Content Management Systems

About this test

WordPress Assessment Test: How it is structured and how it can help you hire your best candidate

Use Kandio’s assessment test to assess the candidates, employees, agencies, or freelancers you have in terms of their knowledge and expertise on WordPress, one of the most used and popular content management systems that power a majority of the internet today.

With this test, you will be able to assess the technical knowledge of your candidates that you would not have seen through interviews, resumés or past projects alone.

The WordPress assessment test was created with the help of our expert contributor, Annapurna Agrawal, who is a Google developer and is an online instructor to thousands of students who are learning how to develop.

By using this test, you can expect that the candidates who will pass your test are well-equipped with the basic knowledge of WordPress and are also capable of fully utilizing the content management system that allows for customized specifically to your needs.

How would you use this test?

This test has a number of use cases:

  1. Test WordPress developers, their understanding of the concept of the content management system in particular
  2. Filter out candidates for your work, based on their subject matter clarity
  3. Test if the candidate is aware and has knowledge on developing custom themes and plugins or adding custom options to the CMS
  4. You can use this test to get a hint if the person suits your requirement of work

What are the overall areas covered in this test?

WP_Query and the Loop
How you use WP_Query and the Loop is how you display your content in your website and how efficient it is. WP uses the Loop to display content. It is important for a developer to understand the use of each in case of customisation and theme development, or how you want to place your content in different parts web page.

User roles and capabilities
WP uses a concept of user roles, based on which their capability is assigned. The owner of the website decides which user has what role, and accordingly control what they can and cannot do within the site. While building a site and adding users to the website, it is important to understand the roles. While creating some custom theme or plugin, this knowledge can be helpful for deciding the power of the user and accessibility in the site.

WP Basics
This determines the level of understanding of the candidate of WordPress. How deep his understanding is and how familiar he is with the CMS.

Custom Content Types in WP
WP is one of the easiest tool to use. It is not only used for blogging, but has been proven the best for giant e-commerce platforms. Customising WP in any way is possible, to suit the needs. WP can be easily extended to suit an idea, which requires a custom data architecture. It can be extended to create a new post type, a new user role with custom set of capabilities, custom taxonomy and what not. Solid understanding of this concept ensures that the candidate is suitable to create and customise WP.

Custom Theme Development
Quite often a client might want to customise the existing look and feel of a website, or change it to something whole new. Not only the theme determines the look and feel of a website, it also demands to put together the files and design together in the WP understandable way. Theme development requires taking care of a well structured, error free and valid code. It has to be extendible and easily maintainable. Most important of all, following the WP standards. This then decides the website performance as well. Candidate should be aware of this development strategy required for WP.





Maximum completion time

30 minutes

Chapter(s) 5
  • Custom Theme Development
  • Custom Content Types in WP
  • WP Basics
  • User roles and capabilities
  • WP_Query and the Loop
Most recent Wordpress score
Custom Theme Development
Custom Content Types in WP
WP Basics
User roles and capabilities
WP_Query and the Loop
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Made by one of the leading experts

I’ve been developing web and mobile tools for businesses. Now, Kandio enabled me to help businesses by developing and growing their own team.

Annapurna Agrawal

Annapurna Agrawal

Top-rated PHP instructor
Co-founder of trending YouTube channel
Author of our PHP and WordPress tests

Annapurna Agrawal

My name is Annapurna Agrawal, and I’m a full-stack developer with years of experiences under my belt. Apart from my current role as a software engineer, I am also training a new generation of developers through my extensive training courses.

As a web development trainer, I cover each topic step by step, ultimately encouraging my learners to gain the knowledge they need within the shortest possible time frame. At the same time, the assessment I’ve written for Kandio is designed to test a candidate’s knowledge on WordPress and PHP. This way, I’m enabling businesses to gain a valuable player into their own team.

My Experience

After earning my Bachelor of Technology degree from India, I pursued a fulfilling career in web and mobile development. As a full-stack developer, I’ve been playing around with a range of technologies, and I share my expertise in these areas through my online courses on Pluralsight and Udemy.

My Achievements

In choosing a career in web development, I can say that I’m proud of what I’ve achieved so far as a developer and an author, knowing that I’ve empowered others to break the glass ceiling. Apart from authoring online courses on Pluralsight and Udemy, I’m also a trainer in the Google Developers Group at Bhubaneswar, Odisha in India.

94% of all questions our support receives, can be answered in the below FAQ

I have many candidates - will they all receive the same questions for equal assessment?
Short answer:

Yes, all candidates are equally assessed, when you use Kandio.

Long answer:

All our tests have different questions that might or might not change from vacancy to vacancy.

However, once you lock a recruitment round in, the questions will lock in as well for all candidates going through your assessment, so that they are equally screened.
How can the exam score help me to make a better hiring decision?
Overall it would be best if you kept in mind that Kandio offers help with assessing your total pool of candidates. The point with this plan-of-attack is to give you a tool that will enable you to pinpoint the very underqualified candidates quickly, and promptly discard of them. As well as locating the strong candidates, and invite them for an interview before your competitor does.

The difficulty of our tests is serious in general and is meant to find the lesser qualified. So you shouldn’t disqualify a candidate at 67%, just because you have someone who’s testing 70%. Or even 85%.

Kandio is a tool you should use in addition to other means such as:

- Common sense
- Gut feeling
- Internal screening
- Other assessment tools from Mandomedio
- Experience of the candidate
- Career goals of the candidate

The reason we have priced Kandio the way we have is that it’s meant to be used alongside other decision factors, and not as a sole dictation of which candidate to employ.
Why Kandio over other tests? And why not a free-writing test?
All Kandio assessments have a difficult multiple-choice approach and a very clear and tangible scorecard at the end. We only work with objective measurements and completely disregard candidate values such as consistency in work, ability to teamwork, humanity, and care for colleagues, sociality, and the likes.

The reason for this is that in today's tech-oriented world, we often see a significant amount of different solutions to the same problem. If we offered free-write assignments, candidates would need to be assessed one by one, which obviously would be impossible at our price point.

With us, you're buying access to a robust set of exams, written by the world's best authorities, with well-functioning scorecards to make recruitment easier. And on top of that, we are using big-data to benchmark all your candidates across other similar candidates.
How difficult are the tests Kandio offers my candidates?
All our tests are authored with serious difficulty in mind. We accept only the best test authors onto our platform, and a fixed percentage of revenue goes directly to our authors to keep content updated, and authors happy.

Our goal is to weed out the least competent candidates in the most common knowledge within your desired field.

Because of this, you should keep in mind to adjust your salary expectations and level of acceptance, if you’re looking for junior roles, mid-level roles, or senior roles.
How do I adjust the level of my test to match the qualifications of the position I’m trying to fill within my company?
You don’t. Our tests are made with such difficulty in mind, that they would challenge all skill levels regardless of seniority. We almost never see any candidate getting everything correct on our exams.

If you are trying to fill a senior role, you would probably want candidates to score above 60% in Kandio. If you’re looking for a junior role, you could probably settle with 30%-50%

If you want a very junior role, that you can train along the way, you would be looking at 30%-50%.

We wouldn’t recommend considering any candidate below 20% unless you have clear indications from other factors of decision making.