It was recently announced that Thrive Content Builder 2.0 -- aka Thrive Architect -- by Thrive Themes would be released on August 29, 2017 which is very exciting news.
After it's been released, I'll be doing a much more in-depth Thrive Architect review and compare it to other WordPress page builders such as Elementor Pro, Beaver Builder, Divi 3.0 and others so make sure to bookmark this page and come back soon!
What is Thrive Architect?
Who Is Thrive Architect For?
Thrive Architect is primarily aimed towards digital entrepreneurs who want to quickly create their marketing funnels (landing pages, sales pages, thank you pages, membership pages, etc.) without the hassle of having to create something from scratch.
It can get quite expensive hiring someone to design these pages, so having the ability to choose from several pre-designed templates and features to make it look exactly how you want is ideal. There are many templates to choose from so that you can have a page published within minutes.
How is Thrive Architect different than Thrive Content Builder?
I've been using Thrive Content Builder since early 2016, and it's been my goto landing page builder since. Before that I was using Leadpages for building out landing pages, but it didn't give me the control and flexibility I needed to create the perfect layout for the pages. Keep in mind this was before they launched their new version of Leadpages.
Although TCB was great for the most part, I still had some issues with it. For example, one issue was that I wasn't able to create full width layouts with the menu bar still intact (only worked if you started from a blank template). So I had to create a menu using the custom menu feature, but I had to spend a lot of extra time customizing it to look like the site menu.
From the previews and comments I've read so far, it looks like Thrive Architect has addressed many of the issues people had with the plugin including the ability to work well with virtually any theme.
One major difference between Thrive Architect and Thrive Content Builder is the user interface. From what I've seen so far, it looks similar to Elementor Page Builder, but it has many more features than Elementor.
Thrive Architect will replace Thrive Content Builder so if you're currently using Thrive Content Builder, you won't be able to use it after it's been updated. However, Thrive Architect is backwards compatible so any pages you've already created with it won't be affected.
Thrive Architect Preview
Curious about how Thrive Architect works? Check out this short preview of some of the new features. As you'll see, Thrive Architect allows you to do things that were not easily done in Thrive Content Builder.