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Thrive Content Builder Plugin For WordPress

WordPress has evolved from being just a simple blogging tool to a tool that is now being used to design all types of web pages – marketing pages, product showcase pages, local business pages, etc.

Whatever you can imagine, somewhere around the world someone is probably already building it with WordPress!

In this article you will discover the ultimate drag and drop front end visual content editor for WordPress.

Drag And Drop Content Editors For WordPress

Is The Default WordPress Editor Still Meeting All Of Your Page Design Needs?

With all the many improvements that WordPress has undergone in recent years, many WordPress users and developers feel that using the default WordPress WYSIWYG editor to create or edit more complex website pages can sometimes be quite challenging.

(The WordPress editor is great for adding, formatting and editing “linear” content, but adding complex layouts can be quite challenging!)

For example, let’s say you want to create something like the layout shown below …

To create the above layout, users would normally need to insert short codes into the content for each element they want to display to visitors …

Generally, this is not really an issue … until you have to change your layout (for example, move some of the content from box 3 into box 2, or change the background color in a box from red to dark red. Then, you’re stuck having to mess around with page code.

The WordPress editor is supposed to be an easy-to-use WYSIWYG editor, but as you can see, if you are trying to add complex page elements, often what you see may not be the same as what you get …

(“What You See” isn’t always “What You Get” … unless you can visualize code!)

In some situations, you could be better off working inside the html editor tab instead of the visual editor when trying to create complex layouts …

Even though WordPress is very user-friendly, this makes it difficult for non-technical website owners to have full control of their own content.

The fundamental challenge about using HTML and shortcodes to create content with WordPress can be summarized by asking two questions:

1) Speed – How long does it take to build a page using this editor?

2) Abstraction – How closely does the content in the editor resemble the “front end” content when you are creating or editing a page?

As you can see from the above image, what you see in the editor doesn’t look even remotely similar to what you see in the front end. This means that users have to abstract what the content will look like when working with sophisticated layouts. Other solutions require a number of steps before you can begin configuring your page layout, or endlessly switching tabs and performing tweaks and updates to see how your content is progressing, which interrupts the creative process, as you wait for for your updated content to load.

A number of WordPress developers have tried to come up with different solutions to address this issue. Some of these solutions range from stand alone WordPress plugins you can add to your site that add new functionality to the editor, to themes that offer built-in features like drag and drop editing …

(WordPress “drag and drop” editors aim to make content creation easier!)

Some solutions require so many complex page-building features, that users end up with complicated-looking front end editors …

Many of these alternative editors work fine, but they don’t address the fundamental challenge of using HTML and shortcodes as described earlier. Creating and adding sophisticated content elements on a web page becomes overly complicated, involves multiple steps and doesn’t match what users expect to see on the “front end.”

If you want your content to look “just right” quickly, this can start to become very frustrating.

Ask yourself this …

If there were no technical constraints, how would you like your web page builder to behave?

Now, visualize the following scenario …

Would that not be the ideal way to build content for your website? Just click-to-edit and drag and drop elements around the page?

(Imagine being able to create complex pages ”on the fly” for your web content without technical skills required!)

If you are ready to change the way you create content in WordPress site, then here is a plugin that you may want to consider using …

Thrive Landing Pages And Content Builder – Click-To-Edit Drag And Drop Content Creation Plugin For WordPress

Plugin Description

Thrive Content Builder is a unique plugin for WordPress that allows users to quickly build stunning content layout using a click-to-edit and drag and drop content editor.

The Thrive Content Builder plugin is a new and incredibly easy way to set up conversion-focused pages on any WordPress website.

Once installed, the plugin adds a visual content editor and an item menu that lets you click, then drag and drop elements on your web page …

(Thrive Content Builder adds a new visual content builder to WordPress)

The Thrive Content And Landing Page Builder plugin is actually a combination of the Thrive Content Builder and Thrive Landing Pages plugins rolled into one, plus an additional plugin feature called Thrive Lightbox.

Let’s review each of the above plugins and how these powerful features work seamlessly together to help you transform and improve your site and create amazing marketing pages and engaging content.

Thrive Content Builder

This plugin lets you easily build complex web page design layouts using drag and drop elements …

Everything on your web page can be built using ”click-to-edit” and “drag and drop” …

Once you have positioned elements on a page, you can then further customize these without going through additional steps or switching screens …

You can also create beautiful landing pages that can just as easily be edited or customized …

Thrive Content and Page Builder is simple, easy to use, and ideal for all WordPress users at all levels. In fact, designing web pages and working on content with Thrive Content Builder and Landing Pages installed is so amazingly easy, that the developers warn that you’ll never look back once you start using it

Learn more about this plugin here: Thrive Content Builder

Thrive Content Builder and Thrive Landing Pages were created by the same team that developed Thrive Leads, another excellent plugin we’ve reviewed on this site.

To learn more about using the plugin, see this post:

Benefits Of Using Thrive Content Builder And Landing Pages

Here are just a few of the benefits of using Thrive Content Builder to speed up content creation:

Fast And Simple To Install And Use. Ready To Use In Minutes.

Thrive Content Builder installs just like every other WP plugin. Simply upload it to your Plugin folder via your WordPress admin section and activate.

Edit And Create Content In Real Time

Thrive Content Builder is very simple to use and lets you create and edit content in real-time.

What You See Is Truly What You Get

With Thrive Content Builder installed, what you see as you work within the editor – typefaces, elements, page layouts, etc. is exactly what your visitors will see in the front end of your site.

