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.

Styled Elements

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.​

Compound Elements

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.

Further Resources

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.


Because Thrive Architect is a complete rebuild of our visual editor, many of our previous blog posts, videos and tutorials now show the old, out-dated TCB user interface and are no longer as relevant as before. Rest assured that we are working at full capacity to bring you new and updated tutorials and more!

Author: Hanne Vervaeck

Hanne knows exactly what companies have ever retargeted her (she keeps an updated file). And when she's not busy discussing high-level funnel design over cocktails with the equally geeky, you'll find her discovering a place for the first time

  • Krisztián Márta says:

    Christmas is here :)

  • Doug L says:

    Generally speaking it’s true that nothing changes when you update the plugin.


    When I updated the plugin and began to edit pages using the editor, I ran into some issues. Weirdly, when hovering over elements in Architect they changed colors. Color settings on my fonts weren’t saving. Font styling also changed in many instances. On some pages when migrating an element like a page section the background color would change. In one case, I migrated a background and it completely deleted all elements on the page. A simply reload (without saving) saved me there.

    Might be a few hiccups to still work through, but overall still very safe to experiment and well worth upgrading!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Doug, please post about these issues in the support forum, so we can see the causes and apply fixes asap. Thanks!

  • Alice says:

    It’s amazing!

  • Thomas says:

    First look – great.

  • Ray says:

    I LOVE it! I was just about to change a button in my page and got the Architect update. I like the fact that the editor is in the left rather than directly above the button. I like the gradient feature too. I’m looking forward to exploring more.

    Thank you and congrats to Shane & his team, thanks to Hanne for the video explanation :-)

  • Matthias J says:

    wohoo! finally, its so great! I agree Krisztián – its Christmas!

  • Brett F says:

    I remember seeing a video of Shane a few weeks ago that Thrive Architect places the content into the page or post if I decide to move from Thrive in the future (I have no plans to do that anytime soon!).

    If I update to Thrive Architect, will my existing TCB content get ‘upgraded’ to this ability if I ever de-activate the plugin?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      It’s not applied automatically to old content, no. That would require a large database rewrite. However, when you go to a previous post or page made with TCB, you can update it to this feature by loading it in Thrive Architect and saving it once.

      If there’s demand, we might add some bulk transition feature in the future.

  • Oliver Scheiber says:

    Thank you guys so much!

  • tj says:

    Yeah this is really, REALLY good.

    I already canceled my p******w subscription that I had used for designing html pages.

    I had gone on from the original thrive content builder to using a different builder for my wordpress. I felt original content builder was too cumbersome and restrictive to get into the kinds of detailed changes that I wanted.

    This other builder could do it… BUT it would make me use these annoying popups to design EVERYTHING.

    Now I only watched the video and spent 15 min trying things on Architect to know its the best fit for me now. — I am very happy. And ready to use this for everything I need.

    Thanks for the excellent redesign!

  • Ganpat Sherawat says:

    Thrive Architect’s responsive video with wistia embed not working.

  • Michael D says:

    wow!! Much better, cleaner UI, easier to use, thanks for always continuing to update the suite of tools…REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!!
    can’t wait for what you all have up your sleeves…..

  • mpower says:

    Much more than I expected when I bought the program!

  • Ray L says:

    Yes!… Thanks for this nice and handy update.

    Looking good, nice work team ;)

  • Gulnora Emirali says:

    Thank you Shane, Hanna and all your team members for your efforts. I’ve been waiting for this day.
    Where can I post a picture of a lightbox form with some elements that could be greate to have as a template?

  • tony says:

    With the new visual editor roll-out will you be opening up the affiliate program to help promote this new product?

  • Michaela T says:

    Can’t wait to start playing around with Architect.
    But what about my custom landing pages and content templates?
    Will they still be there after updating to Thrive Architect or are they gone?

  • Jim says:

    Is there a spelling and grammar checker?

  • Richard L says:

    WOW! :) this really exceeds what I was even thinking it would be. You guys have out done yourself in customer satisfaction. Looking forward to the new updated plugins you guys are still working on as well…

  • Leandro Testa says:

    Hello Shane it looks awesome.

    I installed the updated version and I’m receiving an error:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_is_numeric_array() in /home2/my-site/public_html/wp-content/plugins/thrive-visual-editor/inc/functions.php on line 3159

    Do you know how can I sort this?

    Thank you!

  • Birgitt says:

    Exciting – looks amazing visually.
    One question: My developer complains that TCB is a bit messy, as in the code and leaves a bit of a trail, open tags for example.
    Are we seeing an improvement in that regard with the Thrive architect?

  • Wan Jeffery W says:

    What is the step for using Thrive Architect? Is it like this:
    1. Upload and activate Thrive Architect
    2. Then deactivate TCB

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Much simpler: go to your plugins list, find “Thrive Visual Editor” and update the plugin directly in your WordPress dashboard.

  • Lewis says:

    Props to you! The fact that you’ve made this almost entirely backwards compatible with TCB is truly incredible. Only had a quick play, but can already see what an improvement this is, on an already amazing product. Great work and thanks.

  • John E says:

    I’m halfway through the demo and it’s making sense so far! I did find that I don’t have a 1080 screen and that made a difference in what I was viewing and expecting until I realized the difference. I’m happy to get going with producing with Thrive Architect and looking forward to completing the demo.

  • Jerry says:

    Love it my man Shane. You’re probably the only SAS provider on the web that I trust to create awesome user friendly and aesthetically pleasing products. Keep up the great work. I’m one happy fan of your work.

  • Tom says:

    Thanks so much for your work and hustling. We’ll be doing some redesign anyway, so I would imagine that many of us here are in the same boat.

  • Heather says:

    So excited to be able to use this new builder! However, I am running into a bit of an issue. When I add an element into my page when I hover over it the trash and copy icon is so big it almost encompasses the element. For some I can’t even click on the element to edit it. But other than that I love the new changes! Once that issue is gone I think I will be living in this builder!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Heather,

      Another user reported the same issue. Must be a theme or plugin conflict. Please report it on the support forum, so we can check it out and release a fix asap.

  • Alex H says:


    I’ve been looking forward to this but is it ready to release. I have TVE in many different places and just upgraded two of them. It will not drag & drop, the full width background does not go full width (leaves space on the left)…. I saw someone complain that the trash can is too big, I cannot even see mine???

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Have you tried doing a hard refresh (Ctrl + F5) and clearing the cache in any caching plugins or services you may be using? What you describe sounds like a caching problem.

      If the problem persists, please report it in our support forum. Thank you!

