WordPress Certified Editor (WCE) Certification
The most powerful, cloud-based web builder! WordPress is able to solve many of the problems businesses face online. It’s a safe bet that serious skills in WordPress can translate into a lucrative career opportunity. There is a high demand for skilled freelancers, contractors, and direct hires. WordPress developers make an average of $57,778 per year, according to Indeed.
The attainment of the WCE certification proves the competency of the candidate at an industry standard-level and the readiness to enter the job market. Hiring managers can use this certification as a means of justifying the recruitment, as well as an index for the placement of a job seeker in a job.
- Stand out from the crowd and meet the requirements of a job application.
- Improve your CV or freelance portfolio.
- Test your knowledge to see how good you are.
- Learn new skills and increase your earnings.
- Gain trust and creditability.
Number of questions: 35
Time limit: 45 minutes
Passing score: 75%
Format: 100% In-App
The examination procedure
Each student will have his/her own WordPress installation (depending on the test they are taking).
The students will have to answer all the question within the given timeframe.
They are free to ignore as many questions as they want. They will have the option to answer the ignored questions at the end of the test (within the 45 minutes timeframe).
All unanswered questions will be marked as incorrect. When the test finishes the result of the examination is sent to KP’s server for storing. If the examinées enter their credential again, they will be able to see the results for each of their vouchers.
Exam Objective Domains
The purpose of this exam is to assess a candidate’s proficiency in using WordPress, particularly in creating and editing posts and pages on real websites. Candidates are expected to have a strong foundation in managing Posts, Pages, Comments, and the Media Library, as well as using the post and page builder and editing the CSS and HTML code of posts or pages.
Candidates are required to have at least 150 hours of combined instruction and hands-on experience with using WordPress before taking the exam. Achieving the certification demonstrates the candidate’s competency at an industry-standard level, indicating that they are ready to enter the job market. The certification can also serve as a valuable tool for hiring managers when evaluating job applicants, helping to justify their hiring decisions and determine the candidate’s placement within a company.
WordPress Version: 6.0
Unit 1 – Introduction to WordPress
- Explore the history and evolution of WordPress, including its origin as a blogging platform and its growth into a full-featured content management system.
- Define the basic concepts and terminology of WordPress, such as pages, posts, categories, tags, themes, plugins, and widgets.
- Differentiate between WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress, including their features, limitations, and pricing.
- Navigate the WordPress Dashboard, including the main menu, the toolbar, and the admin bar.
- Understand the structure of a WordPress website, including the hierarchy of pages, menus, and widgets.
- Understand the importance of backups, security, and updates in WordPress, and use best practices to maintain a healthy and secure website.
- Find and use WordPress resources, such as the official WordPress.org website, the Codex, the support forums, and the community of developers and users.
Unit 2 – Manage Categories and Tags
- Create categories and tags with appropriate names, descriptions, and slugs
- Assign categories and tags to posts and pages
- Modify the properties of categories and tags, such as the name, description, and slug
- Delete unnecessary categories and tags while preserving the posts or pages associated with them
- Understand the difference between categories and tags and when to use each one in organizing content
- Use categories and tags to create a navigable and user-friendly website structure.
Unit 3 – Manage Posts
- Create a new post: Compose a new post, set a title, format text, add media, and configure post settings. Save as draft, preview, and publish a post. Schedule the publication of the post for a future date and time.
- Edit and Quick Edit an existing post: Modify a published post by changing the title, content, categories, tags, author, visibility, publish date, position, featured image, excerpt, comments visibility, and other document properties. Use the Quick Edit option to update specific fields without opening the full post editor.
- Move a post to trash: Delete a post and move it to the trash. Remove deleted posts permanently or restore them if necessary.
- Unpublish a post: Unpublish a post temporarily by reverting it to a draft status or scheduling it to be published at a later date.
- Perform bulk actions on posts: Select multiple posts and perform bulk actions such as editing the status, moving to trash, and applying categories or tags.
- Use the search box or filters to find a post: Locate specific posts using the search box or filtering options based on date, author, category, or tag.
- Modify various post document properties: Edit the post’s document properties such as category, tags, author, visibility, publish date, position, featured image, excerpt, comments visibility, and more.
