Why Use A Quiz?
Quizzes are a great addition to your website – people love being asked questions, and when used correctly, quizzes can be used to generate leads. A WordPress quiz is one of our favourite fun ways to gamify a lead magnet here at Brightspark.
If you’re running a WordPress site, it should be pretty easy to find a good quiz plugin right?
We recently had cause to go looking for a decent quiz plugin and we found that they all seem to have shortcomings. Here’s a report on our experiences, we hope it saves you time.
Read on for the pros and cons of the most popular WordPress quiz plugins available for use on WordPress.
Types of Quizzes
A trivia quiz is a basic yes or no, multiple choice, pick out the answer sort of quiz. At the end you’re given a score and that’s it. They are a bit limited. For example:
A personality quiz is our preferred choice of quiz that allows you to set personalities for different result types. The answers to questions are generally assigned points towards a certain personality and at the end, the calculations denote the type of personality you are based on your scores. This is the kind of quiz we ran for Trinity College before Christmas 2015:
Basic Requirements Of WordPress Quiz Plugins
- The quiz must be able to perform and look equally good on desktop and mobile
- A quiz without images is not visually appealing, therefore must include good display of images
- It’s 2016 – so we want the ability to embed animated GIFs
- Ensuring an email sign up before results are given is pretty essential to us
- Affordable price
WP Quiz Plugins Reviewed
1.WP Viral Quiz
It does just about anything you’d ever need to generate leads, draw traffic. You can apply the visually appealing Buzzfeed skin. Support is good.
WP Viral Quiz does not allow the use of multiple choice answers!
This means you cannot ask people a question like this one:
We first used this plugin late in 2015 and the maker said he had plans to launch multiple choice, but six months later it’s still not possible. This is a big shame as, apart from this one failing, it’s our favourite WordPress quiz plugin by a long mile!
It’s not implemented yet, sorry. I don’t know how works other quiz plugin, but you can find a lot of quiz plugins typing “quiz plugin WordPress” on google – Stéphane Paton
A FREE WordPress quiz plugin. Although it’s free, you can see why. It functions perfectly. You can even select multiple answers for one question with a personality quiz. But it’s ugly.
It’s ugly and not compatible with mobile. And we have no business for ugliness in this world!
A good quiz creator that you can embed into WordPress. We rejected this one because, while it allows for multiple answers, you have to request a quote. We did, and haven’t heard back from them. This would also be on top of the $20 Smart Owl pricing, $50 Business Owl pricing and $99 Corporate Owl pricing per month.
- Very nice looking quiz, looks better on mobile
- If you want to use image answers you are limited to 4 per question
- Does not allow any GIFs to be used
- Personality can be ranked from -100 to +100 (after 10 it jumps to 100)
Quite restrictive with the 4 images per answer. Can get very expensive if you’re using it for over 6 months, and, on top of being expensive, you have to pay extra to have multiple answer questions.
An external quiz that you can embed in WordPress. If you’re doing a personality quiz to generate leads this combines the best of WP Viral and WP-Pro-Quiz but you’re gonna pay for it. Big time. Through the nose. In a really painfully expensive way.
The price.The basic package is free but basically useless for a marketer. Essential extras such as having to make the visitor give an email address before results will cost you an extra $250/ month! Ridiculous!
Who has budget of $3000 per annum for a quiz plugin? Unless you are the CSO, this is hugely unrealistic. As well as this, we first used this plugin early in 2015 and expected great things. While it comes with a high price, there appeared to be lots of love on Twitter about it. What we encountered was extremely buggy. We had to pull our quiz promotion because it didn’t work on mobile. We decided to retry this service anyway in July 2016 and found the issue about email generation was hidden and support was poor.
To Sum Up
If you want a simple good looking quiz that will draw traffic and have the option to recruit sign ups, use WP Viral Quiz. It’s sleek, cheap and effective for that. We are currently in touch with the developer of this plugin trying to get multiple answers added as an option. If we get this it will without a doubt be the best quiz plugin out there.
If you’re looking to use a WordPress quiz to draw traffic and generate leads and need help, why not get in touch? We’ll be delighted to help you out and are sure to get your quiz up and running with a lot less pain than we’ve just endured.
We’ll always get back to within one business day.