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By Aaron Parker / October 20, 2017

How To Import Thrive Theme Content Templates

To really make your blog posts sizzle and grab your readers attention you should learn how to import thrive theme content templates.

They will make your life soooooo much easier because now you don't have to re-invent the wheel. Your content sections have been created for you. You then just modify them as you please. Man, you gotta love that. 

How To Find The Content Templates

First of all you need to log in to your Thrive Themes Members area. Once you're at the dashboard, look under the Member Navigation to the right and click on Members Only Content.

You'll see a whole bunch of stuff you can use but for our purposes here, you'll want to click on the Preview and Download button on any one of the Design Templates options. This will show you the page and what the file contains. Click on the Download button again to save the zip file to your computer. You'll find more of these template files added over time. 

Importing and Building Your Content Library

Step 1: Create a New Blank Page

The easiest way to work with any importing, or to simply play around with your Thrive installation is to create a new page that you don't care about. That is, you could change it 10 times a day and it wouldn't bother you.

I usually create a page called Test Draft Page and then simply save it as a draft. I don't ever publish this page.

Once you have the page created, click on your Edit With Thrive Architect button to edit the page in.....thrive architect.

Step 2: Import The Content Template File

The template file contains all the individual pieces of content but you can't use them until you have saved each one to your system by giving it a name. So first, you need to import the zip file to open it.

On your new opened draft page in the editor, click on the settings wheel in the top left corner next to the Thrive Architect title in the green box.

Next, select the Template Setup tab and choose the Import Landing Page option.

A message will appear telling you that you will be over-writing any existing templates. Click OK. It's all good.

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Then click on the Upload Files tab and find the zip file on your computer (it's usually in the downloads folder). Click the Import button to the bottom right of the dialog box. Done. It's really that easy to import thrive theme content templates. The file should open in the page.

Step 3: Selecting A Content Box Element

This is the fun part. Each one of the elements you see on the page is a complete content box with individual elements inside it. All you need to do is save the entire content box and give it a name you easily recognise. Most of the time, the name is provided for you.

 

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For example, I named this content template The Life Saver Box because that's what it's called on the landing page. Duh! 

To save one of the content templates is easy. You simply click on any part of the template and the breadcrumb trail will appear at the top of your screen.

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Click on the Content Box breadcrumb as shown above at the entire box and all its elements will be selected.

Step 4: Saving The Content Template

The content box editing panel will open on the left of the screen. Scroll down until you find the Save Template area.

Click on the Save Template Button once. This opens up a field where you can enter the template name you want to call it. Then click the Save Template button again. Bingo, one saved template ready for use. Do the same for all the other templates in the file (if you want.....you should you know!).

Save Template Step 1

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Save Templat‚Äče Step 2

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Step 5: Using The Content Template in a Post or Page

And now we get to an even "funner" part. Actually using it. It's so easy and I guarantee that you will become a template junkie before long. All your posts and pages will be full of them.

Anywhere in your post or page, simply click on the Content Template option from the selection menu on the left. A box will be placed on your page at the bottom of the post (or to an area that you dragged the content template icon too), and you'll be given the option to select the template you want to use.

That's where the naming you did earlier pays off big time.

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And you're done. You now have the capability to really start making your posts stand out from the crowd.

Thrive Themes is full of great stuff like this and the more you get to learn it, the better off your site is going to look.

So what do you think? Pretty good feature eh? Leave your comments below and please share this post as much as you can. Thanks.


About the author

Aaron Parker

Aaron's a bit of a Thrive Themes tragic. He loves to tinker and to show others how Thrive Themes can work to improve their business. He also loves to showcase business opportunities that can create long-term sources of income for you. Check out this awesome Amazon course for example.

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