Thrive Themes Landing Page Templates – Increase Blog Conversion

Conversion rate

A landing page, also known as a “lead capture page” or “splash page”, is a web page that visitors “land” on, in response to clicking on a search result or an online advertisement.

WordPress doesn’t naturally have such a function and it is fairly difficult to build landing pages in it, unless you have a paid plugin, such as Thrive Architect, which can be used for building Landing Pages with Thrive Themes or any other theme.

The other problem bloggers face is that they don’t have the design skills or “talent” to compose such a page.

Even if they do, the probability is that the landing page they built won’t be optimized for conversions, which is the main point of landing pages – to convert casual visitors into subscribers.

Thrive Themes has a mini course that shows you How to Build & Deploy Landing Pages in Record Time.

Why Do We Use Landing Pages?

Because, if correctly built, they increase your conversion rates.

The main reason for this is that targeted promotion or product specific landing pages are focused on a single objective that matches the intent of the ad that your visitors clicked on to reach your page.

When You Should Create a Landing Page

A landing page is a page that only has one goal.

There are no distractions on that page.

No links to other pages.

The only thing a visitor can do on that page is take the action for which the page was designed or leave.

Such examples are signing up to a mailing list or a webinar, download a PDF, buy a product, etc.

The Best Converting Landing Pages

What are the features of a high-converting landing page?

  • A clean design
  • A great headline
  • A call to action
  • The only options are to sign up or leave the page
  • And let’s not forget that you need an offer that is irresistible…

What do you think about this one?

Sales funnel squeeze page

Requirements for the splash page:

  • No header
  • No footer
  • Styling completely different from the rest of the site
  • No sidebar
  • No distractions

How To Create a Landing Page in WordPress Easily

If you would like to build a lead generation page, manually, you would have to add a title, some bullet points, an image.

And you would have to copy paste the HTML code for an opt-in form from your email marketing service.​

Chances are the results won’t be that pretty.

You can also pay a developer to create this page template for you.

However what if you need a page with a different style next time?

Are you going to pay him again?

Alternately you can use a plugin to build a landing page.

Fortunately the Thrive Architect plugin makes this a breeze.

You can take a look at all the available landing page templates, pick from the over 230 templates and all you need to do is change the the text and the colors, then press “Publish”.

Thrive Architect Landing Page Templates – Creating A Lead Generation Page Is Super Easy

The procedure to create a landing page with an opt-in form using Thrive Themes is the following:

  1. Create a new page, give it a title and a URL like you normally would.
  2. Click on “Launch Thrive Architect” or “Edit with Thrive Architect” from the Pages menu.
  3. Click on the gear icon in the top left corner, right next to the text “Thrive Architect”.
  4. Select “Template Setup”.Thrive Architect open landing page
  5. Choose the landing page that fits your purpose. In addition to squeeze pages and lead generation pages you will also see various thank you pages, home pages, download pages. They are all mobile responsive.Thrive Architect choose template
  6. Customize your page. Change the colors, the text, the picture, etc. Watch the video below to see the entire process.
  7. Connect it to your autoresponder service.

Note: Thrive landing pages and opt-in forms are fully GDPR compliant.

The philosophy is rapid implementation – to be able to create high quality pages with the minimum effort.

On most of these pages, there’s little more than a few lines of text and one call to action.

You can edit these pages with your own copy and your brand colors in minutes and rapidly publish them for your next opt-in page, live webinar or even for selling a product.

An important aspect of this rapid customization approach is that they don’t rely on graphics or images that would require any custom design work or any editing with a tool like Photoshop.

Modifying Pages with Thrive Architect

The templates restrict you at all from building your own desired page if you want to.

If you don’t want a section, you can delete it.

You can also add infinitely customizable buttons, images, backgrounds, testimonials, countdown timers and lead generation forms that integrate with your favorite email marketing tools. Click to tweet, Google Maps, social shares, star ratings, videos, guarantee boxes are some other elements you can add.

Build Mobile Responsive Landing Pages

These days, most websites get more than half their visitors from phones and other mobile devices.

