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Elementor Vs Thrive Architect comparison [2023] 💥

Elementor Vs Thrive Architect

ELEMENTOR REVIEW (Elementor vs Thrive)

Elementor is now more than just one of the best page builders...

Elementor review

The Elementor page builder can be used in any theme. Elementor has its own theme which you can download for free, The Hello theme. Elementor itself houses more than 300 ready-made demos from which you can start your work, that's as good as the best themes. You don't need another theme with Elementor. The own Hello theme is more than enough.



In this Elementor review we discuss the very latest improvements that make the theme/pagebuilder score in the top. Elementor only came on the market in 2016 and has already been installed on more than 8 million sites, which is of course noticeable. This is not just a page builder but a tuned drag & drop tool to build websites very quickly and easily.


Watch the clip below, it will probably give you a taste of how you can get started with the editor/page builder yourself. Here you can find all info about Elementor's Editor.

Elementor pagebuilder review


Elementor review Navigator

This brand new tool can be used as a dock on the right of the screen or can float anywhere in your worksheet. Simply right-click an element or block on your worksheet and select "Navigator" to open it. The Navigator significantly increases the enjoyment of work and the speed at which one can work. Watch here a video and more info about the Navigator.


Elementor review save work

Who wants to do the same task over and over again? Elementor allows you to save work blocks and reuse them on other pages, posts, and even other websites. That way you save a lot of time if we compare it with how people used to work. The animation below gives a reasonable idea of what to expect.


Elementor demo-designs

We discuss the top features of the Elementor page builder. The beautiful demo designs are certainly part of this. Earlier I told you that Elementor is basically just a theme because of the wide choice of demo material that you can use as the start for your website.

Similar to Divi there are plenty of 200+ layouts available for all possible niches. Think of corporate, web shops, the hotel industry, gyms, cafe, fashion, hosting, photography, architecture, lifestyle, travel and fashion. There are also many third parties that build beautiful layouts for Elementor. You can also use such a layout as a start for your work, but you will of course have extra costs. View here the complete library of layouts.


Elementor Woocommerce Builder

Elementor, like most top themes, is perfect for building webshops. Product pages and category pages of Woocommerce can be beautifully styled. In the past, quite a bit of HTML knowledge was needed for customizing shop pages, that has become a thing of the past. We assume you know Woocommerce, it is by far the most used shop plugin for Wordpress. Watch here a video and more info about the Woocommerce Builder.


revisions editor

Elementor, like other elite page builders, was less pleased with the revision editor included in Wordpress and decided to release its own improved version. I completely agree that the default Wordpress editor for revisions is worthless, that was always an eyesore when you had to put something back. Also Divi and Thrive have this tool. Watch here a video and more info about Elementor Revisions Editor.


Elementor Mobile editing

Everything can be set separately with Elementor for mobile, tablet and desktop as you can see above. Of course Elementor is "out-of-the-box" responsive, but it is always nice to be able to make targeted adjustments for a certain device if necessary. However, all top themes and page builders also have this. Watch here a video and more info about Elementor's Mobile Editing.


Elementor color combinations

We give a perfect score in our Elementor review here to the color editor for texts, which is practically as beautiful as in a PC software like Photoshop. According to Elementor themselves, they are currently the only one that has "pixel perfect design". You can use all possible colors out there and also create gradients with them. Watch here a video and more info about Elementor's Color Picker.


Elementor header footer design

Total control over all headers and footers within your website. All elite page builders can do this, but it is an important tool to have in a theme. Watch here a video and more info about Elementor's Header-Footer Builder.


Elementor basic elements


Elementor pro elements


Elementor theme elements

The building blocks for the layout of your pages are the elements and Elementor offers very a lot of. Let's say practically everything has been thought of. Elementor even has pop-ups included as standard and very nice ones too, so forget about your pop-up plug-in from now on. You no longer need it. View here the complete info on all 90+ Elementor Widgets.


Elementor Pop-Ups

Beautiful pop-ups, easy to set up too, a wonderful tool. The top page builders copy everything from each other. The popups are perfect for call-to-action and conversion purposes. View here all info about Elementor's popups.


Elementor pricing

The prices for Elementor can be found here in the image above. In terms of quality, Elementor is worth triple its money, especially if we compare it with other premium themes that offer much less and are also even more expensive. View the pricing page here. Sometimes there are discounts.


Elementor Academy

If you still have a few questions about Elementor, you might find them quickly answered in the more-than-organized Elementor Academy.

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Thrive Architect (Elementor vs Thrive)

In this Elementor vs Thrive Architect review we now discuss the new addition to the world of page builders. One thing is for sure, Thrive Architect can compete with Divi and Elementor in terms of quality. The hugely popular Thrive Content Builder plugin has been replaced by the new page builder. This front-end WYSIWYG drag & drop page builder has not suddenly come out of the blue, although the page builder is still very new.

