WordPress Interview Questions & Answers – Part11

101. How you can create a static page with WordPress?
To create a static page in wordpress, in the page section  you have to upload a php files to the server in the theme folder, and then select that as your template.  This allows you to add any page and look that you wanted for your blog and it will remain static.

102. Is there any other CMS better WordPress?
WordPress is no doubt a good CMS, but Drupal and Joomla are among the best CMS you can work with.

103. Which is the best multi-lingual plugin for wordpress?
Keeping all the limitations in mind, WPML would be the best multi-lingual plugin for wordpress .

104.  Can you update your own content on the site?
It depends on the type of the site or project, but yes one can update their own content on the site.

105. What are meta-tags?
Meta-tags are keywords and description used to display website or page information.

106. What should one use for plugin development — custom post types or custom database tables?
There is no specific preference for plugin development; it depends on what type of plugin’s one has to develop. Though few recommend custom post type, as it has few benefits comparison to custom database table.

107. Can you host WordPress using  Amazon web services such as EC2, RDS, EBS etc?
Yes, you can host using Amazon web services.

108.  Is there any way to write series in WordPress?
You can use organize series plugin to write series in wordpress.

109. What are the reasons why one should not hack WordPress core file?
The best reason not to hack the core files is that whatever you might be doing has to be reworked as a patch.

110. Is WordPress dynamic or static?
WordPress is dynamic. This is because nearly everything in WordPress, including Pages, is generated dynamically.

111. What are minimum requirements to run WordPress?
For current new version
• PHP 7 or greater
• MySQL 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB 10.0 or greater
• The mod_rewrite Apache module
• HTTPS support(Recommended)

112. What are the different types of gadgets present in the WordPress Dashboard?
The different types of gadgets present in the WordPress Dashboard are −
• Dashboard Menu
• Screen Options
• Welcome
• Quick Draft
• WordPress News
• Activity
• At a Glance

113. What is the use of WordPress News in WordPress Dashboard?
The WordPress News widget displays the latest news such as latest software version, updates, alerts, news regarding the software etc., from the official WordPress blog.

114. What is At a glance in WordPress Dashboard?
This section gives overview of your blog’s posts, number of published posts and pages, number of comments. When you click on these links, you will be taken to the respective screen. It displays the current version of running WordPress along with currently running theme on the site.

115. What is Activity Widget in WordPress Dashboard?
The Activity widget includes latest comments on your blog, recent posts and recently published posts. It allows you to unapprove or approve the comment, reply to the comment, editing the comment or you can delete the comment or move it to spam.

116. Can you access the SEO of a WordPress site to make it show on Google’s first page?
WordPress comes with in-built SEO search engine advantages. You can easily have the additional plugin for WordPress to help it along with the SEO rank to come on the first page of a search engine like Google.

117. Why WordPress is so popular?
WordPress is so popular because of its features. It is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world. It is the first choice of everyone who want to create a website because of its popularity. WordPress features include a plug-in architecture and template system. Nowadays, WordPress is used by more than 19% of the top million websites. It is of many PHP/MySQL content management systems that allow content editors to use a web interface to maintain their websites instead of editing and uploading HTML files to a server.
• Simplicity and Flexibility
• In-corporate with publishing tools
• User Management
• Media Management
• Full Standards Compliance
• Ease Theme System
• Extend with Plugins
• Built-in Comments
• Search Engine Optimized & Multilingual
• Open Source

118. Which is the PHP compatibility used for WordPress?
PHP 5.2+

119. What are basic steps to install WordPress on your system?
• Download and unzip the latest WordPress from its official website.
• Create database for WordPress
• Find and rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php, then add your database information.
• Upload the WordPress files on your web server
• Run the URL in browser
• Set the basic informations like site title, username and password after that you can use this.

120. How many types of users Role in WordPress? Explain
We can make many types of user types of role.
• Administrator Role
• Author Role
• Editor Role
• Subscriber Role
• Contributor Role

121. What is the role of Contributor in WordPress?
Contributor can only write and edit their posts until published. They can create their own posts and pages but cannot publish them. They cannot upload images or files but can see your site’s status. When they want to publish any post, it must be first notified personally to the administrator by the contributor to review. When the post is approved the contributor cannot make any changes once publisher.

122. What is the role of Editor in WordPress?
The Editor has access to all the posts, pages, comments, categories, tags, and links. They can create, publish, edit or delete any posts or pages.

123. What is the role of Follower in WordPress?
Follower can only read and comment on the posts. Followers are the ones who have signed in to your account to receive updates.

124. What is the role of Viewer in WordPress?
Viewers can only view your posts; they cannot edit but can only comment on the posts.

125. Mention the steps to optimize your WordPress?
The steps to optimize the WordPress are −
• High quality and meaningful content.
• Have right names for images.
• Use short permalinks that include keywords.
• Optimized themes.
• Sitemap in XML format.
• Connect posts to social networks.
• Beware of black hat techniques.
• Delete your trash box.
• Keep Checking Your Site Statistics
• Keep checking your plugins.
• Using Css and JavaScript effectively.

