Create Targeted Wordpress Widgets with Thrive Clever Widgets

One of the reasons I continue to remain a Thrive Themes member is that they continuously add value to the membership.

Whether it’s adding amazing new features to their plugins, or releasing new themes, they always have something cooking in their pipeline.

Last week, the Thrive team formally announced the release of Thrive Clever Widgets. It’s been available to members for awhile now, but now they’ve made it public.

How it Works

The concept behind Thrive Clever Widgets is very simple.

It’s a WP plugin that once installed and activated, gives you the option to make any Wordpress widget on your site targeted.

Which means that you can make your widgets show up on a page when you want them to.


Here are some ideas on how you can use it.

Show targeted affiliate banners

Lets say a visitor is reading my latest 99Designs review. I can create a widget area that shows a 99designs banner + my affiliate link on that specific post only.

It’s a great way to utilize your sidebar space to promote your best affiliate programs that you write about on your site.

Display more relevant optin forms

It’s very common for bloggers to display an optin widget in their sidebar using a plugin like Thrive Leads. Usually the lead magnet is a generic report or ebook of some sort.

But using Thrive Clever Widgets, you could create more targeted, specific lead magnets based on specific posts on your site. This is basically the content upgrade method that’s become very popular now.

Sell more relevant banner space

Do you sell banner ads on your blog? By displaying targeted banner ads on specific posts, you can achieve higher click through rates which will make your advertisers happier.

Not only that, but you have more potential advertising spots to sell.

Drive more targeted traffic to your squeeze pages

If you use LeadPages or ClickFunnels on your site to create landing pages, then you can use Thrive Clever Widgets to better funnel relevant traffic to these specific pages and improve your conversions.

These are just some ideas I just brainstormed while writing this post but I’m sure more creative people can think of other ways to better utilize Thrive Clever Widgets as well.

Combine Thrive Clever Widgets with the free Q2W3 Fixed Widget to make your widgets float next to your content your readers scroll down, and you will make your sidebar widget area twice as valuable!

How To Use It

Using Thrive Clever Widgets is extremely simple.

Once installed, go over to the Widgets area of your Wordpress control panel.

You will notice underneath each widget is a new setting called Thrive Widget Display Options.


Clicking on this link will pop-up a dialog showing you a variety of targeting options.


These include:

  • Show on front page only
  • Show on all posts
  • Show on all pages
  • Target by category
  • Target by specific post or page

The only option I’m surprised is missing is that you can’t target by tag. Hopefully this gets added in the future and will make Thrive Clever Widgets even more useful.

Final Thoughts

Thrive Clever Widgets is another great addition to the Thrive Themes membership if you are a member right now.

It unlocks a lot of potential new opportunities for monetization and growing your list so I would definitely take some time to see if you can make use of it.

If you are not a member yet, then sign up for the yearly Thrive Themes membership and get access to Thrive Clever Widgets along with Thrive Content Builder and Thrive Leads as well.

Let us know in the comments if you decide to take it for a spin.

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