      • Alex H says:

        Thanks for the reply Shane,

        hard refresh does nothing but have noticed those issues are only in Safari, firefox seems fine except for the tiny trash can – which I can live with for now

  • Nick Gordon says:

    Looks awesome but afraid to test, so watching the tutorial. Hope I will become more confident to test within couple of hours. Finger crossed.

  • Gerald says:

    Well done team once again. So simple to use

  • David says:

    I did the plugin upgrade in wp admin. Then went to the Thrive Architect from the wp admin menu… its now been 2 hours and its its showing those floating bubbles. Assume its converting things? but been a very long time.

  • Mark M says:

    hello… new Thrive user here. I updated to Thrive Architect. When I went to my “Pages” and clicked “Edit with Thrive Architect” a new page opened and I have been seeing the horizontal “green blob” for about 5-10 minutes now. Initially I thought this was just part of the update, but it seems excessive… should I keep waiting?

  • Jackson says:

    Amazing work guys!!! My current site is built using Elementor because I never cared for the old TCB. But I will definitely be redoing my site using Thrive Architect so that everything on my site can be integrated together (pages, thrive leads, thrive ultimatum, etc).

    To that end, I have a question. Is there a reason why a Thrive Ultimatum lockdown evergreen campaign can only be connected to a lead group or a shortcode and NOT a two-stage Thrivebox? Maybe I’m missing something but that seems like something that we should be able to do.

    Anyway, thanks again for the fantastic work!!!

  • Ajmain Azraf says:

    Anyone able to make a button on existing post or able to edit existing button link? Whenever I tried it’s become wired.

  • Ajmain Azraf says:

    Any way to get back to TCB after update the puglin ?

  • Smart Web says:

    I’ve been waiting for this update and was prepared to pay for the upgrade as it’s one of my most favourite plugins, but you guys have decided to reward your existing customers with free upgrade, well done… It’s appreciated.

  • Thomas says:

    Awesome! I waited so long.

    Would be great, though, If you improve your table element so it’s responsive or at least give us some options to make them responsive.

    Tables are so good for conversion but most are just ugly on mobile devices and the vertical scroll is not really very user friendly (imho).

  • Bryan says:

    In one word….


  • Erez Keynan says:

    one thing is for sure, i’m positive 100 % that you are doing “Days & Nights”
    to provide us the best products.
    i’m not worry at all .
    Thanks for developing all of that !
    thanks Hanne for this Video

  • Dale Y says:

    Looks very powerful and intuitive. I like the menu on the side. Often had to move it out of the way in TCB. Great work.

  • Chris says:

    Will Thrive Archetect support cinimagraphs and/or video in the content blocks?

    Meaning instead of a still image jpg. tiff. Will we be able to upload video, gifs, cinimagraphs?

  • Sammy Mahesh says:

    Awesome! Its speedier, more elegant and more functional.

    A few questions.

    1. Can i be able to float the table of content on the left margin, so that even when scrolling, i will always be seeing it. Leaving the table of content on top for a long article, is as good as not having it.

    2. I am trying to create a comparison table using the table. Is there a way i can be able to customize it in that when i point to a row or column it either zooms in or out or changes the color?


  • Nam Jod says:

    I do not see mobile phone number in this update.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Nam,

      This is something that changed slightly in the new Thrive Architect plugin. You can still use the click-to-call feature, but you have to insert it as a short code (e.g. through the WordPress Content element) now.

  • Reto says:

    Exciting stuff! How will thrive architect work with the new gutenberg editor from wordpress?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Reto,

      As far as I can tell, there will be no interaction between Gutenberg and Thrive Architect.

  • Martin says:

    Looking very good and easy but found out that Save button doesn’t work on Quizz builder.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Martin,

      Sorry to hear about this issue. Please post it in our support forum, so our guys can investigate the problem.

  • I’m skeptical to update. I’m for progression but what I always have to learn a new UI? I’ve developed a plugin and made custom modifications to work with TCB?

    Now all this will probably not work and have bugs so I must rebuild my system and pages? Why should I do that?

    I want stability and not to reinvent the wheel every time.

    I think ThriveArhitect should come as a different product and not overwrite TCB a plugin that I love working with and learn to use it in 2 years? Now I should learn a new UI and have to deal with all the new bugs and comparability bugs?

    Shane how can you not be aware of this problem and the difficult situation that you put your clients?

    For a new client or for new content I understand but for clients that are really using the plugin and developed a business system on it this is update is a big problem that you should have in mind. At least for the feature if now is to late.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Tudor.

      I understand your reluctance and I know that updating can mean some extra work (and new learning needed) for users who have been using TCB for a long time. We considered all our options carefully and we believe that the move to Thrive Architect was the best one for everyone.

      Web technology, what website visitors expect and marketing in general are moving forward at a rapid pace. If we want to create and maintain successful online businesses, we can’t have the comfort of long-term stability. At least not long term in the scope of 5+ years. Updating tech, integrations, websites etc. is simply part of the game, unless you want to be left behind.

      Maintaining two versions of the plugins and supporting both of them would have almost doubled our costs, which would drive us bankrupt very quickly. And we can’t double the prices for existing customers either. So, one of the principles we stand for at Thrive Themes is to move forward, to be at the cutting edge instead of limping behind. And Thrive Architect is that step forward. There may be a pain period for entrenched users, but I believe it’s a change that must happen.

      • Tudor Mateescu says:

        I’ve guessed this was the problem. I still have some feedback:

        1. TCB and all your products are very good for marketers and designers – especially marketers. From what I’ve seen with Thrive Architect it seems to me it’s more for designers? I think you must have a clear goal which niche you serve: marketers that wan’t to do their stuff fast without appealing to designers, or designers? Or website builders? I know thrive products can help all this categories. But for marketers/solopreneurs I think it’s very important to have stability. A sales letter has the same principle from decades ago.

        As a marketer I wan’t to focus on what matters: content, product quality and of course selling (the funnels, the system). All your products helped me do that and I thank you. I have a strong system build which for now is stable.

        2. I know wordpress it’s in a continuous change so this why an year ago I’ve suggested to build your own CMS. I would prefer a not so up to date CMS, a closed CMS, than a CMS with all kind of plugins that can always crash at the next update and suspend my business.

