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Thrive Architect vs Gutenberg editor [2021]

Thrive Architect vs Gutenberg editor

THRIVE ARCHITECT vs GUTENBERG

Today we are concerned with the comparison between Thrive vs Gutenberg. Gutenberg Blocks is the page builder that Wordpress says is great and has been in Wordpress for a while now. Thrive Architect is an independent page builder that comes in the form of a plugin and can be installed in Wordpress. Thrive has quickly become one of the best page builders out there for Wordpress. Are these two page builders compatible?

I start with Thrive Architect but this is a random choice and does not automatically mean it would be better.

THRIVE ARCHITECT (Thrive vs Gutenberg)

Thrive architect review


In this Thrive Architect review we discuss this new acquisition in the top of the page builders. We are talking about a page builder who can measure itself with Divi and Elementor that originated from the Thrive plugin for Content Builder. This immensely popular plug-in has therefore been replaced by the page builder. Dragging and dropping this front-end WYSIWYG page builder did not suddenly fall out of the sky, although it is certainly a newcomer.


Thrive Architect pagebuilder


Install Thrive Architect in any theme and use the page builder to build your website. Thrive Architect can also be used independently, there are quite a few demo pages (325+) with which you can make a quick start or you can start building your site "from scratch". Above you can see in the animation immediately how well organized and pleasant Thrive Architect does its work. The page builder offers so many elements and settings that you have to get used to before you can work with them at full speed.

Thrive beautiful tables templates

Thrive Architect table-templates


The Thrive Architect page builder has very nice tables, there are 10+ different styles to choose from.

Thrive check responsiveness

Thrive Architect review responsive


Thrive shows you what the site will look like on mobile and tablet. Individual adjustments can be made for the different devices or you can set the widget to "off" on certain devices.

Thrive beautiful contact forms

Thrive Architect contact forms


As with the tables above, contact forms are already built into the Architect as standard. Within a few minutes you have adapted such a template to your data and wishes. It is important to disable other contact form plug-ins or remove them from your website.

De Thrive Architect user interface

Thrive Architect user interface


Despite the fact that in this Thrive Architect review we find that there are too few ready-made demo pages in their product, we must say that the page builder in itself is a true pleasure to work with. The user interface works very well-arranged, and you can work with it very precisely.

This page builder puts pages on paper in minutes if you have some experience with them. From now on, writing texts is more work than creating the website itself. The editor is full width, or uses the full width of your screen. The different toolbars can be used as a dock, the Navigator can even float on your screen.


Thrive Architect full width


You can pick up elements from such a dock or sidebar elements and leave them on your worksheet with drag & drop. The number of elements and the things that can be done with it is quite overwhelming, but well nothing can be missing otherwise we would complain about that. Elements on your worksheet can be rescaled, dragged or moved until you are satisfied. You can start writing anywhere on your worksheet, the text editor is inline and does not use the so-called screens for writing.

De best inline teksteditor

Thrive Architect inline text-editor


The Thrive Architect theme has the best text editor of all the elite page builders there are for Wordpress. If you want to work relaxed and earn money with your website, Thrive is a very good choice. Both Divi and Elementor naturally also offer very good text editors, that must be said.

Thrive Architect latest upgrades


In the video above you can see what has recently been improved in Thrive Architect. Thrive does not stop improving its products and their page builder is so good right now.

Revision manager

Thrive Architect Review Revision manager


The Thrive Architect revision manager has the unique feature that you can use undo and redo via buttons on your PC keyboard. The revision manager also works just like that of Divi and Elementor. You can use it continuously to earlier times when you saved work. You will never have to do anything new again, all your work will be saved.


Thrive Architect options and settings

Thrive Architect Review options and settings


On the image above you see a menu for the options at the top. With similar options grouped, searching for a particular option that you need has become much easier.


Side menu advanced options

Thrive Architect Review Side menu advanced options


In the side menu you can choose "advanced" at the bottom, so additional options appear. Most elements have hidden advanced options. It differs per element, but you can, for example, set margin and fill 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 start playing with his animations.

De Thrive Architect page elements

Thrive Architect page elements


Thrive Architect has an unprecedented number of elements that you can use, installing third party plug-ins has become absolutely unnecessary with Thrive Architect, everything has been thought of. All these elements can in turn be adjusted to your taste. Thrive emphasizes conversion in everything it does, which is reflected in the elements. They want you to earn money with your site, a great goal. Until now, this is not the case with other page builders, Thrive is unique here.

Ready-made demo pages

Thrive Architect Ready-made demo pages


There are 325+ 1-click demo pages in the Thrive Architect library. Just like the elements, these focus on call-2 action and conversion. We show you a few examples below.


