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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 – landing pages, product showcase pages, business pages, etc.

Whatever you can think of, somewhere around the world someone is bound to be already building it using WordPress!

This article will help you discover the simplest, most intuitive WYSIWYG editor for WordPress web sites.

Drag & Drop Content Editors For WordPress

Is The Default WordPress Visual Content Editor Meeting All Of Your Content Creation And Editing Needs?

With all the rapid improvements that the WordPress platform has gone through in recent years, many WordPress users and developers feel that using the default WordPress WYSIWYG content editor to create or edit more complex web pages can sometimes be difficult.

(The built-in WordPress WYSIWYG editor is great for adding, formatting and editing “linear” content, but adding complex page elements can be quite challenging!)

For example, if you look at the screenshot below …

To create the above page elements in your content would require typing something that looks like this into the default WordPress content editor …

Generally, this is not an issue … until you want to change your layout (for example, move some of the content from box 1 into box 2, or replace the background color in a box from red to gray. Then, you’re stuck having to mess around with page code or html.

The WordPress visual content editor is supposed to provide non-technical users with an easy-to-use WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, but as you can see, if you are working with complex content elements, what you see is not what you get …

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

In some instances, some people argue that you could even be better off working directly with the html source itself instead of the visual editor when trying to add complex page elements …

Even though WordPress is the most user-friendly CMS platform available, this makes it difficult for WordPress users without knowledge of HTML or CSS to fully manage their own content.

The fundamental problem with having to use shortcodes and HTML to create content in 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 ”back end” match the content in the “front end” when you are creating or editing a page?

As you can see from the above screenshot, what you see in the content editor does not look even remotely similar to what you see in the front end. This means that you have to translate mentally what the content will look like when working with complex layouts. Other solutions require a number of steps before you can begin configuring your page layout, or endlessly going back and forth between tabs and performing tweaks and updates to see how your content is coming along, which interrupts the creative process, as you wait for the page to load.

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

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

Some solutions combine so many complex page design features, that users need to learn how to work with complicated-looking front end content editors …

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

If you want your web pages to look ”perfect” quickly, this can start to become quite frustrating.

Ask yourself this …

If there were no technical constraints, how would you like to build and edit your content?

Now that you’ve asked this question, imagine this …

Would that not be the ideal way to create content for your web site? A true WYSIWYG editor where all you have to do is click-to-edit and drag and drop elements around your posts and pages?

(Imagine being able to create complex page layouts in real-time for your web content with no technical constraints!)

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 Editing Plugin For WordPress

Plugin Description

Thrive Content Builder is a truly intuitive click-to-edit drag and drop content and page builder for WordPress.

The Thrive Content Builder plugin provides WordPress users with 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 a menu that lets you drag and drop elements on your page …

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

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

Let’s review each of the above plugins and how all of this functionality works seamlessly together to help you transform and improve your web presence and create amazing marketing pages, streamlined landing pages and engaging content.

Thrive Content Builder

You can easily add content to your web pages and build complex page layouts using drag and drop elements …

Every element of your web page can be created with “drag and drop” and “click-to-edit” ease …

Once you have placed your elements on the page, you can then continue to customize these without going through multiple steps or switching screens …

The built-in Landing Pages editor also lets you build highly attractive landing pages that can also be easily edited …

Thrive Landing Pages and Content Builder is simple, easy to use, and ideal for all WordPress users at all levels. In fact, designing pages with the Thrive Landing Pages and Content Builder plugin installed is so effortlessly simple, that the developers guarantee that you will never look at the process of creating and adding content the same way once you start using it

Go here to learn more about the plugin: Thrive Content Builder

The integrated Thrive Content and Page Builder plugin was created by the same team that developed Thrive Leads, another terrific plugin for WordPress that we have previously reviewed on this site.

To read about this plugin, go here:

Benefits Of Using Thrive Landing Pages And Content Builder

Below are just a few of the benefits of using Thrive Content Builder to speed up the process of creating content for your WordPress website:

Quick And Simple To Install And Implement. Ready To Use In Very Little Time.

