We’ve Just Made Thrive Content Builder Even Faster & More Intuitive to Use…

The latest version of Thrive Content Builder comes with several usability improvements, as well as many technical "under the hood" upgrades.

Take a look at our quick video demo to see how drag-and-drop, column resizing and advanced layouts have just become even faster and easier with TCB.​

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Here's a summary of the improvements you'll find in the new version of Thrive Content Builder:

Faster Drag & Drop

Previously, you'd see drop zones displayed in the content area while dragging an element. While this worked well enough, it could make a page look quite messy if you had an advanced layout going. You also had to make sure to hit one of the drop zones to add your element  to the page.

The new version is much more forgiving and has an uncluttered look - it only shows one indicator at a time. No matter where you are hovering, there is always one drop zone active. That means less precision is required for drag and drop, ultimately allowing you to work faster.​

Simple Column Layouts

We didn't just make drag-and-drop faster, we added a whole new dimension to it. You can now drop elements next to each other and you can drop elements in between others to create column layouts.

At the same time, the good old pre-made column layouts are also still available, so you can work with whichever you prefer.

Easy Column Resizing

​Hover over any column layout and you'll notice that you can simply click and drag on any of the column borders to resize them. That means getting your column layouts just right is now easier than ever.

You can also hold the Ctrl key while doing this to resize in increments of 5%.​

Vertical Column Alignment

You can now choose how the content inside columns aligns vertically. When you have unequal amounts of content in columns, this gives you more options for making some interesting layouts.

And More...

The above are the visible changes we've made to Thrive Content Builder. Meanwhile, there have also been some changes to the technical foundation of the plugin. This is to help make the code leaner, but it's also a big part in laying the foundation for what's coming next.

Let us know your thoughts about the new changes by leaving a comment below!​

Shane

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.

  • Martin M says:

    Thrilled by this! It continues to secure Thrive Themes’ top spot on my list of trusted providers.

  • WAQAS A says:

    Excellent work………….
    But seriously new theme is what we need…… name of company is specially theme… but focus is on plugins more… that is good… but themes options improvements… new options additions and also new themes much needed………

    • Jonathan O says:

      Yes, i agree. One major Highlight would be a theme which sets a high standard in the mobility/responsive Design Area and fits perfectly to the thrive visual editor and the landing pages.

      • Lorenzo D says:

        I agree too. I LOVE the direction this is going, but you are sort of leaving behind the themes, which are much in need of lightweight customization options (for example: chossing the fonts in the menu; choosing the colors more freely).

    • Pullkit Gera says:

      I agree. While this update makes TCB even better and is surely a sign of greater things to come, the number and design of existing themes needs to be improved *cough (luxe theme) *cough …

      Anyways, not to take anything away from this update … It’s awesome. You guys sure know how to give value for money :)

      Keep rocking !!

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Patience, guys.

        I agree with everything you say and we’re aware of it. I know it has been a long wait (and unfortunately, it will be a longer wait still). All I can say at this time is that everything we’re building for TCB, we are also building for the themes.

        The work we are doing, which seems to be all focused on themes, will circle back into themes in ways which are not obvious yet. But I promise it will be worth the wait.

      • WAQAS A says:

        Actually from one year I seen this reply 2 times…. that it will be worth waiting…. :p

        anyway… your doing good… but again I want to say you that theme is the main thing… plugins comes after theme…

        May be you are doing wrong marketing than…….

        but….. but….. dont mind criticism…… output may come healthy…..

      • Priscilla says:

        I LOVE these new changes, thanks so much! Now I really want to see what’s in the next video!

        I also agree with the other commenters and would like to see more themes added soon. But it’s exciting to imagine how these changes will affect theme customization in the future (I’m assuming that’s what you meant when you said these changes would circle back to themes). Looking forward to seeing what happens!

      • Steve says:

        +1 on this. Would love to see a completely blank template too.

        As an agency license holder I actually have stopped using the themes as there are better themes out there more fit for purpose.

        However, would love to start using a thrive theme again – the fire of hope is alive ;)

        Love the TCB (tve) updates – this makes using it with other themes easier.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Thank you, Steve! I hope we will be able to win you back with our first “2.0” theme. :)

      • Ron P says:

        These updates are wonderful as always! I also agree that there’s a need for a “blank” or highly customizable theme option as well. That way we can fully customize the headers and footers of entire sites just like we can completely customize landing pages using Thrive Content Builder. Thanks for all you do guys!

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        I can’t say much about the theme plans yet, but that sounds good, yes. :)

      • Craig B says:

        I’m hoping that the changes coming will give full customization to the whole site – headers, footers and sidebars – I hate that I can’t change my headers at will – different for each cat, and even down to the individual page or post. Please blow us away! Love what you all are doing though – sorry about always wanting more!

  • Humberto I says:

    Just yesterday my wife and I discuss the need for this

  • Drazen P says:

    Awesome guys, keep up with the good work :)

  • Sarah A says:

    Okay… what’s coming next???? You can’t tease us like this :)
    It is backwards compatible isn’t it? I’m sure you’ve said before that it is, I’m just double checking…

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Yes, it’s fully backwards compatible.

      And about the tease: you’ll just have to be a little bit patient… :)

  • Antonio A says:

    Great!!!! Thanks

  • Jonathan O says:

    this is just amazing!
    Perfect update. I appreciate your continous updates!

  • Miodrag says:

    Wow! You guys are unbelieveble! Just when I thought it cannot get any better, you manage to prove me wrong! It just gets better and better!

  • Josh says:

    Wow! I am loving all of the sweet features you put out shane! I am glad I am using TCB with my soon to be launch!

  • Kim D says:

    WOOHOO!
    This is fantastic! Can’t wait to test it out and share it!

  • Ashf says:

    How about Page Section?
    Is it available in Content Builder 1.5?
    (without Thrive’s theme)

    https://thrivethemes.com/tkb_item/page-sections-use/

  • Jeff says:

    Love the improvements!!!! Thanks

  • Joop L says:

    These are very good improvements. They are very useful for my blog. Thanks a lot.

