Curious about the recent features and updates that are available in Higher Logic Thrive Marketing Professional (Thrive Marketing Professional)? If so, you've come to the right place.
Dynamic RSS - new display/hide option
RELEASE DATE: July 19, 2022
The Dynamic RSS content type has a new option that enables you to control whether RSS feeds display in the online version of messages that you create in Message Designer 2 (MD2).
- In the Dynamic RSS Properties panel, check the Include RSS in Online Version box to have any RSS feeds in the message display in the (webpage-based) online version.
- Uncheck the box to prevent RSS feeds from displaying in the online version.
To learn more, see Dynamic RSS Feed.
Vimeo added to Video story type
RELEASE DATE: July 06, 2022
The YouTube Video story type has been enhanced to include Vimeo videos, and has been renamed to Video.
- The updated story is supported in Template Designer 2 (TD2) and Message Designer 2 (MD2).
Templates vs. Messages
As with all template and message designs in Thrive Marketing Professional, it's important to note that:
- Videos that are added to a template are included in all messages that are based on that template.
- Videos that are added to a message are unique to that message; they display only to recipients of that message.
To learn more, see Video Story.
Template and Message Designer updates
RELEASE DATE: June 14, 2022
The Thrive Marketing Professional designers have each received an update.
Template Designer 2 (TD2)
Three story types (Dynamic RSS, HTML Content, and YouTube Video) were added to the Custom Layout Editor. These are now available when creating and editing a custom layout.
To learn more, see Custom Layouts.
Message Designer 2 (MD2)
You can now "hide" preheader text so that it doesn't display in the body of your email messages.
When you use the Message Preheader Content placeholder, the new option (shown below) ensures that the preheader text displays only in the preview in the recipient's email inbox, not in the message content.
To learn more, see Create a Preheader (MD2).
New Failed Message status
RELEASE DATE: June 01, 2022
We have added a status indicator, Processing, to more accurately reflect system activity when a message initially fails to send. Failed messages are automatically retried twice (15 minutes and 30 minutes after the original send time).
Previously, messages that failed to send were marked as "failed" even though the two automatic retries were still processing.
With this update, messages that fail to send display in the In-Progress list with "Processing" prepended to the name.
If after 30 minutes both retries are unsuccessful, the status updates to "SEND FAILED".
IMPORTANT: Do not manually resend failed messages during the 30-minute retry period.
To learn more, see Known Issue - Failed Messages.
Background images in templates
RELEASE DATE: May 24, 2022
Admins can now include (stored, uploaded, and/or linked) background images in new and existing Template Designer 2 (TD2) templates.
NOTE: This functionality applies only to templates that are/were created from the "Blank Canvas" option (not templates downloaded from the Template Gallery).
The image that you choose is applied at the template level.
- The background image is applied to all messages that are based on the template.
- The background image cannot be managed or customized per message.
To learn more, see Manage a Template Theme.
YouTube Video story
RELEASE DATE: December 14, 2021
The Template and Message Designers now include a story type that you can use to insert links to YouTube videos in your templates and messages.
The YouTube Video story type makes it easy for you to add links to YouTube-hosted videos and to then customize the link with your own image, as shown below.
To learn more, see YouTube Video Story.
Update Password option
RELEASE DATE: October 25, 2021
The Profile area in the upper right of the Admin interface now has an Update Password option.
NOTE: Thrive Marketing Professional users of all permission levels can now manage their own passwords.
- Click Update Password to open the dialog and change your password.
As customers migrate to the New Admin Experience, there are some notable changes in our naming conventions and terminology.
What impact will terminology changes have on you?
There will be iterative updates (to various pages at various times) in the Admin interface. This will probably lead to inconsistencies across the pages (i.e., something has different names on different pages) as we work through updating each individual page, but this will ultimately help unify your new Admin-interface experience.
What terminology will be changing?
Below are some of the more notable changes we're making.
- Mailing(s) will be Message(s)
- Subscriber(s) will be Contact(s)
- Virtual Inbox will be Inbox Preview
- Target Group will be Group
- Target Group Name will be Name
- System Settings will be Account Settings
For more information, see this HUG post.