Thrive Architect Tutorial: How To Build A Custom Homepage In WordPress (Video)

Last Updated on October 23, 2020 by Fabrizio Van Marciano

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to build a custom homepage in WordPress using the powerful drag-and-drop visual page builder, Thrive Architect.

Almost every modern website or uses a customized homepage, and for good reasons too.

Using a customized homepage is, by far, the best way to showcase your business. With customized content, you can highlight what your business stands for and provide an overview of your core products, services, and incentives more effectively.

Over recent years, blogs have also taken the 'custom homepage' approach. A dedicated home landing page is a great way to feature your best content, as well as your offerings, and get people onto your blog subscriber list.

Designing a great looking custom page is easy, right?

Sure it is, much easier than it was let' say, ten years ago! And the best thing is you don't even need a degree in web design, or hire an expensive web developer to do it for you. You can do it all yourself.

These days, we can access a range of user-friendly, DIY, visual website building tools available for WordPress. Check out this post over on my other blog at FVM to learn more about these visual tools.

Why should you consider creating a custom homepage for your website

What are the benefits exactly?

Well, whether you choose to design your homepage yourself or outsource the service, there are five main reasons to use a custom front-page; here they are -

  1. Give a professional look and feel to your blog or website.
  2. Better define your marketing message. Your 'Why'!
  3. To improve your SEO with a well-written copy.
  4. To showcase your best content.
  5. To drive visitors to your website's primary conversion goal.

How to design and publish your own custom homepage in WordPress

I'll assume that your WordPress website or blog is a self-hosted setup. That's important because the tool I use in the video demonstration below only works with self-hosted WordPress websites.

OK, so in this first Thrive Architect tutorial video, I'll show you how you can design, build, and publish a professional-looking purposeful personalized homepage for your website in no time at all.

Are you ready? Let's get to it.

The tools I used to create the homepage design

Now for the interesting part.

The main tool that I used to build this home landing page is a plugin called Thrive Architect (Affiliate link).

Thrive Architect Tutorial: How To Build A Custom Homepage In WordPress (Video)
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If you're NOT new to WordPress and plugins, you'll know what a plugin is, and you might even be using it yourself.

If you're not familiar with any of these tools, then let me describe it to you very quickly.

Thrive Architect (Affiliate link) is a powerful, all-in-one, professional, drag-and-drop landing page builder tool. It was the first of it's kind to make an appearance in the WordPress community.

The plugin comes with a host of powerful features, including a plethora of functional and conversion elements, grid-layout options, and even a bunch of great looking pre-designed templates.

You can check out my detailed review of Thrive Architect here. Or, you can grab the plugin here (Affiliate link).

What this template features

The template featured in the video comprises of the following -

  1. Full hero section with menu and logo area.
  2. 3 x column area for your offerings.
  3. Special featured area for a core product, service, or testimonial.
  4. Split page image/text with bullet points.
  5. 'As seen on' featured area for influential proof.
  6. 4 x column footer section.

Wrapping up

I hope you enjoyed watching this homepage design tutorial. If you have any questions, leave them in the comment section of the video over on YouTube.

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