  • Abdul says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. TCB is one of my best investments ever.

  • Jeremy says:

    Superb job Shane! ThriveThemes has never stop getting better ever since i signed up last year! Best early bird investment ever!!

  • Nat Green says:

    Very cool Shane! I love that you guys keep improving on everything. Thrive plugins are some of my favourite internet marketing products that I own.

    Can’t wait to see what is coming next :)

  • Rico S says:

    Fantastic.

  • leo emery says:

    Simply put – Ya Baby!!! Dame I dig Thrive – why use anything else?

  • Al H says:

    How you take the best and make it better … WOW. I love the new column feature. Being able to adjust the column sizes is now so simple and much more flexible than the previous fixed column %’s. Also, the ability to add content, images, whatever to the left, right or even within existing paragraphs is such a time saver. Making interesting content layouts with fewer restrictions is brilliant. Well done and can’t even imagine what you have in the works.

  • Jason Anderson says:

    Excited to see these changes! So happy to see Thrive themes and plugins constantly improved upon. Excellent job, not only to you Shane, but to your entire staff.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for acknowledging the team, Jason! As the team keeps growing and everyone’s improving their skills, I can really not take much credit anymore. I’m just the guy in the videos. :D

  • Marc-Eric P says:

    Excellent !

  • Richard M says:

    Great work Thrive Themes Team. I hope the future TCB release will include the ability to add vertical line dividers between column layouts. That would be a nice touch!

  • Lewis E says:

    Excellent – as ever!

  • Johan de Bruijn says:

    Great new thing!!

  • You Guys Freekin’ ROCK! – I remember when there were only a few templates and faaaar fewer user functionality ‘by comparison’ to now… Daaang You Guys Are The BEST! – The Best & ONLY way to build killer websites on the planet! – LOVE The Upgrades! (Duh! ~ Of Course!)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much! Appreciate that you’ve been with us since the days of few templates and few options. :)

  • Bharat says:

    Wow.. I was going to ask if this will be applied to the content builder in Thrive Leads and thought I would take a quick look before I posted this comment, and it does. Great work!

  • ANKURMAN S says:

    Great Update Shane! Quick question – does this mean, we need to update TCB?

  • yay! Really excited about the column options. Thanks for continually improving!

  • Joerg U says:

    Great News! Much better workflow… Thanks!

  • Onuora Amobi says:

    Absolutely FANTASTIC!

    What you had before was great but this is even better! I see where this is going and I applaud your innovation.

    I teach clients how to get started online and Thrive is gradually becoming a central one stop tool for anyone starting out in online marketing.

    Thanks!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you Onuora! Very happy to hear that. We strive to become a better and better tool suite as time goes on.

  • Latrice says:

    I like! The bomb as usual!

  • John Palma says:

    I spend more time using the themes and “lurking” when updates come out – and very seldom let you know how much I appreciate the products from Thrive Themes.

    Anyway, I just had to thank you for how you have actually continued to improve your products.

    Many of the other product developers that I’ve purchased from over the last 10+ years will start out with a lot of enthusiasm and promises – but usually the services slow to a trickle – and then just stop.

    You folks haven’t done that.

    So – Thanks!!!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, John! I appreciate your “unlurking” to leave this comment. For my part, I can say that if anything, I’m more enthusiastic about what we’re working on now that in the beginning. And no one on the team is showing any signs of slowing down, either. :)

  • George says:

    That’s sweet!

  • Ray L says:

    Nice improvement :)
    It gives some more freedom to make better pages..

  • Chris says:

    Bloody AWESOME!

    Once again Thrive Themes has hit the ball firmly out of the ballpark.
    I’m so excited to see the next video of what else is on the horizon.

  • Nancy F says:

    You guys ROCK! I love how you’re always improving, adding functionality & making things easier. Thrive Content Builder just keeps getting better! Thank you! But you’re such a tease! ;-) Tell us about what’s coming!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks, Nancy!

      You’ll have to be a bit patient for more on what’s coming. Only a little bit, though. ;)

  • Keith S says:

    This may be the most significant upgrade to TCB yet. Thank you! I can’t wait to see what you have hinted at is coming next!

  • Jimmy Corder says:

    Really nice work here you guys. These are the kind of updates that make Thrive a cut above. Happy to be a repeat customer:)

  • Gábor V says:

    I love the new update, it’s really helpful :)

  • Tim says:

    OMG! This is fantastic!! More proof that Thrive Themes is the most advanced yet simple to use WordPress suite of website tools. Thank you Shane, et al :)

  • Robert V says:

    Very good! :)

  • Matt says:

    Excellent update! Much more intuitive, simple & easy to use

  • Joshua P says:

    YES! This is great

  • Huw says:

    Thrive is and will always be the first thing I install on my sites. :)

  • Jorden B says:

    Wow, I am really impressed with this! This is the update I have been looking for and wanting! I thought the old layout of TCB was a bit messy and confusing at times but this looks much better!

    Thanks Shane!

  • Robert C says:

    Wow! I was just working on a page that has two columns. 1/2 was too big on one side and 1/3 was too small. This is exactly what I needed.

    Thanks for this great update!

  • Bruce Maples says:

    Exceptional! I am already looking forward to working with this.

    It is ongoing development like this that keeps me engaged and glad to pay for the work. Thanks!

  • Luana Mattey says:

    Great stuff as always….well done everyone:)

  • Dan says:

    Those look like great additions to the builder.

    Shane, how far are the developers away from removing content lock-in from the plugin?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hey Dan,

      I can’t say for sure how far we are from that, at the moment. However, I can tell you that it’s pretty close to the top of our list of priorities.

  • Looks good! I appreciate your consistent Updates and Improvements! That is how Strong Businesses are built! I am in the process of Revising my websites these next couple of weeks! So this new Feature came “Just in Time!” Thank you!

