Thrive Themes FocusBlog theme Review ~ My new Premium Theme!

I use Thrive themes products and I’m thrilled. So I’m doing this FocusBlog theme Review based on my experience and excitement.

I don’t have anything against using free tools but I think more serious things are gotten with premium tools. That’s why I strongly recommend investing in tools that will position your blog for growth.

Earlier this year, I bought Thrive Content Builder. Next, I shifted my blog to managed WordPress Hosting with free SSL certificate from Traffic Planet Hosting.

Then I invested on Social Warfare. This helps me recover all social share counts I lost as a result of the shift from http to https. And now, I just purchased FocusBlog theme from Thrive.

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I have used Genesis since 2012 and I still strongly recommend it. But there comes a time in a man’s life when change is inevitable. Of course, change is the only thing that’s constant.

Thrive Themes FocusBlog theme Review

I admit the WordPress theme industry is made up of wonderful, eye candy, fast loading and SEO friendly themes. But my choice right this moment is FocusBlog theme from the guys at Thrive. They have a collection of awesome themes so you will certainly find your taste.

FocusBlog theme is beautiful

One ofΒ  the factors that make the attractiveness of a blog is its visual beauty. Be sincere to yourself and tell me what you think about the look of my blog after this change. It was not previously ugly though. But I think what I have now is more attractive.

The theme is built for Speed

While website load time is a known SEO factor, no human reader would like to spend minutes waiting for your site to load. People generally are busy so they prefer something that respects that nature.

FocusBlog Theme code has been optimized to keep it as light as possible and a couple of speed-boosting features were added as well.

FocusBlog theme is SEO friendly

The theme is built following SEO best practices, so your site is well-optimized and SEO ready out of the box. It’s fully compatible with all popular SEO plugins so you won’t have to worry about running your SEO tools.

FocusBlog Template is responsive

Theme responsiveness is another SEO factor. FocusBlog is 100% mobile friendly, giving your blog great look on any device & screen size.

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It’s amazing how much flexibility and tools you get with just a single theme. The admin panel bundles features to allow you change your blog’s visual elements, layout, insert your Google Analytics code, enable/disable social media elements, etc

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You can easily add a phone number to your website’s header

If you have a quick contact or toll free phone number,you can quickly add it to your website’s header. This makes it easy for your visitors to reach you on phone without having to click to the contact page.

The quick contact phone number is often available on all pages and posts on your website:

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All Thrive Themes premium WordPress templates include these and more features:

  • Speed-optimized related posts gallery,
  • Automatic image optimization,
  • Built-in floating social buttons,
  • Multi-column extended drop down menus,
  • Click-to-call phone numbers,
  • A font manager with 600+ fonts to choose from,
  • Post format support,
  • Multiple blog layouts
  • Etc.

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The theme is shipped with 5 vibrant color styles and switching between them from within the options panel is a matter of clicks.

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Alternatively, you can use the Visual Theme CustomizerΒ  to set custom colors, custom fonts, custom backgrounds and more, to suit the site to your exact needs.

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One of the things that got me more hooked to FocusBlog theme are the shortcodes and the way they are managed. These allow you add beautiful and engaging elements to your blog with a simple click.

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Thrive Opt-in

List building is no doubt a highly recommended online business exercise. Your list is your marketplace and a sure source of targeted traffic.

You will need list building elements on your blog to easily convert readers to subscribers. Thrive Opt-in feature allows you to display targeted opt-in forms on your site & connect to your autoresponder

Connecting to your Autoresponder is quite easy:

focusblog themes reviewAll you need is grab your Autoresponder html form code and paste in the field provided. Click “Generate Fields” and your form fields willΒ  be automatically generated.

Here is a working example of Thrive Opt-in form. So you can actually use it to download my free report showing you [thrive_highlight highlight=’#1e73be’ text=’light’]how to attract advertisers[/thrive_highlight]

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Thrive Columns

Traditionally, WordPress editor won’t allow you design columns in your articles. The only way out has been through plugins. To avoid additional plugins, get Thrive Themes:

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Thrive Focus Areas

This is a unique feature and a strong attraction. If you do promote any products as author or affiliate, the Focus Areas feature is something you want to rush for.

This will allow you create boxes to place on your blog and attract attention. There are actually 3 focus areas:

  1. Above post content
  2. Below post content
  3. Between post listing

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The Focus Area is so flexible so you can add anything including images, videos, optin-forms, etc. You may want to use it to attach a promotion to any blog post or posts in specific categories.

Menu item highlight

This is an exciting marketing feature that lets you highlight a link in your site’s header navigation. This looks subtle, but it can make a big difference to your site.

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The highlight feature allows you to turn any link on your top menu to a beautifully attractive button.

Thrive Apprentice Feature – create high-quality course and membership content

Thrive Themes are far above simple WordPress themes with tons of premium tools to help you save on buying additional plugins for your business.

