frustration.

      This is the current state of pretty much all the membership and ecommerce solutions. I don’t want to join in on that. We do want to create a solution, but it’s going to take us some time to get it right.

  • Derek Seymour says:

    Shane, you’ve received STEVE JOBS status in my heart and I look forward to Content Builder updates like I do the next iPhone lol ;)

    Now that I’ve sucked up, here’s my wish-list:

    – More event animations that make sense for “mouse hover” like grow or wiggle

    – More animated event objects such as text elements or entire content containers

    – Ability to create transparent button with solid border (how’s this not a thing yet?!?!)

    – Advanced cookie elements such as automatic content reveal on second visit or a “welcome back” message for repeat visitors. Really need this for my VSL pages with hidden order buttons so visitors returning to buy can see the order button right away instead of waiting 18 minutes again for it to appear.

    – Extract landing page to HTML (I’d love to design pre-sell pages my affiliates could use for themselves.)

    – Importing your own image to display/frame behind a responsive video. You have preloaded ones but I’d love to add my own without custom coding.

    – Simple way to overflow a transparent image over the video player so it cannot be clicked or paused.

    I’m tickled to hear video backgrounds and mobile editing are coming :D

    As for future Plug-ins I know you wanna make as much as I wanna use em:

    – Membership plug-in
    – Split URL and A/B Split Testing
    – Advanced Quiz Opt-Ins that will email results based on answers to lead after quiz.

    Ultimatum Plug-In Feature request:

    – Ability to completely remove “Days” from showing for effective Flash sales

    – I’m killing it with Count Down Progress Bars and no one is really trying it. I have to code them myself right now.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your detailed feedback, Derek! I appreciate that very much.

      More animations are definitely incoming. Advanced cookie event thingies is a very interesting idea. I will have to explore that further.

  • Julius M says:

    Love getting all these good news! Can’t wait to see v2.0 :-O

  • Michael says:

    Some time ago, Shane, you mentioned that video backgrounds affected page load time and you weren’t interested in pursuing that function.

    What’s changed? Did you figure out coding to speed things up? Are you going to offer it but warn us about page load times?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      The latter, yes. I still think that video backgrounds are mostly a gimmick. As in: they look fancy and exciting, but how often do they really contribute value to a page and how often do they lead to an increase in conversions?

      However, video backgrounds are very highly requested and the time and resource we have to invest into creating this feature is quite small (compared to something like a fully featured slider), so I think it’s worth doing. While we’re at it, we’ll also look into video formats, compression and fallback options to make the most performance optimized video background feature ever. :)

  • Mark says:

    Shane. Here’s a thought. Give googles latest anti-light box stance for mobiles it would be great to be able to redirect to an alternative/dummy home page that can be designed to act more like a squeeze page.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Mark!

      Where on your site or at which point would you like this redirect to happen?

  • Thales Broussard says:

    You guys are killing it, stay awesome!

  • Mark says:

    Hi Shane. Not sure if this is just me, but when I do the updates, sometimes it appears not to finish. It is only when I refresh the page that I can see it has. Of course there are risks associated with doing this prematurely, so I have to be very patient.

    That said, I love the plugin and you guys do an awesome job of keeping it fresh and adding new features. Great job guys!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your feedback, Mark! I’ve not seen this issue reported before, but we’ll keep a lookout for it. The problem may be that the plugin file size is quite large and it could lead to a timeout on your server. Not sure if that’s it, though.

  • Hi. Marco here. Definitely awesome update! You asked about what I would like to take place in 2.0 update? In fact, it’s something that had been there couple of months ago but that is no longer available. Affiliate program!!! I’d love to promote the entire Thrive suite and be able to get commissions on the references!! Please, re-introduce this feature ASAP!! :-)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Marco!

      I’m happy to know that you like our products and want to help promoting them. At the moment, I don’t have any news about the affiliate program yet.

  • Pullkit Gera says:

    These aren’t exactly TCB feature requests:

    but could you add another style option to follow me buttons in widget area which pulls follower numbers from social networks (like the current system) but shows them prominently instead of only on mouseover

    When adding header footer codes in Thrive Theme Options, could we also get the targeting options from Thrive Leads so we can make sure exactly which code is inserted in which page?

    And speaking of targeting, the below post optin boxes in category archives (like ones which can appear every 3 posts listed in a certain category) should be a part of Thrive Leads so we can use targeting to provide the most relevant opt in form in each category. Also, we should be able to set different opt in boxes even in the same category. Example: in my category pages for “hosting” I display 30 post excerpts per page. I should be able to choose an opt in form in which I promote a hosting related lead magnet after every 3 posts. Now if the visitor isn’t enticed by the first offer but continue to scroll further they should come across a 2nd offer and if they don’t opt in they should see a third offer after total 9 posts at which point either I can continue pitching the same offers again in rotation every 9 posts or I can simply stop showing them opt in offers below post excerpts.

    Please take a look at these non TCB requests as well.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your suggestions, Pullkit!

      For scripts/codes, we will provide detailed targeting options at some point, yes. I say “at some point” because this is something that’s still in the idea phase. I want to create some kind of script and retargeting management thing. At first, we will release a simple version, just for adding scripts sitewide. But we will enhance the feature over time.

  • Larry Rampulla says:

    It’s great how you communicate with user/subscribers with explanations including why and how to use features. Knowing v.2 will remove content lock out is electric. I am a member of a FB forum and recommended Thrive Themes to other users.

  • Martin M says:

    I’m too much of a fan to effectively comment on TCB. In a nutshell, I’d love to be able to rely exclusively on Thrive for all my online marketing needs. The way you guys develop products is completely in sync with my needs.

    The ability to edit the standard header and footer on themes with the builder would be AWESOME.

  • Eric Beaty says:

    YES! Being able to edit old posts made from the default WordPress editor within TCB will be AWESOME! Also, I can’t wait to see what the new GUI will look like (I love the green color scheme, so please keep that).

    A few suggestions for the new GUI:
    – Have a two/multi- column layout for the tools. These could be broken up by categories like they are now (Simple Content Elements, Multi-Style Elements, etc.), only within columns, or even drop-down menus like those on the multi-style element tools that expand to show more options. Having to scroll all the way to the bottom/top of the list gets annoying, especially since the page scrolls when you run out of room in the tool box.
    – When you collapse the tool editor (icons only), you can’t access the elements closer to the bottom, especially to expand the editor again, unless you’re in full-screen mode.
    – When you collapse the editor, there’s no “Preview” icon near the “Save” icon. I’ve been wanting this for a while now.
    – It would be nice to temporarily disable any of my pop-up menus and sign-up forms (like Hellobar) that pop-up on my site while I’m editing in TCB.
    – Maybe have options to hide any elements in the tool editor you don’t frequently use instead of being inundated with all of them at once; similar to being able to edit toolbars in many software programs (MS Word, Scrivener, or other popular apps).
    – Would be nice to have some elements have default “events” attached to them. Such as when you want to add an image, have an option to make it default to whichever event you want: fade in, rotate, zoom, etc.

    That’s it for now. I can’t wait to see what all releases with the new version! Thanks for staying on top of all things web- and content-related!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Eric!

      Those are some interesting notes about usability. One thing we’re adding is a quick-search for elements. So that should make it a lot easier to find the right element you need, without having to scroll through the whole list.

  • Graeme C says:

    Hi Shane,
    Firstly a huge bravo for you, Paul and the team for building such an awesome product that you have backed 150% everyday you’ve been live.
    Love your vision, love your enthusiasm and enjoy every post that comes out as it adds value to our businesses.
    Most of all though, it’s allowed us as a 2 person team to build websites that are modern and functional with absolutely no previous training as an aside to getting on with building our coaching and ecommerce businesses.

    A number of small things are annoying but most of those you have covered in the answers on this post:
    – Formatting from another document
    – Icon and font management
    – Testimonial enhancement and design freedom
    – Page section control etc

    A couple of items not covered I’d like to raise include:
    – Initial page customization is messy with using WP customize and Thrive theme options. Applying an editor to make all the theme customize options in one place including fonts and icons would be great
    In other words a site wide editor.
    – It would be good to improve the consistency of editing options, mentioned above but can be annoying when the colour options are inconsistent for different elements
    – The ability to easily add a sticky blog header to a theme that shows on the main blog page
    -The option to have a choice of Featured image so that we can format each image to the right size depending on where it shows (eg homepage thumb v’s blog page main image) but also have the option to use a completely different image for each position
    – I always have difficulty with background image in page section – it would be so much easier to stipulate the image height rather than tick full height and need to add margins to get the image the right size
    – With your goal of minimizing the use of other plugins coming up with a solution for forms and comments would be great. Forms solutions tend to be clunky and over priced for what they are.
    – More button variations

    Thank you again for listening to your customers.
    I’ve been with Thrive for a long time now and have seen many of the changes mentioned by some of the more web experienced contributors come to fruition.

    Have fun, keep doing great things and look forward to continuing a long association with Thrive


    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Graeme!

      Those are some valuable ideas and we will explore ways to address them in future updates. On thing I can say is that I totally agree with you about theme editing and what you suggest is close to the vision we have for the next set of themes. :)

  • Eric Beaty says:

    Tried to reply with this comment, but an error message about “Simple Comments” came up, so I’ll just include it here. It was in regards to one of the requests at the top about a membership plug-in.

    “Yay, a membership plugin that’s EASY to set up would be awesome! I’ve been thinking about doing a membership site for a long time now for my guitar lesson videos, but I haven’t found an easy or affordable solution. I have all the confidence Thrive can get the job done if anyone can!”

    Also, one other thing I would like to see improved in the new version is the “glitchy” things that keep happening, such as:
    – A better copy/paste integration, even if TCB has to strip the text/image formatting to comply with the plugin
    – Recently, the text duplicates itself within a text box when I double click a word, usually when trying to look up the definition or synonyms to a word.

  • Frank says:

    Hi Thrive Themes team,

    I also love to use the TCB.

