How to Build a Website Using WordPress Templates (The Easy Way)

Are you ready to learn how to build a website using WordPress templates?

You don’t need to be an expert coder or designer to build the website of your dreams. Thrive Suite gives you access to hundreds of professionally designed templates that are fully-customizable.

So you can build an impressive website that totally matches your brand.

Want to learn more? Let’s dive in.

Build Your Website With Templates – Not From Scratch

With WordPress templates, you can build an amazing website in hours (or even less). Saving you hours of time and a lot of money. 

Some business owners think they have to hire an expensive developer or web designer to get a professionally designed website — but it doesn’t have to be like that.

In fact, you can build a stunning website to impress your site visitors and get them to buy from your business. The best part? You won’t need to write a single line of code.

Keep reading to learn how.

How to Build a Website Using WordPress Templates

Use these steps to build a stunning website using WordPress templates:

1. Download and Install Thrive Suite

If you want to build your WordPress website with professionally-designed templates that are fully-customizable, you need Thrive Suite.

Thrive Suite is the ultimate toolkit you need to turn your website into a thriving, online business.  

The best part about our tools? You don’t need to be an expert web designer or coder to use them.

With our powerful plugins, you can do any of the following all by yourself:

Purchase Thrive Suite today to build a thriving online business.

2. Launch Thrive Theme Builder & Select a Theme

Once you’ve installed Thrive Suite, activate Thrive Theme Builder and start working on your website.

Thrive Theme Builder comes with 4 professionally designed companion themes (OmmiShapeshiftKwik, and Bookwise), complete with conversion-focused pages and block templates for every part of your website

Each theme is professionally designed and optimized for conversions, saving you a lot of time in planning, designing and building.

And it gets better with our Thrive Theme Builder Setup Wizard…

3. Complete the Thrive Theme Builder Setup Wizard

The Thrive Theme Builder Setup Wizard is your key to setting up your website’s structure in minutes.

Simply follow each step in the Setup Wizard to select your templates and start outlining your website immediately. 

Text Screenshot of TTB Setup Wizard

Setup wizard in Thrive Theme Builder.

Setting up your website is as simple as:

  1. Selecting a Homepage template
  2. Picking a Single Blog Post template 
  3. Selecting a Page template
  4. Choosing a Menu template

By the end of the Setup Wizard, you’ll have created a clean site structure that you can now go in and customize using Thrive Architect.

Next, you’ll need to set up your core post and page templates. These are page designs that you can save as single templates and then apply on other pages of your website.

That way, you won’t need to design each page from scratch. For example, let’s say you build a standard blog post template.

Whenever you create a new blog post, this pre-designed template will automatically load and all you’ll need to do is fill the page with text & media, and publish the page when you’re ready.

No need to design each page from scratch — Thrive Theme Builder takes care of that for you.

The initial Core Page Templates you’ll design in Thrive Theme Builder are your:

  • 404 Error Page
  • Standard Blog Post
  • Default Page
  • Blog List Page
  • Blog Archive Page

You can also create and manage as many extra page templates as you need from the templates area of Thrive Theme Builder.

4. Create & Customize Your Pages with Thrive Architect

When you select a Homepage template in Thrive Theme Builder, a homepage is automatically generated for you, and you’ll find it in the “Pages” section in the WordPress Dashboard. It’s titled “Generated Homepage”.

Launch the page in Thrive Architect to finalize the design and add engaging copy and visuals.

You’ll need to create the rest of your pages. Start by select the “+ New” button at the top of your WordPress Dashboard and select “Page”.

When taken to the next screen, name your page and select the bright green “Launch Thrive Architect” button. 

Thrive Architect will provide you with 4 options:

1. Normal Page

2. Blank Page with Header and Footer

3. Completely Blank Page

4. Pre-built Landing Pages

For quick building, select the “Pre-built Landing Page” option.

In the Landing Page Library, you can select a Smart Landing Page from any of our companion themes.

Our Smart Landing Page sets are designed to help you create stunning, conversion focused pages in minutes. 

It’s as simple as perusing the Landing Page Library, finding a landing page template you like, selecting it, and customizing its design to fit your branding.

Watch this video to learn how to use smart landing page sets like a design pro:

But you can also use Thrive Architect’s page block templates to build super impressive pages for your site.

Instead of selecting “Pre-Built Landing Pages” when you launch Thrive Architect, pick one of these options:

1. Normal Page

2. Blank Page with Header and Footer

3. Completely Blank Page

Thrive Architect’s drag-and-drop editor is on the right side of your screen.

Page Block templates in Thrive Architect are one of the most powerful features you can use to quickly customize and optimize your pages for conversions. Some of the templates you’ll find include:

  • Illustrated lists to showcase your products’ or services’ key features and benefits
  • …and so many more.

And since you bought Thrive Suite, you have access to even more templates to take your website to the next level:

Our other apps like Thrive Quiz Builder & Thrive Ultimatum have pre-designed templates to help you get setup fast.

Thrive Suite helps you build more than a great-looking website. With this toolkit, you can build a thriving online business that constantly turns curious site visitors into loyal, paying customers.

5. Test Your Website & LAUNCH

Once you’ve customized all your pages and tested each one to make sure there aren’t any broken links, unlinked buttons, images that won’t load…

It’s time to hit publish on all your pages and launch your website. Share your beautiful work on your social media channels, with your email list, and even share it with your mobile contacts.

Don’t forget to use Thrive Optimize (which also comes with your Thrive Suite subscription) to run regular A/B tests on your landing pages.

FAQs: How to Build a Website Using WordPress Templates

Q: How do I create a website using WordPress templates?

A: Follow these steps to create a website using WordPress templates (in less than a day):

  1. Test your website & launch it

Q: How long does it take to build a WordPress website from template?

A: With Thrive Suite, you can build a WordPress website, with our professionally designed, conversion-optimized templates anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Our tools are designed to help you create your WordPress website fast.

Q: Do I need to code to build a website on WordPress?

A: No you don’t! Thrive Suite provides a toolkit of no code tools to help you:

  • Build a conversion-focused website in hours
  • Add stunning opt-in forms to your landing pages
  • Create an online course platform or membership space for your business
  • Use effective countdown timers to get your customers to buy immediately
  • Generate & segment your leads with beautifully-designed quizzes
  • and so much more.

Q: Is it difficult to make a WordPress website?

A: Not with Thrive Suite. While our products do have a slight learning curve, we have the following resources available to help:

Next Steps: Build Your WordPress Website In Less Than an Hour

Now you’ve seen how simple it is to build an impressive, conversion-focused website using Thrive Suite.

As you get more comfortable with the tools, you’ll find it easy to create sales pages for your offers, and other types of pages to get more leads and customers.

For more resources on how to build a conversion-focused website for your business, check out these articles:

And there you have it!

Start building your website with WordPress templates today!

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