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Last Updated: September 21, 2020

Thrive Theme Builder and Thrive Architect consistent headers and footers in 2020

With the new Thrive Theme Builder from Thrive Themes, we can now have truly global headers and footers.

I have recorded this video showing you the fundamentals of creating a header with the site wizard.  I then demonstrate how you can pick the same header in other templates and landing pages.

Picking the right header

If you are not sure what header to pick, here's a video that shows the templates available, and some of my views on header selection.  This is the blog post that goes along this video.

Why the Thrive Theme Builder is the easiest way.

If you have a theme which is NOT the Thrive Theme Builder, things will be more challenging.

Here's a video showing the process of converting a landing page into regular page and configuring the header through the theme.  The example is using the Rise theme from Thrive Themes.

As you will see, it's much easier now with the Thrive Theme Builder.

What to do when things are not perfect

Still having some consistency problems?  This video shows the website of Uber with almost no consistency.  Just to show that your visitors very often will not mind if your product is great.


Leave a comment or ask a question.

  • Thanks Denis. As a non-techie, relatively new Thrive Themes member, with two recently installed Squared themes and a desire to implement customised headers site-wide (something I understand I can’t yet do), I appreciated finding your links to alternative resources I could consider. For now, I need to rethink the timing of my strategy and maybe just wait for the new Theme Editor!

    • Denis Ethier says:

      There are always multiple ways of doing things. Depending on the level of customization, You can customize the header with CSS, and change fonts and colors for example. If you don’t know CSS, you can hire someone. For me it takes usually less than an 30 min customizing a header from the themes from Thrive. For a lot of websites, a simple header is better for conversion. If you want to share more details, i might be able to guide you in a better direction.

  • Joe Bailey says:

    My headers are showing up different on my homepage, default blog and archives page. Is there a way to go in and set a rule for default global header?

    • Denis Ethier says:

      Hi Joe,

      What do you mean by “different”, is it just not displaying exactly the same?

      Or it’s a different header altogether?


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