        3. Technology it’s just a tools, it’s up to developers to realize the problem and solve them. And people, indifferent of technology they want stability. I think developers must act in this direction. Ok, change the technology behind the product but keep the U.I. Why after 5 years of using the left sidebar I now must use the right sidebar? Why a button that was in the left corner is now on the right corner? A good U.I. it’s not just intuitive but it also keeps the same path, the same placements. Can’t technology evolve without constantly changing menus and buttons placements? :)

        I hope you understand what I mean and have that in mind. It seems in this world no other UI genious can’t figure it out, it’s not the UI intuitivity that matters, but the path that the users already knows matters. The intuitivy matters just for the first time, for the rest of the users it’s just a habit navigation – which makes the work faster and pleasant.

        If I would always have to learn to use the fork and knife, from five to five years I wouldn’t be so happy I guess :)

        The same is with UI and technology.

        Just my feedback. I hope you would consider it in your products developments.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Thank you for your detailed feedback, Tudor!

        1) I agree with you and our focus is still on marketing and conversions. You’ll see this more in our next feature additions, as well. What we’ve done with Thrive Architect is build a better foundation for all the marketing and conversion stuff.

        And while it’s true that the fundamentals of something like copywriting remain the same, a lot about how people interact with websites, what they expect and what they respond to does change significantly. So, if you want to stay relevant and keep your marketing content cutting edge, you can’t have the luxury of total stability.

        2) This is a big tradeoff between a self-hosted tool like WordPress and a SaaS. And to be clear: the only way we’d ever consider creating our own CMS is as a SaaS. Otherwise, it’s all downside and no upside. I still believe that WordPress is the way to go and that a CMS should be on your own platform, not on a SaaS. But this is something that we could probably have long discussions about. :)

        3) This is where I have to disagreee strongly. Every change we made to the UI was for good reason. Watch the quick-start tutorial and spend one afternoon getting used to Thrive Architect. The price you have to pay is to spend a bit of time getting used to the new interface. The reward you get for that is massive amounts of time saved for every future piece of work you do. I think that’s a reasonable tradeoff. Thrive Architect is not just more powerful than TCB was, it’s also much, much faster to use.

    • Bob says:

      I think you are right to hold off Tudor or at least have a good backup you can revert to. There are over 300,000 tickets in so far for Architect, mine being one of them, so it has not been a smooth transition.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        That is not quite accurate. There are around 400 tickets. The second number you see listed is the number of replies. :)

  • Marco G says:

    Sorry I do not speak English.

    First of all, congratulations to the whole team, do you think you did a great job!
    Now, at first impression Thrive Architect seems faster and lighter than the predecessor, wrong?

    A question:
    I saw a new element in Elementor, introduced Headline animations (for me I’m awesome). Do you plan to add something similar to Thrive Architect?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Marco,

      This feature already exists. It is called “TypeFocus” and can be found in the advanced typography settings.

  • Frank Katzer says:

    You mentioned exactly all of the concerns one has about migrating to thrive architect. Love the way you communicate to us customers. Can‘t wait to get my hands on the architect!

  • Daphne B says:

    LOVE IT! Have just updated and did a little test editing existing content in Architect. It is really fast and much less clicking around then in TCB. Really like the view. Looking forward to testing it further in the coming weeks!

  • When I changed and try opening a page for the first time on Architect, my system got stuck with the “moving balls” as though something is happening in the background. On Hanne’s video this only lasts a few seconds (video 1:17-1:20, but they are green on my system), but my system hangs there.

    I updated the Rise theme, and it started working. :-) Really looking forward to having a play with Architect. So glad to see a menu element!!

    PS – it might be worth highlighting to other non-geek members like me that you don’t update “Thrive Content Builder” as your email says, you update “Thrive Visual Editor” in the plug in list!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Ian! I’m glad you got it to work after updating the theme and I hope the new plugin will serve you well. :)

      I’ve added a note about the plugin name to the post.

  • Ryan S says:

    TA is a game-changer – well done guys!

  • Vincent Mulligan says:

    Hi Shane

    my internal laggard is screaming “why can’t things just remain the same” but I have faith in your team to have delivered and excellent product and have no doubt I will see the long term benefits once I have got to grips with the package.

    However I have one issue you may want to know about. The content templates have not migrated entirely successfully. I have had to spend the morning rejigging my main ones.

    But the main thing I would love to see is a list of all my content templates like the old list in TCB. I have a ream of templates (too many, perhaps) and I can’t remember what they are all named or indeed what is all available to me. I imported lots of templates based on a TU post and can’t really mind what all there was.

    Without being able to see them, other than the search function, I have a lot of resources I can’t really access.

    So that is something I really would like to see updated.

    Good luck with a busy few days ahead.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your feedback, Vincent. Sorry to hear about the issues with the content templates. That is one of the trickier parts of the migration process.

      The way templates are managed in the current version is not final. We will be working on a way to provide an overview (and eventually, visual representation and management of your templates).

  • Donna Woodrow says:

    This was a nice surprise when logging into WordPress today! Thanks Team :)

  • Henri Schauffler says:

    Sorry – is it just me? I am a Thrive Content Builder user – where do I find the download page for the early access of Thrive Architect?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Henri,

      You can find it in your member dashboard. You can also just update the Thrive Visual Editor plugin directly from your WordPress admin dashboard, if you already have the previous version installed. It will update to Thrive Architect.

  • Chuong T says:

    When upgraded to thrive architect, my font colors changed for TOC and also for my content boxes. I now need to go through each one and amend. Good job my site is not huge. I need to through around 25 articles. If its a huge site, this is a nightmare.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Chuong,

      With an issue like that, please let us know in the support forum. This can probably be fixed across the whole site with a simple CSS change. And it may also help us update the plugin to make it more resilient against this kind of issue.

  • Carol Fox says:

    What about the Content Templates in TCB? Does Architect have that same feature. Will the old templates migrate over?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Carol,

      Yes, the content templates remain. When you drop a content template element onto your page, it opens a searchable list from which you can choose templates to load.

  • Juan says:

    Hi….how can I use my old content template from TCB?. I tried in Thrive architect but they did not show up and where is the Thrive click to call element in Thrive architect? Where is located the undo instruction? I built a page already with Thrive architect and it was fantastic! I love the background video element in a page…. Thank you!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Juan,

      The old content templates do migrate over, yes. When you drop a content template element onto your page, it opens a searchable list from which you can choose your templates.

      Fair warning: it seems that some more complex templates don’t migrate perfectly. We tested it with various content boxes, layouts and other elements, but some of our users have saved more complex stuff that didn’t migrate perfectly. If you encounter any issues, please let us know in the support forum.

  • Is there any way to go back to the old version. The new version has buggered up a few of my pages and has brought me to a screeching halt. Simple things are now very difficult. It was a wonderful tool before?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Pete,

      Can you describe some things that used to be simple and you now find difficult?