    Mostly I would prefer to be able to define some defaults for padding, margin, font size and colours. This is where I spend most time on page creation.

    Second, when the margin is set to 0 or 1, it is sometimes almost impossible to click the copy or delete button of the outer/inner element. As a workaround I add some margin temporarily.

    Third, I am often confused with what the undo/redo buttons will actually undo or redo. I have already lost many edits because of that.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Kylie Ansett says:

    Great update! Super smart! I have been playing around with the last update and love how moving elements around is so easy… I can’t wait for 2.0 – I am sure it will blow my mind – I really cannot believe why anyone would use anything other than Thrive!
    Pet peeve(s): When I want to edit text the ‘text element menu’ often drops over the text I am trying to edit covering it entirely. If I move it out of the way then the test I am editing is deselected – so I have to go back in and the box is back over it again. Also, still on the text element menu – the save and close buttons are tiny and sooo close that many’s the time I accidentally hit save by mistake… then have to wait for a few seconds while that command gets instigated before I can cancel it.
    Oh and membership capability would be beyond awesome
    Thank for all your innovation!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Kylie. Very happy to know that you’re enjoying the new features in the Content Builder. :)

      We’ll be addressing those issues that you mention.

  • Matt says:

    Having a funnel view where you can view, order and group your pages in their sales funnel order would be amazing.
    Loving the new user interface so far, awesome job.

  • Joe H says:

    This looks like its going to be a fascinating update.
    There are two things i would like to see.
    1. Auto play and mute video’s like on Facebook
    2. To be able to use other measurements for margins and padding that just pixels. Ex. em percent.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Joe! We will definitely be making units other than px available.

      For the autoplay videos: do you mean that they would start autoplaying when they come into view?

  • Lewis E says:

    Thanks again, Shane for the excellent work on TCB. I share a lot of the concerns that people have mentioned already in this thread, though 99% of the time I think this is the best thing that has ever happened on WordPress. I do find the glitchy text management the most annoying. Sometimes things are not responsive, or I cannot highlight several blocks of text, or things freeze and I have to reverse out, save and get going again. But all this sounds niggly in the face of what is an excellent product and a fine team who have and continue to develop a first rate product and service.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Lewis! I agree that the text editor just isn’t as smooth as it should be. We’re working on solving that in a significant way, for TCB 2.0. :)

  • Andre says:

    I was like, “Yes! Now, I’m going to tell Shane about this…..and this….and this…”. But it’s all been said already in these great comments. All that’s left to say is “Thank you so much for a fantastic product suite. There is NO competitive product out there. Period”.

    p.s. Small wishlist….Would LOVE another BIG discount promo to upgrade my long standing account to include your themes….for your die-hard supporters. :-)

    And just imagine if… guys built a competitive service to the likes of Aweber, Sendlane, etc. that could plug on top of free or cheap services like Mailpoet/MailChimp from inside the Thrive Leads module….it would be like MailChimp on steroids with email marketing automation. Useful and powerful Email automation is so out of reach for us little guys. All the cheaper options suck. You guys rock when it comes to building automation and workflow. My eyes glaze over when I think about what you could do in email workflow automation space. :-)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Andre!

      I don’t think something like a marketing automation system is a good idea to put inside people’s WordPress sites. It’s quite a data-intensive thing and your average hosting account wouldn’t handle that very well. I also don’t see a clear advantage we could provide over competing solutions, if we did something like email marketing/marketing automation. So I’m afraid this is one suggestion we don’t have any plans of pursuing…

  • Jamie Pelaez says:

    We were considering going to Beaver Builder as developers sing its praises especially for not using shortcodes and therefor the ability to be able to disable the plugin without loosing the content, etc.

    Which with a growing and thriving six-figure membership site and having had issues with plugins, etc. breaking in the past… These are things that weigh on our mind as we are tired of taking 2 steps forward and then having to take 4 steps back because a company decides to stop keeping up with wordpress updates, etc.

    I have to say we have been extremely impressed with the type and amount of improvements we have seen to date from you Shane in our short walk with Thrive Themes. As a fellow online business owner that is always looking to innovate and improve our processes, it is extremely refreshing to see another business owner who gets the need to continually be growing and improving.

    How will, “Preserving your content, even if you deactivate the plugin.” compare to how Beaver Builder approaches this?

    Also, thanks to needing to go back and edit old content created with other plugins we are phasing out, we are super excited to hear about this: “Ability to edit old content (made in the WordPress editor) in Thrive Content Builder.”

    Any ETA on these features?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      We don’t have an ETA yet. For content preservation, the goal is that all text content and basic formatting will remain, even if the plugin is removed. To be clear: custom styles, styled elements like boxes, buttons etc. cannot be preserved when the plugin is removed. That is technically impossible. Just want to clarify that this isn’t something we have a choice about. But I believe we can build it in such a way that text will remain.

  • Lucas M says:

    Hi Shane, this new update is amazing.
    Will there be plans to add rows which you can add to standard pages like many other content builders?
    Sections can’t be added to pages, even if they are full width unless they’re a blank page or one of your own themes. This limits the creation of pages which need menus, full-width sections and backgrounds.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Lucas. Yes, we will make sections available outside of our own themes as well.

  • April says:

    I’m really enjoying the content builder. I love being able to design a website just as I want instead of being constrained by a theme.

    My one suggestion is that I would love to be able to edit the templates I’ve saved and have a cascade effect on all my pages based on a change to a template. That would mean the template would have to have designated editable areas that wouldn’t change with a change in the template. For example, when I change my optin offer in my header, it would be great if I could change it on all my pages at once.


  • Sean K says:

    The biggest drawback at the moment, for me anyway, is that the layout constraints are a bit limiting. It would be great if you could layer elements and have some things (such as a form or image) break through border of a row.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Sean,

      That’s already possible. You can apply negative margins to elements, which will make them overlap.

  • Michael E says:

    Here’s a feature I’d like to see in TCB: When editing a Headline/Text element, it would be nice to see the name of the current font you’re using. You can see the names of *other* fonts when you click the selection menu, but how about showing the current font you’re using?

  • David says:

    Hi Shayne,

    I love most of what you’ve done with Thrive. One thing I’d love to see incorporated would be the ability to somehow make text changes to multiple text boxes while using the content builder. Here’s what I’m talking about…

    Let’s say I’m building a page with the content builder, and I have 6 different text boxes on my page, all with 14 pt. text. If I decide that 14 pt. is too small and I want all my text to be 18 pt., I have to go in and make the changes within each text box individually. It would be great if there was a way to make such a text change across all text boxes at the same time. Same idea with changing text color, alignment, etc.

    Another thing I’d love to see is an easier way to change some of the colors that are built into the themes. For instance, let’s say I’m not wild about the default red that’s used in the Squared theme. I’m talking about the “red” color scheme under Thrive Dashboard…Style & Layout Settings. I’d love to see an easier way to alter the red to fit my personal taste.

    Last one. When using the “Post Grid” element in the content builder, I’d love it if images could keep their aspect ratio when the browser window gets smaller. This way, if I had text on an image (like you might do with Pinterest images or feature images), there’s no chance of the text getting cropped off when the image goes smaller.

    Hope these make sense. Keep up the GREAT WORK!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your feedback, David!

      In TCB 2.0, we will have two features that make it much easier to apply things like typography changes to multiple elements. And better color customization is also high on our list. :)

      • Paul S says:

        I hope that TCB 2.0 will include a global color change options. Right now, it is incredibly difficult to change the color of all the elements one-by-one using custom CSS.

  • kim says:

    I guys besides you are doing a great job already i would like to see more templated things like new price tables, new call to action thingies, contact forms, animated counters, countdown timers, buttons, video player backgrounds, styles of content boxes… also please keep the old ones!!

    One more thing that really annoys me is that i cant customise a simple contact form without using aweber. Some of my local clients dont want to build a list nor use an autoresponder. It it possible to have just a couple pre-designed contact forms, where everything (including textboxes) are editible. Let the button just send an email to any gmail address which the you can preselect.

    Another, as most probably everyone who uses your themes isnt actually blogging but copying and pasting articles in form either word or any other notepad. I would like to have the possivility for changing lets say the font, the color, the size and line heigt of not just one but more pieces of text. Without having to change every thing seperately

    Last, how do i import icons? Ive tried to make it word but i just cant. Im trying to dowload the free ones you offer but i cant seem to upload them…
    same thing with the fonts, which by themselves upload more easily. Cant you make the process of downloading icons and fonts you wanna use way more easy?

    Im sorry if this seem as a negative mail, its just my honest opinion. What i really would like to emphasize is that you guys are great. I love thrivethemes, im working on my 7th site. Every theme rocks so far. The support is great and shane and hanne are briljant.

    Good luck and thanks for thive

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Kim,

      Don’t worry about pointing out things you dislike. Your message doesn’t come across as negative at all. This is all useful and welcome feedback. What I can tell you right away is that we are working on a much easier way to handle icons (I can’t blame you for struggling with the feature as it currently is). Here’s a tutorial for how to import icons in the current version.

      Making copy-pasting text easier is also something that will happen in the new version of TCB.

      And the contact form issue is a good point. There’s a small fix we still have to make, to enable “connectionless” opt-in forms.

  • Been using TCB for about 1.5 years now. Love it.

    One feature that I have not seen yet in TCB is the ability to “hide” elements when in mobile view (for both phone and tablet).

    As we all know, in a mobile view, screen real estate is severely limited. If we can create elements that show up in Desktop view, but are hidden in mobile views, I can create a better experience for my customers.

    If there is a way to do this now, please correct me.

  • Ed F says:

    Love it as is but I know you are really smart about doing the right thing! If I had one feature off the top of my head it would be more options for bullets, testimonials designs. But even more important, and Im not sure it applies to the builder I want a funnel tool. A way to separate out my funnels easily without stacking pages and making WordPress unruly with pages.

  • Chik Q says:

    Hi Shane,

    Super excited about the new options in 2.0.

