How to Use Smart Landing Page Sets with Thrive Theme Builder
You may have seen our gorgeous Landing Page Sets and wondered...
"How do these work?" or "How can I use these on my site?"
In this video tutorial, we'll cover four different ways in which you can use a Landing Page Set. Use them for your:
Ready to flex your page building creativity? Let’s dive in!
(00:29) The Difference Between a Theme and a Landing Page Set
Let's start by identifying the difference between a Pre-Designed Thrive Theme Builder Theme such as Shapeshift, and a Landing Page Set.
A Pre-Designed Thrive Theme Builder Theme takes care of everything a typical WordPress theme does. Use it to design your:
In addition to all your typical website pages (above), a Pre-Designed Thrive Theme Builder Theme can also provide the design for the following:
A Landing Page Set, on the other hand, is essentially a group of pre-designed pages complete with content. These done-for-you pages are 100% customizable.
The sets include:
Now that we know what Landing Page Sets are in theory, let's see how they work together in practice.
(02:30) Setting Up a Website with Thrive Theme Builder
To help us see the difference between a Pre-Designed Thrive Theme Builder Theme and a Landing Page Set, let’s first run through the Thrive Theme Builder site wizard.
You'll start by choosing your Logo, selecting Main Brand Colour (use a HEX code for specific corporate colour / preferences), deciding on one of the many Theme Headers & Theme Footers options and following it up by choosing what to display on your homepage.
Next, you'll choose from a variety of Ready Made Templates for homepages as well as your design of preferences for Single Blog Post Templates and Blog Post Lists.
You've completed the wizard, made your selections and pretty much set-up the theme for your entire website.
Let's head to Thrive Theme Builder via the Thrive Dashboard, choose the Templates tab and voilà! … here you'll find all of your newly created page templates.
To customize any of your templates, simply click the "Edit" button.
Need to make changes to your website's header?
Sure thing! Here's how you go about customizing it.
Simply click the "Active Homepage Template" followed by "Edit Landing Page". Thrive Architect will open, allowing you to select the Header breadcrumb and add / remove / change any of these menu items to your liking. To connect your menu items with your pages, select the correct ones from the Target URL menu in the Main Options tab.
Now, why don't you take a few minutes to browse over the front-end of your website and appreciate what you've created.
After you're done, we'll move on to Landing Page Sets and spend some time understanding how these can enhance your site.
(07:49) How to Use a Landing Page Set for a Funnel
What if you need more from your website than just a basic web presence? What if you’d like to grow your email list or sell online courses?
This is where Landing Page Sets come in. Super easy to use, they are ideal for setting up marketing funnels.
Let's swiftly move through the step-by-step process of creating a landing page for your email list opt-in offer (in this example, a FREE cheat sheet):
1. Create a new page, give it a title and publish it
2. Choose the Pre-Built Landing Page option in Thrive Architect
3. Select the page design of your choice (eg. Hydrogen Smart - Lead Generation Page)
4. Customize the page according to your design preferences (accent colour, font, etc.)
Simply repeat these steps for all other pages in your marketing funnel, such as your Thank You page.
(10:21) How to Use the Landing Page Set Homepage as the Homepage of the Site
If you're smitten by one of the Landing Page Sets' designs, you can easily use it for your website's main homepage.
Here's how to go about it:
(11:28) How to Create Website Content Pages
Now that you have the homepage customized to your liking, you might also want all other pages (About page, Contact page, etc.) to reflect it's design language.
This is where choosing between your Theme option and choosing a Pre-Built Landing Page can make a difference.
Selecting the Normal Page, the elements on the page will follow the design language specified in the Thrive Theme Builder site wizard. Blocks added to the page will match your selected Thrive Theme Builder theme.
Choosing Pre-Built Landing Page and a specific Landing Page Set, elements on the page will follow the design language of the chosen set. Blocks added to the page will match the selected Landing Page Set.
(14:38) How to Use the Landing Page Set Design Language in Thrive Theme Builder Theme Templates
Now that you have your homepage and website pages in the style of the Landing Page Set of your liking, you might want to modify your Thrive Theme Builder theme templates to match the design language.
Using the steps below, you can add blocks from Landing Page Sets to theme templates such as your Default Blog, Default Page, and Default Blog List. While this might require slightly more effort than the previously mentioned steps, it is 100% possible!
Let's go ahead and edit the Default Blog Template in Thrive Theme Builder:
1. Design the blocks you’d like to add to your template:
2. Add your saved template to your Theme template:
3. Add or replace dynamic elements where necessary:
Ta-da! As you can see, Landing Page Sets have a variety of uses. The pre-designed pages can be used to create marketing funnels of all kinds; you can also use them with your Theme Builder theme templates to create a cohesive look and feel.
Ready to use Landing Page Sets on Your Website?
We’ve taken you through some quick examples of the different things you can do with Landing Page Sets, but the truth is, we’ve barely scratched the surface!
With all of the blocks, landing page sets, and theme templates included with Thrive Suite, your design options are virtually unlimited!
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