Some additional benefits and advantages include:

(Easily insert, edit and customize page elements like testimonial boxes, columns, styled lists, dividers, responsive videos, etc.)

Features

Thrive Content Builder offers web site owners many features. Below we have listed just some of these:

(Add Animated Elements To Your Web Pages)

Thrive Landing Pages – Landing Page Template Sets

Landing page sets are web page templates that work together logically and use the same conversion-optimized design language to take your visitors from signup to purchase, product download and more.

(Thrive Landing Pages lets you add conversion-optimized pages to your web site)

Thrive Landing Pages Plugin – Benefits

Thrive Content and Page Builder not only lets you create beautiful-looking content in your WordPress posts and pages, but you can also choose from dozens of beautifully designed, conversion optimized page templates and fully customizable …

(Thrive Landing Pages provides sets of templates that work together logically and use the same conversion-optimized design language)

There are over 30 templates available, with more templates scheduled for release. In addition to the existing templates, expect to see new templates in the future for email lead generation, sales pages, training pages, personal branding pages, webinar pages and more.

Fully Customizable Landing Page Template

Typically, to be able to fully customize landing page templates, you would need to either pay a web site designer to do the work, or learn web coding languages like HTML and CSS and figure out what to do yourself.

As Shane Melaugh, co-founder of Thrive Themes says …

“There are many ways to get a pre-designed page published quickly, but the problem comes with customization. Total design freedom requires either hiring web developers to do the work for you, or learn how to do it yourself, which involves learning how to mess around with code or use complex editors. Customizable usually means complicated, expensive or time-consuming. So, you can either have something that is fast and easy to set up, or something that is customizable and flexible. But you couldn’t have both … until now! With Thrive Landing Pages you get the best of both worlds for building conversion-optimized web pages.”

Thrive Landing Pages gives you beautiful pre-designed web page templates that are fully optimized and ready to go, and complete design freedom that allows you to change and customize any element of your page template …

With the landing page template sets included with this plugin, you can:

(Change and edit any element of your page template)

Transform Your Site Into A Marketing Machine With Thrive Lightbox Plugin

The Thrive package also includes the Thrive Lightbox plugin, which lets you add fully editable two-step opt-in forms and animated elements to your website …

(Add opt-in forms and animated elements to your web pages with the Thrive Lightbox plugin)

Thrive Lighbox Two-Step Opt-in Forms

A two-step opt-in process can improve your conversion rates. Visitors click on an image or button, and then they are presented with your opt-in form …

(Visitors click on a button and are presented with an opt-in form)

Event Manager

An “event” consists of a trigger and an action. You can make an opt-in form appear when when visitors click or hover their mouse over a button or graphic elements, or when someone reaches a certain point on the page. You can also use the Event Manager to animate images on your page, using a range of effects (e.g. zoom in from the page center, slide in from left to right, rotate, etc.

(Set up and manage events on your sales pages with the Thrive Lightbox plugin)

Lightboxes and events are created automatically for your landing pages, but you also have complete control over events, triggers and design.

User Testimonials

Below are just some testimonials and comments that plugin customers have submitted regarding the Thrive Content Builder plugin:

”You guys are simply awesome I am loving everything you are doing at the moment. Keep up the great work you really are making such a big difference in this field. Jule Fuller”

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”Your stuff is beautifully designed, fast and has great options for marketers that you just don’t see with other themes. Great, great job! Absolutely love Thrive! David Coleman”

Thrive Content Builder Plugin – Tips

Thrive Content Builder works with any theme in WordPress, not just with the Thrive Landing Pages plugin. You cannot use Thrive Content Builder to edit content that was not created using the plugin.

You can add WordPress shortcodes inside the Content Builder or Landing Pages plugin and they will display correctly when published.

Thrive Lightbox works with any content built using Thrive Content Builder.

Support

Thrive Content Builder and Landing Pages provides free updates, new landing pages and upcoming features. The Thrive team is constantly working on adding new features and improving existing ones.

Thrive software is very well-supported, and users get lifetime software upgrades, and 1 year unlimited support with their purchase, backed by a risk-free, thirty day, 100% money-back guarantee.

This is an exciting product that will just keep getting better.

Product Price

At the time of writing, the pricing information shown below includes all three components described above (Thrive Content Builder, Thrive Landing Pages & Thrive Lightbox):

Note: Pricing details of the Thrive Content Builder plugin can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. Currently, the software retails for the pricing shown above. This may not be the actual price set by the plugin seller when you visit the website and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.

Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:

Additional Plugin Information

The Thrive Landing Pages and Content Builder plugin developers repeatedly maintain that the plugin’s architecture gives you the “best of both worlds,” and help bring back the “joy of creating content.”

On the one hand, you have the time-saving benefits of ready-made web page elements and templates that help to speed up content creation, and on the other hand, you also have 100% control over your design process and the freedom to change everything on your web page, using the plugin’s visual content editor, that allows you to see exactly how the content you are working on will display after being published.

For ”how-to” videos showing plugin usage, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the Thrive plugins website.

Install The Plugin …

If you want to edit something, just click on the element and start editing. If you want to change something, you’ll see the change happen instantly. If you want to move something, just drag it and drop it into its new position. There are no extra steps involved.

If you want to transform and improve your web presence and create amazing marketing pages, streamlined landing pages and engaging content, this plugin delivers an incredible conversion-boosting package with a single, inexpensive plugin.

To learn more, visit the plugin website here:

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