    The only thing that drives me nuts is that I find a selected field sometimes does not respond after I press save. I have to refresh in both Chrome or Safari. Have you heard of this issue? Happens quite often.

    Otherwise, I absolutely love TCB. I work with it nearly every day!

    My wish list would include the following:

    – AMP integration, which I think was mentioned above.
    – JasonLD integration, especially for Ovation so rich snippets will show up for reviews.
    – Love that a membership solution is forthcoming.
    – Ability to hide some or all Thrive plugin options from customers so they can’t muck things up. If it can be done remotely, that would be even better.
    – Ability to create visual funnel flows, similar to what can be done in Active Campaign.
    – Ability to manage multiple Thrive theme websites, permissions, etc. I have plans to create websites that convert for a specific vertical within a membership model. It would be awesome to have a Thrive based management system where I have complete control. Ability to scale.
    – Customizable alternative login page that does not show /wp-admin

    I know some of this stuff is ambitious, but you asked!

    Keep up the awesome work.

    • Chik Q says:

      I just remembered another glitch I run into a lot. The issue is how blog posts show up in social posts. I often find I have to run Facebook debug for the correct image to show up. Not sure if it’s how I set it up or a glitch in the theme or TCB plugin.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Hm, that’s odd. I can’t remember seeing this before. Are you using a caching plugin, by any chance?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your feedback, Chik!

      For hiding our tools from clients and managing sites centrally, we don’t have any plans. For site management and replacing the login screen, aren’t there good solutions already available?

  • Steve H says:

    Hi Shane.

    I love Thrive Content Builder and the improvements made in recent weeks are impressive. Can’t wait for V2.0. I don’t think there is another CMS that comes close and if you combine TCB with the other Thrive plugins – I’m thinking of Thrive Leads and Thrive Ovation – we have an awesome set of tools to build high converting websites like

    Feedback on the new column format:
    1. When converting to new column format, additional margin seems to be added to the top unnecessarily.
    2. When columns that would appear side by side on a desktop, are displayed vertically on a smartphone, the columns are not displayed centred on the smartphone screen. A common centre line for coumns that have been stacked on top of each other in response to a smaller screen would be preferred I think.

    Keep up the great work.

  • Jose C says:

    Hi Shane, I have 2 suggestions I’d LOOOOVE to see implemented in TCB in the future. Both would help all users and get you guys to stand even further ahead of all the content builders out there.

    1) With mobile traffic being more of a factor every day I’d love to see a default mobile mode for TCB. What I mean by that is that the page is being designed on the dimensions of a mobile web browser by default. This would of course mean the that some templates would also need to be designed with mobile first in mind. Right now because we all develop on a desktop I think our bias is to consider how our designs look in front of us on the desktop we are working on. After it looks good on desktop most of us look to see how it looks on mobile. This approach in my opinion is backwards. For many sites (certainly mine) mobile traffic has passed the tipping point where it is the majority of the traffic. We need to design with mobile first in mind.

    2) This is more of a meta level suggestion. Rather than having feature requests occur on posts like this and inside the support forums it would be great to have a feature request page where members could enter feature requests, vote on the feature requests they think are useful and comment on existing requests to tweak and further refine the ideas. This way you’d also have a better handle on what people actually want and be able to quantify it.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Jose.

      I agree that mobile first is a good approach for building websites, from a technical standpoint. However, I think it’s impractical for a non-technical user. Mobile first content editing would mean that you spend most of your time creating and editing in the very limited space of a mobile screen size. And then you’d have to “think forward” about what changes you might make on the larger screen versions.

      In this sense, perhaps having an AMP version of your theme and your content is actually an easier approach than trying to build something in a mobile first manner. But really, this is something I’m a bit conflicted about, myself. I can’t see a “best” solution for this yet.

  • Nir Yogev says:

    I know that landing pages go with content builder. I’d really be happy to have the # views / # conversions per landing page as a basic feature, and the oppurtunity to split test, add variations. This is crucial. I know many of the community members asked for this as first priority. Would really appreciate this going live ASAP for landing pages as in thrive leads.
    An easy and intuitive dashboard could make our lives easier then going out to google. Thanks!

  • Chett Coombs says:

    Optimizing a page for desktop and mobile should be completely different. My biggest frustration with Thrive is that my pages are only mobile responsive, but not optimized for mobile and desktop. I want to have a mobile version of a widget. For example, I don’t want a ton of text on my mobile version, but on a desktop, the text is just fine.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your feedback, Chett! I hope we can address all these issues with the new version of the plugin.

  • Shannon says:

    I am glad you made this update. I just bought another page builder because I want the option to edit mobile layouts. My todo tonight was to start converting the site to the new plugin nd theme.

    I will wait this out now. Hoping that update is coming soon :-)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Shannon! I hope you’re willing to hold out just a little longer, until the new version with mobile editing is ready.

  • Allan C says:

    Hi Shane! A huge thing that stops me from using Thrive Content Builder is the incompatibility with the Theme.

    It’s a great theme framework with rapidly rising popularity.

    Pages made with TCB don’t appear on a site using a LayersWP theme. The customizer also doesn’t appear at all.

    When the Thrive team rewrites the code, please try to avoid theme conflicts as much as possible. :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your input, Allan.

      We already build our products following the WP development guidelines, to avoid conflicts as much as possible. I mention this because there isn’t an obvious thing we could fix that could be causing this theme conflict. But of course, if we do find what the problem is and we can fix it, we will.

  • Eric says:

    Hey Shane,

    Long time user here.

    What I love: How intuitive and user-friendly it is. Namely, it needs no use of code or shortcodes (unlike other front-end editors).

    What it’s lacking: implementation.
    You have elements that would benefit greatly if they’d be compliant (like Star Element and Table of Contents that COULD render google rich snippets if they were compliant). Currently, they are not, and we need to recourse to the use of 3rd party plugins for it.
    If the technical implementation is too troublesome, maybe the way to go is streamlining the editor with these 3rd party plugins (like other front-end editors do) to bring in this functionality.

    Congratulations on your philosophy of making this better and better constantly!

    Can’t wait to see the 2.0!!! :-)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your suggestions, Eric! I’ve made a note about Schema markup. We’ll have a look at what we can do about implementation.

  • Nico says:

    Hello, What diference for live composer via codecanyon?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      The two products are entirely different. The only thing they have in common is that they can be used to create content in WordPress.

  • Dan says:

    Search Results for: Would love to have the ability to change the font and formsttting of items based on screen size like you can with the Divi Builder. That’s one of the reasons I stopped using the TCB for our site. I changed a lot of margins to make it look great on desktop screens but it was almost unusable on mobile screens and trying to get it to look good on all 3 screen sizeds after the fact was impossible.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Dan. Mobile editing options like that are being added in the new version. :)

  • mike says:

    I am also waiting for a membership solution from you guys.
    I am using paid memberships pro right now for testing just recently they released a new update to I am having this problem that when pmpro is activated TCB editor won’t load unless I deactivate pmpro.i guess it’s because of their new update. It worked just fine before.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Mike,

      Thanks for your comment! About the plugin issue: it would be helpful if you could report it in the support forum, so we can investigate further.

  • Lewis P says:

    Hi Shane,

    This is awesome I’m so glad you asked for our input on this because I have a few things I REALLY wanted to throw out there for 2.0…

    – Being able to use our own custom images for bulleted lists (size and colour options would be great too)
    – Some styling options are forced which is annoying. Things like uppercase text on buttons, speech mark colours on testimonial boxes, colours on content toggle, credit card icons size etc.
    – The tabbed content element is a NIGHTMARE when trying to customise colours for active, hover and inactive tabs
    – Pasting text in from a foreign editor doesn’t come out right. It puts paragraph elements inside paragraph elements and the whole thing is too spaced out.
    – The pricing tables feels very limited in terms of customisation. It’s hard to say what needs changing but it definitely feels more restricted than other TCB elements

    That’s all I could remember off the top of my head, but I’m sure others have picked up on things that I’d definitely agree with.

    Thanks a lot!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Lewis.

      Bullet lists will get an overhaul for sure. And we are doing a lot to improve customizability, even on complex elements like tabbed containers.

  • jan says:

    I think, features that you can make a survey and a/b split tests pages. Like Thrive leads

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Jan. A/B testing for landing pages is definitely coming. Surveys… depends on what you mean. We have something related that we’re working on right now.

  • Jim U says:

    The Content Builder is incredible and really like it. Suggestions on a general nature are 1) AMP pages for mobile versions, 2) schema markup options like JSON LB available versus just adding the code to the header, etc., 3) a free form theme option to design sites with custom home pages, etc. Overall the products are sound! Thanks. :-)

  • Mike A says:

    Hi Shane,
    Thanks and you guys are really on top of things. I also would love a membership feature and payment gateway feature. Keep up the good work.

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  • Nata says:

    I love pretty much everything about Thrive Content Builder, and the new update is absolutely amazing! The only thing that isn’t working for me is the evergreen countdown timer. It doesn’t have a page redirect feature (or any other), making it pretty much useless. The countdown timer simply expires, and nothing happens. If you could fix that, it would be magnificent!

  • Al Sendall says:

    Hi Shane,
    Yet another great update! I love using TCB, but there is one thing that for me would make it even better, and that’s a dockable properties window that stays open. Really looking forward to seeing the all new TCB .

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Al. I agree that the options panel can get in the way quite badly. This is something we’re fixing in the new user interface.

  • Nat Green says:

    Another awesome update. Loving it!

    Some features I’d like to see would be :

    -the ability to hide certain elements on mobile devices
    -reverse columns on lightbox optin forms (just tried this and didn’t see it was available even after update)
    – of course more current themes! (with custom colour options)

    Some of the things that annoy me with TCB are:
    – glitchy editor sometimes. I have to save then refresh the page before I can select the element I want to edit
    – the text editor is near impossible to click on sometimes and actually enter text when it has no text in it yet. It defaults to section settings. I think this is something that you have addressed in one of the comments below so that’s great!

    keep up the great work. You guys rule!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your feedback, Nate! I hope we’ll be able to address all those issues in the new version.

