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PHP & Wordpress Developer Online Test

The WordPress test uses scenario-based MCQ questions to evaluate a candidate's ability to build responsive WordPress websites (blogs, e-commerce, static sites) and customize them by creating and installing custom themes, widgets and plugins. The code-tracing questions evaluate HTML/ CSS basics, JavaScript basics, PHP basics and understanding of the inner workings of WordPress for fixing and troubleshooting. The test has coding questions to evaluate hands-on programming knowledge.

Customized Based On:

  • Experience/ difficulty level
  • Multiple skills in 1 assessment
  • Job description/ role requirements

Covered Topics:

Installing WordPress on self-hosted servers
Converting Bootstrap templates to WordPress theme
Navigate around the WordPress core
Understanding of plugin and theme architecture
Customizing WordPress theme (plugins; widgets)
Managing updates and securing WordPress sites
Database queries to create tables
Optimizing WordPress sites for SEO
Basics of HTML/ CSS
Basics of JavaScript and PHP
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Sample PHP and Wordpress Developer Online Test Questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Wordpress Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Async Await Promises
What will the following code output?
A: 24 after 5 seconds and after another 5 seconds, another 24
B: 24 followed by another 24 immediately
C: 24 immediately and another 24 after 5 seconds
D: After 5 seconds, 24 and 24
E: Undefined
F: NaN
G: None of these


  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
Promises Async-Await
JavaScriptMedium2 min
Column widths
CSS grid layout or CSS grid is a CSS technique that allows developers to create complex responsive web design layouts easily and consistently across browsers. The CSS grid introduced a new length unit (fr) to create flexible grid tracks. For her school project, Nu wrote the following code. What do you expect the column widths to be?
A: 1st column will be 50px wide, 2nd column will be 150px wide and 3rd column will be 300px wide.
B: 1st column will be 50px wide, 2nd column will be 50px wide and 3rd column will be 100px wide.
C: 1st column will be 50px wide, 2nd column will be 300px wide and 3rd column will be 150px wide.
D: 1st column will be 50px wide, 2nd column will be 500px wide and 3rd column will be 1000px wide.


  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
HTML/CSSEasy2 min
In the following HTML, what will be the color of link with class "mark"


  • orange
  • black
  • blue
  • white
HTML/CSSMedium2 min
Footer List
Notice the footer element of Adaface website. What is the best way to write HTML code for this?
A) Ordered list
B) Unordered list inside a nav element
C) Ordered list inside a nav element
D) Unordered list


  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
HTML/CSSEasy2 min
We have to create a HTML form for user so that they can choose between "Non-vegetarian", "Eggetarian" and "Vegetarian". The user should be able to select only one of the options. Of the following options, which is the best way to code this up?


  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
HTML/CSSMedium2 min
Prototypes and Scope
What will the following code output?


  • b0e1 5e b0e1 undefined
  • undefined 5e kj18
  • b0e1 5e kj18
  • b0e1 5e b0e1
JavaScriptMedium2 min
Array Replace
What will the following PHP code output?
[0] => basappa
[1] => sarvepalli
[2] => zakir
[3] => venkata
[4] => fakhruddin

[0] => hidayatullah
[1] => sarvepalli
[2] => zakir
[3] => venkata
[4] => fakhruddin

[0] => fakhruddin
[1] => sarvepalli
[2] => zakir
[3] => venkata
[4] => hidayatullah

[0] => basappa
[1] => sarvepalli
[2] => zakir
[3] => venkata


PHPEasy2 min
Alter and Change
What does the following code output?


  • 6 6
  • 6 4
  • 6 2
  • 4 4
  • 2 2
  • 4 2
  • 4 6
  • 2 4
  • 2 6
PHPMedium2 min
What does the following code output?


  • ONE1A
  • TWO2B
  • ONE2C
  • ONE2B
  • 1A
  • 2B
  • 2A
  • 3B
  • ONEB
  • 1B
  • 3A
  • TWOC
PHPMedium2 min
Consider the following table data and PHP code. What is the result?


  • The database will return no rows
  • $row will be an array
  • $result will be empty
  • $result will be '[email protected]'
Database Connection
PHPMedium2 min
Promise Resolve
What does the following code output?


  • A, B and A, B
  • B, A and B, A
  • A, B and B, A
  • B, A and A, B
Promises Async-Await
JavaScriptEasy2 min
Throw, Try, Async
What does the following JS code output?


  • Data
  • Error
  • Finale
  • Data Finale
  • Error Finale
Promises Async-Await
JavaScriptEasy2 min

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About the Adaface PHP & Wordpress Developer Assessment Test

Evaluate aptitude, technical and coding skills with Adaface skills assessment platform powered with an intelligent chatbot


PHP basics
HTML/ CSS basics
Javascript basics
Installing/ hosting WordPress
Pages vs Posts
Static pages
Template hierarchy
Media library
Internal site linking
Optimizing for SEO
Email systems
Page speed
Database queries
Customizer API
HTTPS with SSL certificates
Action and filter hooks

Recommended Roles:

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Why You Should Use This WordPress Online Assessment Test

The Adaface WordPress test screens candidates for the typical skills hiring managers look for in WordPress developers:

  • Basics of HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript
  • Understanding of WordPress API
  • Easily create dynamic templates for Pages and Posts
  • Building custom dynamic multi-level menus and navigation bars that work seamlessly on any screen size
  • Efficient usage of post excerpts, categories and tags to maximize visitor experience
  • Designing common pages (contact form, about us, legal)
  • Creating custom menus and navigation systems for efficient internal site linking
  • Developing custom-designed widgets in Elementor
  • Integrating Gutenberg into WordPress themes
  • Leveraging the WordPress Customizer to edit websites visually
  • Managing user accounts and permissions
  • The ins and outs of the Template Hierarchy
  • Speeding up WordPress sites with caching plugins

Along with WordPress, the test evaluates candidates on PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS skills using MCQ questions and coding questiions.

