Ultimate Step By Step Guide To Thrive Themes
Previously, I shared about how you, as a business owner, can design your own awesome homepage that converts. Today, I’m going to share with you a tool that you can use for your website. I’m going to present to you the ultimate step-by-step guide to Thrive Themes.
This tool can really make everything so much easier for you when it comes to building your site, building your blog, using it for content marketing, using it for capturing leads for your business and ultimately can grow your business over a long period of time.
Now I’m going to be kicking off a full playlist on using thrive themes over the next ten episodes. So, you’re going to learn everything here.
From the overview to installation, to how to create a blog post, how to create a page, how to set up the landing page and use thrive themes, use thrive apprentice; so everything that you could possibly mean is within this playlist.
Thrive Themes Tutorial Ep 1: Review & Overview
I want to show you how Thrive Themes allowed me to build my website. You can use it as well to ultimately start creating your site, start content marketing, start building up your site and start attracting people to you.
This site now has generated thousands of visitors and I have everything that I’ve learned with Thrive Themes. Instead of you having to struggle like I did, I wanted to create this tutorial which will allow you to follow.
Thrive Themes will allow you to build a website that looks like this, it’s got animation, pop-ups, and you can create blog articles on here. You can do many things on here.
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The reason why I decided to go with Thrive Themes is that it’s an all-in-one package. The forums are good. The membership dashboard is really good. So, when you first sign in you’ll see it’s got a welcome page which is great and then it’s got all these plugins which make it really easy to install.
Thrive Optimize is really good when it comes to testing different landing pages. You can basically set up two pages and thrive optimize will allow you to send sort of 50/50 traffic if you like. You can do a heading change and on one of your landing pages for example and it will test which one is better.
Thrive Comments is self-explanatory. Thrive Architect is really good. It allows you to create your pages and blog posts through a drag-and-drop builder. It is fantastic. We are going to go into detail and how that works.
Thrive Apprentice is really good as well when it comes to creating a course on your site. Thrive Quiz Builder is self-explained again; it allows you to create a quiz.
It’s everything you need in terms of getting a really good website.
Thrive Themes Tutorial Ep 2: Benefits & Advantages
If you’re considering using Thrive Themes for your website in building your brand, then I highly recommend it because I’ve used it personally. It really proved to be useful compared to other things that are out there.
Over the first few months of starting my own website, which now has a thousands of visitors, I didn’t use Thrive Themes. I actually used just sort of a free theme and then progress to buy another premium theme which was about $60 if I remember correctly. And to tell you the truth, I wish I discovered Thrive Themes earlier.
I just want to share with you the benefits, advantages and the things that I’ve learned to be really good making me recommend it.
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Thrive Themes, as you all have known, is all about its conversion-focused Word Press themes and plugins. It’s not just themes but also has a number of plugins that are really useful. Some of the most amazing features are the following:
To start with, it has the Thrive Leads where you can capture people on an email list and you can start to help them by keeping in contact with them depending on what you’re giving away which I think is really good.
Then there is Thrive Architect which allows you to drag and drop text and buttons and images and blog posts which is very useful. You can build or edit your site at the speed of your thought.
Landing Pages gives you the fastest way to create professional looking pages and yet so simple to operate with. You can do editing pages within a matter of minutes. It is super effective.
Clever Widgets allows you to make your website look smarter depending on what you need to show on your post. It is really clever which I’ll get into as well.
Headline Optimizer improves your content marketing by optimizing your landing page, changing headlines, changing images, seeing what works and what doesn’t work.
So that’s some of the huge essential benefits and there’s a lot more which I think would help you build your website from ground up to publishing it and gaining subscribers and clients.
Thrive Themes Tutorial Ep 3: Installation Onto Your Website
We’ve already spoken about the benefits and advantages of using Thrive Themes in the overview, how it can help you build your own website, navigate around it with so much ease and optimizing your work to possibly attract subscribers.
I’m basically just sharing exactly what I’ve done and what I’ve learned over the last couple of years using Thrive Themes on building my own website – www.lifesuccessengineer.com from ground up to now converting my visitors to becoming my subscribers.
Now let’s get down to the business where it’s like you’re going to install Thrive Themes.
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To be able to install Thrive Themes, first you need to go to their website at www.ThriveThemes.com and be a member.
Once you’ve already become a member, you can now log into your account and access the Member’s Dashboard. As you scroll down, you can see the Thrive products that you’ve purchased. You can download the plugins and then upload them onto WordPress.
If you’re installing this for the first time it will say that you need to put your account details in it. Just key in your license on the right-hand side of the member navigation.
Go to your WordPress admin dashboard, hover your mouse over the “Plugins” section from the menu and click on “Add New”. As the “Plugins” page opens, you can now manage all your existing plugins and add new ones as well.
In order to do the latter, you just have to click on “Upload Plugin” then click on “Choose File” and look for the Thrive Theme plugin that you have previously downloaded to your computer.
