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    The Official Guide To Making A BuzzFeed Trivia Quiz

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    Oh, hello. You're looking for some tips about how to make a trivia quiz, yes? Welcome!

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    You've just signed up for a BuzzFeed account and you're like, hey, uh, where the heck do I go to make a trivia quiz? Also, how do I make one?

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    Interested in making a different kind of post or quiz? Check out our other handy guides:

    - The Official Guide To Writing a BuzzFeed Community Post

    - How To Make A BuzzFeed Personality Quiz (and check out our Checklist Quiz guide!)

    Before we give you a step-by-step guide on how to make a trivia quiz, please remember to consider 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.

    To start, log in to BuzzFeed. Then, open up a draft by heading to this link.

    This will open up the CMS, aka our Content Management System:


    In your first subbuzz (the text and image box in your post, which is where you'll enter all content for your quiz), hover over the "quiz" button and select "trivia":


    You'll begin by adding your trivia questions. You can either enter text-only questions like this...


    Or if you'd prefer to add images from your computer, you may also do so. Just click on the frame icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the question and answer tiles in your draft:

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    When clicking on the frame icon, you can upload images from your computer.

    Tip: The trivia quiz builder will start you off with two blank answer boxes, but you can click the blue "+Add Answers" button to add as many answers as you'd like.

    Under each question, select the circle that correlates with the correct answer. That way, when someone takes your quiz, the CMS knows whether to give someone a pat on the back or let them know they got the answer wrong.

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    Then, after you've checked off the correct answer in the draft, add some text and upload an image or GIF for your reveal. This is the box that will appear when someone answers a question on your trivia quiz. Here's what it looks like from the draft side:

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    And here's what it will look like when someone picks the correct answer on your quiz:

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    If they select the wrong answer, this will still pop up, but the bold text at the top will say, "Wrong!"

    Repeat the above steps for each question until you've entered all of your questions (we recommend 5–9 questions). Then, press the "save and close quiz" button on the right-hand side of the draft to save your work!


    This is just a step to make sure you're savin' your stuff. 😉

    Then, open the editing tool again to add your results by clicking on the pencil icon on the right-hand side of the quiz draft:


    Scroll down to the results section, which looks like this:


    After adding all of your trivia questions, enter your results. Use the percentage sliders to personalize your results, and don't be afraid to get creative by adding more than the two default result options!

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    ⭐️Tips on writing great results for trivia quizzes⭐️

    · Keep your results positive — even the results that pop up when someone gets a lot of questions incorrect!

    · Always make sure that your results add up to 100% total in the trivia quiz builder. The CMS does not always do this automatically, so make sure your math is correct! Otherwise, you may have a hard time saving your quiz. This is usually the culprit.

    Once you've added all of your results, press the "save and close quiz" button again like you did when finished with your questions. Then, it's time to add a headline, 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:


    Hot tip: Take a look at the current top-trending BuzzFeed posts for inspiration on how to frame your post in a BuzzFeed-y way!

    Then, move on to your thumbnails, which need to be at least 625x415 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."

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    If you'd like to add an optional Community Tag, go for it! Simply click on the drop-down box under "Community Tags" on the right-hand side of your draft. If your post is related to any of these topics, click on it before publishing.*


    *Note that not selecting one of these tags doesn't mean it won't be considered for a feature! This is just an extra little option that'll help us find your post if we're specifically looking at posts with certain themes.

    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.

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    And that's it! You've completed your first trivia quiz!


    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!

    QUESTIONS? Feel free to email and we'll help you out!