Everything You Need To Know To Make A BuzzFeed Personality Quiz

Hi there! So, you’ve signed up for a BuzzFeed account and you’ve got a golden idea for a BuzzFeed quiz. How do you make it a reality? We’ll show you how!


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Before we start, please remember to take a look at our Community Rules and Guidelines.


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We have a strict “no haters” policy, so if you’re trolling or trying to be a jerk, your account or post may be removed.

Please also note that BuzzFeed is no longer supporting new posts from Community Brand Publisher accounts, which include any accounts with a political, commercial, or self-promotional agenda. This means we reserve the right to remove any posts or quizzes that do not fall within our guidelines.

*Cracks knuckles* OK, let’s do this.


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To start a quiz, log in to BuzzFeed.

There are ~two~ ways to create a personality quiz: first, by using the Quick Quiz builder, or by using the personality quiz builder in the BuzzFeed CMS (aka “Content Management System”).

🤔What’s the difference?🤔

Quick Quiz: A quick and easy way to create the no-frills personality quiz of your dreams, like this one: Respond To These Text Messages And We’ll Reveal Your Worst Personality Trait

Personality Quiz: Similar to our Quick Quiz, the personality quiz builder allows images in question and answer tiles. People who take your quiz can choose from answers that have been assigned to specific results to learn things about their personality. Example: Eat Only Pink Food For A Day And We’ll Tell You Your Best Quality


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There are two ways to get to the Quick Quiz builder. You can either head to this link to immediately open it, which’ll look like this…


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…*or* pop on over to https://community.buzzfeed.com/post, and in your first subbuzz, hover over the “quiz” button and select “Quick Quiz”:


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Both will lead you to the Quick Quiz builder. Just depends on your preference on how to get there!

You will begin your quiz by entering results. Yes — results first, *then* questions!


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Once you add result text, make sure you pick the perfect result image or GIF, and don’t forget to source it properly! Keep hitting the blue “add another result” button until all of your results have been entered into the CMS (aka “Content Management System”).

⭐️ Why do we start with results? ⭐️

This makes it easy to create answers that fit your results, instead of trying to do it the other way around!

Here are some hot tips for writing impressive quiz results:

· First and foremost, make sure you’re putting a lot of love and care into your result-writing process.

· Second, always be positive — if someone is taking a quiz to learn something about their personality, you don’t want to leave them feeling bad!

· And finally, always use an interesting result image. If writing a quiz about a movie or TV show, why not find a funny GIF of the character your result is about?

Once you’ve added all of your results, then you can go ahead and begin adding questions. You can choose to enter text only for your questions, like this…


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Note at the bottom of each question that you can direct an answer toward a specific result. The choices people make throughout your quiz will lead them toward a specific result, like you’re there holding their hand along the way, to teach them something glorious about their personality at the end.

…or you can upload images straight from your draft, like this:


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Hot tip: If you search for images in your CMS and select one of the provided pictures, the CMS will autofill your photo sourcing. Easy peasy.

FAQ: How many questions should I add to my quiz?

It’s really up to you! We recommend 5–9 questions. Get creative with them, too! Your quiz is basically art.

Once you’ve finished adding all of your questions, hit “get ready for publishing” at the bottom of the Quick Quiz builder:


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Then you’re done with the bulk of your quiz, and you’ll want to make it stand out. You can do so by writing creative headlines and crafting gorgeous thumbnails. Scroll to the “headlines and thumbnails” section at the bottom of this post for a step-by-step tutorial on how to add great headers and thumbnails!


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To create a personality quiz on BuzzFeed, open the CMS. Then, hover over the “quiz” button in the first subbuzz, and click “personality”:


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Then, enter your result images and text. We’re going to continue using the Shrek quiz example from above. Note that the personality quiz builder’s result section looks a little different from the Quick Quiz builder:


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The CMS will automatically show two empty result boxes, but you can hit the ” Add Result” button to add as many results to your quiz as you’d like!

After entering your results, you can move on to the questions section. Similar to Quick Quiz (explained above), you can either enter text-only questions like this:


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Or if you’d prefer to add images from your computer to your personality quiz questions, you may do so in this quiz builder. Just click on the frame icon in the bottom right-hand corner of your question and answer tiles:


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A box will pop up to add photos that have been saved to your computer. Just like in all BuzzFeed posts, make sure you source your images properly!

Here’s an example of question and answer tiles that include photos:


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Tip: When you upload your images to the answer tiles, a transparent text overlay will appear. You can remove the text overlay by clicking on the tile and unchecking the “overlay text” box that’s on the right-hand side of the CMS:


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When you’ve finished adding all of your results, questions, and answers, press the “save and close quiz” button:


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Finally, you’ll add a clever title, caption, and thumbnails!


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Start with a headline and caption. Don’t be afraid to get creative and/or strangely specific with both:


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Then, move on to your thumbnails, which need to be at least 625×415 pixels. You can either select one from your post (if the image is large enough), or upload one from your computer:


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Again, don’t forget to check out our handy image resource guide for FAQs on images to use and where to find ’em!

After uploading your thumbnails, crop them and hit “save.”


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Finally, hit “publish now” in the upper right-hand corner, and a Community Editor will see your post! All posts that are published will be considered for promotion to the BuzzFeed homepage.

And that’s it! Pretty easy, right?

We can’t wait to see what kinds of weird, fun, and interesting quizzes you create. Don’t forget to check out our other guides at the top of this page to try your hand at different types of quizzes!

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