When it comes to web development, there are a number of different paths one can take to excel in the tech industry. Whether you decide to pursue front end, back end, iOS, Android development and so on, there will always be some sort of interview process to get you started. Ad if you’re a WordPress developer — or looking to hire WordPress developers, we have gathered the essential WordPress interview questions you need to know.

Some of the most valuable skills WordPress developers have is the ability to build custom plugins, modules in addition to being able to develop a complete theme around WordPress. Essentially a WordPress expert may also be considered a PHP developer, but this does not mean that every PHP developer is an expert in WordPress.

Most WordPress developers will have a solid underlying knowledge of PHP programming which in turn, requires a deep understanding of WP core, library, along with other WP skills to create strong WP functional products.

But what if you need a WordPress website and you’re not tech-savvy? You want to hire a WordPress expert, but how do you confidently hire the right (wo)man for the job? Or if you’re looking to prepare for a job interview? That’s where we come in.

We’ve compiled a list of 45 key WordPress interview questions and answers to get you well on your way to hiring a top developer (or acing that interview). This includes WordPress basic interview questions as well as more advanced WordPress developer interview questions.

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So let’s start with the basics.



1. What is WordPress?

2. What are a few ways to use WordPress?

3. What is the difference between WordPress.com and

4. Why should you use WordPress?

5. What are alternative CMS of WordPress?

6. Can you list some features of WordPress?

7. What are the developer features of WordPress?

8. What is the current version WordPress?

9. What are the limitations to a WordPress website?

10. Do deactivated plugins slow down a WordPress website?


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11. How safe is a website on WordPress?

12. What types of gadgets are available in the WordPress Dashboard?

13. Is WordPress useful when it comes to SEO? Will it show the website on Google?

14. How is a Custom theme different from a Normal theme?

15. What is the best multilingual plugin for WordPress?

16. What are meta-tags?

17. Can you host WordPress while using Amazon web services such as EC2, RDS, EBS, etc?

18. Why is it best not to hack a WordPress core file?

19. Where should you add your Google Analytics code on WordPress?


20. How do you write a series in WordPress?

21. How do you disable a WordPress comment?

22. What is a custom field in WordPress?

23. What is a WordPress loop?

24. At what instance will you not see a plugin menu option?

25. Why would you get locked out of your WordPress admin account and see your website as a blank screen?

26. Why would you use a static front page in WordPress?

27. What are the template tags in WordPress?

28. Does WordPress have cookies?

29. Why does WordPress use MySQL?

30. What is a plugin on WordPress?

31. What is the prefix of WordPress tables by default?

32. How many table are there in WordPress by default?

33. What are the two types of hooks in WordPress and what are their functions?

34. Can you rename a WordPress folder?

35. How do you create a folder in WordPress if it doesn’t already exist?

36. What steps should you take if your WordPress site is hacked?

37. How do you modify the parent theme behavior within the child theme?

38. How do you create a static page with WordPress?

39. How do you implement a multi-language site on WordPress?

40. What are the requirements for developing a WordPress plugin?

41. What are the uses of _() and _e() functions in WordPress?

42. How do you get the last inserted row id from WordPress’ database?

43. How do you remove P and Br tags in WordPress posts?

44. What is the difference between site_url() and home_url()?

45. How do you retrieve an image attachment’s alt text?

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