      • Pretty well everything that I could do in seconds I can’t even do.

        Examples button I tried to change my existing buttons to another URL and I have to convert it and then when you view it its some distorted image. I tried doing a new button but they don’t look the same as the old button. Which was part of the old builder.

        Where is the simple return button if you want to go back if you make a mistake?

        I am a novice and started online web building in last year. I bought the thrive builder because it was easy to use and saved me a lot of time.
        I feel like I am starting over. Very frustrating when you want to move forward and now have to back track and waste a lot of time relearning everything on something that was not broken because of ANOTHER update.

        I often have my screen lowered and the save button disappears on the bottom then after I have to go through a menu to view a post. Three steps that use to take one.

        My saved templates only display 4 options. I don’t remember the names of all saved templates. Before they were all listed on the right to easily choose or drag into place.

        I will say I have not gone through your tutorial videos and you do provide good instructions in all the videos I have seen in the past, but I feel I should be able to get some simple thing done without having to relearn everything and sit through a number of videos.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Thank you for your reply, Peter.

        1) Button: I’m sorry if you’ve had a button style not transition correctly. My suggestion is to create a new Thrive Architect button, style it the way you want it to look and then save it as a content template. That way, updating old buttons will be easier and you won’t have to rebuild or re-style anything.

        2) Undo: you can hit Ctrl + Z on your keyboard to undo changes. You can also click on the “more” icon (3 dots) in the lower left corner of the editor sidebar to open the menu with undo, redo and revision manager.

        3) The issue you describe with the save button sounds like it might be a bug. I’m not sure, as I don’t know exactly what you mean by “screen lowered”. However, you can hit Ctrl + S on your keyboard, anytime you want to save. Note that this currently only works when you aren’t editing text. So, if you’re editing text, click outside the text element and then do Ctrl + S.

        4) For the content templates, we’re working on an update that will display an overview of all your elements. The current implementation is just a placeholder until we have that. We’re aware that it’s not ideal for users with many templates.

        Please take some time to look at our tutorials. Especially the quick-start video. Even if you only follow that, I’m sure you can avoid most of the frustration you’ve experienced so far.

  • Dave M says:

    I was really looking forward to this update. There are some great features such as the responsiveness of the editor. BUT… The backwards compatibility is horrible. After updating my wordpress plugins I checked my sales and confirmation pages and paragraph breaks no longer existed, heading colors had changed, images were centered instead of being left-justified, wistia embed no longer works. For users who rely on this plugin for their businesses this is a terrible change… unless the goal is to use all existing users as beta testers.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Dave,

      Please post about this in the support forum, if you haven’t already. I’m very sorry that this has affected your site negatively. We will investigate this and if possible, release a fix that addresses some of these issues.

  • Lee Whistler says:


  • Celeste says:

    Hi Shane,

    I just upgraded and am trying to find where I can save a couple of my page elements as templates. It was so simple and intuitive in TCB. All I had to do was click the element, and there was an icon that allowed me to save it as a template. Where would this function be in Architect? Also, when I click on a content box/element that has an existing stylized button within it (I migrated it), moving my mouse in that element box causes the button to change shape and size and become distorted. All I want to do is save it as a template to use on another page. I will contact support about the distortion, but wanted to know where the functionality to save an element went. Thanks.

  • kmm says:

    hi hi, wondering if there’s a timeline for new templates – sitewide. Just curious.

  • Westin says:

    Quick question:

    Is there an option for the “…more” tag so that I can truncate my blog posts on the main blog page? I can’t seem to find that element in thrive architect, although it is showing up on old posts where it was present using TCB.

    I tried to add it by adding in the wordpress content box and placing it in there but that also isn’t working.

    If anyone knows please let me know!

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Westin,
      Please update to the latest version and you’ll see the “read more” option (3 dots) in the text editing menu.

  • Kevin says:

    I am enjoying using it so far! just wondering how to use the event manager in architect? thanks

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      hello Kevin,

      The event manager has been replaced with the “animations and actions” section in the sidebar options. There, you can apply animations, on-click events and more (much more quickly than with the event manager). :)

  • Jeremy S says:

    As I new user I find this so completely user unfriendly. Just upgraded to architect..You go to save – it doesn’t save. I got back and its the default. How do you close it without closing the page? How do you preview? Just trying to make a simple ribbon bar..frustrating beyond belief

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Jeremy,

      If you are having technical issues with opening and saving, please let us know in the support forum. For closing and previewing, click on the “more” icon at the very bottom left of the sidebar. The options you are looking for are in that menu.

  • Yoyo says:

    I don’t find the call to action elements, I don’t find the warranty elements… I don’t like it.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Yoyo,

      We will be adding new call to action and guarantee elements in the coming weeks. In the meantime, it’s quite easy to construct such elements using the basic building blocks in Thrive Architect. :)

  • Hans R says:

    I upgraded to architect on a test blog.

    I don’t find it very userfriendly as Thrive content builder, which was very easy to work with. When editing text and elements in content builder, the change options was above the text area and very easy to change size, colors et.c.

    With Architect you need to change focus and go to the thrive panel to change things, just more cumbersome and no improvement.

    Also the panel is broader (36% broader than content builder) with larger icons and takes more space and is unmanageable, so you are left with less work space on the page.

    I get it, you can close it and you can pinn most used features.

    The element work area border disappears very easily when you try to change things, not with content builder.

    Why the changes to the worst, when content builder was a beauty to work with?
    Why the preview in a dropdown menu?

    When I try to copy an element by pointing the mouse to the small blue icon on the right side of the marked area, the marked area shuts down and not able to copy the element. I Try again and it shuts down. Never a problem with content builder.

    Now I just tried to play with that, and found out I need to point the mouse at the very bottom of the blue copy icon for it to copy.

    I get it there are new features in architect, but why not just improve content builder?
    One good change is that content is conserved if the plugin is disabled, which was not the case with content builder.

    But most don’t use all the fancy features. I have worked with blogs many years and with content builder, I think 3 years and only use very few features. You don’t need a lot of features when creating a blog post. I use copy and reusing of text bloks a lot.

    In conclusion:
    The arechitect is very annoying. I will not upgrade my real blogs to the architect. Please go back to the old layout of content builder.

    Is there a way to downgrade if one by accident upgrade to architect?

    Is there a way to disable upgrade notifications about content builder, to stay with the good old plugin? At the moment I have a constant notification about upgrading that plugin, that I refuse to execute.