  • Lorenzo D says:

    At this rate, Thrive 1.8 will be a neopagan cult with Landing Page Templates as deities and Thrive 2.0 will be AI and take over the world. Or at least WordPress itself. You were awesome a year ago, and you are a couple notches above awesome today. The Thrivites await the splendour of things to come. And this Thrivite in particular wants you to equip the future Skynet with a content protection software so very much, he will spill the blood of a 3TB new generation external drive for you on an altar on the summer solstice.

  • Kim M says:

    Thank you for this excellent update!

  • Super awesome Thrive team! This is why I’m staying with you instead of going to Clickfunnels. You actually have more options along with tremendous support. Wait, I must mention price! Much cheaper! One last mention is Shane is a very advanced marketer. He often shares things people pay thousands to learn. And guess what? He shares them for free with his Thrive Themes members. What a blessing.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Martin! Happy to know that we compare favorably to some of our pricey competitors.

  • Mark T says:

    I was happy with TCB before, but this takes it to the next level. Great job!

  • Adrian Iacob says:

    Congratulations guys! Excelent job!

  • Mark Sceats says:

    Fantastic improvement on an already brilliant product! Intrigued as to what the other coming big improvements you mentioned will be…

  • André Nielsen says:

    So cool! Thanks guys!

  • Robert S says:

    That is a big improvement! Looking forward to seeing what is in the next video now.

  • Lloyd Portman says:

    Awesome stuff team. Is the next update going to be able to make coffee and it be mobile friendly?? lol

  • Carthage says:

    Another excellent addition. You guys really spoil us.

    Keep up the great work.

  • Michiel B says:

    Wow, that is really impressive! Being able to change columns the way you want exactly is huge. Unfortunately, the new plugin is not working for me at the moment though. Keeps being stuck at the load page, so had to revert to the old plugin. Hope it will be fixed soon!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Michiel,

      Please report the issue you’re having in our support forum, so our guys can take a look.

    • Thomas says:

      Just a FYI, Michiel. I had exactly the same issue!!!
      After testing with a different browser (IE) – just for fun – I could load the TCB.
      So I completely cleared all browser caching in my default Chrome (until beginning of time), then did another cache cleaning with my Cache plugin, restarted Chrome and it worked!!
      Maybe this helps.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Good point, yeah. Hard refresh (Ctrl + F5) might be all it needs to fix the problem.

  • Nick Ritchie says:

    Great. Much faster and easier!

  • great! I love that:-)

  • Dave Lynch says:

    I love this! Such a convenient way to arrange content!

  • Christopher Tatum says:

    You guys never stop amazing and delighting me!

  • Michael says:

    SHANE! You open loop MONSTER!

    “I’ll tell you more about that in our next video…”

    Haha! I love the new interface. MUCH better.

    Though, it was already very good. But sometimes when you have a content box in a column inside a content container, it felt like surgery to put things in the right place.

    I can’t wait to play.

    Thanks again!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Closing of the loop won’t take too long, I promise.

      Glad you like the changes we’ve made to the UX, Michael.

  • Melodie M says:

    Loving these updates. I was a bit frustrated by the drag and drop ability previously. Also, love the re-size ability.

  • Michelle says:

    Great job on the new feature! Thanks again for constantly setting the bar higher and higher. As a TT member for nearly a year, I’m very much excited and looking forward to the new features you mentioned are coming soon.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      We’re happy to have you on board, Michelle! And I can’t wait to show more of the things we’ve been working on for our members and customers.

  • Jay Lynch says:

    Shane, you guys never disappoint me with your innovation! I love these new features. Thanks!

  • Hielke says:

    I am gonna test it soon

  • Thales Broussard says:

    Love it!!!

  • Bob B says:

    You guys are really good. Thanks!

  • Diego says:

    Great news! This was one of my main struggles to make things look pretty, and now you have made it very easy! Thank you veyr much!

  • Scott Stroud says:

    You guys are amazing! Thrive is already lightyears ahead of any other theme set, and you keep making it better. Thank you!

  • Preston H says:

    Thanks for continuing to improve your products. Very much appreciated

  • Felix N says:

    Hey Shane. I really love this new feature. Thank you.

    However, I am really struggling to make my blog (Squared theme) look presentable. I am not a coder, and therefore I would have to have someone customize it. I would love to see featured images in full length in the “recent posts” on the right (or left) panel. I would also love to detach the blog title from the featured image in the main post.

    Finally related to this improvement, I wish I could adjust the width of my blog to make the right panel slightly wider. I know this could go to the support forum but I already submitted something but no solution.

    Any thoughts? Thank you so much.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Felix,

      At the moment, there are no easy (non-coding) ways of doing the things you suggest. However, I appreciate your feedback, because making our next theme easier to use is an important objective for us.

  • Always new content from you guys. My Thrive package is one of the best things I ever invested in

  • Lu says:

    Very nice! Excellent job!
    Thank you very much.

  • Wow you guys, this is really great!!
    You just made my life easier. :-)

  • Wow! That’s great! Good job Guys, thank you!

  • Tawanna Browne says:

    Oh, this is pretty awesome! Have to say I have been a Thrive Themes member for a little less than a year now and as I get more comfortable with all of the various plug ins, I am super impressed. I create my blog posts the old fashioned way I guess you can say, and only used TCB for creating landing pages. I see how I’ve been missing out. The new column feature is so convenient and brilliant. Can you do this for other elements such as photos, videos and testimonials as well?

    • Tawanna Browne says:

      P.S. Love your videos. Do you use Screenflow?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much for this comment, Tawanna! One thing we work on is trying to find ways to help new members get acquainted with our products and make the most of them. It’s great to know that you are getting more comfortable with or products and are getting more out of them.

      To answer your question: yes, you can use this with any element. Everything in TCB can be placed inside column layouts.

  • Shahar says:

    Amazing. This is a really major improvement that puts Thrive Themes way beyond any other theme.

  • Donna says:

    WOW! Fabulous!

  • Johan C says:

    Like the new column style..and all these new drag and drop features. Just awesome…

  • Jan says:

    Very Nice indeed. Just need to be able to make costum theme colors and some more options to customize the topmenu, then I would be 100% Thrive and skip Divi for good.

