Thrive Suite Review 2021: Powerful WordPress Growth And Conversion Tools!

Last Updated on February 3, 2021 by Fabrizio Van Marciano

Over the last six years, I can honestly say that I've genuinely enjoyed using all of the business conversion tools Thrive Themes have had to offer. This blog and all of my other online business ventures would not have been as successful if it wasn't for Thrive Themes' range of products.

Thrive Themes is unlike any other WordPress focused company you've come across. Since I discovered them for myself back in 2014, I was hooked. Since then, I have anticipated every product release the company has had to date, and for good reason.

When Thrive Themes announces a product release coming in the pipeline, you just can't help but feel excited about it.

Today, there's much more to benefit, as the entire range of growth and conversion tools are now available in Thrive Suite (Formerly Thrive Membership). In this post, you'll discover more about this exciting range of tools and why I think every online business owner should become a Thrive Suite Member.

My online business journey with Thrive Suite

My Thrive Themes journey began back in 2014 when I discovered their awesome page builder tool, 'Thrive Content Builder,' which is now known as Thrive Architect.

As the years went on, I started using all of the other tools the company had to offer. If you're a long-time reader of my blog, you may know that I've created several reviews as well as video tutorials sharing how I use some of these tools in my business.

Here we are in 2021 and I'm still proudly using many of the Thrive tools to grow my blog, including - Thrive Leads, Thrive Architect and Thrive Optimize.

Thrive Suite has helped me grow my blogging business exponentially, but will it work for your blog or business too?

The short answer is yes, but that also depends on how good you make of these tools. Having the tools is one thing; putting them to good use is another. Anyhow, before we diver any deeper, here are some of the things this post will help you figure out -

  1. What is the Thrive Suite?
  2. Who would benefit from the Thrive Suite membership?
  3. How much does Thrive Suite cost?
  4. What is the alternative?

I've also created a short video below that explains what Thrive Suite is and my experience using the tools to help me grow my blog.

(Video currently being updated)

1. What is Thrive Suite?

If you're not familiar with the company, then here's a short history lesson.

Thrive Themes was founded by Shane Melaugh and Paul McCarthy in 2013.

Together they built a remarkable digital media company that has become one of the most authoritative and respected in the online business and WordPress community.

However, the success of Thrive Themes is thanks to a broader talented team of development-oriented and motivated people.

Thrive Themes created a powerful suite of simple-to-use WordPress marketing tools aimed at online businesses, bloggers, and entrepreneurs focused on growth, conversions, and sales.

So, what does the Thrive Suite have to offer you in 2021?

Thrive Suite Review 2021: Powerful WordPress Growth And Conversion Tools!

Thrive Suite comprises all the themes and plugins developed and presently available from Thrive Themes.

As of 2021, these include -

  1. Thrive Theme Builder - A complete, powerful and standalone visual responsive WordPress theme builder built on the same technology found in the awesome Thrive Architect plugin. Thrive Theme builder takes WordPress to a whole new level. As themes become more of a 'thing of the past,' theme builders are pushing the customization level beyond a user's imagination. Plus, there is no need to hire an expensive web designer or developer. You get complete control right out of the box. Check out my review of Thrive Theme Builder.
  2. Thrive Architect (powerful page builder plugin) - The Thrive Architect tool, also known as the visual editor, is Thrive Suite's flagship product. In my experience and opinion, the most advanced front-end, drag-and-drop page builder available for WordPress today is. Thrive Architect comes with a comprehensive library of ready-made landing page templates, import and export features, conversion elements, and much more. Check out my detailed 2021 review of Thrive Architect here.
  3. Thrive Optimize (Add-on plugin for TA) - This is a powerful add-on plugin for Thrive Architect, giving you the power to do simple A/B split testing for all of your conversion pages created with Thrive Architect. A powerful A/B split testing tool right in your WordPress dashboard; no need for an external setup.
  4. Thrive Leads (powerful list building plugin) - Thrive Leads is my favorite plugin from the Thrive Suite lineup. It is the most advanced and one of the most feature-packed opt-in form builder and email list building plugins for WordPress. This plugin comes with a tone of options, predesigned form templates, email form visual editor, built-in A-B split testing tools for your forms, conversion reports, content marketing reports, and more. Do check out my detailed 2021 review of Thrive Leads here.
  5. Thrive Ultimatum (Useful scarcity marketing plugin) - A powerful scarcity marketing campaign builder plugin packed with some useful conversion features and options. This plugin is designed to help you boost leads and sales just when you need it. Check out my review and video overview right here.
  6. Thrive Headline Optimizer (plugin) - Imaging writing the perfect headline for every single blog post! The kind of headline that will get you more clicks, more eyes on your content, thus more readers! This plugin was designed to help you do effective A/B split testing for multiple headline titles for your blog posts and pages. Check out my review and tutorial here.
  7. Thrive Clever Widgets (plugin) - A smart plugin designed to give you greater control over where your widgets are displayed within your WordPress site.
  8. Thrive Ovation (Customizable testimonials plugin) - This is a one-of-a-kind plugin designed to help you capture and make the most of your client testimonials. As you know, customer feedback is critical for building trust and credibility for your blog and online business. The more trust your blog has, the more business you will gain.
  9. Thrive Quiz Builder (plugin) - A great plugin designed to help you create fun quizzes that will engage your blog visitors more, thus helping you discover more about your audience's interest can craft targeted content and offers for them.
  10. Thrive Comments - Thrive Comments is a lightweight, feature-packed, customizable comment plugin for WordPress. Unlike any other third-party comment plugin available, Thrive Comments will help you convert your commenters into subscribers, sharers, leads, and paying customers.
  11. Thrive Apprentice - When it comes to online course creation, only a few plugins are worthy of mention. Thrive Apprentice is definitely one that's worth a mention. This plugin is the complete in-dashboard LMS that you'll need to create simple courses to sell on your blog or website.

