How to Create a Quiz Website Using WordPress
You’ve probably heard of Quizlet.com—the popular online flash card and quiz website—but maybe not known how to create your own quiz website using WordPress. Don’t worry, here’s how!
Since the dawn of the internet, Quizlet has been one of the most popular websites around. The company, which was previously known as Anki and was previously valued at nearly $500 million, makes a variety of products, including a mobile app for teaching and learning. If you’re looking to create a quiz website or just want to learn more about the platform, check out these 25 quotes by Quizlet co-founder Jeremy Scott.
1. Create a buzz around your brand.
You’re not going to get many questions right if you don’t even know what your site is about. You can use your blog post to introduce yourself and your company, as well as the purpose of your site. You can also link to detailed info about the subject matter you’re testing your knowledge on. For example, if you’re doing a science experiment and want to explain the theory behind why ice melts at certain temperatures, you can use a blog post to introduce the concept of entropy and how it relates to your experiment. The more you know about a certain topic, the better you’ll be able to answer questions about it. Plus, if you learn something new, you can use that knowledge to help answer questions in the future. For example, if you discover that ice melts at a certain temperature, you can use that to your advantage by bringing the ice to a standstill during testing.
2. Make your content easy to understand.
To succeed on the internet, you have to understand the importance of being brief and to the point. Users aren’t going to read through a 1500-word blog post to learn how to bake the perfect cupcake. Instead, they’ll look for quick bitesize pieces that have rich content.
3. Establish credibility.
When users come to your site, you want them to feel that they can trust what they’re reading. One way to do this is to establish credibility by featuring expert contributors. People want to learn from people they trust, so if you can get respected voices to contribute to your website, you’ll gain instant credibility.
4. Craft an editorial calendar.
If you want to create a quizzing website, you’ll inevitably need to set some guidelines for which questions to ask and which to avoid. You can use your editorial calendar to establish when new content will be posted and which topics will be covered.
5. Customize your site’s design.
Your website’s appearance is important because it impacts both your credibility and user experience. For example, if you have a very clean looking site with no design elements other than white text on a black background, you’re going to lack visual appeal and be hard to find on the internet. Keep your site’s design simple, yet elegant and easy to navigate.
6. Choose your domain name carefully.
Your chosen domain name, also known as a URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is going to be the address of your site. For example, if you choose blogspot.com, whatever content you publish on that site is going to be accessible at blogspot.com.
7. Start small.
If you’ve never created a website before, it’s a good idea to start small. You don’t need to make a perfect, functional website from the ground up. Instead, you can use free blog hosting platforms, like WordPress, to establish yourself online. Once you have some content published on your site, you can take the time to make it perfect.
8. Measure success.
The sooner you can get some metrics on word of mouth, the better. It’s extremely difficult to determine the effectiveness of any kind of marketing campaign, but if you can get some concrete numbers to work with, you’ll be able to tell whether or not your efforts were worthwhile. For example, let’s say you spent $100 on a Google Adwords campaign targeting people in San Francisco who are interested in your product. A few days later, you get a report that 100 people in San Francisco who are interested in your product clicked on your ad. Now, you can either keep running the same ad campaign or you can make some adjustments and try something new.
9. Be consistent.
You have to establish a pattern of behavior for your website. For example, if you decide that the graphics on your blog should all be in B&W, all your posts will need to be published in that format. If you don’t have the time to do this yourself, hire a graphic designer or get a friend/relative who is good with graphics to help you. Consistency is important because it makes it easier for users to find and return to your site. If they know that every post is going to look the same, they’ll have less of a chance of getting confused or frustrated.
10. Optimize for search engines.
Did you know that almost all websites are ranked by search engines, such as Google and Bing? You can make your site more discoverable by using tools like Google Analytics to learn more about your audience and track their behavior on your site. Also, make sure to use keywords in your content and in your URLs. Using these tools and following SEO best practices is a surefire way to ensure your site shows up when someone searches for your chosen keywords. These tools can also help you identify the countries and regions that your target audience is coming from. By understanding this, you can determine which markets to approach first when planning new campaigns.
11. Establish a sense of urgency.
In some situations, you’ll need to create a sense of urgency for a particular project or goal. You can start by asking yourself some tough questions. For example, if you want to rank high in Google, is now the right time to do this? Is your product about to launch, and if so, will this be reflected in your searches?
12. Have fun.
If you want to create a fun website, you should certainly do so. However, this comes with its perks and challenges. For example, if you want to create a fun website to see how many words you can fit into your blog post, you can choose a tool like Meme Factory and have a themed party where you can add funny memes and gifs to your post.
13. Learn from mistakes.
It’s a good idea to look at other, similar websites to see how you can improve your own site. Are there any features that you think could be added to make the site better? Use your answer to learn more about what works and what doesn’t work on other sites.
14. Be open to new ideas.
Creative marketing strategies are becoming more and more essential as businesses learn to navigate the new world of online marketing. One of the best ways to stay ahead of the trend is to be open to new ideas. If you’ve been using the same strategy for a while now and don’t feel like it’s worked, why not try something new? If you keep your mind open to new ideas, you’ll continue to be able to evolve as a business and keep your customers engaged and interested.
15. Make it mobile-friendly.
Since we’re constantly connected to our phones, making our websites mobile-friendly is an absolute must. It would be crazy to make a website and not have it be accessible on all platforms, especially considering that more people are accessing the internet from their phones than they are from desktops.
16. Make it E-commerce ready.
If you want to sell your products online, you’ll need a shopping cart platform, like WordPress, to help you create an online store. Did you know that almost all websites are considered E-commerce ready now? All you need is a shopping cart and you can get started selling your products online. It’s easy to use and gets the job done.
17. Start a conversation.
The best way to create a great site, in my opinion, is by encouraging thoughtful, relevant conversation. When users are engaged with your content, they’re more likely to come back for more. Plus, it’s always nice to have someone talking to you while you’re trying to study or work. An engaged audience is a productive audience.
18. Focus on relationships.