  • Baidhurya M says:

    This is exciting! You guys are certainly making Thrive the best. Overall the capability of Thrive products is great. However, sometimes little things like copying text from outside to styled lists and text boxes can be painful in TCB. It’s good to see that you guys are focusing on user experience and hope those little things will be sorted out soon…

  • DJ says:

    Awesome! When you think this plugin couldn’t get any better….
    I love this plugin. Keep up the great work.

  • Brigitte I says:

    Just keeps getting better and better! Awesome job! Thank you all!

  • Chad says:

    All things I’d been wanting! Much appreciated!

  • Art Woodby says:

    Everything just keeps getting better and better.
    Thanks

  • Super excited about resizing!!

  • Harvey S says:

    Freaking Awesome!

    I have to hope that in the future though, you are planning fluid text wrap around with objects…or am I getting ahead of myself here!

    Keep up the great work with Thrive. It’s the ONLY WP tools that I promote.

  • Eric says:

    Every time I see there’s a new TCB update by Shane, I prepare some popcorn and get myself comfortable to watch it.

    Never got disappointed.

    Great upgrade of columns and drag and drop function!!! Congratulations!

    Can’t wait for the next video! :O

    Don’t ever delegate doing these update videos Shane. You’re great at it! Lots of passion for your product.

  • Santiago N says:

    I cannot agree more with Martin M. Keep up the great work guys!

  • Steve C says:

    Wow, this is impressive. When I convert some or all of my ‘old’ TCB content to this new format with its leaner code, will the ‘old discarded code’ be erased? If it is left behind, is it benign, in that Google won’t need to read it before formating/loading my page thus slowing load times?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Steve,

      When you convert the columns, your layouts rely on less code and a newer, more browser-friendly implementation (this wasn’t possible until recently, which is why the change was made now and not from the beginning). There’s no “leftover” code or anything like that that you’d need to worry about.

  • Joseph H says:

    Awesome…this is very nice! Thanks for all the hard work and improvements.

  • Lynn Dorman says:

    I have not yet updated – but after watching the video I just know I am going to love it! Thank you!!!

  • Pete says:

    Awesome! I’ve converted everything to Thrive Themes it’s the best by a big margin.

  • Adam Kaan says:

    Awesome guys!! Even before these changes, I wasn’t using half the amazing features you have.

  • Jeremy B says:

    Excellent! Best update yet on an already great content builder!

  • Gregory Wilson says:

    Fantastic. It solved a problem I was working with. Thanks…

  • Cenay says:

    Just exactly what was needed to make an awesome product, out of this world!

  • I love these new changes! Usability is improved, code is more efficient, time is saved.

  • Zita says:

    This will save so much time! Thank you!

  • Al says:

    That looks great – I can’t wait to get in and try it out.
    Is there a community for thrive themes members – or plans to create an ‘expert’ or ‘mastery’ certification to set master level users apart?
    Here’s what unbounce introduced and I’d be keen to see if thrive themes could do something similar…
    https://community.unbounce.com/t/announcing-the-official-unbounce-experts-program/3229

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Al,

      We indeed have a plan to create a certification program along these lines, yes. However, it will be for the “new” content builder and the new themes, so it’s not going to happen this year.

  • Ion D says:

    Waw. This is so exciting. Keep up guys

    By the way, Shane, how do you make these featured images for each of your posts? What tools you use? They look really professional and I want to make similar ones for my site.

  • Arav says:

    I purchased Thrive Content Builder early 2014 and build a lot of webpages with it. The reason I stayed and keep following Shane from Trive Themes is the great value and quality he is putting in his products.
    They are frequently updated and mantained.
    This update puts the bulder further into the sky!

  • Petra says:

    I love it-thank you for all your work! Petra

  • Sebastian U says:

    F***ing Amazing! You guys are the best!

  • Larry says:

    Slick and Useful changes. Two words not always compatible but in this upgrade they most certainly are, and welcome features at that. In a recent blog post by pippin Thrive Themes received a very good review. In fact he wrote but for content lock it may be the best page builder on the market. Good stuff.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Larry! I saw that review as well and thought it was very well done. And the one point that was listed as a negative against TCB is something we take very seriously and are working on improving.

  • Ohhhhh….upgrades! Lovely stuff Thrive T.E.A.M!!!
    Thanks for inspiring me to greater heights. I’m building my business around massively over-delivering, just like you guys. It feels good, don’t it? :D

  • looking forward to the new stuff…

  • Andy Grant says:

    WHat about performance. Using Google PageSpeed/Pingdom Speed Test/GTMetrix testing, a clean (but expensive to have developed) CSS/HTML page can load in under 1 second, but previous versions of Thrive loaded in 3-7 seconds. Plans to improve this?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Andy,

      Yes, we’ll continue working on the speed factor as well. However, I doubt there’s anything we can do to match the performance of a hand-coded page. If there’s one difference between a $70 plugin and a $7,000 custom design that we probably can’t bridge easily, it would be that.

  • Gary K says:

    Great piece of trick programming! Love the fact that you made it so easy to include backward compatibility. I see everyone is impatient for more. Like Christmas, you always want the next package to open right away, but thanks for being so responsive in continuing to make Thrive Theme products better in so timely a manner. You could have taken all our money and got that new Maserati GranCabrio to drive around the streets of Barcelona. Nice to see our money and faith are well placed.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Gary!

      Don’t go giving me any ideas about that Maserati, though… :)

      I understand the impatience, though. I’m just as impatient about moving things forward and getting new features and improvements released, so I can tell everyone about them. :)

  • Henk V says:

    Fantastic improvement. TCB is already my go to…this reinforces it

  • Robin says:

    The best just got better – a lot better. Why spend time developing conversion inhibiting sliders when you can create huge changes in usability like this. Thrive thinks about us at the backend as well as the user at the frontend. Couldn’t ask for more. Once again a huge thanks guys.

  • Robert says:

    This is awesome. The fast column adding is definitely long awaited. The one-bar column width adjustment just makes things more efficient. Got to try this stuff now.