    Hans Ronne in Denmark

  • Alek says:

    Hey guys, have you seen what wordpress is doing to the editor? It’s called project gutenberg. WordPress will itself have a block-based editor (replacing tinymce). Supports elements, tables, buttons, columns, parallax backgrounds etc etc…

    Additionally it will allow developers to expand it. So a plugin or theme can add additional blocks to gutenberg. Are you looking into this?

    The idea is to let builder plugins go through a core wordpress system.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Alek,

      Yes, we’re aware of Project Gutenberg. It looks like an interesting project, but I doubt it will affect what we do. First of all, it’s not the first attempt they’ve made at a visual editor. It seems to be making more progress than the last one, but I’m skill skeptical. It also hasn’t been well received by users yet. In fact, it seems that people are mostly criticizing it for many reasons.

      But what matters more from our perspective is that WordPress has never had a conversion or marketing focus. In fact, in many ways, the stuff they do is very conversion unfriendly (their purchase of WooCommerce showed this as well). Their main focus, and Matt Mullenweg has stated this explicitly, is on providing a platform.

      Because of this, I doubt that Gutenberg will ever turn into a tool that is suitable for marketing and conversion purposes. It will most likely be a slightly nicer content editor and that’s it.

  • Keith M says:

    Shane love everything so far! But a question; how do we edit saved templates? I found if I deleted one and re-saved with the same name I still got the old template. Cleared cache and restarted browser and still had this problem.

    Templates save so much time being able to edit them and re-save is a great feature.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Keith.

      I don’t know about the naming… from what you describe, I’d try saving the new one with a different name, to see if that helps.

  • rakesh says:

    Thank you for sharing. I will upgrade to check.

  • Tim says:

    This is a great upgrade! I especially like that all the elements controls/variables open in the side control as opposed to directly on page, so no more needing to move it out of the way. The smaller blue focus area border and its small dotted line divider also helps keep the elements visible. You’ve performed magic again! Thank you!!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your positive feedback, Tim! Very pleased to know that you’re enjoying the new plugin. :)

  • John says:

    I did the whole quick start. I want to express my appreciation to everyone in Thrive Themes for this leap forward. To me is seems that the page result becomes senior to the gizmos used to produce it and I really like that. I like working with the page and feel more like an artist. I can throw something up, change it or remove it and start fresh and it’s very much more like a blank canvas or slate where I can be creative with the superb tools developed by you. So thanks.

  • John says:

    I have done several CAD college courses, drawing structures as well as mechanical machines and I like the name Architect. Using this is creating something that then will become your real creation in the world.

  • Jerica says:

    Getting ready to use the new Architect and can’t wait, Thank you for wanting to improve on your product. I believe Architect is going to help me make even better pages.

  • Daniel R says:

    Is this going to change any CSS code we already had with TCB? Thank you!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Daniel,

      The classes used in Thrive Architect aren’t all the same as the ones used in TCB. Depending on what you write custom CSS for, this will lead to some changes. Do you have a test site or staging where you could test it out, before updating on the live site?

  • Nikki says:

    Just did the update on a staging site to see how converting would go w/ Thrive Leads. Love the new UI! Much, much better. However, it seems like the X button in the top right of thrive boxes doesn’t work after the update–anyone else running into this issue?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Nikki!

      That’s a strange issue with the close button. I’ll let our team know, so they can investigate. If you haven’t already, it would be useful if you could submit a support ticket about this as well, so we can see if it’s an issue specific to your site.

  • Jasper S says:

    Amazing job guys with the update! So much sophistication thank you! Was hoping to see a landing page split-testing function like ClickFunnels, but maybe you can take that as a suggestion for the next major update.

  • I loved to work with the former version. The new architect version: I hate it !!!! When you are a user of the former version DON’T UPGRADE nothing works anymore, all my knowledge is down the drain.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Peter,

      Sorry to see that you are not having a good time with the new version. If you’re open to my advice, it is this: invest a bit of time to look at our tutorials and get used to Thrive Architect.

      From what we’ve seen from early users, most people go from “This is different, I don’t like it” to “OMG, I love this!” within the first few hours of using the plugin.

  • Tuan says:

    Amazing. I’ve been waiting this builder for a long time. Now I can upgrade and research all these best features for my work.

  • Brayanth says:

    My very first impression: I want to go back to old TCB.

    I just close the site.

    But the next day, I saw the long video example of Shane, and open my site.

    And magic starts!

    I am very happy with new Thrive Architect.

    I need to change some things manually, for example the table of content doesnt show as espected, but, after 2 hours, my site is done, updated an looks as expected.

    Is not a big site, just have 22 articles and 2 courses.

    I’m going to create some stunning new pages and update to give a better look to my site.

    I just need more time

    thanks for creAte this advanced tool.

    Thrive architect is the best tool for create content with wp.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Brayanth!

      I think you make an important point here: when something changes, our initial reaction is often a negative one. It’s easier when everything just stays the same. And we’re aware that Thrive Architect is very different and very new, so it will lead to this reaction. But it’s worth getting over it and spending some time with our tutorials. I think most users will be able to get used to it very quickly, just like you did. :)

  • Josua K says:

    Hey guys, I updated my thrive plugins and have a problem when I create a lead generation element. I can’t change the color of the submit button. Is there any issue to fix that ?

  • Jeff W says:

    Thrive Architect is a WAY BETTER than Thrive Content Builder guys! Lovin’ it totally! :)

    Very elegant and nicely laid out and the things that you can do… it’s like a ‘Play Pen’ for people designing web pages.

    Nothing but big smiles here!

    Thx so much guys as your products are always top-notch and you never disappoint!

  • Park says:

    I feel a bit sad and frustrated with this new update TCB to TA.

    I do understand that technology, software or plugin need new updgrade and revolutionary. However, things became hard now with the new TA.

    I am not complaining about the element in the thrive susch button, how to do this and that..whats so ever.

    What i mean is, with the new TA, it tooks me double my work and i have to spend a lot of my time to build a simple landing pages. For me as internet marketer, time consume is something that people should avoid.

    I do watched the tutorial video for TA. I do spend 30 minutes, and do all what it take to make a simple website.

    But to be honest, the new TA is not suit for internet marketer. It maybe for designer or people who love to play around and look for opputuniest something like that.

    Previously with TCB, it really very easy to use. Even total no brainer also can use it in instant i guess.

    It is about the speed. It is about focus.

    What i see after tried for two days with new TA, i abuse my time completely. I feel like wanna cry why it turns like this. It seem there is no diftrent now with other plugin like PB or something else in the market out there.

    The new UI it doesnt mater. I still can accept it since it like someone who hold the new smartphone and wanna to explore a bit.