Thrive Architect demo page conversion


Thrive Architect demo page conversion 2


Thrive Architect demo page conversion 3


Thrive Architect also offers normal landing pages and standard company pages in addition to all the conversion material but would do well to expand this considerably which they will certainly do. I expect so many new demos with every upgrade, which is what all the top themes do.

Thrive Architect prices

Thrive Architect prices


This Thrive Architect review is slowly coming to an end, let's talk about the costs. For 1 website you pay 67 dollars, the average price for a good theme is 60 dollars. I see Thrive as more than just a good theme and the $ 67 are okay. If you have several 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 though there is a monthly amount, one cannot pay per month. For this you get much more than just the Architect, many high-quality plug-ins that we have not discussed here. I think the deal is certainly okay, and interesting for web designers who can use it to provide 25 sites to Thrive customers.

Thrive Architect review conclusion

In this Thrive Architect review it emerges that Thrive can compete with the best in the field of themes and page builders and even take the lead on some fronts. It is more than worth its money and a pleasure to work with, especially the inline text editor. I look forward to future upgrades, it will all be even better ...


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GUTENBERG (Thrive vs Gutenberg)

Gutenberg Wordpress editor review


In this Thrive Architect vs Gutenberg comparison we now continue with Gutenberg which is not an easy task as there is little good to report. When Gutenberg was just out, I was shocked. Where was the Wordpress editor? It is then thought to be an improvement and is trying to work with it. I quickly found out it was the biggest mess possible. What a disappointment. In this Gutenberg Wordpress editor review for [2021] we look at whether more people are not happy with this and what the future holds.

Gutenberg editor Ratings

For starters, on the plugin page itself, let's see what the ratings are for it.


Gutenberg editor review ratings


An average rating of 2 stars. Of the approximately 3000 people who gave a rating, 2100 gave the minimum number of 1 star, if they could have rated 0, they probably would have. On the other hand, there were 600 people that gave a 5 star rating. I had to think how this is possible, but you know the internet as well as I do and it is customary to always give the maximum 5 stars even if you are not so happy to please the builders of something. In this Gutenberg review, we therefore note that the majority of people think it is a rubbish heap, just like me.

Disable Gutenberg

To get rid of the terrible Gutenberg editor, there are several plugins. We take a closer look at 2, the first is "Disable Gutenberg".


Gutenberg editor review ratings


Above, it can be seen that out of the practically 500 people who rated this plugin that has been installed over 5 million times, all but 4 gave it all 5 stars, so glad they got rid of Gutenberg for good.

Classic Wordpress editor

The "Classic Editor" plugin is from Wordpress itself and will be there at least until 2022 as they apparently know for themselves that Gutenberg is no good. Apparently they think they can make something of it in a year or two. The problem will be that practically everyone has hated it by then. Well, millions of people use this plugin and its ratings can be found below.


Wordpress Classic editor ratings


The editor itself

On paper, Gutenberg is a WYSIWIG front-end page builder. When you use the word page builder you probably think of a Divi-like experience but forget it quickly. Gutenberg is very slow (too much Javascript) and works very clumsy. The image below gives an image of what you will be presented in the back-end and front-end, you have to do with that. The only thing that can be considered positive is that when you "paste" a large text with titles and blocks of text, the editor itself divides everything into blocks. I say positive, but some people may prefer to take control of it themselves, so it can be very annoying.


Gutenberg back-end view

Gutenberg back-end editor



Gutenberg front-end view

Gutenberg front-end editor


Gutenberg with certain themes

In combination with good themes like Astra or Generatepress is the worksheet a bit more attractive as shown in the pictures below. Despite that, there is still no comparison with really good editors out there today like Divi, Elementor and Thrive.


Gutenberg + Generatepress

Gutenberg + Generatepress



Gutenberg + Astra

Gutenberg + Astra


Gutenberg guinea pigs

In principle, we as Wordpress users are used to test the Gutenberg editor until after a year or 4 it can finally be used properly. Obviously this is concealed, it is pretended to be a fantastic improvement in Wordpress. Otherwise everyone would immediately disapprove of the editor, which is already the case with the ratings. People are not crazy, of course.

I will not go into all the small details, Gutenberg is completely BETA and should first be tested well for a few years without being in Wordpress. Furthermore, there is a lot missing in the editor, it is confusing, slow and not precise.

My advice regarding Thrive vs Gutenberg

First of all, thank you for reading my Thrive Architect vs Gutenberg review to the end. My advice is simple. Don't work with Gutenberg to avoid disappointments and mistakes. At the very least, immediately install one of the 2 plugins discussed above that will make Gutenberg disappear and restore the old familiar Wordpress editor.

If you are willing to incur some cost to work with a good editor, it is best to purchase the Divi Theme, with the Divi Builder (pagebuilder) already in it. This is the cream of the crop in this area and you will not regret it.



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