When you have chosen the file, click on “Install Now” and in a few seconds, the plugin will be installed. Isn’t it that simple?
In case you need more information on how to install your desired plugins, Thrive Themes has a big community which has forums that are really helpful so that you can enjoy all the advantages and benefits it offers when creating your website.
Thrive Themes Tutorial Ep 4: Thrive Dashboard & Blog Settings
I’ve just shared with you in the previous episodes the overview, benefits and advantages and the steps on how to download and install Thrive Themes.
Now, we are going to discuss on how to navigate the dashboard on your Word Press site.
The Thrive Themes Dashboard provides less clutter in your Word Press admin area and it is very straight-forward.
Let me show you how I utilized Thrive Optimized, Thrive Apprentice, Thrive Leads, Thrive Architect and the Thrive Rise theme on my own website – www.lifesuccessengineer.com.
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After purchasing and installing Thrive Themes, go to your Word Press Account.
You’ll see on the left hand side that you’ve got the Thrive Themes Dashboard. This has now the all the different options that you’ve got on what you have installed. Some of it are the following:
Thrive Optimize – boost your website by testing two or more variations of a page.
Thrive Apprentice – allows you to create online courses in minutes to share your skills, knowledge and expertise.
Thrive Leads – keep tracks of your mailing list building and more.
Thrive Architects – easily turns your ideas into pages the fastest yet simplest way.
And there’s a lot more.
So, I just wanted to give you a bit of an overview in this episode about the dashboard, how I transformed my own website and how you can build your own website with a lot of convenience, by showing you what you can actually do if start getting Thrive Themes now.
Thrive Themes Tutorial Ep 5: How To Create A Page For Your Website
We’ve already discussed the benefits, installation and the dashboard of Thrive Themes.
Now let’s get to actually create some pages. Take a tour at my own website, www.lifesuccessengineer.com, and see for yourself how I did utilized Thrive Architect, Thrive Leads, Thrive Apprentice and Thrive Optimized.
I’ve been using it for some time now. I’ve got Landing Pages. I’ve been using the Optimized. I’ve been using the Apprentice. And there is this video I want to share with you how to create a page.
If you’re going to start creating your website, you’re surely going to have a lot of different pages.
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Starting a website and looking for something that can literally replace a dozen plugins? Well, here is Thrive Themes for you.
Thanks to its conversion focused elements, you can start building your website on a real straight forward manner.
Let’s say you are ready to create a page, having Thrive Themes installed, you can see on the left-hand side, there is Pages, you’ll go to Add New, and this would then go on to the WordPress section. I highly recommend at this point, that you do install Thrive Architect.
So, what’s really good about the Thrive Architect is once it loads up on the left-hand side you can see you’ve got Elements. You can just drag and drop the Images, Animations, Text, Buttons and so much more. It includes infinitely customizable buttons, testimonials, countdown timers and lead generation forms that integrate with your favorite email marketing tools.
This is a very useful tool letting you build your pages so easily.
Are you ready to create your first WordPress Landing Page using Thrive Themes? We are going to go into detail on the next episodes so stay tuned for more at www.lifesuccessengineer.com.
Thrive Themes Tutorial Ep 6: How To Create A Blog Post?
On the previous episode, we’ve already tackled on how to create a page for your website using Thrive Themes. Now, we are going to talk about creating a blog post.
Upon creating a blog post, always remember that it is very important that you have a good content. A content that is going to attract people. A content that will make people find you online. A content that will become significant to your audience.
You need to come up with different topics you want to target with different keywords that will make the readers follow you for more. Just like what I did with my own website.
Once you already have these contents that you think will get the attention of your potential audience, then, here is where Thrive Themes comes in. A very straight-forward, very handy tool that will help you through your way into creating your own website.
I am going to show you on the video below how to build a good looking blog using Thrive Themes. How to use it to ultimately get people interested in your blog.
Don’t forget to check out www.lifesuccessengineer.com for more of exciting tutorials.
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Having the knowledge that we’ve learned from the previous episode in creating a page, making a blog post with the use of Thrive Themes is easy breezy.
You can just drag and drop the Foundation and Building Blocks of your website. From Paragraphs, Headings, Images, Buttons, Columns to Custom Menus, Counter, Animations and so much more.
It includes every necessary tool you need in starting your own website. With all the convenience as it is the most straight-forward and user friendly tool I have ever tried.
And honestly, Thrive Themes really saves a lot of time since you’re already editing in the actual view interface.
Thrive Themes Tutorial Ep 7: How To Use Thrive Leads?
One of the main goals that we have in making our own website is building our network. We can expand our network by having interesting posts, topics that would make the potential audience to read more from our site then eventually making them our subscribers.
If you are serious of growing your network or email list, then Thrive Themes would be of great help.
Thrive Themes has this feature called Thrive Leads, which for me is the best list building plug-in available to help you get the job done.
Sure, there are plenty of other tools and plugins for you to choose from out there, but very few offer the level of conversion optimization options and features as Thrive Leads.