Thrive Content Builder is very easy to install. Simply upload the plugin file to your Plugins folder via your WordPress admin user login and activate.

Real-Time Content Building & Editing

Thrive Content Builder is really simple and intuitive to use and lets you create, edit and add content to your pages in real-time.

A Truly Visual Content Builder

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

Additional benefits include:

(Create, edit and customize web page elements like testimonial boxes, tabbed content, gradient boxes, call to action buttons, countdown timers, etc.)

Thrive Content Builder Features

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

(Add Animated Elements To Your Pages)

Thrive Landing Pages – Landing Page Template Sets

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

(Thrive Landing Pages plugin gives you access to conversion-optimized page templates)

Thrive Landing Pages – Benefits

Thrive Content Builder and Landing Pages not only can be used to create beautiful content in your WordPress posts and pages, but you can also choose from dozens of beautifully designed, web page templates that are conversion-optimized and fully customizable …

(Landing page template sets that work together logically and use the same conversion-optimized design language)

There are currently over thirty templates available, with more templates being worked on. In addition to the available templates, expect to see new templates in the future for email lead generation, sales pages, course pages, personal branding pages, webinar pages and more.

Customize Your Landing Page Template

Normally, in order to have completely customizable landing page templates, you would need to either hire a web developer to do the work, or learn how to code web pages and figure out how to edit the page code 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 code or use overly complicated 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 creating conversion-optimized web pages.”

Thrive Landing Pages gives you stunning pre-designed web page templates that are fully optimized and ready to go, and complete design freedom that allows you to change and edit anything on the page …

The landing page template sets included with this plugin let you do the following:

(Change or customize any aspect of the page)

Thrive Lightbox – Transform Your Site Into A Powerful Marketing Machine

The Thrive plugin combo also includes the Thrive Lightbox plugin, which lets you add fully customizable 2-step opt-in forms and events to your website …

(Add lead capture forms and animated objects to your WordPress website with the Thrive Lightbox plugin)

Two-Step Opt-in Forms

A 2-step opt-in process helps improve your conversion rates. Visitors click on a button or image, and then they are presented with your opt-in form …

(Capture more leads and subscribers with a 2-step opt-in process)

Thrive Lightbox Event Manager

An “event” consists of a trigger and an action. You can make an opt-in form appear when your visitor clicks or hovers their mouse over a button or an image, or when someone reaches a certain point on the page. You can also use the Event Manager to animate images on your pages, using a range of animation effects (e.g. zoom out, slide in from left to right, roll out, etc.

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

A lightbox and event is created automatically for your landing pages, but you also have complete control over your events, triggers and design.

Feedback From Users

Below are just a few of the testimonials that plugin customers have written about Thrive Content Builder:

“I have had nothing but the best experience imaginable with this tool since I purchased it. This is by far one of, if not the best plug-in I have purchase to date and it has definitely made working with WordPress a whole new experience. Jim Bond”


“I’m blown away by the plugin. Keep up the incredible, WordPress changing work, guys! Dean Phillips”

Useful Tips

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

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

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

Thrive Content Builder Plugin Support

Thrive Content Builder and Landing Pages Plugin 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 updates, and 1 year unlimited support with their purchase, backed by a no-risk, 30 day, 100% money-back guarantee.

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

Plugin 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):

Please Note: Pricing for the Thrive Content Builder software can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. Presently, the product retails for the prices shown above. This may not be the actual pricing charged by the product developer 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 Information

The Thrive Content Builder and Landing Pages plugin developers emphatically assert 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 beautiful, conversion-optimized templates that help make designing your content faster, and on the other hand, you have 100% control over the design process and the ability to change and customize everything on your web page, using the plugin’s visual content editor, that allows you to work unhindered by overly complicated options.

For a demo video showing how the plugin works, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the plugin website.

We Recommend …

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

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

For complete details, visit the plugin website:


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