Thrive Architect allows you to create a button that directs your users to the email service they are using in order to start writing a new email.

This way, the user can contact you much faster, having a button specifically designed to immediately open a new email window once they click on it.

You can also link a button to a phone number, therefore making it much easier for the user to perform a call directly from your website.

How to Link a "Button" Element to an Email Address

Open the page you want to add the "Button" element to and edit it with Thrive Architect. It should look like this:

Next, go to the right sidebar and click on the "plus" sign:

This is where you can add a new element on your page. Scroll down to the "Button" element or look for it in the Search Bar:

Drag and drop the "Button" element where you desire. The element options will appear on the left sidebar.

You will find the Main Options which you can use to customize the element as you wish (change the color, style, font or size, etc):

This article goes more in depth on how you can use and customize the element. Take a look at the "Main Options" section. The "Button Link" option is the one we’ll be working with:

Make sure the "Static link" option is selected. The other two available options are "Jump link" and "Dynamic link", but we only need the static one in this case:

Below the "Static link" option you will see the "Target URL" field that you need to use:

You will see a "#" symbol in the "Target URL" field. Make sure to delete it before going further.

The "Target URL" field is where you have to write "mailto:", followed by your email address.

Here is an example of how this should look like: mailto:[email protected]

Now save the changes with the "Save Work" button from the bottom left corner of the page. Then open the “Preview” mode found on the bottom-center part of your editor in order to test and see if the button works properly for your users:

In "Preview" ​mode, click on the button you’ve just created. If this is the first time such an action is performed on your PC, you will see a pop-up that will ask you to select the email platform you want to open.

This depends on what platform you have installed on your PC. Once you choose the platform you want to send the email from, a new email window will open.

If, on the other hand, you already have an email platform previously set and selected on your PC, then the button will go straight to the new email window:

This is how you can easily link a "Button" element to an email address and offer users a way to contact you faster.

How to Link a "Button" Element to a Telephone Number

The steps are similar to linking an email address. Open the page you want to add the button to and edit it with Thrive Architect:

Next, go to the right sidebar and click on the "plus" sign:

Scroll down to the "Button" element or look for it in the Search Bar:

Drag and drop the "Button" element where you desire. You can customize it if you want to as described here.

While customizing the button, you can add a call to action to it, signaling that the button will be linked to a phone number.

Something like "Call us", as you can see in this example:

In the "Button Link" section, make sure you choose the “Static link” option. You will see a "#" symbol in the "Target URL" field. Make sure to delete it before going further.

The "Target URL" field is where you have to write "tel:", followed by your telephone number.

Here is an example of how this should look like: tel:0123456789

Now save the changes and open "Preview" Mode on a mobile phone to test how the button linked to the phone number works.

If you're testing this for the first time, a pop-up will open on your screen, asking you to choose which application you want to use in order to perform the call:

If you've selected the app before, depending on your mobile device, the pop-up may not open again.

Note: The pop-up will only be available when using a mobile device. You will not be able to test how the button linked to a phone number works using a PC.

This is how you can easily offer your users the option to quickly contact you through email or phone by simply clicking on a button.

If you want to find out more about various elements using Thrive Themes, check out our Knowledge Base.

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