Thrive Architect pagebuilder-in-action

Like Elementor, Thrive Architect can be installed in any theme. Thrive Architect itself offers 325+ ready-made pages as templates that you can adapt to your corporate identity. This way you can quickly build your site. In the animation above how smoothly and well this page builder works. The number of settings and elements are overwhelming at first. Not that it is difficult to understand, but one has to get used to it.

Thrive Architect tables

Thrive Architect tables

More than 10 different styles for out-of-the-box tables can be found in the Thrive Architect page builder. Making the most beautiful and clearest tables a piece of cake, of course all responsive.

Thrive Architect responsiveness checker

Thrive Architect responsiveness

This Elementor vs Thrive Architect review already indicated talking about Elementor that Thrive also offers the possibility to fine-tune the pages in terms of style for all devices. Widgets can be shown or turned off whatever you want. You can also immediately see how things look on mobile, PC and tablet within the editor.

Thrive Architect contact forms

Thrive Architect contact forms

Contact forms are also standard built into the Thrive Architect page builder. You can assemble your forms in no time. Optimization for conversion has already been considered. It is recommended to remove or disable all contact form plugins.

The Thrive Architect user interface

Thrive Architect user interface

Our opinion in this Elementor vs Thrive Architect review is that Thrive should offer more ready-made pages or rather complete designs. Despite that, it must also be said that the user interface works very well, works very precisely, and is very clear. After one has gained a little experience with it, one strikes one page after the other, as it were. The editor covers the entire width of your worksheet, so it is full width and the toolbars can be docked or used floating, all very practical.

Thrive Architect full width

Elements can be picked up from the toolbars, and then placed anywhere in the site. Unsatisfied? Then you pick up the element and drag it to another place. This drag and drop function works great. The text editor also works this way, you can start writing anywhere without this being done in a "box". The text editor is inline and without a doubt great class.

The best inline text editor

Thrive Architect inline text-editor

Thrive Architect has the best text editor out there for Wordpress. Better than the other page builders offer. If you want to work at your leisure and start making money quickly, Thrive Architect is one of the better choices. It must be said that both Divi and Elementor also offer great text editors.

Thrive Architect latest upgrades

Even though the quality of Thrive Architect is already so high, it makes sense to think that they will only improve with every new upgrade just as they did with the last upgrade. Watch the video to see what all that was.

Thrive Architect Revision manager

Elementor vs Thrive Architect Revision manager

As discussed earlier at Elementor, Thrive Architect also has its own overhaul manager. You can always go back to an earlier time. This way you make mistakes in your work. What is quite unique at Thrive Architect is that you can also undo small actions via the buttons on your laptop / pc, say the well-known undo & redo.

The Thrive Architect options & settings

Thrive Architect  Options-menu

In Thrive Architect one has an options menu which is grouped, similar function come up when you choose a particular group. Despite the enormous versatility of options in Thrive, everything remains clear in this way.

Side menu advanced options

Thrive Architect Review sidebar settings

In the side menu you can choose "advanced" at the bottom, so additional options will appear. Most elements have hidden advanced options. It varies per element, but you can here set margin and padding properties, settings for different devices and animation effects.

Thrive Text animations

Thrive Architect Review Text animations

Thrive Architect Text animations 2

There is nothing easier than adding text animations with Thrive Architect. Thrive keeps everything so simple that everyone will now play with their animations.

The Thrive Architect page elements

Thrive Architect page elements

Thrive Architect has an element for everything, just like Elementor. You will hardly need to use third party plugins because everything is already in your Thrive Architect. At Thrive Architect always comes first to make money with your website. Conversion and leads always have priority. This is unique, other page builders are not so strong.

Ready-made demo pages

Thrive Architect Ready-made demo pages

Thrive Architect's library contains 325+ 1-click demo pages to install. Like the elements, these focus on call-2 action and conversion. We'll show you a few examples below.

Thrive Architect demo pages conversion

Thrive Architect demo pages conversion 2

Thrive Architect demo pages conversion 3

Thrive Architect also offers regular landing pages and standard business pages in addition to all the conversion materials but would do well to expand this considerably which they will definitely do. I expect so many new demos with every upgrade, that's what all top themes do.

Thrive Architect pricing

Thrive Architect pricing

This Thrive Architect review comes to an end here, let's discuss its costs. For 1 website you pay $ 67, the average price for a good theme is $ 60. I see Thrive as more than just a good theme and the $ 67 are okay. If you have multiple sites, you can operate them with the Architect for $ 97 a year, which is suddenly very cheap on average, so a good deal.

A membership costs you 228 per year, even if there is a monthly amount, you cannot pay per month. You get a lot more than just the Architect for this, lots of high quality plugins that we haven't covered here. I think the deal is definitely okay, and interesting for web designers who can use it to thrive 25 sites for clients.

Thrive vs Elementor conclusion

In this Elementor vs Thrive Architect review, it emerges that Thrive can compete with the best in themes and page builders and even takes the lead on some fronts. It is well worth the money and a joy to work with, especially the inline text editor. I look forward to future upgrades, it will all get better...


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