You must be wondering why I wrote 3 easy steps, right? But, when I will reveal this amazing tool, then you will totally agree with me. I started using Thrive Architect a few years back. At that time, I was searching for a nice landing page builder and somebody recommended that I try out Thrive product. At first I was a little worried about spending my money but later when I started using it, I became a fan of this tool. And, I feel really happy to share this secret with you.
Till last year, thrive architect was available as a separate plugin. They had some other plugins too like Thrive Leads, Thrive Comments, Thrive widgets etc. But, in 2021, the company started the SAAS model, where they are providing access to all these plugins at a certain cost on a monthly/annual basis.
Frankly speaking, I am not a pro at coding. Infact, I haven’t studied it under any dedicated course. So, it would be easy to count me on a level with a naive user with no coding knowledge at all. With such a limited knowledge, I have built more than 80+ websites till now. And, they all belong to my clients living in different parts of the world.
So, today, in this article, I will share easy steps to create website using Thrive Theme Suite.
Step 1 : Install Thrive Theme Plugin
When you purchase Thrive Themes package, you will get a bundle of tools. But, all of those tools can be installed using a single plugin called “Thrive Product Manager”.
After logging to your Thrive Account, you will see a dashboard where there will be an option to download the Thrive Product Manager Plugin. Once downloaded in your system, you can simply install it in your wordpress website.
Once installed, you can open the plugin setup and connect it to your account on Thrive Themes. This will authorise your purchase.
Now, the next step would be to Choose all the tools or plugins that are available under the umbrella of Thrive themes Suite. (If you want, you can even skip some of them). Do not forget to install the Thrive theme builder. Because this will serve as the main theme on your WordPress website.
Step 2 : Design Your Website in Thrive Theme Wizard
Once all the tools are installed, you can go to Thrive theme wizard and start designing your website. It is step by step process, so please ensure that you complete each step nicely.
The wizard will allow you to choose a specific color scheme for your website. This will not only give a premium feel to your branded website but also save your a lot of your time in the later stages while creating new landing pages.
The next step would be to upload your brand logo. This logo will appear on all the pages by default.
After that you can choose a header and Footer Style. There are lots of pre designed templates available. So, based on your needs, you can select the right header and footer.
The next step would be to select templates for HomePage, Blog Page, Article and normal website pages.
The last step would be to select a Menu for the Header and Footer section. Personally, I would advise you to fetch this menu from the default wordpress menu. This will save your time whenever you will be adding new items or tabs. There will be only one source for it i.e. WordPress Menu.
As soon as you complete these steps, your website’s home page will be ready.
Sometimes, the links do not appear correctly. So, you can choose the right format from the permalink setting inside WordPress Dashboard. Also, fill out the essential details about your brand (brand name, address, phone, social links, links to policy pages etc) inside the smart site option under Thrive Dashboard.
Step 3 : Create Pages using Pre-Built Templates
At this stage, your basic website would be ready. All you need to do is to fill out the homepage with correct text and images. Inside WordPress Dashboard, you will see an option “edit with thrive architect” along with every page link. This will enable you to edit the pages specifically using the Thrive page builder.
If you are planning to add more pages, simply add a new page inside WordPress Dashboard and edit it using thrive architect. When given an option, choose “Pre-built Landing Page”. This will provide you with hundreds of pre-designed templates to speed up your overall website creation process.
If you will follow all the steps, as I have guided above, website creation will become your side hobby. This will not only give you an edge against web developers but also a new way to make money online. You can take a new project to create a website using Thrive Theme Suite within 2-3 days.