When you start using Thrive Theme Builder and its themes, you will see that it also comes with some features that you can use in order to make the experience of building a theme much more easy for you.
First of all, when you want to install a theme, Thrive Theme Builder will automatically be installed, as well. So what else do you get when purchasing a Thrive Theme Builder theme?
1. Thrive Theme Builder Dashboard
First of all, you will get access to the Thrive Theme Builder dashboard.
As mentioned above, when you install a theme, Thrive Theme Builder will automatically be installed, as well.
After that, you can access its dashboard, from where you can access the Site Wizard, you can customize the typography and the templates of you theme, as well as control the site speed settings.
You can also set your theme's branding and typography options from this dashboard:
When you first access the dashboard, you will be taken to the "Site Wizard" section:
The wizard can help you set the main parts of your website in a quick and easy manner. Please check out this article, if you want to find out how to use the Site Wizard.
However, after you go through and complete the Site Wizard, when you access the dashboard, you will be taken directly to the "Templates" section:
This section is the one from where you will be able to customize your theme templates.
2. Pre-designed Templates
When you purchase a theme, it will also come with some default pre-designed templates, carefully built by our designers team.
Here is an example of some of the templates that you get when purchasing the Shapeshift theme:
You can use these templates and customize each of them to fit the design of your site, or you can just create new templates, from scratch. This is totally up to you.
Here are some resources to help you get started with creating new templates or customizing existing ones:
- How to Add a New Page Template
- How to Add a New Post Template
- How to Add a New List Template
- How to Edit Templates & Use the Template Settings
- What are Theme Templates and What Is the Difference Between Them?
3. Thrive Architect / Thrive Architect Light
When you want to edit a template, and you click on the "Edit" option, you will access the Thrive Theme Builder Editor.
This is the editor that you will be using in order to customize the design of your templates. However, you will not be able to modify the content of a post/page using this editor.
In order to edit the content, you will have to access the Thrive Architect editor.
If you have not purchased this product, you will get a light version for it. This means that you will be able to also edit the content using the Light version of Thrive Architect, but you will not get access to all of the premium features.
This article explains what are the differences between Thrive Architect and Thrive Architect Light.
We have also created these two troubleshooting articles, that you might find useful:
- Why Can’t I Edit My Template with the Thrive Architect Editor
- Why Can’t I Edit My Content with the Theme Builder Editor
Having access to any of the Thrive Architect versions means that you will be able to fully customize the templates, as well as the content. This will help you build a completely personalized theme.
4. WooCommerce Integration
If you are looking for ways to build an online store, you can install and activate WooCommerce from your WordPress admin dashboard, and then start creating and customizing WooCommerce Templates.
You can then apply these templates to your products and pages, thus using Thrive Theme Builder to create a fully customized theme for your store.
We have created some articles which explain the ways to apply the WooCommerce templates to products or pages, or how you can customize the various WooCommerce templates in Thrive Theme Builder. You can find all of these articles here.
If you need more information about Thrive Theme Builder and various features, make sure to check out the articles and tutorials from our knowledge base.
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