Want to learn how to make a quiz in WordPress? This guide will show you how to make a quiz that can go viral today!
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Making a quiz go viral is like hitting a goldmine.
The riches grow quickly. Word spreads like wildfire. And, of course, copycats show up.
But knowing how to make a quiz that can go viral is another story. After all, miners didn’t show up and simply pluck gold from trees.
So, we’ve made this guide to show you exactly how to make a quiz in WordPress today.
After all, you must have a WordPress quiz form before it can become the best WordPress quiz.
Let’s dive into it.
Why make a quiz in WordPress?
Quizzes are hugely popular, and they make people convert.
You see them everywhere. Facebook, Twitter, BuzzFeed, and just about anywhere there’s an inch of space on the internet.
But that’s because they’re successful.
Some studies have shown up to a 2x higher conversion rate simply by using a quiz. Those are enormous gains for minimal effort.
But, it goes beyond just conversions. It’s the type of conversions you’re getting. Quizzes are dynamic and can be used for any of the following reasons:
- Build an email list
- Improve email marketing strategy
- Get market research on website visitors
- Spread your brand awareness
- Larger social media following through social shares
Most people think these quiz types are only for finding what princess you are or to test pointless knowledge.
But, they go way beyond that. You can create spelling tests, outcome quizzes, online exams, and generate leads with them.
Quizzes are so flexible you’d think they did gymnastics.
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What kinds of quizzes are there?
Whenever we’re asked this question, we immediately respond with, “How much time do you have?”
As we mentioned above, you can use quizzes in almost every industry and for any purpose.
But, knowing what type of quiz to use for each situation is a different story. So, here are the top quiz types you can create:
- True or false quiz
- Multiple choice quiz
- Yes or no quiz
- Trivia quiz
- Scored quiz
- Personality quiz
- Knowledge tests
- Outcome quiz
- Product Recommendation quiz
Now that we know the different types, it’s time to create quizzes.
How do I create a quiz on WordPress?
To create your viral quiz, you’ll need your WordPress website and the best quiz builder on the market, Formidable Forms.
Formidable gives you the best features of the top WordPress quiz plugins and does it simply.
No matter the quiz type, Formidable is your quiz form builder.
Unfortunately, Formidable isn’t a free WordPress quiz plugin. We think it pays for itself with the functionality we offer. And other top quiz form builders are premium plugins as well, like WP Forms quiz builder.
Head to our website and see everything the plugin offers; we think you’ll understand. Then, once you’ve picked up the Business License, come back, and we’ll finish the tutorial.
So, head to your WordPress admin once you install and activate the plugin.
Then, it’s four easy steps to create and add a quiz to WordPress:
- Create a quiz form and add fields
- Add quiz options
- Display your quiz
Let’s get started.
1. Create a quiz form and add fields
First, we want to create our quiz form.
To do this, go to Formidable → Forms and click the Add New button.
Formidable’s drag-and-drop builder is easy to use. If you’ve used a mouse, then this will be easier than brushing your teeth.
Drag and customize your fields, then change the label for your quiz question. The power is in your hands to decide what the questions are!
You can select from text, radio buttons, checkboxes, and more to make your form unique to your website. But, if you want to skip all of this, you can use one of our quiz form templates.
Last, you can add conditional logic to your quiz form to change the quiz based on a user’s answers. Just click the Add Conditional Logic button from the field settings and customize the logic and when to show/hide the field.
Once finished, click Update and head to the next step.
2. Add quiz options
Now, we need to enable the quiz options.
So, go to Settings → Actions & Notification. You’ll have two options here.
You can choose to make a Scored Quiz and Quiz Outcome. For our purposes, we’ll show you how to make a Scored Quiz.
If you’re interested in Outcome Quizzes, check out our Knowledge Base documents.
So, click the Scored Quiz image, and a menu will appear. In this menu, you can give your quiz form an action name (only you see this). Also, you can choose when the action is triggered, and what you want users to see after submitting.
