What Will Happen When You Upgrade to Thrive Architect
Thrive Architect is now available for current users and Thrive Members, but what will happen when you hit that "update plugin" button?
We understand your concern and we worked really hard to make Thrive Architect completely backwards compatible.
Let me show you!
Your Existing Content: No Changes
You will not see anything change when you switch to Thrive Architect. All the content you created in Thrive Content Builder will look exactly the way it did before updating.
This means that you don't have to go back into your old pages and post. You can simply start by creating your new content with Thrive Architect.
Editing Old Content
Text - Images - Columns
When you open a page of post created with Thrive Content Builder, you'll notice that all the text, images and column layouts are directly editable. You can tweak your headline or change an image without extra steps.
Some elements, such as buttons, background sections, content boxes, etc. that have been styled in Thrive Content Builder, will need to be migrated in order to edit them with Thrive Architect.
When you click on one of these elements, you'll see a "migrate" button in the sidebar.
Migrating these elements will then give you all the styling options available in Thrive Architect.
Note that some minor changes can happen when migrating an element, so we suggest you only migrate when you really want to change the style of the element.
In Thrive Content Builder, you had multi-style elements such as guarantee boxes, call to action boxes or pricing tables. These elements can not be migrated. They are editable (you can still change the text) but you can not change the style anymore.
We are bringing back these elements (either as templates or as stand-alone elements) with old and new designs as soon as possible.
But for now all the original styling you did will stay as it was and you can edit the text.
Creating New Content
This is where the real fun starts! Watch the quick start video below to get up and running as fast as possible and keep an eye open for new tutorials very soon.
- Here's our tutorial page with feature and element specific tutorial videos for Thrive Architect.
- After the quick-start video above, this "landing page from scratch" video is a good source to take a deeper dive into some features and customization for Thrive Architect.
- If you encounter bugs or issues, please let us know in this support forum.
How to Upgrade
If you already have the previous version installed, you can go to your wp-admin plugins list and update the "Thrive Visual Editor" plugin directly from the dashboard. This will update the plugin to Thrive Architect.
We recommend that you clear your cache in any caching plugins or services you use and hard refresh (Ctrl + F5), before starting with the new plugin.
What About Other Plugins?
Thrive Architect doesn't just replace the old Thrive Content Builder, it also replaces the visual editing component in most of our other plugins.
For example, that means:
- Creating opt-in forms in Thrive Leads (more on that here).
- Creating countdown banners in Thrive Ultimatum.
- Creating results pages and page variations in Thrive Quiz Builder.
For each of these plugins, you'll get access to the new and improved visual editing interface as soon as you update to the latest version.