  • Chad says:

    Shane, do you have plans to offer “funnel design” as a feature set in the near future(like in 6 months or so)?

    Great improvements by the way. Theme customization flexibility(colors, etc.) and a bit more focus on aesthetics is what’s left to make TT an obvious winner:)

    Good luck!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Chad.

      As it happens, a funnel feature is something that we’ve been doing some work on, yes. There’s no ETA for it yet, though.

  • Exelent!! I’ e been waiting for this!! Jippi

  • Papis says:

    Fantastic and I noticed the option to reverse the columns on mobile wow that is FANTASTIC!!! I use to have to play with CSS to do that now it’s one click. I love this product!!!!!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks, Papis!

      Yep, that’s a neat little option. We’ll have a separate tutorial for that shortly.

  • Hey Shane,

    I absolutely love the updates you have made to Thrive Content Builder. You guys continue to amaze me with your continual efforts to make Thrive Content Builder better than it already is.

    I love the drag and drop columns. Wow, does this ever make layout that much easier and faster!

    I also like that you have made it possible to position the various colums at the top, centered, and bottom. Nice.

    One thing that I would hope for would be able to make each of the boxes the same size. That way when you are doing something that has a bunch of boxes side by side, you can make them all the same size. That would be fantastic. For example, I have a page with some resources in content boxes that I have to tweak a bit to make them be the same size.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Terry,

      Thank you for your feedback! I like the idea of having equally sized boxes. To make this possible, I think we have to make the column items themselves styleable… I’ll have to see if there are other ways of doing it as well. But in general, I do think it’s something that can be done. :)

  • Joseph C says:

    Fantastic Love the new update Keep Up the Good Work

  • Mike Oitzman says:

    Looks great! I am now implementing Thrive on all of my WP sites and recommending it to folks who ask.

  • I was literally telling my wife last night, that I wish I could have these changes, it would make the WP plugin so much better…..and look Xmas came early….
    THANKS!!!!

  • Chris Yates says:

    You guys rock! Thrive Themes just keeps getting better and better…thanks!

  • c.k.lester says:

    These are some great changes! I’m excited to see what’s coming next! :D

  • Jeff says:

    Luv it! :)

    You guys are great!

    One last thing I would love to see though – more high-quality templates! I’d be more than thrilled to pay extra for this service or to see you guys set up a template market place like your competitors have!

    Again, I would happily pay good money for more high-quality templates!! :)
    (Leadpages quality)

    Some of the older Thrive templates are too basic but some of the later ones are of excellent quality!

    Again though, Leadpages templates seem to be the best out there… but while your builder is three times as good! :)

    I absolutely love this builder but keep rubbernecking at checking out what templates Leadpages puts out.
    Your builder is the best in the market and if you can now make (and in some cases keep) your templates premium-quality, I’d happily pay a monthly subscription hands-down as the other guys charge!
    (Or a templates marketplace)

    Anyways, brilliant job in this new update!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your feedback, Jeff!

      More templates are in development, of course. As we extend the capabilities of Thrive Content Builder, we’ll also be able to deliver more advanced, higher quality templates.

  • Justin Ritter says:

    I like the changes, very intuitive…As for all of the more themes comments, I personally don’t need hundreds of choices, I would rather have what we have here at Thrive, a more narrowed down list of effective themes. There are many places where you can get multitudes of useless mind swirling choices. I trust the direction and development crew at Thrive all the way…

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your input, Justin!

      This is the direction we plan to go it. We want to have fewer, but higher quality themes that are made for specific purposes.

  • Rashid K says:

    The one major difference between Thrive and Visual Composer is Thrive’s inability to have a row go full width (like a section) for non thrive themes.

    It’s a major reason I’ve moved away from the page builder. Still love thrive leads!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Rashid,

      Thanks for your feedback. I’ll have to take a look at how Visual Composer does it. What happens when you apply this full width row on a theme with a sidebar or with a side-aligned menu?

  • Mary Phillips says:

    Very clever and extremely useful, well done team :)

  • Rod Watson says:

    Great work. I have always enjoyed working with Thrive Themes. This improvement makes it even better. Thanks!

  • Carl Hunter says:

    Awesome update. Keep up the great work. Thanks!

  • MARTIN K says:

    Martin K, once again an updated product which is not a “look at how good we are” but actually benefiting all of our businesses. Keep it up.

  • Al says:

    Awesome! Makes things easier for someone like me. I’m not a techie… so being able to do these things with the columns is really cool. Thanks.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment! I’m happy to know that the new changes make sense from a non-techie perspective. :)

  • Nik NoorDiana M says:

    Thanks! This is really great.

  • You have nailed it once again. Great features, nice update and a much easier life creating content on WordPress.

    Thank you.

  • John N says:

    Shane, you and your team continue to maintain the excitement. A great tool just continues to get greater! Excited about what is to come. And I agree with Martin M… trusted provider says it all. When I see an email from you (and now Hanne as well) in my inbox, I open it immediately because I know it will be helpful information/tuition. :)

  • Robert King says:

    I love content builder, and I must say that the 1.5 upgrade is excellent

  • Cherlyn says:

    That’s AWESOME! The new column layout solves my last request to the support team! YES!

    Could the next update be….. improved mobile optimization?? Ooooo I would pay good money for that!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Cherlyn,

      Thanks for your comment! We were considering releasing improved mobile optimization with this release as well, but there are some technical issues with the current user interface that caused a problem for it still. But it’s an important change that we’ve been working on as a top priority.

  • Hoàng Bá T says:

    Thanks. Thrive Themes is my best choice.

  • David says:

    Absolutely fantastic changes guys! Love it! Simpler and cleaner—great job!

    David

  • Emanuele V says:

    Fantastic! As usual!! Love everything you put out! Unbelievable! Thanks guys!

  • Gene W says:

    Shane, the products keep getting better and better. Loving the flexibility now in creating content column layouts – big time saver. Thanks for offering and continually improving such a wonderful product.

  • Marian says:

    Looks great! Believe it or not, I’ve had CB for almost 6 months and haven’t used it. Now I can’t wait to try it!