  • Roger says:

    Hi Shane, It would be incredibly helpful if TCB 2.0 has A/B testing built into it. Do you think this could happen?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Roger,

      We will add an A/B testing feature to Thrive Landing Pages. For the content builder itself (as in: using it to create post and page content), probably not.

  • Jim Parrish says:

    My thrive “Issue” is probably not an issue for most of your clients but I am sure that if you could create a Thrive “Master course guide” that would take a Noob like me and march me from tutorial to tutorial to go from “Stupid” to Site Builder it would help develop a new crop of customers. I have a problem because I don’t in what ORDER I need to learn things. Having a list to follow would be awesome. just my two cents..

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Jim!

      We are working on a new learning environment for our members that we hope will make it easier to get up to speed with all our stuff. :)

  • THEODOROU I says:

    Hi, i would like a feature for get pages together in a strucure for sales funnel and also an option for A/B testing for pages. More easier than using google analytics for this. Thanks :)

  • Ashley F says:

    Great work Shane, a few fundamental things that would be great to fix
    – more of a Thrive leads thing, but having to create a form for each optin seems a pointless step (can’t it be auto created and named?)
    – pasting text into TCB (mainly text elements) seems glitchy and is a huge thing to fix. Happens in list elements too. Maybe I should send you a video of it happening?
    – generally working on text (coloring various parts like you would in a sales headline) is buggy too. Sometimes issues with lost fonts when you hit enter for a new line of text too.
    – the editor often appears over elements. Submitted to support ages ago, then moved to thrive themes to resolve. Still seems to happen sometimes.
    – think you mentioned it, but ability to add a mobile version for smaller images on mobile would be nice

    think you have enough on your plate :>
    thanks for all you do!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your feedback, Ahley!

      1) Yep, the flow there could definitely be improved. Don’t get me started on Thrive Leads 2.0, though. :P

      2) Pasting is tricky, yes. We definitely have a better solution for that coming, though.

      3) Same for these kinds of text editing niggles. Fix incoming! :)

      4) Mobile images: still exploring this. I’m not sure how good the WordPress responsive images feature is, but we’ll have some solution here.

  • Jenny S says:

    Hi Shane,
    Thanks for all the great work from you and your team. Impressive, as always! I am looking forward to the big upgrade.

    My main concern as I mentioned on the previous blog post, is with tables. I am referring to information tables, not pricing tables here.

    I am still searching for a way to show lots of information in tables, and have them display fully on mobile. I need to update some old pages ( done with another editor) on my website. Will TCB 2.0 have a table solution?

    Also, I would like to request the ability to resize the text in the table of contents box. If I want to include H3 headings as well as H2 ones, the box gets pretty big and takes up too much of the page’s prime “real estate”, above the fold. I write LONG posts!

    Thanks again for the great improvements to date, and the ones coming.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks, Jenny!

      Do you know any sites that utilize the kinds of tables you are thinking of and do so in a mobile friendly way?

      I ask because I can’t think of an example of mobile friendly table layouts, so I’m not even sure what the result should look like.

      • Jennifer S says:

        Hi Shane,
        This site lists some options for mobile friendly tables.

        I tried a few plugin solutions a few years back but gave up on the issue for a while, as they didn’t work well then. I’m not too fond of the scrolling option, and resizing the text makes lots of info even harder to take in. I guess the stackable option is a good one.

        (I included a link to one of my website pages with a large table but maybe the second URL blocked the reply, cos it wouldn’t accept it. So I deleted that part.)

        Hope this helps!

  • Dariusz Kowalski says:

    Probably this is not TCB, but scarcity timer would be great idea. There is one in ultimatum, but time limit on the low end – 1 day. On OTO pages often there is a need to have 5-15 minutes timer.
    I use another plugin in, but this is not the same league.

  • Michiel says:

    I was gonna say preserving content after you deactivate the plugin and being able to work with regular WordPress content made in WP editor. But that’s already on the list. That is a huge and important change, great to hear!

  • Andrew Miles says:

    Reverse column order is a neat feature. Thanks.

    My biggest issue with thrive builder right now is plugin overkill – driven by what I see as a weakness in your themes. To explain: when building a new site, I find getting the header and nav menus looking right to be the biggest factor in the design working. Therefore, at the moment I use themes with the flexibility to enable lots of header tweaks (e.g. Themes which are flexible in that area typically have a feature set that overlaps with thrive content builder, hence I don’t use it. I do use thrive leads etc but know everything would run faster, with less issues if I could use a purist thrivethemes approach and use your theme as well.

    At the moment, I’d have to have a coder customise the thrive theme to change the header in the way I need – and that rarely works as well as using a theme which has been perfected by the author.

    Maybe it’s a feature request for the themes not the content builder. Either way, I want to be able to edit the header for the theme. For example, add a new bar above the existing menu, to which I could then a secondary menu on the right and, for example, phone number on the left.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Andrew!

      From the feedback we’ve gotten, we have noticed that header customization is very important to our users. Initially, this won’t affect the things we’re working on in TCB 2.0, but it will be an important focus in Thrive Themes 2.0. :)

  • Paul says:

    Great work Shane.

    The things I would like to see are:
    – Diagonal page sections. Not just the normal horizontal sections.
    – Dynamic content based on triggers or cookies.
    – Content containers that can overlay and spread between two-page sections.
    – Sticky Navigation

    These are some others that are maybe not part of TCB
    – Quiz builder with logic
    – The ability of social sharing to gain points or access to a page or to trigger a tag. Something like kickoff labs where there is a referral code given to everyone that enters their email and then a leaderboard for the most shares.
    – New Themes

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your input, Paul!

      Can you elaborate on the idea of dynamic content based on triggers and cookies?

  • Walter E says:

    Hi Shane.

    What I wish for TCB:

    I want to load a Landing Page Template BUT still keep my Top-Menu-Bar. So that the Landing Page integrates into the Theme.

    Thank you for the great work.

    Best regards from Germany.

  • K O says:

    Exciting times Shane! I see someone mentioned text formatting, I have another gripe there – assigning H tags will sometimes make text spacing go all loopy and annoyingly, I’ll have to start fiddling with padding in order not to be left with huge patches of white space, which don’t harmonize at all with the remainder of the text…

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment!

      What theme are you using? I ask because the spacing before and after a heading will usually be determined by the theme. But one thing we’re working on are faster margin and padding controls, which would help in this case as well.

  • Barry Cook says:

    Hi Shane. I love the different presentation style on this video. Especially where you switch between the laptop and on-screen demo. For some reason this resonates with me and it make the demo much more “real”.


  • jose says:

    Have paralax! And also, can you make a content builder to make websites as easy as it is when you use Wix? Great job, I like content builder!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Jose,

      We will be adding parallax features, although maybe not in the first release of 2.0. The type of builder that Wix has is one that we are not going to do. This is because of technical reasons that I won’t get into right now, but the point is: our editor is never going to be like that because we’re aiming more towards advanced features and clean code than towards making it as easy as possible.

  • Mark W says:

    1) When using very small elements, say a tiny image as a bullet point, it becomes impossible to open the editor because the duplicate and delete buttons obscure the actual content which needs to be clicked to open the editor.

    2) Styled Lists. Man these drive me insane! The 6 bullet options aren’t great and there’s not even a roundall – better to allow use of icons maybe, but the lack of control over colour of the bullets is the biggest issue. A site has a great colour theme and then effectively I’m left with black or white as the other defaults don’t match the rest of the site.

    3) I’d love someway of grouping my content templates in say sub-folders

    4) Ability to position icons / numbers on Symbol Boxes other than just top or bottom

    5) Tabbed Content – currently a little cumbersome and changing colours etc doesn’t always work as smoothly as it should

    6) Content toggle – as above, changing colours doesn’t always work and being restricted to default colours for the background is not great.

    7) Tables – sorry to say this but I seldom use as very cumbersome. A rethink would be good here

    But guys, you know how much I love Thrive – these are areas I think would make a brilliant product even better.

    As an aside, I see many comments lately asking for new themes. It seems to me that the way TCB is going a theme in the accepted sense is becoming redundant. You need a light well coded base theme (thrive of course), a range of page templates (like landing pages) and you have complete control. Shane’s recent tutorials on emulating other landing pages clearly demonstrates what’s possible

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your detailed comment, Mark!

      1) This is a really tricky one! I’m still not sure how we’re going to solve this, but it is on the to-do list.

      2) Bullet lists will be updated.

      3) Yeah, good point. We need that as well, since we have a ton of them. :D

      4) The symbol box is a bit of a tricky element. However, it will be much easier to create your own compositions of boxes, icons, content etc. in the new builder.

      5) and 6) Another especially difficult element, but I think we found a good solution for it. :)

      7) Do you know of a good implementation of tables? I agree that the current solution isn’t great, but I also don’t know any really good visual table editors.

      • Mark W says:

        Hi Shane

        Since using Thrive I haven’t used any table plugin – just done the best I can with TCB, but I was very impressed with which I used before TCB was launched. Although not a visual, I recall it did virtually everything I needed albeit a little cumbersome as I need to add my own css and configure column widths etc. Probably not close enough to the way it would work in Thrive but it’s the best I can come up with I’m afraid

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Thanks for the tip, Mark!

  • Volker H says:

    I love Thrive and the kind of working with it!
    But, sometimes I think about the target group and if I am part of it.
    In a nutshell: I want to offer content to my audience and sell (right now) 5 video courses with few modules (lessons): Rise, TCB, Membership (S2Member). It works but. Due to legal requirements , I had to implement a shop system (e.g. accept xyz before buy button is active etc.). I tried woocommerce but the customization with TCB is almost zero and I moved to AVADA with this site and in combination with a LMS system.
    – Can I see TCB without looking onto the Theme (with their on builders)?
    – Does selling stops at the buy-button?
    – Would it be a solution to be able to customize different post types, like product (woocommerce), course (LMS, LearnDash)?
    Maybe there are some other guys with the same problem. Starting with selling one product, than the next and next after having 5-10 products and it will be difficult to manage this without having some kind of a shop system.
    Due to that, my needs are:
    – more freedom in customizating different post types
    – instead of more theme templates, more freedom in changing headers layouts/colours , footers etc also on a per page basis
    – woocommerce customization (it works in avada)

    I am looking forward of all the fantastic things coming.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Volker,

      Thank you for your comment!

