Thrive Themes Membership Review

Do you want ...


A beautiful website without hiring expensive website developers?
More traffic?
More conversions?
To capture more email subscribers?
To build an amazing looking landing page?
Increase engagement with your readers?
To give your site a makeover and add some great new features quickly and easily?
Remove the clutter from your site and make it more user friendly and engaging?
To get data about what works best?

Who doesn't want all that great stuff?! 

You've come to the right place. Today I'll be reviewing Thrive Themes, which has been a smart investment for me. I wish I'd discovered it sooner. In fact, I keep uncovering all these great features that I wasn't fully aware of when I first purchased Thrive Themes. I keep getting surprised (in a great way!) 

Thrive Themes suite - some basic information

Website: https://thrivethemes.com
Brought to you by: Shane Melaugh
Price: Usually up to $67 per individual licence (can be lower depending on the plugin), or $19 per month (paid annually at $228) for the full membership, which includes everything for up to 25 websites
Support: Fantastic
Recommended: Yes, this is absolute value for money and packed with features to take your site to the next level.

There's a lot to cover in this Thrive Themes Review, simply because the offering is so extensive. I'll go through each component. Feel free to use the quick navigation to skip to any parts that are most relevant to you.

Thrive Architect


Thrive Architect Review

Thrive Architect is the ultimate drag and drop builder to create your content, and style it so it looks exactly how you want it.  

Thrive Architect elements example 1
Thrive elements example 2

These are the elements you can use in your drag and drop builder. Creating Tables of Contents has never been easier, creating lists, tables, testimonials, custom menus, the perfect number and placement of columns, contact forms, countdowns, buttons that you've styled, star ratings, icons, google maps. backgrounds .... 

You name it. If you need it, it's here.

One of the amazing things about this editor is that you customise your posts to the look and feel you're after. You just can't do that in WordPress. 

Every time you add an element to your page, you can style it how you like. You can:

Alter the text for size, font, colour and highlights. You can add animations to pieces of text for additional effect.

The layout and position of the element can be changed for margins and padding. You can alter width, height and alignment.

Every element you add can be styled for the background, which can include images, colours, gradients and patterns.

Borders and corners can be added and softened as you like, including various options for shadowing.

Here are just some of the features:

Thrive Archictect element - main text formating options
Thrive Archictect element - layout and position
Thrive Architect element - background style
Thrive Architect element - borders and corners

I recommend you watching the introductory video first to explain the basics, and then watching the various short videos on the elements you know you'll be using right away. The videos only go for a few minutes each, and you get quick and clear messaging about the key features of the elements and how to use them. If you skip the videos you may find it difficult so I recommend investing some time in getting the basics right. 

Before you know it, it will all make sense. It really is very user friendly, and it's just a matter of making a start and playing with each of the options.

Because there a lot of videos, I only watched the videos for the key features first. As I needed to add or understand new elements or options then I'd watch the video specific to what I needed.

Here's an example of the support videos. They are laid out in logical order, and it's easy to find exactly what you're looking for. There's pretty a much a video that covers every component you need:

Thrive Architect short training videos

Thrive Architect also comes with 274 landing page templates that you can choose from and style to suit your own site. They are always adding to the suite of templates. There is sure to be a template (or several!) that resonate with you.

If you want to take your site to the next level, Thrive Architect will help you do that. Your site will look more professional and polished, and you will get more engagement and conversions. After all, that's the goal of our sites, right? Do yourself a favour and check it out.

Pricing for Thrive Architect:
1 licence = $67
5 licences = $97

Thrive Themes Membership - get all Thrives products included - $19 per month.

Thrive Themes

Thrives Themes conversion focused themes

Thrive offers some beautiful and easy themes designed for readability and clarity. They are professional and clutter free. Before Thrive Themes I'd been using free WordPress themes. I thought they were OK until I'd find an error or something that bugged me that I couldn't amend myself. I tried contacting developers directly to fix issues but to no avail. And then with WordPress updates I would never know if my themes would be compatible or if I was going to be in for a world of pain.

Thrive themes changed all that and my themes have been smooth sailing. Each of the themes comes with their own tutorial. There are currently ten themes to choose from:

Thrive range of themes available

FocusBlog - A super fast, effective and eye catching blogging theme complete with everything you need to build a highly successful blog

Ignition - A beautiful theme that comes with everything you need to construct effective landing pages and high-converting sales pages (plus all the blogging features you’re used to).

Luxe - A fast, luxurious blogging theme with strong typography. Designed to put your content in the spotlight and give your site an air of authority. (The theme installed on this website is Luxe.)

Minus - A beautifully minimalist theme, with a design consisting mainly of typography and white space. Also comes packed with every feature you need to build the perfect blog or a fully-fledged marketing site.

Pressive - Functional, stunning design and a feature set streamlined to improve your online business. Pressive will show your content and offers in the best light possible.

Performag - The perfect theme for a magazine site optimized to get you more social media shares and more ad revenue.

Rise - An elegant and effective theme for blogging, affiliate marketing and other online businesses.

Squared - A bold and eye-catching flat design theme. It’s a multi-purpose theme, which works for creating amazing sales pages, marketing sites and landing pages just as well as it works for creating a stunning blog.

Storied - A blogging theme, perfect for telling your story and impressing with images and design – but also keeping the business aspect of you blog in mind.

Voice - The perfect theme for writers and bloggers. Create a unique, content-focused blog, publish text and media content and make use of our conversion features to turn readers into fans, subscribers and customers.

There are tutorials and knowledge articles available for the themes, so installing them is straightforward. With a Thrive Themes membership you get access to all of the themes for up to 25 websites. 

Thrive Leads

Thrive Themes Review - Thrive Leads
Thrive Leads description


For anyone who wants to build their email list, you can't go past Thrive Leads. 

Anyone who sells products on their website (either your own products or as an affiliate), or has a business model that relies on getting traffic (e.g. for ad revenue) or if you have more than one product to sell then having a good list building strategy in place is a critical component to your profitability.

There are multiple types of forms to choose from, and they are easily built with the drag and drop editor. Style them as you like to compliment your site and your key messages.

The emphasis with Thrive Leads is on conversion optimization. It's not just about helping you build your mailing list. It's about helping you build your mailing list as fast as possible.

There is of course training available for this plugin, together with knowledge articles.

Pricing for Thrive Leads:
1 licence = $67
5 licences = $97
15 licences = $147

Thrive Themes Membership - get all Thrives products included - $19 per month.

Thrive Optimize

Thrive Themes Review - Thrive Optimize

Thrive Optimize is a simple A/B testing add-on for Thrive Architect that gives you the power to run fast and highly effective split tests for your landing pages — directly on your WordPress website. 

Essentially what it does is compare two of your landing page variations, and tells you which version will turn more visitors into subscribers. More subscribers means more profits to you, so this is an important component that is often missed. Other tools can make this is an extremely complicated (and expensive) process. With Thrive Optimize, like all their other tools, it's quick and simple, with tutorials and support along the way.