  • Steve says:

    One word, Awesome!

  • Phil says:

    Great changes, and they do indeed make working with Thrive more intuitive — always good.
    Especially like the improvement of using “green lines” instead of zones.
    MUCH easier to work with.
    Thank you guys for all the work you’ve put into these changes.

  • Charles T says:

    I love this update as it solved all the hassles I had in the past.

    There are few things you guys should look into:

    1. Please explore Divi 3.0 by Elegant Themes.
    They have stepped up the game level in the competition of ‘Instant’ content builder. Still not better than TCB in overall to my opinion. I own both Divi 3.0 and TCB.

    But, Divi 3.0 has done many things right in terms of ‘user friendly’ and ‘immediate’ results. Please incorporate some of great ideas they have into TCB.

    2. Divi wins by many many many pre-layout, modules all these which add great value to users, as most of us aren’t designers. With pre-layout (for sections etc), it helps saving a lot of time, to modify a pre-layout than building something from scratch.

    3. Themes – which everyone has mentioned here. Elegant Themes has many much more attractive themes than TT. I know it’s not easy.

    One thing really lacking in TT is the speed of improvement on the products, as compared to ET in my opinion. Having said this, I’m still more supportive of TCB only when it comes to content builder.

  • Robby says:

    This looks awesome! I love how you are always adding great updates and features.

  • Arte says:

    This update really makes working with TCB easier. Thanks for this!
    Any plans to add an animation feature – to animation images or content blocks on scroll? It does make a long sales page more engaging to read…

  • Absolutely perfect work, TY

  • Rox says:

    Shane Jobs…I mean Melaugh ;) – you rock! Thanks for this – was always an issue to create drag’n’drop columns…well done to you and your team!

  • Nata says:

    Just when I thought you were the best out there, you got even better. Amazing!

  • Trish Hyatt says:

    That is way cool. Thank you for improving even more. Love the fact that I can tweak the old webpages too.

  • Imteaz says:

    Thanks

  • Keith says:

    Excellent improvement way and beyond anything expected. Cannot wait to see future changes coming up in the next video.

  • Joan Bell says:

    Unbelievable! Shane & Thrive Themes are the epitome of service and innovation in Web Design. Who would’ve thought that I would ever be excited about this stuff! Thank you.

  • Ron says:

    Wow.. so happy, always had some difficulty with columns and layouts.

  • mike lazarus says:

    I AM EXCITED!!!!!!!! I was starting to wonder if Thrive Content Builder was “done”, but I am glad you are staying competitive and taking this plugin to the next level. This is the one tool that I use more than any other tool in my business. Can’t wait to see what improvement’s you will make next. Good job!

  • George Kern says:

    Great update! You guys are really amazing. The updates, the regular instructional videos by you and Hanne, the evolving products – you rock!

    I would love to use Thrive products for everything and all my sites. The only thing that holds me back from going all-Thrive is that the actual Thrive themes are somewhat limited in the customizability department. I understand your lightweight and minimalist philosophy, but right now it is a bit of a hassle to have to use all kinds of CSS to make the header or the menu look the way I want it, for example.

    I have the whole Thrive package, and I am looking forward to you making the themes a little more flexible. Then I will never have to look outside of Thrive for all my website needs.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, George!

      We’re aware that our themes are currently lacking, compared to the rest of our products. We will close that gap when we release the next theme.

  • Ruth Coetzee says:

    Love these updates – if only I can get to use them. Have logged a support ticket but received no reply as yet …..

    Love this plugin and have passed the message on to others to use as well.

    Keep going !!

  • Martin says:

    Yet again – Brilliant – Thank You!
    I just Love TT, always moving forward and your support has been great when issues arise as they do in this business :)

    Thanks again. Now, if only there was a membership plugin to wrap this all up ;)

    Martin

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Martin! I’m happy to hear that. Membership plugin: will come in the future, but we’ve got a lot of work with TCB and themes to do, first.

  • Rajavanya Subramaniyan says:

    As a guy who makes his living designing thrive sites for clients, thank you for these updates! Very excited to try these options and use them. Esp the vertical align – spot on!

    I would love to see mobile based options – where I can hide/show elements only on mobile/desktop etc. Also please release some detailed child theming tutorials. You guys are becoming big and child theme support is very essential for certain clients who are serious about their branding.

  • Octavio V says:

    very nice.. thanks

  • Stefanie d says:

    Wow, that’s amazing! Love that feature :)

  • Jay says:

    Everything is awesome!

  • paul s says:

    This is such a fantastic development, thanks guys. Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant!

  • I used to use Headway, but when it became so incredibly unstable, I despaired with it. Your new Content Builder offers not only stability, but flexibility, inspiration and infinite design possibilities. Thank you so much! I am going to have such fun exploring with this.

  • Oh my god. This is why I love Thrive!

  • Emma Cox says:

    I really like the resizable columns. Thanks for a great update.

  • Wow. Just wow. This is exactly what I’ve always hoped to see. I’m sure it’s a big deal to get to this point, and I’m thrilled as a long-time Thrive customer and for you guys. This absolutely rocks.

  • Daniel Kolks says:

    This is an awesome update. Thanks a lot for that. The new column editing feature is much more user friendly than ever :)

    Like Terry mentioned I would love to see an additional option for equal height columns. That´s the most used option in my case.

    Furthermore it would be great to have an option for (not) showing certain elements dependend on the screen size. Sometimes it´s necessary to hide an element for mobile devices, for example.

    Finally I read your comment on Pippin´s Website regarding the content lock-in and version 2.0 of TCB…so I´m curious when it´s arriving… ;)

    Keep up with the good work!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Daniel!

      An option for mobile responsive editing is something we’ve been working on. There are actually some “invisible” changes in TCB 1.5 that are there in preparation of this mobile editing.

  • this certainly will make the working process much easier — I like easier!

  • Ajay Kumar K says:

    Awesome Liked it. But if you add a contact form in your builder that would also be awesome for beginners like me.

