02 Feb WordPress Viral Quiz – BuzzFeed Quiz Builder (Review + Demo)
2018 was a great year for Playbuzz.com. And when we say great, we mean great. According to News Whip, Playbuzz was the leading website in terms of Facebook shares, with December alone seeing over 8.5 million shares. This beats out The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Fox News, and The Guardian.
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But what was the driver behind this growth? What caused the site to experience such a viral trend? The answer is simple: quizzes. Humans love sharing things, and love even more things that can be shared that are funny and relate to them. That being said, quizzes hit both these points, meaning they go viral incredibly easy.
Today’s review highlights one of our favorite Buzzfeed-style quiz plugins, WordPress Viral Quiz – Buzzfeed Quiz Builder, by CodeCanyon author StephanePtn.
The theme developer is a Frenchman that moonlights as a WordPress developer, but is a full-time CEO of a book publishing house (www.institut-pandore.com). After searching for some great WordPress plugins, and coming up very short, he created his own in his free time. Now that the plugin has taken off in popularity on CodeCanyon, he brought his wife on to help out with the support end of things. The duo churned out a great quality plugin, which we are reviewing below.[wp-review]
When looking for WordPress quiz plugins, many small website owners look exclusively at price. When looking at WordPress quiz plugins, definitely go out and purchase one. It simply doesn’t make sense to hack together a quiz with a plugin that isn’t packed with functionality. And when looking at free plugins, expect to pay between $19 and $30 for one. This plugin, with 6 months of support, costs $23, making it about average in this regard.
For $6.90, you can extend the 6 month support out to 12 months, giving you access to every support resource you need. That price comes out to be around $1 per month, so if you aren’t tech savvy like some, you may want to hedge your bets and make the plunge.
Overall, the price is pretty good, even if you purchase the extra support. Not earth-shattering cheap, but for what you get, worth the money. Which brings us to our next point, the features.
There are quite a few features that make this WordPress Quiz plugin great. While we won’t go into every feature, we want to highlight a few of our favorites.
- Personality Quiz
- This type is very viral on Facebook
- Very viral and resonate with niche and large audiences alike
- SEO friendly, meaning you can actually rank for the content inside the quiz
- Trivia Quiz
- This type is very viral on Twitter
- These types of quizzes are very engaging
- Again, SEO friendly helping you rank for content
- Ask for email to see results
- Display ads within each quiz
- Force users to share page to see results
- Analytics tracking for more in-depth insights
- Fully responsive plugin
- CSS and HTML customizeable
- High-quality support when issues arise
- Multilingual plugin
- Free demo!
Unlike other quiz plugins, this one stands out for the interface. It’s not some hacked together html bare-bones linking system; it is a NICE quiz that truly does look like a professional designed it. This not only true of the user-facing pages, but also for the admin portal. If you want people to share content, it first has to look nice, which this plugin definitely does.
Reliablity & Ease of Use
I’ve used this on my rideshare website, and have never had an issue with it. I love to use this when controversy comes out, or to capitalize on trends in the industry that everyone is talking about. (Remember the recent Star Wars release?). From a problem standpoint, I really can’t vouch for it there, but I can vouch for how reliable and easy to use the plugin is. It’s never once failed me to date, and I expect the same reliability to carry over to your installation as well.
Secondly, the plugin is so easy to use. Seriously, the plugin will walk you through step-by-step everything you need to do to get it set up, and the author has some serious documentation to help you if you get stuck. To use this, you really don’t need to know a whole lot other than how most plugins work and have an understanding of WordPress. If you are already running a site though, you should be just fine.
Support on this plugin is fantastic. If you have a question, first see the official F.A.Q. and support page. This page is loaded with previous questions that other customers just like you have had, and goes pretty in depth into how to solve problems and issues. If this doesn’t solve your problem, you can contact the author directly. He’s a nice guy, and will do the best he can to get your problem resolved. Unlike many other authors, you can tell that this one clearly cares about users, and wants them to have the best experience possible.
Every standard plugin purchase includes:
- Future updates
- Quality checked by Envato
- 6 months of support from the author
- Bug and problem resolution
- Help with 3rd party assets
Like I talked about in the pricing section above, the support is two-tiered, meaning you get 6 months of support standard, but will need to pay an additional $6.90 to extend support to 12 months. While $6.90 is by no means a price to balk at, it’s a little inconvenient, but direct access to the author is worth it if you aren’t so technical.
Overall, we can’t speak highly enough of this plugin. It not only stands out for its price, and features, but also stands out for the innovative marketing tools and beautiful interface. The next time you’re looking for a WordPress quiz plugin for your website, definitely consider this one first.