July 17

Editing Thrive Templates vs. Editing Single Posts and Pages | The Biggest Issue Thrive Theme Users Have

The Thrive Themes Suite of WordPress tools is my top recommendation for anyone who wants to create a beautiful blog that will be fast and highly SEO friendly. 

Having recommended it to hundreds of users, I've noticed time and time again the same issue being brought up.  New users don't understand the difference between editing the actual content of a specific page or post and editing the appearance of the Thrive templates and the website itself. 

Fortunately, this is a very easy once you get the hang of it. In this article, I'll explain the differences between editing templates and editing the actual content of a blog post or page with Thrive Themes. 

What Is Thrive Architect?

Think of Thrive Architect as your site builder's toolbox. It will help you design and create things on both templates and actual posts/pages. 

The architect comes into play for BOTH the theme editor and the content editor. This can be confusing, but don't worry, it's not. Just think of it like the toolbox we use to make changes, regardless of whether those are templates or unique content.

Thrive Templates

Thrive Theme's templates are the content "shells" that we use for specific posts or pages but are NOT what we use to actually create specific content.

Changes to a template will lead to changes on every page using that template. 

This is where many users experience issues. They try composing blog posts or pages and end up accidentally involving the Thrive Template editor in the process. 

They might create a post titled "How to Drive a Stick Shift" and then find out that they turned every page on their site into this "How to Drive a Stick Shift" post!

Thrive Templates

The templates can edit anything EXCEPT the actual content of a post itself. 

Thrive Template Editor

Thrive Content Editor

The content editor is the default area we go to when we click on the Thrive Architect button inside of the WordPress posts or pages areas. 

This is where you will actually compose your blog content. You can make design changes ONLY to the content area. Changes beyond that area must be done with the Thrive Template editor. 

Thrive Content Editor vs. Template Editor

Watch the video above for more information on this and how to get the most out of Thrive templates.


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