      I believe you are very much in our target group, but you’re in part of it that we have not managed to serve as well as we would like to.

      My personal story starts with bootstrapping and simple products and then growing and scaling up and I very much want to provide tools that help along with this kind of business growth for other entrepreneurs as well.

      What’s missing, as you describe, is part of the “stack” of tools needed to do all this. Once you get to selling products, courses, memberships etc. you have to start using other tools in addition to the ones we provide (e.g. membership plugins or ecommerce plugins).

      My goal is to eventually provide this full stack, all out of one hand. It’s a long road to get there, but that’s where we are headed. :)

      With TCB 2.0, I hope we’ll be able to provide some more value to you already, in terms of customizablity and interacting with other tools.

  • Angel A says:

    Hi Shane!

    Very excited about the new changes that are coming!! :D

    In the new version I would like to see a new “Navigation Menu” element. It would be an element you can add to the top of a page to add a WordPress navigation menu that you can later add items to through “Appearance >> Menus”.

    This would be very useful, for example, for a membership site for an online course, as you could create all pages with the same menu element and then if you wanted to make any changes to the menu in ALL your pages at the same time you could do that easily, instead of having to go one by one.

    Some other things that I would like to see are:

    * A shortcode you can add to any regular page (something like [thrive-content-area][/thrive-content-area]) to create an area were later I can add elements using Thrive Content Builder. Right now I can only add elements to the beginning of the page.

    * Easier customization for developers. Recently I redesigned my site and asked my designer to integrate Thrive Leads with my new custom theme, and he found it really painful to customize the forms without using the editor.

    * More templates for online courses. Right now the set you have is very limited (maybe it would be a good idea to launch a special WP Theme for online courses than can be later customized using Content Builder).

    * A “template shop” or repository, where people can share the templates they’ve created using Thrive Content Builder.

    That’s all that comes to mind for now!

    Keep up the good work!! :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Angel,

      Thank you for your comment!

      We already have a navigation menu element in TCB. You can find out more about it here.

      Shortcode for adding TCB content: I’m not sure this is something we can do, unfortunately. I understand the appeal of this idea, but it’s something I can’t promise we’ll create.

      Easier customization and more templates are definitely coming, though. :)

  • Wouter S says:

    I really like the TCB. These are my feature requests for 2.0:

    1) The possibility to search for icons
    Currently, it takes me a lot of time searching for icons. Even when I know what I am looking for, I have to scroll and try to find it. With a plugin like Shortcodes Ultimate, I can type some text to find icons quickly.

    2) The use of font awesome for icons
    I think the proces of adding icons with icomoon is cumbersome. With the use of font awesom, I can search for icons on the font awesome site, and then use the resulting code on my page. And when I already know the code, I don’t have to search at all.

    3) More icons for styled lists
    Again, I like how Shortcodes Ultimate does this: you can choose from a lot of (font awesome) icons and give thenm any color you want.

    4) Use any widget you want
    Currently, you only can use the custom menu widget. It would be nice to be able to use all widgets that are available via appearance -> widgets.



    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Wouter,

      Thank you for your feedback!

      I’m pretty unhappy with the current implementation of icons. We built this around the use of icon fonts, but we never managed to make it into something that’s user friendly AND performance optimized.

      Luckily, a completely new solution has emerged and we’ll be able to provide more icons, make them searchable etc.

      Widgets in content: this was originally planned, but then we ran into some issues with it, as it relates to using widgets in non-Thrive themes. I believe we can make widgets available for use in our own themes for sure and maybe we can also find a solution for non-Thrive themes. I can’t guarantee anything about this yet, though.

  • John says:

    Looking forward to this, gents. :)

    Feature requests:

    – Being able to wrap text around content containers

    – Being able to set default padding/etc. settings on certain elements (e.g. I have to adjust padding on every… single… bullet list because the bottom padding is so huge).

    – Custom colors for stylized bullets (difficult, I know, since those are actually images)

    – More style options in general

    – Animation for elements other than images

    – Font weight & link style settings in text elements

    Keep up the great work!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your suggestions, John! I believe we’ll be able to address all of these points in the new TCB. :)

  • John says:

    Thought of one more:

    – Ability to adjust settings for smaller screens. For example, my H1 settings look super weird on mobile because the font gets smaller and the line height is huge.


    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Ah, interesting. I believe you found a bug, because the heading automatically resizes, but if you add a custom line height, that doesn’t change. Of course, it should scale down as well.

      However, in the new version, you’ll have full control over how the fonts and styles change on different screen sizes.

  • Jeff W says:

    You guys ROCK Shane and you do sooooooo many things well – amazingly well – that I almost feel guilty to ask for anything here! lol :p

    Here is my personal wish list:

    1) Templates! More and better-quality (like Leadpages). You guys DO have some very nice sets – Copy 2.0, Big, Vibrant and Knowhow. (all very nice). The rest though are mostly okay and again hard to compete with companies like Leadpages. (Clickfunnels are too cartoonish in my opinion). Divi’s are very elegant but don’t match the Internet marketing niche.

    Also, some different styles of templates too – membership site templates!!! :) OTO templates, course pages, etc. (Membership site templates are almost impossible to find anywhere on the net other than the ones Optimize Press offers.) I’d pay premium for these! :)

    Template packs (complete sets of templates – bill me now!! lol :) (no joke actually). A template marketplace? I’d be bankrupt and divorced as I’d be spending all my money there! lol :)
    Seriously, I pay a small fortune for MORE and higher-quality, modern templates! (Like Leadpages provides)

    2) I would die for this – a course by your designer(s) or someone who is experienced designing Internet marketing pages – showing how to build beautiful-looking Internet marketing kinds of pages from scratch! (Starting with the mockup / wireframe and all the way to building it in Thrive Content Builder! Most of is are ‘non-designers’ and although you guys do a great job of showing how to imitate – build a page that already exists on the web – that’s ‘not’ the real issue Shane.
    Learning the ins and outs of TCB is just a matter of watching the videos on how to use it. I love your videos as they DO give some great tips that I would normally never thought about while using TCB… but… the ‘real’ issue for 99% of us is that we are NOT ‘designers’… so having someone lay out step-by-step how to create ‘all’ the pages one needs for an Internet marketing-related biz – sales page, opt-in page, thank you page, etc – in a series of easy-to-follow-along videos or an ebook with images would be a total goldmine for ALL of us… and something you could very easily use as an upsell or a stand-alone product!… or you could build it into the whole training experience that you provide for TCB as NOBODY out there is providing that kind of training! Basically… how to design these kinds of pages from the ground up… from the perspective of a graphic designer. As a non-designer, it’s sooooooo overwhelming starting from a blank page (sometimes one does need though to build a page from scratch) having no design experience. The options seems ssooooooo unlimited and I would love to have a designer show me how they go about it and what the options really are… for designing the above kinds of pages!

    Again, I’d pay big-time for this kinda product! :)

    3) The ability to mix and match ‘all’ elements from any template to any other template. (I’ve tried using Content Templates but it doesn’t work in most cases and rarely can I take something from one template and put it in another template).
    There are sooooo many nice features on some of the templates. I want to mix and match! (or don’t provide only ‘certain elements’ on one template but not on another. Allow us to access any design element on any template. For e.g. – There’s a really nice ‘thick-broken-line content box’ in the Knowhow template set. I’d like to be able to use that same content box but on another template that I prefer more.
    Why not be able to mix and match anything we want… or… give access to every design element in every template in one common area. For example, if I open up the ‘content box’ option in TCB, rather than just the ‘6’ options available for that certain template, give us ALL content box options from every template that I can use on the template of my choice.

    4) Better-looking progress bars (with animated stripes as an option) like Leadpages / Clickfunnels provides. The current progress bar is not attractive.

    5) Max flexibility with colors for everything in TCB. No ‘8’ pre-determined colors. Give us max flexibility to change the color or anything we want to any color we want.

    6) Bullets – change the colors and better-looking bullets (and more common typical bullets – circles of various sizes, checkmarks, etc.) Allow us to insert our own image as a bullet too.

    7) You guys have really nice ‘fonts’ in your templates… but it’s a nightmare trying to figure out what they are… for our own designs! :(
    Make it easy to identify whatever font you are using for anything on any template!

    8) More options for ‘blank page’ templates. (e.g. – a page broken into ‘two’ sections for example). Just allows for more variety in page designs.

    9) Video skins – more and more professional-looking. One standard image should be one of a smartphone, tablet and monitor. (high-quality one though with sharp edges, reflections and so forth – both ‘plastic’ and ‘metal’ looks. Flat images might be a good idea too as flat design is common now. More skins overall and of course the flexibility to alter them – colors, thickness of skins / frame, edges (roundedness), shadows, etc.

    10) Shadows – be able to add shadows to any element in TCB. Sometimes we can now add shadows to things and on some things we can’t. Shadows for anything we want! :)

    11) Vertical dividers! Different designs and colors.

    12) Images – more style options and the ability to change the color, thickness of frames, round edges, shadows, etc. More design options overall.

    13) More button options – Thrive has ‘elegant’ looking… buttons, Call-to-Actions and Guarantees… but they don’t match the ‘Internet marketing-style’ pages that most of us are designing and your templates are.
    I think a re-design on all three of these needs to be done to make them look more like the typical (Clickfunnels / Leadpages / guru-pages) Internet marketing buttons, Call-to-actions and guarantees.

    Also, more design options for the buttons – sizes, colors, shadows, edges, etc.

