Thrive Visual Editor – The Ultimate Guide [VIDEOS & DOWNLOAD]

Thrive Content Builder

This post is long overdue! When I realized how long it had been since I created a post or video on the Thrive Content Builder (also known as the Thrive Visual Editor), I knew it was time to do a massive update and create an 'Ultimate Guide' to the Thrive Visual Editor.

This is actually the first post I've written with the Thrive Visual Editor. I use Thrive for certain types of pages all the time and thought 'duh'... I should use the content builder for this post (seems a tad obvious, doesn't it?).

My goal with this post is to show the power of the Thrive Content Builder by demonstrating a bunch of things you can do with this amazing plugin that might be beyond what you thought you could use it for. I'm going to start with the obvious... which are the landing pages you can build. I've canceled all the accounts I had with other 3rd party services for creating these types of pages because why waste the money on the monthly fee for these products when I have Thrive?​

So, just to clarify... here's what you can do with the Thrive Content Builder:​

  • Visual Content Editor (front end editor for WordPress Posts & Pages
  • Squeeze pages
  • Landing pages
  • Webinar pages
  • Funnels (for all of the above mentioned pages
  • Lightbox for all landing pages
  • Integration with Email auto responder & webinar platforms
  • Custom tracking scripts (Thrive is great for running paid traffic! I've had landing pages convert at 29% using the Thrive Content Builder)
  • SO many features! Calls to action, testimonials, pricing tables, countdown timers, responsive videos, table of contents, post & content grids... and MORE!

Be sure to download the Thrive Content Builder, Ultimate Guide PDF as well! 25 pages of screenshots & explanations for all the page builder elements! Start creating with Thrive TODAY!

Let's jump into the videos!
The first video is an overview and walk-thru of the plugin. There have been a few changes to the editor (all new options) since my original posts, so it might help to watch the overview.

Video 1 - Thrive Content Builder Overview

This second video we're going to create a landing page (an opt-in page) using the Thrive lightbox that is built into the plugin (I'll link to my Thrive Leads tutorials). I've already linked my Thrive Content Builder to Active Campaign via the API option within Thrive.

Video 2 - Thrive Content Builder - Landing Page

Be sure to download the Thrive Content Builder, Ultimate Guide PDF as well! 25 pages of screenshots & explanations for all the page builder elements! Start creating with Thrive TODAY!

This next video is going to show you how to add in a review element to your post and create a content template with it. Most of the time review posts are for affiliate products or tools and services you recommend. However, you can get really creative with this and do book reviews, course reviews, podcast reviews, etc. 

My suggestion with reviews (assuming you're going to be doing some reviews of affiliate products would be to ensure you are providing a ton of value with the review. Go as in depth as possible. Select relevant keywords and show someone how to use what you're reviewing or explain how it can help them (I know this seems totally obvious, but you'd be surprised!).​

Video 3 - Thrive Content Builder - Create A Review Box

This next video shows you how to add icons & custom fonts to your plugin (it's pretty easy, but sometimes the obvious isn't so obvious). You don't need to add a ton of fonts at one time. I would go through and select a few fonts that you want to use or know you will use and add those first. You can always add fonts while working in the editor so don't worry about overdoing this.

*Sidenote* take a look at font pairings when deciding which fonts to use and how to combine them. Too many fonts will look... well.... awful. Here's a great post on font pairing from Canva.

Video 4 - Thrive Content Builder - Add icons & fonts

So there you have it!
These videos should get you started an on your way with the Thrive Content Builder. Let me know what would be helpful and I can keep these videos coming!
Be sure to download the Thrive Content Builder Ultimate Guide PDF below.

Be sure to download the Thrive Content Builder, Ultimate Guide PDF as well! 25 pages of screenshots & explanations for all the page builder elements! Start creating with Thrive TODAY!

Kim Doyal

Hi, I'm Kim Doyal: Entrepreneur, Podcaster, ContentCreator, Optimist. Over 13 years into this online business journey, I believe that #EverythingIsContent and we can all #JustShowUP. Creator of #FtheHustle movement and Co-founder of the Content Creators Planner.


  1. amy on September 16, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    love thrive themes, thank you for the tutorial for visual editor.

    any chance of your help please? i’m using thrive squared theme, I’ve got an annoying white strip across the top of the home page (below the menu and above the featured image),

    I have tried adjusting every margin etc but can’t work out what i’m doing wrong, can anyone help??

    website is

    • Kim Doyal on September 27, 2016 at 8:26 am

      Hi Amy,
      Sorry for the belated reply on this.Looks like you got the white strip taken care of.
      Site looks great!

  2. Martin Burt on November 4, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Thanks for the posts Kim, I must admit I love the thrive plugins and themes and use them all the time. Keep up the great work …

    • Kim Doyal on November 4, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Thanks Martin! 🙂
      I can’t wait for 2.0 to come out for Thrive Content Builder! Every time Thrive has something new I feel like a kid at Christmas!
      Have a great weekend!

  3. Andy Quach on July 20, 2017 at 5:48 am

    Hi Kim,

    I love your post.

    Could you tell me what plugins you are using for Social Share Button? I like the animation inside the button.


    • Kim Doyal on July 20, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Hi Andy,
      Thanks! It’s the Social Warfare Pro plugin (there is a free version & a Pro version).

      • An Quach on August 18, 2017 at 4:52 pm

        Thank you Kim.
        Have a nice day!

        • Kim Doyal on August 18, 2017 at 4:57 pm

          You’re most welcome! 🙂

  4. Rely Things on February 4, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Great Activity but waiting Thrive Visual Editor Ultimate for new version Plugin guide for our help LOVE it

    • Kim Doyal on February 5, 2018 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks! Yes, this was for the old version of the plugin. Not sure when I’ll have time to get to Thrive Architect.

  5. Paul on June 3, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Thank you for sharing information. It is helpful

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