Every template in Thrive Architect and everything you build with this plugin is mobile responsive, out of the box.

In most cases, if you just create your page and don’t worry about it, the result will look good on mobile phones and tablets as well.

However, I know you want more control than that. And if you’re building complex and unique layouts, you want to be able to ensure the best possible experience, regardless of screen size.

You can instantly preview your page on different screen sizes. No page reloads needed, just click on the Mobile or the Tablet icons.

If you want, you can even tweak the layout and position of elements to appear differently on different screen sizes.

Currently Available Thrive Architect Blog Landing Page Temlates

  • Blank
  • NotPS
  • Coming Soon
  • Chic
  • Icons
  • One Page Site
  • Click Journalist
  • Bright
  • Atomic
  • Atomic 2
  • Home Pages
  • Thrive Biz
  • Foundation
  • Mini Squeeze
  • Copy
  • Copy 2.0
  • Video Course
  • KnowHow
  • Confluence
  • Review
  • Corp
  • Serene
  • Edition
  • Fame
  • Elementary
  • Vibrant
  • Lime
  • Phonic
  • Storyteller
  • Rock Star
  • Flat
  • Simple
  • Big Picture
  • Vision
  • Element
  • Bonus

Best Splash Page Examples

As an example, here are the Mini Squeeze 2 page templates.

And here’s another lead generation page from a different set.

And a video tour of the Bright lead generation page set:

Creating Home Pages With Thrive Architect

Of course your home page is a special kind of landing page.

This is important, because your home page is usually your blog’s most visited page.

You can have have an opt-in right above the fold, then show additional text when people scroll down.

Creating a home page for your blog is similarly easy – you just take the template and change the text.

That’s exactly how I built the home page for FunnelXpert, and at that time I was a complete beginner.

I could have also picked HomePage 3 instead, I included them just so that my readers can see them in original unaltered form.

WordPress Coming Soon Landing Page

A “Coming Soon” page is a special type of landing page.

Launch pages like these can play an important role to get leads before you launch your product or website.

Thrive Landing Pages vs LeadPages

Thrive Landing Pages is now a part of Thrive Architect.

Thrive Architect and LeadPages do many of the same things, but at their core, they are different.

LeadPages is a hosted solution on someone else’s platform, which makes it very expensive.

Thrive Architect is a WordPress plugin hosted on your own blog.

You can use LeadPages without having to build a website. On the other hand, Thrive Architect will only work if you have a self-hosted website running WordPress.

These two products are beginner level products and if you’re interested in them, you’re probably building an online business.

As a beginner, a larger decision factor is price, especially if the products are similar feature-wise. For a buyer trying to cut down on his budget, Thrive Architect is clearly a better choice.

Import And Export Landing Pages

Thrive Architect also makes it possible to export and import landing pages from one WordPress blog to another.

Every Blog Post Is A Landing Page

It should be noted that even though you have specific landing pages that comply with the above requirements, all your blog posts should be designed to direct your readers to sign up for your email list.

You can put opt-in forms onto the sidebar, after your blog posts, you can create an exit pop-up, etc. You should monitor which one converts best.

Is There A Free WordPress Landing Page Generator?

I have done a search for this far and wide, and I found that there isn’t one.

Prices range from hosted landing pages like ClickFunnels and its alternatives, where you can pay up to almost $300 a month, down to the Thrive Themes family, where $218 includes a lifetime access to not only unlimited landing pages, but also to lead capture forms, home pages, A/B testing, etc.

In my opinion, Architect is the ultimate landing page plugin.

Landing Pages That Convert

Don’t think that once you have set up your landing page, your job is all done.

You need to drive traffic to it and you need to monitor how it converts.

Thrive Leads has a built in feature to monitor your conversion rates:

Conversion rate

Thrive Headline optimizer even lets you test different headlines.


The subject of landing pages may seem easy, but it is not entirely so.

It requires lots of testing and a lot of experience and it is only one element of a sales funnel.

If you want to know more about it, sign up for my free course below.

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