WordPress Developer Test

WordPress Developer tests are designed to assess a programmer's knowledge and understanding of building websites for the CMS platform WordPress.


What is a WordPress developer test?

A WordPress developer test is an assessment for evaluating candidates' knowledge of WordPress features and functionality when building and editing templates and websites. The test is designed by experts to gauge the depth of someone's understanding of the WordPress development process and the practical application of their knowledge.

There is a range of skills tested such as database management, plugin development, customisation according to needs, and data security. All of these are necessary to screen for candidates who have both the content management and software development skills to use WordPress effectively.

About the WordPress Developer Test

Almost 40% of websites are powered by WordPress, making it the largest content management system (CMS). It is open-source, which means that it is free to use and anyone can create website themes and templates, customise the templates using plugins or alter the core code.

Although you do not need any technical skills to use WordPress as a CMS, there are limited options if you don't know how to make changes to the code. For example, you might want to customise the website's theme, optimise the website for SEO or use third-party plugins that might not be available as a plugin.

The WordPress developer test can assess candidates' knowledge of the platform to find the ones who can create websites that are aesthetic, functional, and secure in the long term.

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Why should you use a WordPress developer test for recruiting?

WordPress started as a blogging platform, but now hosts millions of websites across every area of interest from small and personal, to huge corporations.

A WordPress developer needs to have programming skills and knowledge of how the CMS works, such as being able to handle administration, full customisation of code, database management, plugin development, and website and data security.

If you're looking to hire a WordPress developer these are skills that are difficult to test in an interview – particularly if you have no prior knowledge of WordPress. A specially designed test like this one could help support you.

By using the WordPress developer test during recruitment, you can get a better understanding of someone's skill level in a practical setting before they start the job. Since a company's web presence is very important in a digital world, having a well-designed and managed website is a vital investment.

WordPress development skills are key for a number of roles, such as:

Developers can be responsible for the front-end or back-end of WordPress sites, meaning that they can contribute content and design themes that users of the site will interact with, as well as create wireframes, migrate sites, test UI, and debug code.

Whether you're hiring an in-house developer or outsourcing these roles, the WordPress developer test can help you ensure a certain skill level, and therefore, better quality work.

Sample WordPress Developer Test question

How many WordPress tables are created upon the installation setup process?

  • 3

  • 6

  • 9

  • 12

View a sample report

Results for the WordPress Developer Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report.

The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

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How our test assesses WordPress developer skills

In Neuroworx's WordPress developer test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of proficiency, from demonstrating knowledge about WordPress to interpreting and working with code, to solving common development issues and tasks in WordPress.

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands WordPress development based on a final test score, which can then be compared to the scores of other applicants.

The multiple-choice questions consist of one correct answer and two-to-four distractors. The distractors are mostly generic mistakes or misconceptions, which makes the test challenging and helps measure a candidate's proficiency more accurately.

During the development process, the test was rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. It was created and reviewed by programmers and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying WordPress development experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each programmer has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of WordPress development proficiency and feels the test is of high quality.

Our programming tests are monitored to ensure they are up-to-date and optimised for performance.


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Neuroworx provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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    All our WordPress Developer tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

  • For all levels

    We offer WordPress Developer tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.


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Provides all the data and high-level metrics we need to make fast hiring decisions. Neuroworx has been particularly helpful in scaling our operations since we moved to remote working.

Greg, CEO, Reverse Media Group, Australia
Greg, CEO, Reverse Media Group, Australia

Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.

Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

We used Neuroworx as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!

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Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK


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  • Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists, psychometricians, and subject matter experts who work closely together to ensure each test is accurate and reliable.
  • Our subject matter experts are rigorously vetted and typically have several years of experience working in their industries and hold advanced credentials.

WordPress Developer Test FAQs

What other skills does a WordPress developer need?

A successful WordPress developer needs to be organised enough to manage the systems and content, keeping everything up-to-date and working well.

They should also have an eye for intuitive and aesthetic design, which keeps in mind your branding, target audience, and desired functionality of your website to encourage users and potential customers.

Other related skills include PHP, HTML, JavaScript and CSS.

Is WordPress still popular?

WordPress is still the most popular website builder on the internet. Unlike other builders, it is 100% free to use and developers have complete control over their designs to fit their needs. While this means that you are responsible for everything (security, backups, updates, features, etc.), once you have a talented developer, it is one of the best platforms for everyone's needs.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, sign up (no credit card required) and we'll give you a 7 day trial completely free. You'll get unlimited access to create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you like. You can cancel any time and you won't be charged anything.

What is the cost for Neuroworx's HTML5 test?

We believe in simple, transparent pricing. We operate monthly and annual subscriptions so you can pick the perfect plan for you. Don't worry if you're not sure: you can always upgrade or downgrade later, or speak to us to discuss the option of a custom made plan to fit your needs. This is all you ever pay – no set-up or hidden fees.

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