The Apprantice tool will allow you create professional looking member’s page with download links and resources. You are going to be able to create a fully-featured course platform with multimedia lessons, multiple categories and more.

This theme feature is available in the following Thrive themes:

  • Pressive
  • Squared
  • Minus
  • Ignition
  • FocusBlog



Drop a comment and let me know what you think about Thrive themes FocusBlog Theme.

46 thoughts on “Thrive Themes FocusBlog theme Review ~ My new Premium Theme!”

  1. Hi Sir Enstine,

    You have written a great article right here. I am also now using Focus Blog on one of my blogs and I love it so far. My only question is, how did you configure the “menu item highlight”? I looked for it all over my WP dashboard but I wasn’t able to find it. Thank you so much and more power!

    Best regards,


    • I’ve also created this recently for my blog.

      To achieve the effect, while creating your menu there’s a box named “Highlight Menu Item” in Appearance > Menus > Menu Structure section

  2. An excellent social plugin, I was not aware of this ever before, but your review has enhanced my knowledge and interest to learn and research about this theme. I think this idea seems to be very straightforward and flexible. Thanks for this fantastic idea and I’m going to use this in my upcoming project work and designing. We have five different styles in this theme, I’m going to use all this style and will enjoy the additional benefits too. A great review that makes this plugin a new look. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Appreciate your review for such a good theme, and thanks for letting us know about one of the good social share plugin which I was looking for, Social Warfare has everything what we need in a sharing plugin.

  4. Hello Enstine,
    this is another great move by you. Making a slight change on your theme is cool and am sure, this theme is flexible and simple.

    I’ve seen many blogs moving to FocusBlog Thrive themes, most has left Studio press Genesis to this.

    Wish you best of luck bro

  5. Hi Enstine Muki,

    I am back and after many days, I checked this post and found intresting because this theme has many features. like phone number in header, 5 different color and style etc. I really appreciate your hard work.

    It’s really very seo friendly theme.
    Thanks for sharing such amazing theme. I would recommend every one to buy this theme.

  6. Its really an amazing theme, and i shall use it for my new project. Thrive is the best and unique one. I appreciate your work and designing.

  7. I must say the layout of this theme is quite clean, I noticed this theme the moment you changed it but I am commenting too late. The name of this theme also matches to the name of one of my websites πŸ˜‰
    Better than previous one, more professional.

  8. Hi enstine Muki,

    This is another great post indeed.I love your thrive themes,because it has some new features like phone number show in the header of every page.This theme has 5 different styles. After visit this post i wish to try it now.
    In next some month it will be popular.
    Thanks to give another theme to us.
    Maqbool Azam

  9. Hi Enstine!

    I really love this theme, really amazing with lots of feature. I love because it really easy to use.

    I will try this for my new blog next month.
    Thanks Enstine for sharing such great theme with us.

    Areesha Noor

  10. Hey Enstine,

    I’m loving the new look of your blog!

    No doubt, Focus Blog is the theme everyone need so.

    I love to design Genesis Child Themes and using that for my all blogs!

    Can’t use this theme because I’m already in love with GENESIS themes and I know how to do proper customization using editor for their themes!

    Have a nice day.

  11. Hi Enstine,
    Your blog now looks way better than before and also easy to use. I would love to try this theme in future if possible.
    thanks for sharing.
    Have a good week ahead.

  12. Hi Enstine!

    I have to say, your site looks amazing! I love the new look. I’ve never used this theme but I do like the looks of it. Glad to see you still using Social Warfare.

    Happy Monday!


    • Hey Bren,
      Good to see you here and thanks for dropping a comment.
      I realy like my new theme too. With tones of design options, I may have to go with this for a pretty long time.

      If I’m to start a membership section here, I may not have to buy any additional plugin except for specific needs. The apprentice feature here has a lot covered.

      Did you take a look at the demo?

  13. Hi Enstine,

    I too use the Focus theme on my blog and very much like it. I’m afraid I never got the hang of Genesis!

    Of course, reading your post I’ve probably learned more about the Focus theme from you than I have in several months of using it. Although I’m pleased with what I did on my own blog, you’ve made yours look fantastic.

    I hope you won’t mind if I email you a little question that’s been vexing me?

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

    • Hey Joy,
      Of course I know you’ve been going with thrive themes for a while now.
      Oh you can mail even after dark. I won’t mind at all πŸ˜‰

      As a matter of fact, I’m waiting for the mail πŸ˜‰

  14. Hi Enstine.
    I love your theme.
    I think you stayed with Genesis for 4 years, is a great thing.
    I change things often when I don’t see traffic.

    Your blog look is awesome.
    There seem to be lot of options available.
    There is also two other themes like – DIVI and mythemeshop, which are also good.
    Anyhow thanks for the update.

    • Ah yes Palla I think it’s just time for a change. Fortunately, there is something excellent πŸ˜‰

      Yes those 2 are good. I have promoted and made sales as affiliate of Mythemeshop.

      Lots of great themes out there but one has to limit himself to a few choices.

