In this 10 minute video, I explain the differences between Rise and Pressive, 2 of the popular themes from Thrive Themes.
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Another benefit of the Rise theme is the ability to set blog posts as Video Posts allowing visitors to click Play directly from the Blog Index page. You can see the details in the video herebelow.
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Speaker 1: 00:00 So the question comes up very often on which of the 10 trive themes to use. So I usually recommend Rise for a few different reasons. In this video I'll cover Rise as well the Pressive demo to show you the pitfalls or the challenges. But let me go right in. This is a demo site build with rise. So the the element of the themes that we see is really the header. And then this feature area this widget area and the footer and then this feature right down there at the bottom completely. So those are the elements on each page. If I go to for example a service page will see the header. This is a ribbon that's done with Thrive Leads. So it doesn't. It's not part of the theme itself it's part of which can be installed on every team but this is again so this is part of the theme and this is part of rise rise as the format like this.
Speaker 1: 01:07 And there is a menu here, copyright and then it connect with me on this site. So that's what Ries does. On top of it there's the everything on the blog page. So if we see this blog layout. So we see the picture the title the dates and the altered category. Excerpts of the summary of the Post and buttons that I think there's an option for to read more. It could be changed and then through CSS we can hide and hide any of those elements. This little line there is done with Rise. So that's part of Rise. We can change the color of this the great color we can change it to see Esis quite easily but this is the general look and feel what this little line that this blue line we can change to any color.
Speaker 1: 01:58 This search bar format with the search button. So this is what Rise shows up in a blog. This is the blog index, the list of blog posts and if you go within. So inside one of the blog posts, we have a large picture to top the title the meta information here the social share. And then we have the blog post itself. So this is all customizable. Every you know. This is just images inserted. This is a thrive leads. These I go through that after and this is like the author Box has the image a bit slanted like this and a place for description. No place for a link to leave the comment is pretty much like this with minimal CSSA.
Speaker 1: 02:43 The button is blue. This is the default. We can change it to the client's color. That this is the default font which is which is quite good by default and then this is a popular post so this still effects like this. This is part of the rice team but it looks quite good professional some of the other themes you know it's maybe less modern so this is one of the most modern looks so that's why I recommend to go with it and it makes it easy. It's a full width so if I go back to the home page so it's full width so again it's more modern to have all the elements really touching the side of the page. I'll show you just to show you as a comparison with pressive. So this is the demo from the press website.
Speaker 1: 03:34 So the nice thing about Pressive which people like is the fact that the menu is on top of the background image so you see the background image with the factory so the menus are actually on top you can see it there. The challenge with that is as we resize the theme there is a point where if I extend you know a lot to on a large screen the logo will be on top of the image. So we have to do some effects some some photoshopping to make sure that we can see because it's transparent. So this is the challenge. That means every time we choose an image for the top we have to make sure that the color fits so we can see the background image. So I usually tell clients. Very nice.
Speaker 1: 04:24 I've done a few integration with Thrive with Pressive gives a very nice result but we have to spend maybe 5 to 10 hours overall on this site. Additionally for the home page to make sure everything blends, we have to make sure you don't on mobile. We have to sometimes make some adjustments as well because of this transparency of the background so it makes image selection much harder so you can calculate to 5 to 10 hours. On top of it, if you go to the blog post there is the option for every blog post to have the same effect, so a transparent image. But then again you see this example there is an overlay but it can be hard to see that the titles and then as we change when we see the white on the white. Very hard to see the logo here we can't see the buy theme properly because of the resizing.
Speaker 1: 05:19 So that means every blog post you create when you pick the image you have to spend time to put to an image with the right overlay of a drop shadow or do all sort of stuff. So it makes it even more difficult. Every blog post so it is very nice. I do agree it has a lot of nice features but in terms of you know time to build the Web site it does add to it. So it's pros and cons. I always like to advise clients on on what they prefer. If you don't budget is there some issue or the timeframe of the project an issue differently pressive is a good choice. The other drawback of pressive however is that it's full-width theme. So this section here is not full width so an image is not it does not have the same effect.
Speaker 1: 06:10 Only the top will be. So that's another drawback of the Pressive team to consider as well. There's some stuff so we can force its full width but then it creates issues we have to take that into account. So that's the conversion between the two themes. Just to come back to thrive a few options so the few options on the top there. I'll pause and I'll show you exactly so. One of the option is to have the logo in the center like this and in the menu at the bottom there. So now doesn't look very balanced because of the Contact Us is in this format as a button we could remove that. But this is one of the options in the rise.
Speaker 1: 06:58 Most of the Thrive Themes have this option. So the other option is instead of having this. This is called masonry which has sidebar so we can have the blog post into columns like this. The other option is to go for example grid. So just refreshed the page I'm just changing the settings so it's very easy to change. So the grid is so the images is the same size and it cuts of even the idea and there so. So that's one of the options. The other one is the default one and they'll just refresh and the default one is so the blog so if you click blog the index. So you have the big image like this that big title little summary there and then the other blog post is after that. And and so on and so forth. So this is the options available on the rise. Some of the themes do not have this option they have less options so every theme has their own features.
Speaker 2: 07:59 One of the thing that Rise doesn't have is this sticky menu some of the themes have like ignition. When we scroll down the menu there it will stick at the top so it's one of the thing English and has that Rise doesn't have unfortunately but that can be sort of having the menu what we can have is a ribbon. So if I go back for example on this page. So we have this ribbon and this ribbon could be at the top. This is an exit intent. So this ribbon could be at the top and it could be more you know maybe a better thing to show a good call to action or a good ribbon like this instead of having the menu to scroll down. So really the goal is to convert clients you know visitors into you know potential clients or least for them you know starts some engagement.
Speaker 2: 09:00 So I think you know having this ribbon that does does follow that can be a very good way of doing it just since I'm on that page. This is what thrive leads so we can insert some Uptons on the side of the blog post like this and if we go inside a blog post. So this is a widget on the side. This is a ribbon of the footer here and then we can have something in the middle of the post automatically generated right there and then at the foot of the post we can have something like this. This is a bigger version of it. So this is a custom made with some reviews like this in the book. And so one description. So there's also this is all custom made we can do that for clients you know based on their content and make something very nice looking like this.
Speaker 2: 09:52 So and there are more options as well with three of these options that we can show. There's all sort of conditional opt in depending on the blog post category we can show different Uptons. So a lot of exceptions as well. We can do so in a nutshell that's why I suggest rise. But there's something impressive lead the other eight and there's a total of 10. Some clients prefer some I've worked with almost all of them. And so it just some pros and cons in each. So that's the status of the themes selection.