In 2013, the most read article on The New York Times was...a quiz.
Since then, interactive content has continued to rise in popularity. You can find quizzes — as well as polls, surveys, online calculators, and other types of interactive content — on news sites, ecommerce stores, social media sites, and in emails and online courses.
Interactive content — and quizzes in particular — offer plenty of benefits for site owners. They can boost user engagement on a website, increase time spent on page, generate lots of shares and referral traffic, and offer valuable insight into your audience.
Best Wordpress Quiz Plugins
- Quiz And Survey Master
- WordPress Viral Quiz Plugin
- WP Quiz
- Modal Survey
- Poll, Survey & Quiz by OpinionStage
- Quiz Maker
- HD Quiz
- Advisor Quiz
- Viral Quiz Maker
Quiz and Survey Master is the top-rated free WordPress quiz plugin. It can be used to create different types of quizzes, including multiple choice, true and false, open answer questions, multiple responses with checkboxes, drop down, and fill in the blank. You can then customize the text blocks throughout the quiz as well as the submit button, and generate personalized text for your visitors using template variables.
There are dozens of other settings and customization options. You can configure the quiz to be graded using an incorrect/correct system, a points-based system, or not at all. You can use all the questions, or have only a few selected at random. You can set the number of questions per page, or have all the questions on one page. You can ask for contact information at the beginning or end of the quiz. You can even configure the plugin to email the user with their results.
LearnPress is one of the most popular free learning management system (LMS) plugins. In addition to helping you organize courses, manage enrollments, and offer certificates and badges, LearnPress makes it easy to create quizzes so you can provide students with interactive learning experiences on your site. These quizzes can feature many different types of questions — including multiple responses and true/false questions — and be timed.
LearnPress also offers a premium Random Quiz add-on, which will shuffle the questions in a quiz. That way, students get different questions from their peers or if they need to retake a quiz.
WordPress Viral Quiz plugin is a premium and fully responsive plugin designed to help you build Buzzfeed-like quizzes. You can create two types — personality or trivia quizzes — and either will work perfectly on any device.
This plugin also offers powerful marketing features to help you convert visitors into leads, boost revenue, and improve the chances that your quizzes go viral. You can require users to either input their email address or share the quiz to see their results. You can also display ads around each quiz.
4. WP Quiz
WP Quiz is another highly-rated premium plugin that makes it easy to create and add interactive quizzes to your website. With WP Quiz, you can create trivia and personality quizzes, surveys, online exams, and interactive list posts. You can even turn your website into a full-fledged viral quiz site (as shown below).
To build your email list, you can require users to provide their email address before starting a quiz or before getting their results. Or you can require users to share the quiz before getting their results to improve the chances of it going viral. Or, to monetize your site, you can require users to pay to see their results. You can also require users to log in or create an account to see their results, which is ideal if you want to create a membership site on WordPress.
5. Modal Survey
Modal Survey is a premium plugin that enables you not only to create quizzes, polls, and surveys, but to display the results in animated charts and graphs.
This plugin is mobile-friendly and highly customizable. When creating a quiz or another type of interactive content, you can customize the font size, padding, border, and background, font, and border colors. You can add parallax effects to a quizz, set an expiration time, create a custom message to appear at the end, and more.
Another unique feature of the Modal Survey is that you can set different user interactions to trigger the quiz or survey. For example, you can configure the quiz to pop up only when a visitor clicks on a link or scrolls to the bottom of the page. You could even configure the plugin to gate content on your site so that a visitor has to fill out a quiz or questionnaire to see certain content.
Opinion Stage is a free poll, survey and quiz maker plugin for WordPress. With this free plugin, you can create anything from opinion polls to feedback surveys to Buzzfeed-style quizzes to contact forms either from scratch or using hundreds of optimized templates.
Once you install Opinion Stage, you’ll see five Gutenberg blocks that are specifically designed for these different content types, including polls, surveys, trivia quizzes, personality quizzes, and classic forms. You can customize the look and feel of your polls, surveys, and quizzes by selecting a color theme, font, and font-size. If you want to completely match the design of your site and know how to code, you can use the CSS override feature.
7. Quiz Maker
Quiz Maker is a free plugin that enables you to create advanced quizzes and exams in a few easy steps. You can choose any of the seven types of questions, including questions that need to be answered with a text, number, or date; true-or-false questions; yes-or-no questions; multiple-choice questions with a checkbox, radio button, or dropdown; and more.
The quiz also offers dozens of settings for customizing your quizzes. You can randomize the questions and answers. You can create a question bank of up to 100 questions, then set the plugin to randomly select 20 questions for a quiz. You can schedule your quizzes so they’re only available to users at a certain time. You can include an answer and explanation for each question that will display once the user submits their answer. You can specify a passing score for a quiz and show different messages to users that passed and to those that failed — and more.
In addition to the Quiz Maker, this plugin provider also offers a poll maker plugin as well as a survey maker plugin — both of which are available for free. There's also a photo gallery plugin, a popup box, and a FAQ builder.
8. HD Quiz
HD Quiz is a free and easy-to-use plugin for creating quizzes for a WordPress site. With this mobile-friendly plugin, you can create unlimited quizzes, set a featured image and tooltip for every question, provide images or animated GIFs as answers, and include Facebook and Twitter share buttons.
HD Quiz also offers multiple question types, basic translation features, and pagination — and it’s been recently updated to offer even more features. New features include setting a timer per question (not just for the whole quiz) and the “Select All That Apply” question type.
9. Advisor Quiz
What sets Advisor Quiz apart from other plugins on this list is that you can include content or product suggestions alongside quiz results that are based on the user’s answers. For example, you could create a “content filter” quiz type in which the group of questions act as filters for your content or products. In other words, the user’s own answers will help them find the perfect match of your content or products. This makes Advisor Quiz ideal for ecommerce sites looking to improve their conversion rate.
10. Viral Quiz Maker
Viral Quiz Maker — also known as OnionBuzz for WordPress — is another premium plugin for creating trivia and personality quizzes, ranked lists, flip card trivia, and checklists. It offers several advanced features for engaging users on your site, increasing the chances that your quizzes go viral, and monetizing your site.
With this plugin, you can display a Trivia Leaderboard to encourage users to compete with one another and spend more time on your site. You can add and customize a Mailchimp opt-in form on your site — and even lock quiz results under the form. You can add social sharing buttons to your quizzes so users share them to Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. You can also place AdSense ads, image banners, or custom code ads on different parts of your site.
Quizzing Your Visitors
Adding quizzes and other types of interactive content can help improve user engagement on your site. When done right, you’ll see the benefits in time spent on page, referral traffic, and other web analytics. With these plugins, you can easily create and add quizzes to your WordPress site. That’ll leave you more time to focus on what questions you want to ask your visitors.
Originally published Apr 15, 2021 7:00:00 AM, updated September 22 2021