    But the functionality, and the focus it self has been reduce. This is not good for existing user of the old TCB.

    I lost my speed in having a good landing page creation. Spend 3 hours playing around the TA its really make me tired and end up shut the laptop down.

    I really hope that the old TCB will remain in future since it was best creation i ever had to used. Maybe its time for me to think to get another builder that suit the speed of my work.

    • Shane Melaugh says:


      I’m very sorry to see that you are having such a bad experience with Thrive Architect. We will be releasing more templates and other features that provide “shortcuts” so you can build stuff even faster. I would implore you to follow the tutorials on this page. Thrive Architect is indeed very different from TCB, but I assure you that once you get used to it, it is massively faster to use. In the long run, it will save you time to use this. And you shouldn’t be down on your ability to use this. You’re not the only one who struggled with the transition. But you’ll also not be the only one to “get it” after a short time and then you won’t want to look back. :)

    • Ellen P says:

      I completely agree Park. I got my content back using the revision manager thank god but the spacing is still messed up. I think we should have the option to just use the old builder that we all like. I’m a designer w/ 30 yrs experience. I know coding. This is just not a great product for me yet.

  • Karolina says:

    Not a fan, already found some bugs.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Um, yes. There will be some bugs in a newly released software product. We’ve already made several releases with fixes for known issues, too. :)

  • Akshay says:

    It’s Not Loading After The The Update.Always Showing The Green Animation.How To Fix This.Did I Got Loss My Contents When I Delete Thrive and Install The New Architect Manually.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Akshay,

      Please report your issue in our support forum and make sure you update Thrive Architect to the latest version. We have already made several releases with fixes for known bugs and theme conflicts.

  • Alex says:

    Hey Guys,

    awesome work with thrive architect i love it. Maybe i notice bug on my site i don’t if its only on my site, but i can’t not save scripts and also when i clone a page the old scripts are remove.

    Maybe you can check this out

    Best Regards


  • Andreas L says:

    Wow, this is a great piece of software and makes my live as blogger so much easier – congratulation! There is nothing out there as your Thrive architect software for creating professionell looking content – I fully rely on your editor.
    I’m new in the world of the blogger business and I’ve just started using your previous content builder editor. I haven’t get used to it and again a complete change – that’s weblive! ;-) But I’d also like to give you some inputs concerning your new version:

    – Implement more styling and templates for each functionality. It helps me a lot to get new styling ideas and I don’t have to start from scratch.
    – Headings: I’m deeply missing the heading styling choose option like heading 1, heading 2 … – I rely on it to create table of conent.
    – Save content template: When I save a specific template please make this template visible in the appropriate functionality and don’t collect them all in the content template functionality – this becomes confusing when handling many content. So, that means when I design as example a new specific heading for my blog and save it as template. Next time when I use the heading option I’d like to see this template available within this function.

    Overall you get 5 of 5 stars for this new great piece of software!
    Best regards from Switzerland

  • James OD says:

    Why isn’t there a spell check? HUGE flaw with the first plug in so why hasn’t this been added to Thrive Architect??

  • Monika B says:

    Congratulations! This is really a completely new level. It requires some time to get used to it but I see already the positive effects.

  • René says:

    “You will not see anything change when you switch to Thrive Architect.”
    I really whish that this was true – it is not. I just returned to office from a one week long business trip and I found that because I had automatic WordPress updates enabled (my fault, yes) Architect was installed automatically. In consequence layout errors appeared which are minor, but give a very unprofessional impression. Furthermore I found that the behavior of Lead generation forms obviously changed, unfortunately to worse. I think that I was redirecting subscribers before to a special page, but now only a really tiny “success” popup appears, which I don’t like at all and which is not acceptable for me. I am not amused about what happened, especially as I used my business trip to promote the site to potential clients and subscribers. Beside searching (probably for hours) where previous settings are hidden now, I will have to review the whole site and check every detail again. Further more I will strongly rethink about getting any Thrive updates in future and I can really only advise others to so too (unless you have nothing else to do than iterating over the website to check that it is ok).

  • William S says:

    It’s Amazing.. :) Thanks Thrive Themes and Teams

  • Jo Muir says:

    for password protected pages, you have to remove the use of the password before Thrive will open, and reset it once changes have been made. will this be amended soon?

  • Chip says:

    It would be fabulous if it didn’t have so many bugs compared to the good old Thrive Content builder…

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Chip,

      The good old Thrive Content Builder had 3+ years of use and bug fixing behind it. Thrive Architect is already in a better state than TCB about a year into its existence. :)

  • Chip says:

    Another issue I just found is that Thrive Architect doesn’t work with Grammarly and EasyAzon – tools that I use heavily on my affiliate sites.

  • Volker H says:

    nothing changes after upgrading to TA?
    Hey guys, everything changes or you decide to never change anything on your site.
    first I have to say, that I love new version of tools and I love the evolution of UI design. Yes, if you want to have more choices, you need more to do…. everything fine so far.
    the biggest (and I mean really big) concern is, that nothing works as it should in an migrated (from TCB) environment.
    what really makes me disappointing is the fact, that TA is not tested in a live environment, i.e. beta tester with different kind of websites and different technical environments (os, browser, caching tools a.s.o) have tested it. If you would say “yes, we did it” than my disappointment would become much more bigger.
    I really would have expected an official SORRY to all of the hundreds of users which have raised a support ticket in the last week.

    You always speak about conversion focused and you argue with this “expression” but if I look on your products, there are often critical missing things that I have to take an additional “non-thrive” plugin, and/or theme and builder.
    You complain about “non-converting” products like woocommerce and so you argue, better not to build an integration and therefore make thrive just an landing page builder!??
    TA maybe works in couple of month as a stable version with at least the critical as-is functions from TCB (e.g. impl. self hosted videos etc.) for NEW websites…..hopefully also for TCB generated websites.

    In a nutshell, TA is not sufficient tested, switching from TCB to TA is right now (TA 2.04) not recommended, some essential functions are missing or doesn`t work (e.g. formatting text for responsive views).
    Look in the Forum, look at the answers from helpdesk….
    I´m really really for this comment, whether it is published or not

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Volker,

      I see that you’re frustrated with the experience you’ve had with Thrive Architect and I’m sorry that you’ve had these difficulties.

      Of course, because it doens’t work for you, your impression is that the product must be completely broken and it’s not working for anyone. This is one of the issues we always face with distributed software such as WordPress plugins. Think of one of our products that does work for you and how you feel about that. Well, there are many users who install that very same product on their site, it doesn’t work because of some theme or plugins or server conflict and they get very angry at us because they assume it’s working for no one.

