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Frequently asked WordPress Development Interview questions with answers

Hey, all IT graduates! Hope you are doing well!

Have you just completed your graduation and now hustling to make your career in this corporate world? Need not worry! Through this article, I will guide you with the best career opportunity, which will help you to touch the sky.

You might have heard about WordPress. Yes! It is one of the most popular content management systems used by the developers to build and design an optimized website in the best possible way. As you belong to IT background and has good technical knowledge, so, you have an excellent opportunity to avail. If you are thinking to become a WordPress developer, then you are exactly right.

But before appearing for the interview, you have to be well prepared because having conceptual knowledge is not enough. You should be confident enough to answer all the frequently asked WordPress development interview questions by having a brief idea about what type of questions you would be asked in the interview.

You might be wondering how to pass HR and technical round in the first go, If yes! Then let’s take a rundown at the commonly asked interview questions from the WordPress Developer.

Top 8 elementary WordPress Development Interview Questions

Question 1- Why you want to make your career as a WordPress developer?

If you are a fresher, then it can be the second question which interviewer may encounter after going through your CV. To answer this question, you have to share the benefits and advantages of a WordPress tool. Like:

“WordPress is an open source content management system which is used by most of the developers and designers as it’s free of cost. By using this tool, we can design both personal and commercial website. Moreover, we can also publish the bog even if we do not have any deep programming knowledge.”

Try to add more benefits while answering this particular question because though this answer interviewer can judge your overall knowledge about the tool WordPress.

Question 2- Is it safe to design a website on WordPress?

While answering this question, try to be straightforward. You can explain like- “Operating WordPress is safe, but yes! One thing you need to consider is to keep updating the tool to reduce the chances of hacking.”

Here, you need to answer the question without considering the limitations of WordPress as it will help you to leave a good impression on the hiring manager.

Question 3- How many default tables are there in the WordPress database?

If you know the exact count, then answer directly to the employer. But if you are unfamiliar about the exact number then try to be loyal.

To make you familiar, there are basically 12 default database tables that are present in the WordPress database. These are:

  • wp_users
  • wp_postmeta
  • wp_options
  • wp_commentmeta
  • wp_links
  • wp_terms
  • wp_usermeta
  • wp_comments
  • wp_termsmeta
  • wp_term_taxonomy
  • wp_posts
  • wp_term_relationships

Don’t forget to tell the role of “Wp_”. It is the default prefix which can be added with another name.

Question 4- What is the role of importers in WordPress?

This question is asked by the employer to test your knowledge about WordPress.

You can start like, importers are the plugins that are used to add functionality to the website. With the help of importers, we can add bulk of XML files to maintain the records such as customs posts, pages, posts, users data, etc.

Importers play a vital role in WordPress; therefore, it becomes essential for you to have a deep understanding of importers in WordPress as it may increase your chances to get hired as a Hubspot developer.

Question 5- Do you think developing a website in WordPress is helpful from an SEO point of view?

We all know that developing a website is important, but more vital is to rank your developed website at the top. Due to this factor, most of the developers prefer using WordPress as it has inbuilt feature of SEO search engine. Besides this, it also has additional plug-in’s which will help you to rank your website at the top.

Answering this question will put a good impression on the interviewer. So, be careful while answering this question.

Question 6- List some of the commonly used WordPress theme functions.

To hire the aspirants for the position of WordPress developer, interviewers wish that the candidate knows about various WordPress themes.

Let’s learn about some of the essential WordPress theme functions that you must know before appearing for the interview.

  • wp_head()
  • get_template_directory_uri()
  • home_url()
  • wp_nav_menu()
  • get_header()
  • e_()
  • wp_link_pages()
  • get_header()
  • edit_post_link()
  • get_sidebar()

 Familiarize yourself with the function of each WordPress theme and share your experience recruiter. Such as wp_link_pages() function is used to display page-links for different posts.

Answering this question with proper explanations will help you to reach to the minds of the hiring manager.

Question 7- Can we rename the WordPress folder at any time?

Suppose you don’t know this answer, then don’t reply. Directly tell the interview that you don't know much about this topic or concern and move to the next question.

If you know the answer, then I would say, never exaggerate it, try to be precise. You can directly answer-

Yes, we can easily rename the WordPress folder at the time of installation as per our convenience. But if the folder is already installed, then we have to log in to Weblog and can make the changes by navigating to the settings option.

Once, the changes are made, we can update the name of the folder of WordPress.

Question 8- What are the steps to create a template in WordPress?

This question can be asked by the interviewer when he wants to check your practical knowledge regarding WordPress tool, so you need to be very conscious while answering the practical questions.

Firstly, start your answer with the importance of creating a template in WordPress. As we want to develop different layout or custom posts, templates will help us in giving a different look to the custom posts.

Make sure you cover the importance of templates in 1-2 lines and start discussing the steps to create a template in WordPress themes.

Step-1: At first, we create a news.php file in the theme folder.

Step-2: Then, we add get_header(); and get_footer(); in the created folder.

Step-3: Insert ?php/*Template name: News Template*/?> at the top of the page. After adding, we name the “new template” at the end.

Last Words

I hope all the above questions and answers would help you to crack your interview for the post of WordPress developer. By going through the added information, hopefully, you would be confident enough to appear for your technical round.

If you are ready to appear for the technical round and want to work in one of the best companies in the northern era, schedule your interview on the webdew career page.

Furthermore, If you know any other important question, then do share in the comment section below.

Meghna Biswas

Meghna Biswas is a Social Media Marketer and Content Creator, she helps businesses attain leads through variety of social content across the web. Ms. Biswas is a writer by day or reader by night.

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