      Thanks for being part of the show today πŸ˜‰

  15. Fresh look Eh?

    Nice design Enstine. Welcome fully to the Thrive themes blog. We’ve been expecting you. Although my Themes are from MTS.

    I love everything Thrive themes.

    Focusblog. Not bad…

    All the best bruh πŸ™‚

  16. Hey Enstine,

    Your email subject line for this post was crazy! πŸ™‚

    What I love most are the additional features especially menu item highlight and columns. Really important for blog customization.

    Overall, rocking the new look and great review.

  17. Hey Enstine,

    Love the new look!

    I’ve been using Thrive Themes for a couple of years now and absolutely love them.

    As a matter of fact, I have a Thrive Themes membership which allows me access to all of their themes and plugins.

    This company is truly revolutionary and constantly improving their products and introducing new products designed to solve problems in the industry.

    Great Thrive Themes FocusBlog review!

    Thanks Enstine!


    • Hey John,
      As a matter of fact, before I got a copy, I did a search running the term FocusBlog review and one of your articles came up.

      Beautiful theme really and wonderful features.

      Thanks for a wonderful ride together buddy

  18. Hey Enstine,

    Great to see you rocking a Thrive theme for your blog. I love Thrive Themes, I changed from Genesis to Thrive back in early 2015 and I never looked back since.

    The Focus Blog theme looks great here. The Rise theme is one of my favourite themes to customise also.

    Best of luck with it buddy πŸ™‚


    • Ah yes I just had to move over to your blog again to see and it looks good the way you tweaked it.

      I’m actually setting rise on a client’s blog and she’s totally in love with it.

      Thanks buddy for being part of the conversation

  19. Hello Enstine
    I was super shocked when I saw the subject line. I plan on upgrading my theme at the end of this month. Your blog and the theme are looking phenomenal with that professional authority look. I read most of the review and I definitely am going to look at the Focus blog theme when I upgrade in October. Thanks for sharing and putting me in the loop. Take care,bro


    • Hey Darrell,
      Thanks for following up from the mail and thanks for being a faithful subscriber πŸ˜‰

      It will be exciting if you grab the theme from this post so I get the commissions lol

      BTW, how was your weekend?

  20. Hi Enstine, good to know you are changing to thrive theme. A change from time to time is good for any business to progress . Im yet to use a thrive theme. do keep us informed of its useful features and your experiences using it.

  21. Hi Enstine,
    That was indeed a shocking email notification! LOL
    I know you do such attractive headlines to pull the people in! LOL
    Hey, Bro. this is really inevitable!
    Yes, I mean change is inevitable, if it brings in more joy it will surely be adorable>
    This new look of your lovely page is more elegant now!
    Nice with the new theme!
    Keep attracting your fellow beings with such lovely themes as well as with lovely and at the same time with shocking headalines! πŸ™‚
    Have a great week ahead.
    Hope this time your CommentLuv too works well with me!! LOL πŸ™‚
    Enjoy the day man.
    Best Regards
    ~ Phil

    • Hey Phil,
      Haha I know the headline kept many shocked but I didn’t mislead anyone though πŸ˜‰

      I just found out CL is not showing. Will check that out with the developer

      Hope you are having a set for a wonderful week ahead

  22. Hi Enstine,

    Good decision. I’ve also moved to Thrive Themes from Genesis.

    I’ve been using Thrive Themes for last several months. And I am fully satisfied with it. Actually, I love all the Thrive Tools.

    However, Love the new look.

    • Hey man,
      Thanks for your comment and words of encouragement.
      Genesis is great but there are always alternatives.
      Do have a wonderful week ahead and hope to see you around soon

  23. This is beautiful and tempting for real,Enstine.

    It has a professional look.

    The SEO is one of the most important aspects of its design. And I trust Thrive when it comes to SEO.

    The additional tools the theme has are what one should look for when buying a theme.

    Good theme,bro.


  24. Hi Enstine,

    Your blog is looking great. Far better than the previous design. I have one suggestion though. Try to make your Optin offer (the email address of 7 advertisers..) sticky in the sidebar so that everybody can notice it. I think it will boost your subscribers count.


  25. Hi Enstine,

    I was almost shocked when I read the subject line of your email.

    But, after opening the email I knew that you got a new theme. The theme looks awesome.

    I would love to suggest it to my friend who is looking for a new theme for his blog.

    Thanks for sharing this new review.

    Umesh Singh

    • Hey Umesh,
      That’s good to hear and thanks for opening the mail πŸ˜‰
      Please go ahead and forward this blog post to your friends. I’ll be glad to know he gets it through this post.

      Do have a wonderful day and week

  26. Yeah! When I opened your email and saw that you redesigned, I was like “I bet he moved to Thrive Themes!” haha

    FocusBlog is the theme I’ve got setup with a couple of my sites. It’s an amazing theme. I also like Rise, too.

    Anyway, I’m really loving the new look.

    Later bro.

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