Everything You Need To Know About Creating BuzzFeed Quizzes

A handy guide to becoming a Quiz Master.

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Have you taken a BuzzFeed quiz? Of course you have! I mean, how else would you know Which Hogwarts House You Belong In According To Your Zodiac Sign? Don't you want to challenge yourself to see How Well You Remember The Finale of Friends? Well, my loving BuzzFeeders, you have the option to make YOUR OWN amazing quizzes, and we want to help you! Please refer to this detailed "how-to" for all your quiz-making needs.

🚨 Before we begin, take a look at our Guidelines! 🚨

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Before you get started, please have a look at our Guidelines! We have a strict 'No Haters' policy, so if you're trolling or being a jerk, your account or post might be removed.

If you are a brand, organization, political/public figure, or if you're posting something self-promotional or spammy, BuzzFeed Community is probably not the place for you. BuzzFeed is no longer supporting new posts from Community Brand Publisher accounts, which include any accounts with a political, commercial, or self-promotional agenda. You can learn more about our new guidelines for brands and Community accounts here.

We also have a handy Image Resources Guide! Please respect other creators' intellectual property rights; you may post only content that you have either created yourself or have gotten permission to run. And always make sure to provide proper credit to the creator.

Trivia: If you are working on a trivia quiz, this is the option you would select! Example: The Hardest "Harry Potter" Quiz You'll Ever Take

Personality: This is our most popular quiz! You choose from answers that have been assigned to different results, and whichever result you choose the most answers aligned to, you get! Example: Can We Guess Your Personality Based On What You Hate The Most?

Poll: If you are doing a poll quiz, or just adding a poll to the bottom of a regular post, this is the option you would select. Example: Who's The Best Couple On The CW?

Checklist: This quiz allows you to pose a single question and list dozens or hundreds of possible answers that people can check off and then share the number they checked off. You can also write custom results for different ranges. Example: How Hipster Are You Actually?

Now that we've got that covered, here's how you actually create them! Once you’ve signed up for an account, you can make a new post by going to www.buzzfeed.com/post.

It will look like this:


You can either type out the question OR you can upload/drag and drop an image that asks that question (as pictured above). You could also use a text question and upload an image just to make it look pretty. If you want to use a video as a question (yes, a VIDEO), just copy and paste the URL into the field. (We recommend ignoring the Description field.)

Your quiz should autosave, but we recommend clicking "Save" every time you add a new question/answer.

The INPUT option looks like this, where you can have users write the answer instead of a multiple choice option.


It is recommended that you include various possible answers (like first name only, first and last name, common spelling mistakes, etc).

The 2-UP option looks like this, and you can drag and drop images from your desktop!


You can also just upload them individually OR you can upload all the pictures at the same time (just select them all when uploading).

The Superposter will give you cropping options to make your photos fit the format. Please note 2-UP is used for wider photos!


The exact dimensions of this format are 280x200. If you make them exact, you will not have to crop at all.

Please note that you can add results to Trivia, but you do not have to!


If you want your results to just be like, "You got 7/8 correct," then there's no need to add results.

If you want tiers of results like, "You don't really know Mean Girls" and "You are a True Mean Girls Fan!" then you can add results and adjust the percentages (or let them automatically adjust depending on how many results you add).

The first thing you need to do is come up with your results.


That makes it easy to create answers to questions that fit your results instead of trying to do it the other way around, which is a nightmare (trust us!). It’s also a good way to think about your quiz, anyway — the results are the most important part, and you want them to ring true.

Tip: Make an excel spreadsheet with the answers, questions, and results. This will help you organize everything so you can easily put the info in the Super Poster.

Also, there is a collapse button on the top right if you want to clean up space.

Next is adding your questions. Just like a Trivia quiz, you can upload a picture as a question, or just have text, or have a text question and a picture below for aesthetic reasons.

Next you will do your answers. Please select between 3-UP, 2-UP, and TEXT. Make sure to assign the correct answer with the selection (like Don Draper to Lucky Strike).


And that's it! It's pretty easy. Look at the Trivia section above for more information and how to drag/drop pictures, reorder answers, and more.

If you have questions, email the Community team (communityhelp@buzzfeed.com) or email BuzzFeed tech support (support@buzzfeed.com). You can also find the Community Team on Twitter!

Also, if you notice a bug, please try saving your work and reloading the page first. A lot of times that will solve the issue! If that doesn't work, you can contact us for support.