As you will no doubt have noticed, these tools all have one thing in common. They were all designed to help you 'improve conversions and grow your business.'

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The Thrive Suite Member Dashboard.

The Thrive Suite membership area provides you with all the necessary tools, videos, tutorials, resources, and links to each of the products you'll need to get geared up and set up.

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Membership also includes unlimited access to -

  • Thrive University Courses.
  • Product Tutorials.
  • Knowledgebase.
  • Thrive Themes demos.
  • Webinar recordings.
  • Support forum.

The Thrive Themes Blog is a great place to learn more about how the Thrive Suite products can be used and design and conversion optimization tips and ideas.

Getting started with Thrive Suite

Once you've signed up for the Thrive Suite membership, you can download and install the Thrive Suite product manager plugin.

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From there, it's just a case of signing into your Thrive Dashboard via the back-end of your WordPress website and begin installing the plugins you need.

The dashboard on your website will look like this -

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In addition to showing you the tools you have installed and activated, your Thrive Suite Membership dashboard will also have some other useful features, such as -

  1. API Connections - Useful feature to help you connect with services such as your email marketing system, reCaptcha, and more.
  2. Custom Fonts - One of my favorite features is the ability to import custom fonts to add to your website.
  3. Retina Icons - An icon manager where you can easily add and edit fully scalable icons for your site.
  4. General settings - Shared settings between themes and plugins.
  5. Notifications manager - A feature to help you create, manage and receive notification about certain events occurring on your site.
  6. Landing Pages Analytics Scripts - A place for adding and managing all of your tracking scripts, analytical scripts for your landing pages.

As a Thrive Suite member, you get access to literally everything Thrive has to offer, including any new themes or plugins the company decides to release during your membership period.

2. Who would benefit from being a Thrive Themes member?

Bloggers: Growth is something all bloggers seek. Without growth, your blog cannot be successful. Your content has to be awesome, your readership has to grow, and your revenue has to increase if that is part of your strategy.

To achieve growth for your blog, you should focus on creating more valuable and profitable content, building a community, growing your email list, and creating useful digital products to sell. Thrive Suite has everything you need to grow as a blogger.

Ssolopreneur's and freelancers: If you run and manage a service-based online business or an eCommerce website, you can also benefit from the Thrive Suite membership.

You can create a fully customized shop using the WooCommerce ready Thrive Theme Builder, Thrive Leads to grow your customer email base, and Thrive Ultimatum to create time specific campaigns, and more.

Web designers and developers can add the Thrive Suite Agency membership to their 2021 toolkit. The Agency Suite has everything you need to provide for your clients.

If you fit into this category, wouldn't it be great to be able to have the tools available at your disposal for creating fully customized, conversion-focused WordPress websites - complete with the growth and conversion tools for your clients?

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3. How much does Thrive Suite cost?

Thrive Themes offer a single subscription plan that gives you access to everything.

  1. Thrive Suite Yearly - $19 / month, billed yearly at $228.
  2. Thrive Suite Quarterly - $30 / month, billed quarterly at $90.00
  3. Thrive Suite Agency - $49 / month, billed annually at $588

So, is Thrive Suite worth paying for?

If you're a solo marketer or blogger, I seriously think $19 per month ($228 paid annually) is a very cost-effective option.

In five years, using Thrive Theme's tools, along with persistence, has helped me to build a 5-figure a year blogging business that I'm proud of.

I know I've already shared some of this with you, but just to remind you that I've been a Thrive Suite Member since 2014, back then, it was just called Thrive Themes Membership. And just to reinforce that fact, here's my proof below. See screenshot below.

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Since signing up, I've used Thrive products on over 30 unique websites and business projects.

Is it worth the monthly or annual subscription fee?

A big fat Yes, and also a no.

Confused? Let me explain.

If you're a blogger or freelancer, you can't go wrong with paying $19 per month, so go for it! Get started here.

So why did I say no too?

These tools will not be of any value to you if you don't put the time and energy into using them correctly. If you're going to subscribe to the Thrive Suiuite membership, you have to make it work for your blog or business. Otherwise, all that talk about growth and success goes right out of the window.

Pros and cons

You know I always like to add a list of pros and cons, so here goes -

Let's start with the pros -

  1. Incredibly valuable. Pro conversion tools at an affordable price.
  2. Easy to install into your blog or website.
  3. Access to tutorials included on the Thrive Themes website.
  4. Great support and community. You're in good hands.
  5. Valuable and resourceful blog.

Now, how about the cons? I don't like to call them cons, but here goes -

  1. Some of the plugins are code-heavy, even though they are well optimized, the size of the plugin files can be quite large.
  2. Installing all of the plugins on your blog can impact page loading time. Install what you need only.

Ready to become a Thrive Themes member?

If you're still debating with yourself whether you actually need any of these tools to succeed with your online business, well, I hope this review has helped to answer some of your questions.

I want to wish you the best of luck.


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