  • Darren E says:

    Fantastic improvements – the indicator bar for where you are about to move an item to is significant by itself! Thanks for these big steps forward – love Thrive Content Builder!!!

  • Frank says:

    Loving the updated feature.
    It will make placing elements on pages so much easier and with greater accuracy.
    Keep ’em coming!

  • Tim says:

    I am loving Thrive Leads and the Content Builder, I remember that ‘warning’ you gave about not being able to go back to normal WP content creation after using it lol. I can honestly say I am hooked! Awesome improvements too btw. I do have 1 question though, any news on when you guys are bringing back the affiliate program?

    Cheers

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Tim!

      Every once in a while, I remember that I used to build sales pages in the default WP editor… the horror!

  • Marcus says:

    You had me on the column-width adjuster.
    It’s Christmas come early for me!
    Thanks so much

  • Martin says:

    Simply awesome. Brings tears to my eyes.
    A HUGE thank you for all that you do.

  • WIm B says:

    You make me very happy with this change. Looking at the video’s and blogs including Thrive Ovations etc. I really am so happy with the choice I made. I still have OptimizedPress, but going to leave it behind,still in the stoneage.
    At this very moment I am going to use ActiveCampaign(autoresponder) and ActiveMember360 (Membership software). Maybe you can make a real nice integration with AM360, although it already works like charm. This is how you want it to work…Great work and curious what you have to tell in your next video, but I can still wait ;-)

  • These changes are spot on! I had been having difficulty prior with column sizing and lining up elements. Not any more..Thanks Shane!

  • P White says:

    This is great, and absolutely what small business owners need: tools to get their content posted quickly and creatively. One of the reasons I chose Thrive Themes is because I want to offer my clients more autonomy in managing their content once I hand over the website. Love the upgrade!!!

  • Roel says:

    Love the work you’ve done on TCB Shane!

    I have 2 remarks and a quick question from our side being involved in using Thrive on a daily bases for clients as well as ourselfs.

    1) Selecting multiple items at once doesn’t seem to work anymore with this update or is that just me on my (safari) browser?

    2) Saving content templates doesn’t seem to work anymore in Safari (working a site using the Squared theme today).

    3) Since we’d love to share this information with our (Dutch) clients as well would you mind / could you consider whether or not we could use some of the images from this post in ours? Would save some time in creating those so hope you don’t mind asking us.

    Keep it up and looking forward to all the exciting changes yet to come!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Roel,

      For the first two issues, please try hard refreshing the editor view. This could be a caching issue after the update. If that doesn’t resolve things, please post in our support forum.

      Yes, please feel free to download and rehost the images found in this post.

      • Roel says:

        For 1 & 2. Thank you and I’ll look into it. Nothing removed as I understand. Pfeew :)

        For 3 even more thanks. Really feel the love here Shane! Many many many thanks for your awesome work and attitude!

  • As always a superb addition to the functionality and ease of use for this plugin. Many thanks.

  • Saba says:

    I’m absolutely blown away right now. I didn’t think that Thrive could be any better. I’m mistaken. I’ll eat my socks now.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thrive Content Builder can still be much better than it is now. And I’m looking forward to showing you exactly what I mean by that, in the near future.

  • Wayne Money says:

    Love what you do to make my life easier and faster… You have made what used to take me hours literally take minutes. Thanks. well worth the price.

  • Pia T says:

    Cool <3 Thanls

  • Willi says:

    Hallo Shane.
    Dein Contentbilder ist und bleibt phantastisch.
    Danke

  • Kamil says:

    Thanks Shane, the update looks great and I love your enthusiasm for the work you do

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Kamil! I don’t see how I could be anything but enthusiastic about the work I do and the people I get to do it with. :)

  • mamasiga says:

    New changes are great. And thrive themes are the best :) However, I would suggest concentrating on adding more consistency to the element’s options.

    For example in “Feature grid with Icons” you can set margin and padding for the icon, and in “Feature grid with Images”, you can not set margin and padding for the image…

    All elements should have the same basic options when possible…

  • Ed H says:

    Hmmm….so I guess I’m the only one having problems?

    The Content builder won’t work for me on Opera or Chrome. Just sits there and spins and spins and spins. Works fine on Firefox and mostly on Edge (a little slow).

    Meanwhile, I’m also now having problems with my two-step lightboxes. I’ve tried two diffferent computers. On some computer/brower combos, they work fine. On others, I click on the button and nothing happens.

    I’m using a non-Thrive theme but I find it hard to believe that’s the issue.

    Going to have to roll back to an earlier version of thrive leads and the content builder.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Ed,

      Sorry to hear that you’re having issues. Please post in our support forum so our team can investigate.

      • Ed H says:

        Hi Shane –

        I just tried the cache clearing method described above and that seems to have worked. I can now edit in Opera.

        As for the two-step lightboxes, I’m a bit stuck. I tried rolling back to an earlier version of TCB and Thrive Leads but after about an hour I was forced to update the plugins to the most recent versions. Meanwhile, they generally seem to be working as there are people signing up to my website. But someone just emailed me saying that he couldn’t get it to work. And I’m not a current member so I don’t have any support. So I’m stuck…

  • Awesomeness! I loved the plug in before, but now with easier to choose sections and less code, it is just awesome and fun to use! Thank you for making my life easier!

  • Raj says:

    Great features. Thanks Shane.
    I was looking at leadpages quiz template and wonder do you have them or any video on how to create quiz pages would be helpful.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Raj,

      We don’t have something like that yet, but we’re brewing something that I think you’ll like. To be announced soon(ish).

  • Awesome! Exactly what We needed for our blog post this week. Thank you, Shane and Thrive team!

  • Woot! Woot! You guys rock majorly! The quality of your products is something else. Stay excellent guys.

  • Christine says:

    You guys never cease to amaze me. I’m so glad I chose to move to your suite of products in 2016. Thank you, this is much more flexible.

  • Erik Conley says:

    Not only is this a valuable improvement, it’s also further evidence of your commitment to serving your clients consistently. Bravo.

  • Scott G says:

    Nice job Thrive Team! These updates make it easy to create visually pleasing content.