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Thrive Leads was designed to help online businesses, marketers, and bloggers create, customize, and brand professional looking, conversion focused email opt-in forms for their WordPress websites, quickly and really straight-forward.
As I have said, there are many other tools, plugins, and options for you to consider using other than Thrive Leads.
But Thrive Leads comes with a nice library of pre-designed, conversion-optimized forms that you can instantly drop and begin using to grow your email list quickly.
Each form in within Thrive Leads come with their own unique settings, giving you complete control over how each form behaves on your website.
Thrive Themes never fail when it comes to providing us with products that are truly awesome and useful for growing our online businesses and increasing conversions.
Which ever tool you decide to use, I want to wish you the best of luck with your email list building efforts.
Thrive Themes Tutorial Ep 8: How To Use Thrive Apprentice?
Congratulations! You have come this far. By now, we already have enough knowledge about what Thrive Themes can offer. We already discussed its advantages, uses, installation and few of its many features.
Now, we will be tackling about Thrive Apprentice, another feature brought to us by Thrive Themes.
With Thrive Apprentice, it’s easier than ever to create and manage beautifully designed online courses, right on your own website.
Thrive Apprentice feature helps you create content for your readers that is organized in its own section. You can clearly identify where your content is and what it is connected to.
It helps to make sense of your membership content and pages rolled up under each specific course.
Thrive Apprentice also makes short work of setting up some basic features for how you want your course pages to look with easy-to-use master page controls.
Let me help you understand more about this amazing feature and how I used Thrive Apprentice on my own website by showing you the video below.
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So basically, you’ve watched how to use Thrive Apprentice. How I did used it myself on building my own courses.
When you visit my site www.lifesuccessengineer.com, you will see there free courses.
There you can see how Thrive Apprentice works as shown on the video.
Thrive Apprentice feature helped me create contents for my readers, that is so organized, you can easily browse through it hassle-free. You can clearly identify where my contents are, the target audience and how I was able connect my posts with them.
This is a super straight-forward feature brought to us by Thrive Themes.
This definitely proves the benefits and advantages of having Thrive Themes as we have already spoken about it in the overview, how it can help you build your own website, navigate around it with so much ease and optimizing your work to possibly attract subscribers.
Thrive Themes Tutorial Ep 9: How To Create A Custom Landing Page Step By Step With Thrive Architect?
On the previous episodes, I have showed you how Thrive Themes allowed me to build my website and how you can use it as well to ultimately start creating your site, start content marketing, start building up your site and start attracting people to you.
From the overview to installation, to how to create a blog post, how to create a page, how to use Thrive Leads and how to utilize Thrive Apprentice. Now, for this episode, I am going to show you another great feature of Thrive Themes which is Thrive Architect.
In the video below, I will show you how to create a full Landing Page from scratch using Thrive Architect.
You will see how good Thrive Architect really is. How it will allow you to create your pages and blog posts through a drag-and-drop builder, create Landing Pages on the fastest way, making it professional looking in a very simple and straight-forward manner. You can do editing pages within a matter of minutes. It is super effective.
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Thrive Architect is really a good tool for your business, so easy to operate, straight-forward and do not take away your time and energy. Thrive Architect is the visual page builder that is built from the ground up for business and conversion focused websites. Thrive Architect is built with an obsessive focus on being as fast as possible to use.
From the video above, we learned how to create a Landing Page using Thrive Architect. Basically, what we did there was we build it from scratch.
But Thrive Themes also offers a sizeable collection of style, templates and designs for you to choose from. It is up to you if you want to use pre-defined templates or build your own website on own style.
In addition to the templates’ library and the visual editor included in Thrive Archtiect, a huge advantage of using the landing page builder plugin is that you can connect your email marketing service through API.
By connecting your email marketing service, you can set up and manage your email forms from within your WordPress dashboard, no need to login to your email service anymore and no need to struggle with ugly HTML forms.
Also, Thrive Themes integrates all major email providers and even webinar platforms. Thrive Themes integrates with a nice selection of webinar platforms and email automation services so you can build your entire webinar funnel right in Thrive.
This will save you time, money and maintain trust as you won’t have those funky looking URLs when using other paid services. This will also allow you to create landing pages with an exit-intent light box or a two-step signup process (where the opt-in form only shows after clicking a button) without needing any other plugin.
Furthermore, you’ll have full control over the action after signup. This means that you can send new subscribers to a thank you page, a download page or even an up-sell page where you present them with one of your offers.
Having control over what happens when someone subscribes will allow you to offer a better experience for new leads and to start building a relationship of trust which will increase your conversions down the line.
I hope this tutorial about Thrive Themes has been worth your while and I hope that you gained enough knowledge on how you can start your own website with the help of this marvelous tool.
I am happy to have shared with you the learning I had in using Thrive Themes for a while now. For more tutorials, you can always visit my site www.lifesuccessengineer.com.