126. What is the use of Quick Draft section in WordPress Dashboard?
The Quick Draft is a mini post editor allows writing, saving and publishing post from admin dashboard. It includes the title for the draft, some notes about your draft and save it as a Draft.

127. What is WordPress Writing Setting?
The writing settings controls WordPress writing experience and provides options for customizing WordPress site. These settings control WordPress’s features in the adding and editing posts, Pages, and Post Types, as well as the optional functions like Remote Publishing, Post via e-mail, and Update Services.

128. What is the use of Post via e-mail option in WordPress Writing Setting?
This option uses email address to create post for you and publishes posts on your blog by email. To use this, you’ll need to set up a secret e-mail account with a POP3 access, and any mail received at this address will be posted.

129. What is WordPress Reading Setting?
Reading Setting is used to set the content related to the front page. Here you can set the number of post to be displayed on the main page.

130. What is the use of Syndication feeds show the most recent field in WordPress Reading Settings?
The user can view the number of posts when they download one of the site feeds. By default, it is set as 10.

131. What is the use of Search Engine Visibility field in WordPress Reading settings?
It Discourage search engines from indexing this site, your site will be ignored by the search engine.

132. What is WordPress Discussion setting?
WordPress discussion setting can be defined as the interaction between the blogger and your visitors. These settings are done by the admin to have a control over the posts/pages that come in through users.

133. What is the use of Media setting?
It is used to set the height and widths for the images which you’re going to use into your website.

134. What is a plugin in WordPress? List plugin that comes with WordPress.
WordPress Plugins are a piece of code that contains one or more functions written to extend and add to the functionality of an existing WordPress website.
The core of WordPress is designed to be lean and lightweight, to maximize flexibility and minimize code bloat. Plugins then offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs.
Below is the list of plugins that comes with WordPress installation.
• Akismet
• Hello Dolly
Advantages of WordPress Plugins
• Helps in SEO
• Ease Of Use and Quick Installation Process
• It helps in to Keep Secure
• Strong Community Support
• Helps to use advanced features of WordPress

135. How we can install plugins in WordPress?
The quickest way to install plugins on WordPress is through plugin search.
Here are the steps:
• On the admin page of your site, click “Plugins,” and “Add New.”
• Search for plugins by typing the name or functionality.
• You may see a couple of listings
• Just select the plugin that you want and click ‘Install Now.’
• WordPress will download and install the selected plugin.

136. What is Plugin setting?
Plugin allows easily modifying, customizing or enhancing wordPress blog or post. The wordPress Plugin is software that can be uploaded to expand the functionality of the site. They add services or features to wordPress blog.

137. What is a permalink in WordPress?
Permalinks are the permanent Full URLs to your website blog posts and pages, as well as your tag archives and category. It is the web address used to link to your content. WordPress allows us to create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives. It can improve the usability and forward-compatibility of your website’s links.
This section can be located in
Settings → Permalinks

138. What are link in WordPress?
Link is a connection from one resource to another. Adding links to your pages or blog posts helps you to connect to other pages.

139. What is Preview Post in wordPress?
Preview Post is to view the post before it is published to the user. It’s safer to preview your post and verify how your post looks on website.

140. What is Publish Post in wordPress?
Publish is used to make the post available to all the users wherein every user can view that particular post.

141. What is Media Library?
Media Library consists of the images, audios, videos and files that you can upload and add to the content when writing a Post or Page.

142. What is Grid View in Media Library?
It displays all images in the grid format.

143. How media files can be inserted into the WordPress site?
Media files can be inserted to your Pages or Posts from libraries, from local storage or from URLs.

144. What is WYSIWYG Editor?
WYSIWYG Editor is similar to a word processor interface where we can edit the contents of the article.

145. What is Page attribute module?
Page attributes module allows you to select parents for your particular page. You can also set order of the pages.

146. How do you create a page in WordPress?
For creating a WordPress Page, follow these steps:
• In your WordPress Dashboard Navigation menu, click “Pages” and select “Add new.”
• Add page title
• Add content.
• “Page Attributes” section can apply parent page or specific template to this new page.
• “Template” section will allow you to apply any template to the new page.
• “Order box” helps you arrange your page numerically.
• Preview the page. Hit “Publish.”

147. How to display the current page title in WordPress?
You can display current page title by get_the_title()

148. How do you create a page template?
We can create templates for various purpose like if we want to make a different layout rather than a home page or if we want to display custom posts types like news than we can create a template and merely display all news there.
Steps to create template in wordpress themes.
• Create a news.php file on root in theme folder.
• Insert get_header(); and get_footer(); in news.php page
• Add in top of this created page. Now this template name is “News Template”.

149. How is creating a site on wordpress.org different from wordpress.com?
Most of the things are similar in both except the choices of themes and the use of plugins.

150. What is the difference between wp_reset_query() and wp_reset_postdata() in WordPress?

wp_reset_query() wp_reset_postdata()
This ensures that the query has been reset to the originally created main query. This ensures that the global $post has been restored in the current post inside the main query.
Should be used immediately after every loop using query_posts() Should be used after every custom WP_Query()
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One Response to “WordPress Interview Questions & Answers – Part11”

  1. Amit Kumar says:

    Really very helpful article.
    I find it knowledgeable and helpful

    Thank you!

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