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!
Before we start, please remember to take a look at our Community Rules and Guidelines.
*Cracks knuckles* OK, let’s do this.
To start a quiz, log in to BuzzFeed.
🤔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
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…
…*or* pop on over to https://community.buzzfeed.com/post, and in your first subbuzz, hover over the “quiz” button and select “Quick Quiz”:
You will begin your quiz by entering results. Yes — results first, *then* questions!
⭐️ 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…
…or you can upload images straight from your draft, like this:
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:
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!
To create a personality quiz on BuzzFeed, open the CMS. Then, hover over the “quiz” button in the first subbuzz, and click “personality”:
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:
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:
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:
Here’s an example of question and answer tiles that include photos:
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:
When you’ve finished adding all of your results, questions, and answers, press the “save and close quiz” button:
Finally, you’ll add a clever title, caption, and thumbnails!
Start with a headline and caption. Don’t be afraid to get creative and/or strangely specific with both:
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:
After uploading your thumbnails, crop them and hit “save.”
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!