    14) Better-looking credit card images – Leadpages for example uses beautiful, typical Internet marketing style ones. Use those too!

    15) More icons (icon packs would rock!) and easier to use please!

    16) ‘Arrow + half-circle, etc’ images to add to attach to the bottom of page sections to help give that continuous flow look!

    17) Diagonal page sections!!! :) (A few different angles) to really provide some variety to our page designs! :)

    18) Feature grid with option to align the image… left, center or right

    19) More and better-looking countdown timers. (Again with max design flexibility, color flex, etc.)

    20) Responsive videos – better-looking frames (black shiny one is nice you have!), whatever frame color you want, be able to change frame thickness, edges, shadows, etc.

    You guys do soooooo many things right Shane that it is unbelievable actually! I could rave for days about TCB as I love it and Leadpages builder drives the devil in me as it is nowhere even close (yes, I’m talking about the latest builder) to TCB! Clickfunnels too! Or Divi.
    TCB has them all beat hands-down!!

    Thanks Shane to you and your team as everyone is doing an amazing job and I’m not quite sure how I’ll handle waiting for TCB 2.0!! lol :p

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your detailed (and enthusiastic) comment, Jeff! Much appreciated!

      Let me address some of these points:

      1) There will definitely be more templates and more variety. One of the things we’re doing with TCB 2.0 is build it in such a way that it enables our designers to do more of the things they’d like to do, without being restricted by the editor.

      What I’d love to know more about: what is it about the LeadPages templates that you like? You mention these as especially well designed and I’d like to know more about that.

      2) It’s one of my personal goals to put together a design course when the new TCB is ready. And our designers will be involved in that, of course. It’s something I’m looking forward to doing, very much. :)

      3) That’s an interesting idea. I believe that with the new tech in TCB 2.0, you will be able to save any element you see in a template and re-use it anywhere else. I’m not 100% sure yet, though.

      4) Progress bars will be a lot more customizable in 2.0, for sure.

      5) Color options is also something we’ve been working on for a long time. I think we’ve come up with a solution that will satisfy everyone.

      6) Yeah, bullets are pretty terrible right now. That’s a major pain point in TCB and we’re working on improving that very significantly.

      7) Our new font options will show the currently used font on any element, by default.

      8) That’s an interesting idea. We’re actually working on two sets of landing pages right now that kinda go in that direction. If they are well received, we might make more pages like that, that can serve as a basis for your own creations.

      9) For this, I’m not sure what the best solution is. I’ll have to see if it causes code bloat if we add more and more video frames, or not. Adding too much code for stuff most people won’t use often is my main concern, here.

      10) Yep, more shadow options coming up. :)

      11) Also coming up. Well, vertical dividers aren’t really a component by themselves. But you can apply borders to the sides of any element in TCB 2.0, which results in the same thing.

      12) We’ll have a lot more styling options for images (including hover effects) in 2.0.

      13) Button styles will be fully customizable. I’m not very happy with how “locked in” you are to the current button styles in TCB, so that’s going to change completely.

      14) Yeah, fair point. There’s a technical issue because of which we can’t switch credit card styles in the current version of TCB. Needless to say, I’m not very happy about that, so it’s something we will fix in the new version.

      15) Oh, I can’t wait to release the new icon feature. :)

      16) Not sure what you mean by the “half circle”. Can you elaborate?

      17) Yep, working on a feature for that as well.

      18) Is this still needed with the new column resizing that we have? Pretty easy to create any feature grid layout you want, no?

      19) Countdown timers I’m not sure about. We don’t have a plan for improving this element in a big way, at the moment.

      20) Same as for the other answer about frames, above.

      Thank you again for your enthusiasm and all the suggestions. This kind of feedback is what really helps us shape our products and keep on the cutting edge of things. :)

  • Owen says:

    Sadly the alignment of the title text remains the same at 3:09 – out of place.

  • Arun says:

    Hi Shane,

    Firstly, I love your products. Worth every penny.. really Awesome product in IM world.

    Here are the Few suggestion for TCB I wish I need.

    1. Table: Make Tables SEO Friendly. Have a look on TablePress wp plugin. Because of this one I still use TablePress wp plugin than on TCB.

    2. Buttons: Add more styles, sizes to buttons. Because Buttons plays major role on conversions or CTA.. I wish to have more buttons designs option.

    3. Ready made templates. I know I can build many design with TCB, but frankly… sometimes I struggle to achieve few designs… Ex: Pro’s and Con’s design column or Authority hackers styles… etc..

    4. ICONS: Currently I feel.. your icon uploading and using on post is really pain. So I don’t use at all.

    5. Add more and more small video guides about achieving different task with TCB. I know many users struggling to achieve many design concepts which TCB can do but they don’t know how to do.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for the suggestions, Arun! I’ll take a look at the table plugin you mentioned. And the other points: we are working on features to address all of those. :)

  • Gregory Wilson says:

    In 2.0 I would like to see a lot more template options for home pages, not lead capture pages.

  • George says:

    Please tell me that’s gonna be possible to delay a button (e.g buy button) in the next updates :)

  • Anthony Garcia says:

    Hey shane! I am new at thrive themes,but so far looks like a great sets of products. so far my wishlist will be.
    1-to be able to use landing pages template into a post.
    2- themes with navigation menu under logo and top of the logo
    3_ HAAA!! the bigy..Apprentice feature as a plugin and to be able to multiple courses.(for those who have premium themes, apprentice as a plugin will be great tool)
    Thanks .
    so far having so difficulties learning how to upload iconmoon..
    keep up the great job your doing

  • mike says:

    Hi, Just had a fun idea i wanted to share.
    I see a hell lot of future ideas & suggestions for not only TCB but other plugins and especially themes.
    The idea is to put all these ideas onto a Landing page and let all users vote on those options.
    You can restrict the options as well, for example you can say “choose your top 5 features you would like to see in the plugins & themes.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Mike!

      We might create a board for voting on ideas at some point, yes. Currently, the feedback we get from comments works really well, though. An advantage with comments is that everyone formulates their own ideas, which leads to more variety than if many votes are just bunched up to a few existing ideas on a board.

  • Mike C says:

    For me, the inability to change the 8 default style colors is a pain. I’d like my bullets and one or two other ‘fixed’ color elements to be as editable as the rest.

    I’d really love some non-rectangular layout options – diagonals – maybe even curves.

    And a viral content lock element – tweet to reveal or share to reveal – would be brilliant. I am sceptical about email to release a content lock. I worry I’ll just fill my mail system with mickeymouse @gmail. And existing subscribers could do some good tweeting out my content.

    But my number 1 – I am sure you have it already. Apply the two stae A/B testing capability of Thrive Leads to pages built with TCB. That would be fabulous.

    Many thanks Shane and team.
    I admire your ambition and am glad to be a supporter.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your feedback, Mike! We’ll be addressing all of those points, yes. The A/B testing and content locking will be in separate plugins from TCB, though.

  • Daniel says:

    “Preserving your content, even if you deactivate the plugin.”

    Does this mean you’re finally getting rid of content lock-in? That is, TCB will no longer rely upon shortcodes that will show up once you deactivate the plugin (like Beaver Builder does).

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Daniel,

      TCB does not use shortcodes. However, the current version stores TCB content separately from the default WP content field, to avoid conflicts.

  • Lewis P says:


    I’m wondering, do you have a rough ETA for this? You said in the video that it will be “quiet for a while”.

    Are we talking weeks or months? – I’m mega-excited!!


    • Shane Melaugh says:

      We don’t have an ETA yet. Once we get closer to the final stages of development, I’ll have an answer for you. It’s certainly going to be more than just a few weeks, though.

  • David says:

    Hi Shane,

    I like TCB, but I would like to have a function like in OptimizePress 2.0. I would like to copy a part from the TCB and to insert into another side (same domain). This saves a lot of time and nerves ;-)

    Would this be possible?

    Best regards,

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello David,

      I’m not sure what you mean by this. Where exactly would you be displaying the TCB content?

  • Leah says:

    Having worked on the software side of launches for a few years I’ve seen the good the bad and the ugly.

    I’ve been so impressed by your determination to make all your tools the best they can be and better.

    I now actually really enjoy site building and my life time ambitions Academy will be built using THRIVE!

    THanks for all you do I’ll be very happy to recommend your tools to all future students

  • Jose cernuda says:

    Shane, I’d love to see TCB have a Facebook connect button as an option instead of just the name & email opt I need forms. It’s the one feature from the old hybrid connect days that I miss.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Jose,

      This would be a feature for Thrive Leads. It’s something we may add in the future, but I’m not sure yet.

  • Ken B says:

    I have a pretty specific request related to the retina icons feature. I’d like to wrap an icon in a shortcode, something that does not appear possible in TCB. I can’t use the option to enter WP content from inside TCB since I don’t see a way to reference the icon via a shortcode in WP content. Using the WP editor, I see no option for the icons so I’m left with no solution. The reason I want to wrap the icon in a shortcode is that the shortcode will generate a URL link around the wrapped content. The URL is generated by the shortcode and is not available to enter into the URL field of the icon in TCB editor.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hm… I’m not sure if this can be done.

      What kind of a link does this shortcode generate, exactly? What happens on click?

  • Michelle Bollinger says:

    I would like to see the TCB features have the ability to be sorted by use. So it would automatically reorder the different features based on how often I use them.

    I would also like to be able to hover over an element I have used in the past, and it tell me what that element is called. I sometimes have no idea how I made something on a page. It would be nice to a have a reminder as to what that element is called.

    Oh and while I am at it. I would like links to videos that show how a particular element can be used and where it would look best on a page.

    Love TCB!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Michelle!

      Sorting the elements by use is an interesting idea. Maybe we could have a row of “most frequently used” at the top, so that it doesn’t become annoying if the main list is rearranged constantly?

      We will also be adding element labels, so that when you click on one, you will be able to see what the name of that element is.

  • David says:

    Hello Shane,

    i would like to have a “XING” (Social Media) Button/Connection in ThriveThemes.