And you’ve got a few options for what you show:
- Use the default settings (which show the percentage score)
- Show the user’s score
- Show the user’s answers
- Display correct answers
Next, you want to click the Customize Quiz Scoring button to add the correct answers and how many points.
All answers are worth one point by default, but you can customize them by clicking the Advanced Scoring checkbox.
Then, it’s on to displaying your quiz on your WordPress site.
3. Display your quiz
Now it’s time to put your quiz on your website.
To do this, go to the page/post you want to display it on in WordPress. Next, find a place on the page, and click the + Add button to add a new WordPress block.
Type “Formidable”, and click on the Formidable block when it appears. After that, you can select your quiz from the dropdown menu to set it.
What if you’d prefer to embed a quiz in WordPress? Well, you can use the shortcode we provide.
Go to Formidable → Forms, and click the <> link below Action.
Select Insert Manually, then copy the WordPress shortcode and paste it into a Shortcode block on your page.
Last, click Update to update your page, and that’s it!
Your quiz is ready to take submissions, and you’re one step closer to viral fame!
Which is the best quiz plugin for WordPress?
You probably guessed it from the tutorial, but Formidable Forms is the ultimate quiz form plugin for WordPress.
And that’s because of the flexibility it offers. We’ve talked about making viral quizzes, but that’s not all Formidable can do.
Create a personality quiz, true/false quizzes, educational exams, and so much more. All made so simple with Formidable’s drag-and-drop quiz form builder.
Keep reading to see what we mean.
Make educational quizzes with Formidable Forms
Need to make a spelling test for a class?
No problem. Formidable can easily help you with its pre-built templates for quizzes. Education workers are already short on time. Why waste that precious time doing the behind-the-scenes work?
Instead, just focus on ensuring your quiz helps people with their spelling!
After all, education workers are already short on time. You don’t need even less.
How to create a quiz website in WordPress with Formidable Forms
Ever wondered how to make a quiz website in WordPress?
Well, if you’ve had dreams of creating your own Sporcle or BuzzFeed, you’ve found the right plugin. With Formidable’s ease of use, speed, and great design, you can get a quiz website up and running in a day.
Go to Formidable in WordPress, create your quizzes with our templates, and publish them to your website.
You can even make your forms interactive to engage your website visitors more.
That’s all it takes to make your own BuzzFeed.
Create smart quizzes on WordPress with conditional logic and Formidable Forms
All of the above options are fantastic, but you can make every one of them better with conditional logic.
Conditional logic is the ability to direct users down different paths in a quiz. You can hide/show different questions based on their previous answers. And this feature makes for a much more personalized form.
If you know your audience well enough, you can use this feature to boost engagement rates big time.
So, how do you add conditional logic to your quizzes with Formidable Forms?
Easy. In your form builder, click on the field you want to customize. Next, click the Add Conditional Logic button. Last, customize the field and how you want it to react to different events in your form.
But that’s not the only conditional logic you can customize.
If you’re making an Outcome Quiz, you can take it further to display different outcomes based on a user’s answers!
Simply head into your quiz builder, go to Settings, select Actions & Notifications → Quiz Outcome, and click the Add Outcome Conditions button.
Then, set your conditions and watch your users love and share your quiz form in WordPress!
Are you ready to make a quiz in WordPress?
Whew! That’s a lot that one small plugin can do, right?
This guide taught you how to make a quiz for your WordPress site. And you learned how Formidable Forms helps you create quizzes on WordPress that attract visitors — no matter the quiz type.
So, let us know in the comments what types of quizzes you’ll make with Formidable. We’re excited to see what you’ll create.
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I love how flexible Formidable is... We use this to do a very long personality test that has 120+ questions, tally results, sort by top results, and email back to the user.
Oskar Hanborg says
Hi, how do you do a personality test? I am trying to do that but cant output the result in a view - it only shows "1" instead of the collected personality trait. I use likert scale and use big five personality test. Any suggestion what I might do wrong? Or does it depend on custom coding? 🤔
We are releasing outcome quizzes tomorrow morning. You'll want to use this new quiz type to do a personality test. Please check our product and blog tomorrow for more details.