      Of course Thrive Architect was tested in live environments and on many configurations and browsers and so on. We released it to our beta testing group about 6 weeks ago and we’d been testing it on various sites since long before that as well.

      Your other point about WooCommerce is a totally different topic. And interestingly, you’re kind of arguing against yourself, there. The reasons we haven’t moved into ecommerce in any way is because we don’t want to release something prematurely or something that is half-baked and won’t be useful or functional for many people…

  • Tudor Mateescu says:

    Shane I want to point something important, which is your target?

    Designers or solopreneurs, marketers and entrepreneurs who have multiple sites and products to manager? Or goal is not to waste 2-20 hours on our sites, but to make good products, to keep clients happy, to obtain leads and new clients – not to redesign and to learn a new tool.

    Conversion focused it means I get conversion, and focus on that – not on rebuilding my sites and landing pages.

    Our goals are focused in conversion – bigger conversion, less time on design and focus on marketing. Their we want something new – not in the interface and the technology behind it, that is just a tool and not the goal.

    I hope you will have that in mind, at least for the feature… if now is to late to come back to TCB.

    I also think that we should have an downgrade option for people that have problem with TA.

    Thank you

    p.s. the principles of landing pages are the same for decades

    p.p.s in a business stability is very very important! why should I refocus on design (make it look good again) when I can focus on ads and a/b testing or something better that gets me conversion… So this is the question, who is your target audience ? With TA released and TCB knocked down I think designers and not entrepreneurs.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      I’ve already answered this question further above. Of course our focus is still on marketing. That’s the whole point. But to think that you can create a landing page 5 years ago, change nothing about it and not lose competitive edge in the meantime is just unrealistic.

      Your A/B testing example is actually a perfect example for this. If you take a 1995 looking landing page and A/B test it against a contemporary looking one, which one is most likely to win? And doesn’t it make sense to have a tool with which you can create pages and page variations for A/B testing as quickly as possible? That’s what we’ve built with Thrive Architect.

      I think you should give yourself a bit more credit, Tudor. You write as if unlearning TCB and learning how to use Thrive Architect is a monumental task that you can’t be capable of. I think you’re perfectly capable of getting used to Thrive Architect and I’m convinced it won’t take you long before you prefer it. :)

  • Steve C says:

    I notice the know-how templates are somewhere I can’t seem to find. They’ve moved to…?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Steve,

      We are still in the process of rebuilding and re-publishing all the templates. The missing templates will be released in the next days.

  • Justin Ritter says:

    Now working at the speed of thought just became tangible. TCB was awesome…Thrive Architect is a work of art, throttled with functionality. The simple straight-ahead design of the user interface lends itself to speed, “Build and Ship” faster than before. This required a massive effort and I applaud you all on a job well done…Thanks for making work fun!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Justin! It was indeed a monumental effort in the whole team and I’m happy to get your positive feedback on what we’ve created. :)

  • Mats says:

    Is there a way to copy an “Content Template” to another site?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Mats,

      Currently, we don’t have an export feature for content templates yet, but it’s on the roadmap. The workaround is to put your content templates on a landing page, and then export/import the landing page, where you can save the templates again. It’s a bit of a kludge, I know. But it gets the job done until the proper feature is finished.

  • Sam Torrey says:

    Hi, I noticed the toggles in architect aren’t behaving as they were in TCB.

    1.) I am unable to remove toggles that I added (the undo function works, but I’m talking about old toggles that I want to remove).

    2.) When adding a new toggle, I am unable to add text in the content part of the toggle.

    Any advice/suggestions/help on this topic would be tremendously appreciated!



  • Rose says:

    Is the Toggle and the Tab functions not working? When I clicked to switch to other tabs to edit the inner content, nothing happened.

  • Ngo Tuan Anh says:

    How to edit thrive light box with Thrive Architect?

    • Hanne says:

      In your WordPress dashboard sidebar you see a menu “Thrive Lightboxes” from here you can edit with Thrive Architect.

  • Celeste says:

    I’m feeling pretty hurt and lost right now. I remain horrified and frustrated at the awful “backward compatibility” of Thrive Architect. I spent almost 90 minutes trying to make even simple changes to my site, which formally took seconds with TCB. I literally cannot even create INDENTED bullet points/stylized lists on my existing pages. I thought copying an existing indented list from one part of my page and pasting it to another part would be a logical workaround. THAT DID NOT EVEN WORK. I can copy it, but not move the copied element anywhere. Needless to say, I can’t update my website. TCB was an agile solution that fit the needs of so many solopreneurs. This version of TA feels like a slap to your loyal customers. Removing existing functionality that many rely on, and excusing it with an “Oh, by the way…” attitude is unacceptable and I feel completely blindsided by this mess. Do you really think we have time to sit and open Help Desk tickets for even the most basic functions? Time is money. And please stop telling us to “give ourselves more credit” for our ability to learn new things. We are entrepreneurs. We are sharp and we learn every day. Bottom line: No matter how this upgrade is being marketed, it was sloppily done, disregarded your customers’ time and compromised my trust in your product. Now I am being forced to look into other options at a time when I need to be focused on growing my business. You will likely not post this, but I needed for you to hear me, at least.

  • Maurice A says:

    My thoughts for everyone..

    I am loving the new Architect – taking it slowly – bit by bit with page upgrades and guys if it ain’t broke don’t just upgrade and migrate old content unless you need to!

    I have found generally in CPANEL – upgrading to PHP7 and increasing the opcache and php memory size (1M) helps with page load speed issues – but that would be true of most sites

    Hope this helps but yet again the guys at THRIVE have done a fantastic job – be patient – there will be teething issues and remember

    IT’s ONLY A WEBSITE!! Not the end of the world! Things will work out!

    Santa delivered a nice bag this year!

  • Celeste says:

    For those of us who use our websites as an actual business, it is not “Just a website.” It is the hub of all our clicks, conversions and sales. It is the source and destination for our product launches, ad copy and deeper information. It is our calling card and credibility when conveying our expertise at networking events. A broken website speaks volumes. It can unfortunately translate to potential clients’ perception of how well you run your business. I personally have been turned off by outdated information on a person’s website. A malfunctioning website is a complete no-go. While I agree that the newer TA templates offer more, the fact is, my entire site is comprised of TCB pages and the integration has been awful. I think many here have established that. I am currently perplexed by the fact that a new lead light box filler I created yesterday in Thrive Leads will not pop up on site load now. I have created DOZENS of light boxes in the past that worked as they should. I literally cannot get this brand new one to function. This hampers my ability to promote a time-sensitive offering upon site load. There is apparently some disconnect in the coding somewhere. While working (for hours) on my site yesterday, I logged a long list of basic functions in TA that do not work, or work randomly. Like Ctrl-Z and Ctrl-Y, for example. BASIC STUFF!! I have no time to sit and open help desk tickets. My site is my business. Anyone who takes their online business seriously knows it’s not “just a website.”