How is the test customized for Senior WordPress developers

The questions for Intermediate/ Experienced analysts are based on advanced topics (that will require a few years of experience building and managing WordPress sites):

  • Converting any static HTML & CSS websites into a custom WordPress theme
  • Building WordPress themes translatable into multiple languages
  • Understanding of Custom Post Types and Advanced Custom Fields
  • Knowledge of how incorrect use of post categories and tags can cause search engine problems
  • Usage of Media library to manage media (images, videos, audio and files)
  • Inner workings of WordPress for fixing and troubleshooting websites
  • Build and edit websites within staging and development environments
  • Migrate and transfer WordPress websites from staging to live and vice-versa
  • Experience with advanced JavaScript concepts (ES6, OOP)
  • Improving WordPress workflow using Babel and Webpack
  • Setting up WordPress website migration to move sites among different hosts and servers.
  • Vetting plugins for usability, reputation and longevity
  • Testing WordPress sites for speed and performance issues
  • Setting up email systems: transactional emails, marketing emails, bulk emails
  • Using WooCommerce to build e-commerce websites on WordPress
  • Creating multiple back-ups and restoring systems.
  • Improving website security through "https://" and SSL Certificates
  • Integrating WordPress with Paypal and Stripe with API to accept payments
  • Installing and using Google Analytics and Google Search Console

Along with WordPress, there will be medium/hard questions to evaluate advanced PHP, JavaScript concepts and harder coding questions.

Distribution Of Test Scores

The actual score distribution will vary based on your candidate pipeline quality, but you should typically expect ~20% of the candidates to do well on Adaface assessments.

The score distribution for our assessments follow the normal curve. This is a good sign- standardized tests like SAT and GRE follow the normal distribution (bell curve).

Status quo assessments typically have the exact opposite of the bell curve (too many candidates getting close to 0, too many candidates getting close to 100 and too few candidates in the middle). This is typically because they focus on theoretical questions or trick questions, which are very binary in nature- either you know the trick/ theory or you don’t.

How Adaface Is Different

Adaface conversational assessments are reflective of on-the-job skills and see an 86% completion rate as compared to ~50% for traditional assessment platforms.



Theoretical questions/ puzzles

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Questions for on-the-job skills





Can I evaluate PHP, JavaScript along with WordPress?

Yes. You can review our standard PHP Online Test and JavaScript Online Test to get a sense of what kind of questions will be used to evaluate PHP and JavaScript. The final customized test will have MCQ questions to evaluate PHP, JavaScript, WordPress and coding questions to evaluate hands-on PHP and JavaScript skills.

Can I evaluate SEO skills along with WordPress?

Yes. You can review our standard SEO Online Test to get a sense of what kind of questions will be used to evaluate SEO skills. The final customized test will have MCQ questions to evaluate WordPress and SEO questions.

How is the test customized for junior WordPress developers?

The difficulty level and topics of the questions will be customized for junior developers. The questions will be relatively easy and focus on basics of HTML, CSS, WordPress and PHP.

What is a custom assessment?

Every role is different and requires a custom assessment to identify top candidates efficiently. Adaface subject matter experts understand your job description/ role requirements and pick the most relevant questions from our library of 10000+ questions to create a technical assessment that helps you find the qualified candidates in your candidate pipeline quickly. All custom assessments are set up based on the job description, role requirements, must-have skills, experience level and salary range within a maximum of 48 hours and you will get an email notification once it goes live.

Check out a sample assessment here (no credit card required).

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify.

How is Adaface different from other assessment tools?

We believe that status quo tech assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate engineers because they focus on trick questions/ puzzles/ niche algorithms. We started Adaface to help companies find great engineers by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role. Read more about why we started Adaface.

Here's what's different with Adaface:

  • High quality non-googleable questions that test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge.
  • A friendly conversational assessment with a chatbot, instead of sending a "test" to a candidate. This translates to a higher completion rate. Adaface assessments (86% candidate completion rate), as opposed to traditional tests (40-50% candidate completion rate)
  • Customized assessments for 700+ skills at different experience levels.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagairism detection
  • Non-googleable questions
  • Secure browser

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

The platform is completely self-serve, so here's one way to proceed:

  • You can sign up for free to get a feel for how it works.
  • The free trial includes one sample assessment (Java/ JavaScript) that you will find in your dashboard when you sign up. You can use it to review the quality of questions, and the candidate experience of a conversational test on Adaface.
  • To review the quality of questions, you can also review our public questions for 50+ skills here.
  • Once you're convinced that you want to try it out with real assessments and candidates, you can pick a plan according to your requirements.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

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