Webinar Replay: Getting the Most Out of Thrive Content Builder
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- WordPress SEO plugin recommended in the video.
- Kraken image optimization tool (note that you don't need this if you use our themes).
- How to use the Thrive Opt-In feature (themes only, at the moment - feature will be added to the plugin soon).
- Find free icons to use on your site here.
In the webinar, there was also a Q&A session at the end. To give you a way to scan through the questions and answers more quickly, we've transcribed the most important ones here:
How does the Tabbed Content element work?
You can find a very detailed tutorial for tabbed content by clicking here.
How does Thrive Content Builder compare to LeadPages?
Specifically, the user asked if you could accomplish the same things with Thrive Content Builder as with LeadPages.
The answer is that while you can build something like most of the LeadPages templates using TCB, you need to be aware of a major difference: in LeadPages, you pick a template and you can make some small adjustments to it (e.g. change the text, change a few colors). You can't change the layout of the template and you generally have very little control over the page.
The advantage is that it's fast to set up a page, the disadvantage is that you don't have much freedom in creating the pages.
With TCB, you get a blank canvas and by combining elements, you can build almost anything imaginable. But it takes longer and requires more effort.
In time, we'll make more pre-built templates available, so we hope to reduce the disadvantage our system has.
Is a user manual for Thrive Content Builder available?
In a sense, yes. We have a very extensive knowledge base with an instant search function. You can either browse through the sections (like chapters in a user manual) or just start typing whatever question you have and see what results are in the knowledge base.
Is the Content Builder plugin compatible with all themes and plugins for WordPress?
The best way I can think of answering this is as follows: WordPress publish official guidelines that inform developers about how themes and plugins are supposed to be coded, so that they work correctly. However, WordPress is open source and there's no governing body. It's not like the App Store, where a developer submits an application and it ca get rejected, if it's not written correctly.
Anyone can write any extension for WordPress and publish it.
This means that while there are many developers that code their plugins and extensions correctly, there are also many, many developers who ignore the guidelines and hack together plugins and themes that cause all kinds of problems.
At Thrive Themes, we follow the WordPress guidelines and this makes our products compatible with all other themes and plugins that were also written according to the guidelines. But we can't guarantee compatibility with plugins and themes that ignore these guidelines.
How does the Content Builder compare to OptimizePress 2?
This was asked because of a review/comparison article I wrote on my marketing blog.
While OptimizePress is generally a good product, it was also part of the reason why we developed the Content Builder. Around the time of its release, there were several visual editor type products emerging for WordPress... and I was frustrated with them all. OptimizePress 2 is perhaps the worst offender, because while it has a visual editor, actually editing and adding new elements is an arduous, time consuming multi-step process. The longer I used it, the less I wanted to use it.
Thrive Content Builder was created to be the opposite of that: instant, direct and easy to use.
That said, you have to keep in mind that OP2 is an entire theme with templates and even a built-in membership system. TCB is "just" a content editor.
If you have any questions, you can ask below or head over to the forums, where our whole support team will help you out.