  • Judith says:

    Where are the Call To Action elements. Are they not supported anymore?

  • Chip says:

    Am I missing something? How in the world do I add an image to a Paragraph/Text box? Do I have to use WordPress content to have a simple image in the corner of my content?

  • Noreen Ward says:

    so NOT happy with this change. We’ve lost everything. I’ve been waiting for tech to reply with numerous posts and requests and no assistance.

    • Ellen P says:

      Noreen, go to revision manager to restore the previous version, exactly as it was. In Thrive Architect, click on the “more” icon in the bottom left to open the revision manager and restore any previously saved version of your page. It worked for me!!! Relief!! I know how you feel!!

  • Ellen P says:

    I lost ALL MY CONTENT on a landing page I spent a month learning how to build. You are LYING when you say everything will look the same!! I am devastated. Your support is dismal. No one has told me how to get my content back. What is your recommendation for backing this up since you are not able to do it?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Ellen. You can use the revision manager to restore the previous version, exactly as it was. In Thrive Architect, click on the “more” icon in the bottom left to open the revision manager and restore any previously saved version of your page.

      • Ellen P says:


      • Ellen P says:

        This is great and it WORKED. However, would have been nice if you tech support told me this earlier!! I would not have been so freaked!! Anyway, thank you!!

  • D M says:

    I am having a problem with the updated version of Thrive Architect.
    When I am added a short code to a page I have built the short code
    is staying there for about 20 mins and then disappearing ..

    Would appreciate if you could help me with this problem
    and get it fixed please ,

  • Monty C says:

    Shane first off love the effort with TA. I don’t think it is quite there yet.
    An example of this is the apparent code that is written for a simple H1 tag.
    I have added the forum thread for you to read. Let me preface this by saying Alexander is awesome at what he does and I don’t want the tread to reflect on him:

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Monty,

      Thanks for your comment. I replied in the forum.

      • Monty C says:


        Thanks – Saw the response and it makes sense. I’m excited to see how TA grows when all the fixes are in place. Again love the products.

  • Clare J says:

    How do I get back call-to-action buttons and pricing tables? These are surely MVP for a sales page and I need to be able to use them.
    What’s the workaround for new sales pages, while you add them to Architect?
    And given how vital they are, is there a specific reason why you chose to launch Architect without them?
    Really struggling with the update. I’ve been hand-coding web pages since 2002, so I’m tech-savvy, but the shift to Architect means a five minute edit just took me an hour. I’m an author, not a tech geek, so such a radical change in user interface costs my business time and money as I am forced through a counter-intuitive learning curve.
    Any way to go back to the old plugin? Even on a temporary basis?

  • Carol says:

    When I upgrade I lose some text on one page and a picture on another – that’s after checking 1% of our pages. Help! I was going to just add back the lost text and could not enter the font color I wanted (that is on the rest of the page.) I haven’t spent time with the tutorial yet because of my concern of how much other content I’ll have to re-enter.

  • Noman says:

    Yes this update was very much needed … though a few bugs but continuous updates are fixing most of the problems … purchasing Thrive Architect was best investment ever <3

  • Joan B says:

    My links don’t work now on my buttons since moving over to TA. I can’t post in the forum because I only have TA and am not a member. Can someone help, please?

  • Ed says:

    Hi there,

    I’m currently using Elementor Free version as my site page builder. If I were to buy Thrive Architect and use it as my new page builder, what will happen to my old content and pages?

    Any method I could migrate them to Thrive Architect if that’s the case?


  • Duncan says:


    When I migrate a background section it is deleting all the other content on the page.


  • Wow Slogging through the change. I love it so far but I am so lost.

    One thing of note, I figured out how to swap the tool back over to the right side and that is awesome

  • Eu-Gene T says:

    I’ve just updated one of the sites that has TCB installed to the new Architect and all I can say is “wow!”; it’s a complete world of difference in usability, responsiveness and UX! I only wished this update was out earlier when I was first started using the Content Building many months ago, which was a frustrating experience.

  • Thakur says:

    There is no 5 or 6 column layout. Please let me know how to increase the column number, currently its supporting only 4 column

    • Hanne says:

      Hey Thakur,

      You can simply drop elements next to the column layout and it will create a new column (Eg. if you have a 4-column layout and you drop a text element next to it then it will create the fifth column) :)

  • ever since the update to Thrive Architect I cannot edit my text on my home page that was built in Thrive Content Builder. Overtime I try to edit, my screen is stuck and the green circles just keep bouncing around in the middle of the screen. The boxes on the left side where the text box is located is not accessible. THIS IS HIGHLY FRUSTRATING. If you have any work around this please let me know asap.

    • Alicia Parr says:

      100% agree with Patricia. Makes me want to wring someone’s neck. My website is halfway through changes and now I can’t complete the changes and my website is inconsistent. This is a MAJOR PROBLEM that must be fixed really, really soon.

  • Chip says:

    There is some sort of conflict with Architect and the Luxe theme updates of today. I got JavaScript error as follows:
    Uncaught TypeError: Cannot set property ‘input’ of undefined
    Please fix!!!

  • Chris says:

    Hey, i have the newest versions of thrive architect and thrive ultimatum. But there is this fault: Current version of Thrive Ultimatum is not compatible with the current version of Thrive Content Builder. Please update both plugins to the latest versions.

    What can i do?

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Chris,

      Make sure to manually check for new updates. If the problem persists (and both plugins have the same number) you can ask our support forum to help you out.

  • Nalin says:

    Hey, I’m using the thrive architect. But I’m facing a problem. I am not able to edit the content templates i had created in thrive content builder

  • Dearing W says:


    Is Thrive architect compatible with PHP 7?
    I got a error message when I scanned all my plugins when I wanted to upgrade to PHP 7.0. I can’t find information on the compatibility with php versions.

    It said :

    FILE: /home/dearingd/public_html/wp-content/plugins/thrive-visual-editor/inc/compat.php
    193 | ERROR | Extension ‘fdf’ is removed since PHP 5.3 – use pecl/fdf instead.

    • Hanne says:

      I can assure you that our products are fully compatible with PHP 7, these errors are false positives, the checker (unfortunately) misinterprets our code.

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