    That would be very helpful for us as a German Blogger and website owner.

    Would this be possible?

    Best regards from Germany,

  • Barney Davey says:

    Overall, I continue to be impressed. So much so, this is my second comment on this thread. Here is a link to a screencast to show some issues I would like fixed. The first is when I paste a string of text into a blank bullet point field it gets moved to a sub-topic or a non-bullet field below the bullet. The second is the dialog boxes often cover important parts of the page or post and they cannot be moved. Can you fix it to let us move the floating dialog boxes? Thanks!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks, Barney!

      The options panel can already be moved out of the way (see top left corner). However, it’s not a great workaround, as it’s still pretty annoying to work with.

      The issue with pasting an item from a list is an interesting one. I’m not sure how our new editor handles this, so we’ll have to test it. What you can do as a fix for this is use Ctrl + Shift + V to paste the text content only.

  • Dean says:

    Outstanding tool you have.
    One – and only one request that I have is if there is any way to continue the font & styling when one hits return to create a new paragraph. Yes, I know I can press shift/return to create a simple line break, but then I have no easy control of the paragraph spacing.
    I am not asking this for myself, the designer. I am asking for clients who will be making basic content changes/additions to text. While your editor is the closest thing to a real world text editor, this one issue would be somewhat of a ‘gotcha’ for clients who I would love to not have to wave my hands when I explain how to make simple text edits.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your suggestion, Dean! With the new UI we are creating, it will be much easier to edit the typography of entire blocks of text instead of one paragraph at a time. The problem you describe is one we’re solving with the new editor.

  • Erik says:

    Hi Shane – would love to see both a custom fields with a “buy now” button added to the Post Grid – this way you could add a custom link to the button – plus locate the price filed in the post. (you may know a lot of ecommerce allow this custom add to cart link to be inserted in posts) anyways keep up the great work.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for the suggestion, Erik.

      We have a plan for making something like “post grids 2.0”, which would enable this. However, that will be a project for after the TCB 2.0 changes are released.

  • Matt F says:

    What drives me nuts is we can’t use the content builder with Custom Post Types. I use custom post types for landing pages, to separate from other pages, and I can’t use Thrive Content Builder on those pages at all.
    PLEASE, make TCB available for all post types. Or, at least all post types with a Page capability type.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for the suggestion, Matt! I hope we can make this possible with our updated editor, yes. :)

      • Matt F says:

        Shane, I should’ve been more specific. The content builder works on custom post types. The Landing Pages inside the content builder doesn’t work. That is what I would love to see.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Ah, I see.

        Here’s the problem with landing pages: the landing page overrides the content entirely. As a result, the usual post data that is used to display in archive views and lists isn’t part of the page anymore. So, if you’d take one of these custom posts and load a landing page, what would you expect the list/archive view for those posts to look like?

      • Raj says:


        I am not sure about what you both are talking about. If I create a post using TCB, doesn’t it show up in categories, archives?

      • Matt F says:

        That’s the thing. I’m not using an archive view on these custom post types. They are landing pages. Pure landing pages. Archive is set to false on these so the folder gets a 404 error and the page capability types are like pages, not posts.

        I see your point. That’s a solid answer. I wonder if there is some way to work around based on what I added here? Is there a way to check for archive and page type?

  • Mike says:

    One of the most annoying aspects of the current version for me is the fact I have to place site wide tracking scripts like Google Analytics in the Landing Pages which are created with it. It would be nice to have these scripts automatically added just like they are with normal WordPress posts and pages, with the additional ability to add additional tracking scripts (like we can do with Thrive Themes already).

  • Raj says:

    Shane, if I create a post, doesn’t it appear under the categories or archives?

  • Jakob says:

    Hi Shane,
    Awesome updates, thanks.
    How about making it open for others to develop / sell / share ready-made elements in thrive content builder?

  • Robert N says:

    Hey Shane! I would like to have the ability to show/hide items from different screen sizes. For example, have a video show on the desktop, but have the ability to hide the video when someone views the same page on their phone.

    It would be great, when working on an element in TCB to have the ability to grab and drag the edge of an element to add/subtract margin, instead of typing it in.

    Thanks Again!!!

  • Ravi Chahar says:

    Hey Shane,

    I was trying to find something like this. Reversing the column order may give the freedom to the theme users.
    Thanks for letting us know.

  • Stephen P says:

    Hi Shane. Would be great to have:-

    1) “One Click” sign in (linked to the persons Social Profile) instead of getting them to re-enter email address. I’ve seen this on some websites where you just click the Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter ICON. This will reduce the barriers to entry.

    2) When I email one of my lists (so I already have their details) with a promotion and they come back to my promo page, would it be possible to identify who that unique person is without them having to re-enter their email address again?

    3) Mobile-Enabled. Whilst the Thrive Themes offer some great features for automatically rendering down a web page to work on mobile. Would it be possible to have the option to create a separate web page specifically for “small screen mobile” instead of a “rendered down” desktop page that is really designed for desktop. I personally would be happy to go to the effort of designing specific pages just for mobile & think it would be worth while in some instances

    4) Schema Maker Template – (For Google, Bing etc..)

    5) International Payment Options & Cart etc..

    That will do for starters! :-)

  • Vince R says:

    Hi Shane,

    As Mark V mentionned further down, being able to pick a custom colour and controlling the indenting and height spacing of styled lists would be really helpful as well as increasing the number of icons currently available. At the moment the only way around it for me is to hard code it with a bit of html and css and uploading/inserting an icon image I create.

    I am not sure if it is the direction the new version is going towards, but I think TCB should also be a FULL page content creation plugin (Litterally from header to footer) in a sense that we would not necessarily need to rely on a theme anymore, TCB would be a theme in itself.

    Which brings me to the following suggestion: one thing that I think is cruelly missing within TCB (aside from great landing pages and email capture pages) is the aptitude to instantly load pre-designed page layouts/templates like variations of most commonly used home page styles (Basic, shop, portfolio, company…), services page styles, product/case study page styles, portfolio page styles (Grid, fullwidth…), testimonials page styles, about us/me and team page styles, blog page styles (standard, masonry…), fullwidth and sidebar page styles (right, left) and contact page styles, … (to name a few…;)
    I love TCB and I know you can build beautiful engaging page layouts with it in 5 to 10 minutes, but often the building/layout design process gets in the way and I believe this feature would be a great addition to TCB as it would allow website owners/clients to instantly put a specific page up and replacing the dummy content with their own and twiking a few elements if needs be.

    As ever thanks to all of you Guys for providing us with such great sleek practical tools.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Vince! Content templates for homepages, contact pages and such will be coming, after we release the new version of the builder. :)

  • kirk says:

    another thing you should add is the ability to stop a AB test without choosing a winner. many times I have to make changes to one of the lead windows and the test makes me choose one then I have to go through the process again. it would be easier to stop the test and restart after the change.

  • I love my Thrive! Will you be rolling out a membership site plugin or an online course plugin in the future? I would love to have an all-in-one type package. Cheers.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Candace! We are planning to create a membership solution, but it will be some time before we get around to that. We have a lot of work to do with the new Content Builder, new themes and some other highly requested features, first.

  • Josh M says:

    Brilliant work Thrive Themes! We manually code for this at the moment, and I haven’t seen this feature in any other editor, so you’re leading the way!

  • Julye says:

    Hey Shane! I love the work you guys have done with ThriveThemes! That is amazing! I have such a performant new web site now! The problem I have now is that my site is very slow to download. If you go to this page: and you test my website (entered in the fields below), I get a result of 13% PageSpeed Score and a Page Load time of 5.2 seconds. That is way too much. I used the image resizer, but nothing has changed. I will have to buy a tool in order to speed up the download of my pages. Could you guys do something about it? And 2nd question: I also need a tool to do webinars. Will you develop such a tool built in ThriveThemes? That would be awesome! This way, I would have EVERYTHING I need for my business. Thank you !

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Julye,

      On your site, I’m seeing two issues:
      1) The homepage is loading a lot of very large images. The video thumbnails are all very large and I don’t see them used at that size anywhere, so that’s a lot of wasted bandwidth.
      2) The images are saved in PNG format, but they are more suitable to be saved as JPEG. PNG is good for simple images like catroons and graphics. JPEG should be used for complex images with gradients, many colors etc.

      I think changing those images would make the biggest difference to your site’s loading times.

      • Julye L says:

        Hello Shane,

        Thank you for your reply!

        1) I resized all video thumbnails on my home page to 600 x 338 px, saved them in JPG format and I ran another time the image optimizer from ThriveThemes. After the test from GTMetrix site (, the Page Load time changed from 5.2 sec to 3.4 sec and I only get a score of 14%… I still consider it is too long. What do you think I should do to increase my site’s loading time?

        2) Is Thrive team working on a webinar system or do I have to buy my own?

        Thank you again!

  • Ian Brodie says:

    Three relatively technical suggestions:

    1) Allow form fields to be prefilled. Plenty of times we’ll be sending traffic to a form page where we already know the name, email etc and we want them to be prefilled into the form – either for the user to confirm or as a hidden field. Normally you’d do this with url variables and prefill it in the html – or tools like Leadpages have this built in. Thrive forms just don’t allow prefilling for the name/email fields.

    2) Some way of adding scripts to *all* Thrive Landing pages – not one by one. Thrive strips out almost all plugins that add tracking codes and scripts to all pages on a site – meaning we have to enter them in the Thrive settings per page. But then when we need to add or change a script we have to go to all the individual pages to make the updates – takes absolutely ages.

    3) Some way of measuring conversion rate on Thrive Landing Pages – it’s so inconvenient to have to set up google analytics goals and head over, isolate the page etc. Some ability to nominate a page as an optin page and just see the conversion on it from the Thrive dashboard would be great.


    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Ian,

      1) That’s an interesting suggestion. We’ll explore the possibilities for this.

      2) We’re working on a feature for that.

      3) We will add this together with the A/B testing feature that we’re working on.

