Hey Guys, Been a bit quiet on this website for the past week or so. Not going to lie I also run a healthy living website and run an eBay business so juggling all three can be a bit much sometimes. It isn’t that I don’t have plans for this website – this review post about Thrive Architect Vs Elementor Pro I have been planning to do for a few weeks now.
Most of this post I’ve actually had just sitting here waiting for me to get my head around constructing this properly but I come across Thrive Leads through the Lead Generation stage of the My Online Start-Up (Free Course) and I actually applied to join the Thrive Themes affiliate program after.
I got my email tonight about being accepted and after reading this I thought – do you know what Alex (that’s me by the way) What about your post you started writing about Thrive Architect?
Believe it or not, I didn’t click right away that Thrive Leads and Thrive Architect were part of the same platform. Silly I know🤣 but when I did I thought it was a good time to finish this.
As for Elementor Pro well, that is the reason I found out about Thrive Architect actually. I was originally going to do this post called Gutentor Blocks Vs. Elementor Pro but I couldn’t find a key phrase for this with a good SEO score. Hence why I chose what I did.
Anyway, aside from this Page Builders are definitely something worth looking into if you have a website and these are both very good examples;
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Thrive Architect Vs Elementor Pro
1# – Choosing Your Page Builder
Now, WordPress page builders have made things a lot easier for marketers these days. Whether you have to create your landing pages or you want to set up your sales funnels, these page builders can do wonders for you.
Elementary Pro and Thrive Architect are two of the best premium page builders available in the market right now.
Both of them are extremely easy to use, and both of these page builders are loaded full with plenty of different elements. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to code; by using these page Builders, you can easily make a website of your choice without even writing a single piece of code.
Now you don’t need to hire web designers or developers to create your website. These page builders come with plenty of pre-built templates that you can use and edit according to your needs. Even someone who does not have prior knowledge of using page builders can easily use these tools and create stunning websites and landing pages.
The question here though is which page builder is best amongst these two products?
In this article, we will make a detailed comparison of Elementor Pro and Thrive Architect so that you can easily decide which page builder is best for your needs.
2# – Thrive Architect Vs. Elementor Pro – By Comparison
Now we will compare the features of both page builders side by side to know which one is better.
So without further ado let’s get started shall we with…
i.) Page Builder Elements
Both page builders come with a lot of Pre-built elements. It means that you can easily drag and drop different elements of your choice and modify them to fit according to your needs. Although the elements might seem similar, both these page builders have quite different approaches.
When it comes to the Thrive Architect platform all the elements provided focus on conversions, such as building/signups, animations, and much more.
On the other hand, Elementor Pro tries to provide you with all elements that you can ever need. But one thing that you must keep in mind is that these more Complex elements are only available in the pro version. The non-pro version of Elementor is free; however, with the pro version, you need to pay for these extra features.
Personally, I have tried the free version of Elementor and I don’t think it is very good. Everything is locked almost till you upgrade to Pro. In the end, I settled for Gutenberg Blocks but I think investing in a Premium page builder is definitely the better option.
On the other hand, Thrive Architect is part of an All-in-One model Thrive Themes that comes at a single price. This I believe is $19 a month and includes other tools such as Thrive University, Thrive Leads, Thrive Headline Analyzer and several others. I will try to go through this later in the article but for now, let’s look at…
ii.) Page Templates & Sites
So, both page builders have many pre-built templates, but of course, there are some differences in both of them.
In Thrive Architect, all templates are in series; they are meant to be used together. Talking about the landing page is mostly meant for people who want to get signups on their email lists or something similar.
If you are looking for a template that allows you to create a website with one click and includes all pages like home, about, contact, etc., Elementor Pro is best for you. Although the free version of Elementor has a Limited number of templates, if you want more than 130 extremely powerful templates, then you can go for the pro version.
iii.) Ease of Use
Both these page builders have a pretty impressive graphical user interface. Both of them have a similar sidebar menu structure from where you can drag and drop different elements and edit them according to your needs. But when comparing both of them, you will find that Elementor pro is a bit easier to use with better and organized editing options.
Although Thrive Architect also has a lot of elements, sometimes it becomes difficult to use, especially if you are a newbie. It is a bit more technical in this respect but I wouldn’t totally disregard Thrive Architect just yet as I will explain towards the end of this post.
iv.) Mobile-Friendly Design
In 2020 it is very important for your websites and landing pages to have a mobile-friendly design. It is because 60 to 70% of your website traffic comes from mobile devices. Keeping that in mind, both these page builders try to provide you with a mobile-friendly interface that works very well on almost all devices.
Comparing between the two is kind of a difficult one for this exact feature but in the next section, I will do a full breakdown of each product which in hindsight should let you know what you are getting with each one.
Thrive Architect Vs. Elementor Pro –
What Does Each Package Include?
For this section, I am just going to go through everything you will get with each product.
i.) Thrive Architect Product Summary
Here is what you get with Thrive Architect…
- Drag + Drop Page Builder
- 220 Fill-in Landing Page Templates
- Easy to Use Interface
- Access to all of Thrive Themes Other Tools and Plugins
How Much Does It Cost?
To join Thrive Themes you have 2 different options.
1.) Quarterly Membership ~ $30 a Month
2.) Annual Membership – $19 a Month
I think Thrive Themes as a total package of 11 tools and plugins, as well as access to Thrive University and its premium training modules this is a very attractive option for anyone with moderate experience of WordPress and web development. However, if you are strictly only in the market for just a page builder then you may actually be better off with Elementor Pro.
ii.) Elementor Pro Product Summary
Here is what you get with Elementor Pro…
- 90+ Widgets & 300+ Professional Templates
- Theme Builder & Form Builder
- WooCommerce & Pop Up Builder
- Support + Updates Included
How Much Does It Cost?
Elementor Pro has 3 different packages available;
1.) Personal which is $49 a Year for 1 Website
2.) Plus which is $99 a Year for 3 Websites
3.) Expert which is $199 a Year for 1k websites
I think Thrive Architect is probably the winner here in terms of value. $228 a year and you have access to all the other tools and plugins from Thrive Themes plus you can add Thrive Architect to 25 websites. I think actually with Elementor Pro if you just have one website maybe $49 for the year isn’t so bad, and actually, if you know someone that has the Expert Package maybe they can hook you up for even cheaper.
Overall I actually think Elementor Pro is the better page builder of the two but for everything else with Thrive Themes if you can afford it I would definitely look into it. Mostly, for Thrive Leads I would say and for full access to Thrive University but as I have said above overall the package includes 11 different tools and plugins so there is a whole bunch of stuff here really.
In an ideal situation not taking finances into account I would say get Thrive Themes and Elementor Pro and use EP instead of Thrive Architect. Or even try both to see what you prefer…
Both page builders are pretty amazing in their own right, but If you want to choose the best one out the two, then you will have to consider your needs. If you are more focused on conversions, then Thrive Architect is recommended for you, but if you want to create a website that serves multi-purposes, then it might be better to go for Elementor Pro.
These things are not very hard and fast so you can choose any one of them depending upon your preferences. Either way and even if you consider something else (such as Gutenberg Gutentor Blocks) having a page builder is a very handy tool to have. Especially if you wish to build a home page this is an absolute must and if you do choose to go the Premium route there is so much more you can put on display.
Anyway, this in mind I would definitely suggest you look into both programs and see for yourself if either is something that might interest you. Also, below I will again share a link for a free course that I have found very informative and valuable hosted on the Thrive University platform;
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Alex B. Chivers