  • Fernando S says:

    Thank you Shane, fantastic improvement. I also want to express my gratitude for launching new updates that work seamlessly, that is why I don’t mind the waiting time. Thank you for testing and retesting before you launch.

  • RIchard O says:

    LOVE the new builder, You guys at Thrive Themes really do have the best wordpress marketing tool on the market!

  • Justin says:

    Both impressive and elegant!

  • Rafael says:

    Just Wow

  • Lamont P says:

    Man, tough crowd.

    As always, great work! Thrive Themes continues to the best purchase I’ve ever made in IM.

  • Mark S says:

    Excellent work! You and your team are making it so easy to create very nice looking pages. I can’t wait to see what’s next!

  • Donald Obii says:

    Thrive Themes definitely the leader right now… It shows you guys are always listening and thinking about ways to make things easier and more fun for your users. Thank you very much Shane!!!

  • Graham says:

    I continue to be impressed by Thrive Themes development, they truly know what people want. Keep up the good work my patronage is guaranteed

  • Arpana P says:

    this is marvelous…very easy to use for newbies

  • Paul W says:

    This looks great Shane. Another big tick for Thrive Themes.

  • Angelo says:

    I didn’t think TCB could get any better, but you guys have done exactly that! Great job! … and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us too! Super excited! :)

  • Colin Stevens says:

    Great news – question though. What is the mic you use in the video please?

  • Sophie says:

    Hi, Shane
    Love the new updates. I just have one concern. I use Grammarly to check my work. Before, Grammarly was able to check my work as I type. It cannot do that now. Any idea why?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Sophie,

      Grammarly was causing conflicts with TCB, so we had to make an update which doesn’t let Grammarly “interfere” with our text anymore. However, we’re updating the text editor and maybe we can make it play nice with Grammarly in the new version. I can’t promise anything, though.

      • Yi X says:

        Oh! Thank you for the reply. I was surprised that you guys already know about the issue with Grammarly. I think I prefer the Thrive feather update over the convenience of having instant spell check for now. Loving your products and thanks for the quick reply.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Thank you, Yi! I’m happy to hear that. :)

  • Eric Beaty says:

    This new feature set is AMAZING! I love the ease of making the columns backwards compatible, and the new look makes it so much easier to see where you’re dropping elements on the page. Also, being able to drag and drop to the SIDES of text is a huge game changer when combined with easy column resizing.

    But the most amazing thing about this for me is not having to manually plug-in margin data for columns. I HATE having to manually type margin options within each element. It would be nice to have a similar feature such as the easy column resizing for resizing/adjusting margins.

    Just got the next video in my email inbox, and I can’t wait to see what other goodness you guys have come up with. Keep up the great work. I can always count on the folks at Thrive Themes to stay ahead of the curve for my websites.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your feedback, Eric! We’re working on something for those margin/padding settings, too… :)

  • Alejandro says:

    Hey Guys ,

    awesome update again. But i have notice something, maybe is only on my installation. After the Update i’m not longer available to mark and format multiple text block at the same time. Is that on purpose or a little bug?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Yep, you found a bug there. In 2.0 multi-select won’t be possible anymore, but it also won’t be necessary anymore. :)

  • Wow! This looks awesome. Thank you Shane and team! Anything that speeds up addition of content to my website is greatly appreciated. Do you have mobile friendly tables yet? I have some pages (done with another editor) that include large tables, and I have been wondering how to display the information with TCB so that it reads well on mobiles.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Jenny,

      I’ve replied to your other comment first. I’d love to see some examples of mobile friendly tables, since I’m not sure what that would look like.

  • I really love the updates!! Thrive themes is just the best wordpress provider out there!
    However, I’ve run into a glitch with the updated content builder – it won’t let me save new content templates. Just freezes on the save page – any ideas?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Laurie-Anne,

      Thank you very much!

      About the issue you report: ideally, let us know in the support forum, so our support team can take a look. Thanks!

  • Owen says:

    We need something like this for the pricing table. It is frustrating to not be able to add a column to the pricing table (keeping the format of the previous columns). Adding a new pricing table means having to redo the style.

  • Russ A says:

    Can we please have the ability to set margin and padding as percentages?

  • Emmanuel says:

    Guys when are you going to stop making things better? You are great and I love to work with this tool! Congratulations for the direction you are taking. Poor competition…

  • Sage says:

    Awesome, Shane! I often find it difficult to get elements to look good because there’s too much space around them. I have to fiddle with margins, paddings, line heights, until it looks good. So I’m happy to see you moving in this direction, and can’t wait to see the next changes!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Sage!

      This is something that bothers me as well, yes. In TCB 2.0, I want to make sure that there are never “invisible” margins around anything. Any space on the canvas you should be able to edit.

  • Bryce M says:

    I’d also love to see an Apple Maps integration like you do with the Google Maps element. If other local services such as Yelp or FourSquare could be added, so much the better. Thanks guys!

  • Joe H says:

    Hello Shane,
    This is looking great. There is however something that i get asked frequently and that is, is there the possibility of adding a full-width video to a section element.

  • Super informative. You guys are always creating updates. Awesome!

  • Johnny says:

    Have you thought of adding a feature that will allow you to combine funnel pages easier? This is the only feature that I’ve noticed is available with some of the other page builders that Thrive hasn’t included yet. Don’ get me wrong, even without that feature Thrive Content Builder is still the #1 Page Builder available in my opinion, but it is a good feature to have when you are building sales funnels. It improves the speed of getting your material out onto the web, which I know speed is very important to you ;)

  • Nice things are looking up and moving forward very impressive their shane

  • great work Shane , like you WP plugin

  • Russ A says:

    Is there a release date for version 2?

  • Everett T says:

    Would like to be able to create a full width column (site is full width) but TCB won’t allow for a full width column (or page section) in a theme that is not one of yours. Is there a way to do this with TCB? Please don’t make me go back to using Visual Composer that does allow this not matter what theme you are using.

  • Kaman Lai says:

    amazing !! Thank you!

  • Alan T says:

    Excellent update

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