  • Brett J says:

    Hi Shane

    We’d like to be able to click on the Preview link in TCB and see what the page looks like without saving the page first.

    Also when you copy and paste content into a content container we’d like it to be in just one box as appose to each line it being in separate ones. That way when we edit the copy it will make it easier.

  • David says:

    Hello Shane,

    I love the “content reveal” function. Can you include the feature that the content is not only displayed after x seconds, but also being disappears after x seconds?

    Best regards,

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello David,

      Thank you for your comment! Can you provide a use case example for this feature? In what context would you like to use this? What would happen for return visitors?

  • Kristen B says:

    Shane, Thank you for the preview of what’s to come. I have been so pleased with TCB and Thrive Leads. What I would love to see is something in TCB that makes it super easy to split-test headlines and other page sections built with TCB (am using the headline tester on regular WP pages but I don’t think I can use it for TCB pages?). Thrive Leads has exploded my conversions on opt-in forms and I would like to do that on my sales pages too!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Kristen! Very happy to hear that you’ve had such good results with Thrive Leads. :)

  • Jeff W says:

    Hi Shane,

    Jeff W here and I’m the guy above who listed about 27 changes I’d like. :p (That might sound bad but the list of things I love… that just goes on and on…) lol :)

    Anyways, you had asked me to clarify what I liked so much about ‘Leadpage’s templates’ and what I meant by you guys having things like ‘semi-circles’ (?) when it came to downward-pointing arrows between page sections

    Read below for my answer and elaboration on both:

    Hi Shane,

    Wow dude… TCB 2.0… OMG… sounds like everything I ever dreamed of an more! lol :) (Tell me I’m not dreaming??!)

    I can’t imagine that even a fraction of the things I dreamed of would come true… but from your response to my original post, it sounds like TCB 2.0 will be a game changer.

    Wow. :)

    A few things that you wanted clarity on from my post:

    1) What is it – as I seemed to be really hyping Leadpage’s templates up so much – about Leadpage’s templates that I think makes them so attractive?

    I’ll answer it this way Shane…

    Although ‘flat design’ seems to be still in (and this seems to be the way TCB’s templates have been built around), you’ll notice that Leadpage’s templates haven’t followed that trend at all… but in many ways that’s what makes Leadpages stand out so much from the templates of companies like Clickfunnels and even TCB.

    Clickfunnels especially has very ‘cartoonish-looking’ templates (flat design all the way) and TCB for the most part has that look too: simple and flat. (To be fair, TCB has some very nice sets such as Copy 2.0, Know How, Big and Vibrant for example… but they too are for the most part… flat and have almost a cartoon quality to them (again, for me, flat = cartoon simplicity).
    But… if you look at Leadpage’s templates… what stands out about them? They are not flat and are very ‘image-heavy’ but overall they have a ‘very’ polished, professional and even elegant look to them. Very sharp is the adjective that comes to mind.
    They also have a tremendous variety to their designs so each page looks very different (for the most part) from the others so you really feel like you have a such choice of templates to pick from.
    TCB on the other hand does have some nice sets as mentioned above… but they still… somehow… seem too simple and flat… lacking the real pro look that Leadpages has.
    I think a big issue is the lack of images in TCB’s – in the header for example (Leadpages uses a LOT of full-width image headers (transparent images – which are popular these days) and overall they just are very ‘graphical and virbrant’ which I think again comes from their having put in a lot of images. TCB’s on the other hand seem more text-based or flat-icon based, but somehow images (photos, not images rather) just somehow really make a site look pro and polished right out of the gate. (My opinion of course)
    TCB too unfortunately has too many simplistic (simplistic to the point where you won’t ever use them) templates – a few lines of text and maybe an image or so. But, Leadpages are rarely ever ‘simple’. They contain a lot of variety, seem very polished and very sharp and again seem very professional. TCB’s look too simplistic in too many cases. (Your ‘Know How’ series is the first series that really started to look somehow – different – as if they were more polished and sharp. (Again, it could have also been that the Know How series too included some nice-looking images which really balanced the simple things like the flat icons and so on).

    I’m not anywhere a designer Shane… lol :p … but if I had to compare… ‘Leadpage’s templates’ – vs – Clickfunnels (I say Clickfunnels, as they are the most simplistic of all), there’s no comparison as Leadpages blows them out of the water. Clickfunnels look as if they were designed by children.

    Divi – for example – is another example of templates that are extremely elegant and modern. They are not Internet ‘marketing-oriented’ enough (what I love ultimately about TCB as yours are!) :) … but they are very sharp and super-modern looking… and again… ‘photos’ is what really stands out. They use a lot of images (photos) and do not overdo the simplistic flat design look.

    But, in TCB’s defense, again… what I absolutely about what you guys do is… I love the fact that your templates are ‘very’ Internet marketing oriented! Love it! :) Also… and you guys deserve an Oscar for this one… your putting ‘tutorial text’ right in the actual text itself of the templates (e.g. – your sales page’s text telling me how to write a sales page – briliant!!! :) To me, that was a brilliant idea and super helpful to me – most of us – who know little about writing copy. :)

    Okay, the next thing you wanted clarity on was:

    2) The ‘downward arrows’ (one page section flowing into another page section) and having a graphical ‘arrow’ showing kind of unconsciously the progression you want your reader’s eyes to take – to continue reading the page). I had mentioned having a few different kinds of these graphical images showing this downward progression and using them to connect one page section to the one below it.
    Some examples are… downward arrow, downward arrow (with circle around it (that’s what I meant as a ‘half-circle’ – meaning, if the top page section was orange and the bottom page section was white but the circle around the downward-pointing arrow is ‘white’, then of course the bottom portion of the white circle ‘won’t show’ as the bottom page section is already white… which of course gives a nice ‘semi-circle’ look on top of the orange part. (You guys do this in your ‘Video Course Email Confirmation 2’ template and it looks great!)
    So, these kinds of ‘graphical images’ to seperate page sections and to show a downward motion – more of those would be awesome! :)


    In a nutshell Shane, I could go on all day here about how much TCB blows me away at how amazing – and flexible – it is!! (Leadpages and Clickfunnels won’t even come close!) Clickfunnels has lots of flexibility… but TCB… still has 5 times more! The ability to move things anywhere easily and put images – for example – inside other images (an image for example inside a content box – beautiful!) or to move things beside other images or text so easily… like your new (and even before this was good) click-n-drag moving option – unbelievable flexibility – and the #1 reason why I’m a super fan of TCB! (Flexibility for me in design is everything… and while Leadpages puts in either tears (in a sad way) or a state of rage… lol :p , TCB just continues to delight me… so the new TCB 2.0… oh dear.

    My only fear… is… how long… I’ll have to wait… before I get my hands on this baby! :)

    Thanks Shane and you guys just keep blowing everyone away!

  • Jeff W says:

    One more thing here guys for suggestions:

    Various ‘curved’ page sections (plus various diagonal) would be unbelievably super cool to give some ‘real variety’ to our own page’s designs!! :) :)

    This would be an awesome feature and I believe various people above mentioned!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      We’ve been doing some research for adding angled edges to stuff, yeah. That’s something we definitely want to include in 2.0.

  • Scott B says:

    I would really like to see an option for multiple monitors where one can select one two or three monitors and spread things across there’s different monitors. For example if you have 2 monitors you can use one for more controls and user interface and the other for the site page you’re working on that way on the second monitor you get for more room spread out your thrive instead of just running down the right-hand side of the screen and having to uncollapse a bunch of stuff

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      That must be one of the most exotic feature requests we’ve gotten so far. :D

      I’m not sure how feasible this is for something that’s inside a browser (and inside WordPress, to boot). Although I do agree it would be nice to have.

  • Ivan M says:

    I would like to be able to have the option to turn off builder elements that I don’t use. To save space on the menu and boost performance of a page.

  • Lewis P says:

    Hi Shane,

    Would it possible to add something for in-content filtering.

    Something like Brian Dean does in this post:

    I can imagine some kind of content container allowing you to attribute different tags. Those tags could then be linked to the filter buttons.

    There doesn’t seem to be any plugin on the market that handles this very well.



    • Shane Melaugh says:

      That’s an interesting mechanic. Pretty tricky to make something like this easy to use, but definitely something we will explore.

  • Mike C says:

    I think you guys, like me, use ActiveCampaign.

    I could really use the ability to populate a hidden field when a use submits a form in Leads or a TCB Lead Gen form.

    This would be hugely valuable in allowing our automations to use the knowledge of what form was used.

    Pretty Please?

    • Pullkit Gera says:

      I do this by adding a tag to all my signup forms. This way I know which form was used to signup and I can also start automations based on the tag. So this is there already.

      But yes, +1 to the hidden field option. I don’t know how I’ll use it with AC but it sounds like a good thing for some future use case.

  • Pullkit Gera says:

    I know you will introduce A/B testing within TCB at some point. I was wondering if that will make it possible for us to split test post content. I’m not aware of any method currently available which can do this without changing the URL (and that’s not good).

    So I’d love it if split testing of blog posts can be done in the future :)

  • KATHY H says:

    You want feedback, great? I want support that works with US timezones. Each support incident seems to involve ~6 interactions. Since we only get one of these per day due to timezones weekends European holidays, etc, it takes ~10 days to get anything resolved. For example: Support will not activate my license key I paid for over a month ago. Not a priority for them, lot of back and forth.

  • Paul S says:

    Your tables are so beautiful and flexible, I wish there was a way to get text inserted other than clicking in each cell and typing (or pasting). Is there any way to improve or automate this in TCB 2.0? Perhaps an “Load from CSV file” button inside the editor dialog?

  • Rick G says:

    Would love to be able to use the apprentice feature in every Thrive Theme. Right now the functionality is only available in a handful of themes.

  • Santiago Naranjo says:

    I’ve been looking for this article for several days, but I didn’t know what the feature was called so it made it difficult to find. Is there a way I can “bookmark” my favorite articles within my TT profile?

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