Unit 4 – Manage Pages
- Create a new page, save it as a draft, publish it and schedule the publication of the page
- Edit and Quick edit an existing page, move a page to trash, remove deleted pages, unpublish a page, and perform bulk actions on pages
- Use the search box or filters to find a page, understand the difference between pages and posts and recognize pages used by Themes or Plugins
- Modify various page document properties such as author, visibility, publish date, featured image, comments visibility, page attributes, and page templates
- Add and edit content on a page, including images, videos, links, and tables
- Use the visual editor and the text editor to format and style page content, and understand the difference between visual and text editor
- Create and manage page hierarchies and parent pages
- Use custom page templates, and recognize the importance of child themes in overriding templates
- Manage comments and trackbacks on a page, including approving, editing, and deleting comments and trackbacks.
Unit 5 – Using the Post and Page Builder
- Understand the purpose and functionality of the Post and Page Builder in WordPress
- Identify and use various types of blocks available in the Post and Page Builder
- Insert, modify, and remove blocks in a post or page
- Use the formatting options and settings available for each type of block
- Use the Block Editor Toolbar to manipulate blocks and access block settings
- Use the Global Block Styles options to customize the appearance of blocks across the website
- Understand and use reusable blocks to save time and effort when creating new posts and pages
- Use the Embed block to display external content from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and other sources
- Use the Shortcode block to insert custom code and functionality into a post or page
- Use various block patterns to quickly create commonly used layouts and structures
- Understand and use the Group and Columns blocks to organize and display content in a structured way
- Use the Media & Text block to add media and text content side-by-side
- Use various blocks to add dynamic content to posts and pages, such as archives, calendars, categories, latest comments, latest posts, RSS feeds, search boxes, social icons, and tag clouds
Unit 6 – Comments
- Understand the importance of managing comments and the impact of comment moderation on a website’s reputation and user engagement.
- Post a comment and reply to an existing comment.
- Approve, unapprove, and mark comments as spam.
- Edit, delete, and reply to comments from the WordPress Dashboard.
- Search and filter comments based on author, date, status, and other criteria.
- Perform bulk actions on comments, such as approving, deleting, or marking as spam.
Unit 7 – Manage Media Library
- Understand the purpose and function of the Media Library in WordPress
- Upload and add media files to the Media Library
- Use media files in posts and pages
- Recognize the difference between pixel sizes and compression of media, and the importance of resizing and compressing media before uploading to optimize performance and loading times
- Modify attributes of media in the Media Library such as title, description, caption, alt text, and metadata
- Resize, crop, rotate, and flip images in the Media Library to adjust them to the desired format and size
- Organize media files by using folders, tags, and categories in the Media Library
- Use filters or the search box to search for media files in the Media Library
- Remove or delete media files from the Media Library and understand the implications of removing media files from published posts or pages.
Unit 8 – Advanced Editing in WordPress
- Understand the importance of proper document structure, grammar, spelling, and post length management.
- Comply with web standards for accessibility.
- Identify different types of licenses and copyrighted content and select the appropriate license for media.
- Recognize the risks of plagiarism and learn how to avoid it.
- Understand the importance of permalinks, shortcodes, CSS and HTML code in pages and posts.
- Edit the HTML code of posts or pages to customize their functionality or appearance.
- Edit the CSS code of posts or pages to customize their appearance.
- Understand the concept and guidelines of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), including the use of tags and social media for promoting posts.
- Recognize and troubleshoot common WordPress server, media, and plugin errors.
Unit 9 – Profile and Screen Options
- Edit your user profile: Learn how to update your personal information, including your username, password, email, and other settings
- Reset your password: Understand how to reset your password if you forget it, including using the email or username associated with your account
- Modify dashboard options: Customize your WordPress dashboard to show the features and information that are most relevant to you, including the welcome panel, quick draft, and activity panel
- Modify posts screen options: Customize the appearance and functionality of the posts screen, including which columns to display, how many items to show per page, and which filters to use
- Modify pages screen options: Customize the appearance and functionality of the pages screen, including which columns to display, how many items to show per page, and which filters to use
- Modify categories screen options: Customize the appearance and functionality of the categories screen, including which columns to display, how many items to show per page, and which filters to use
- Modify tags screen options: Customize the appearance and functionality of the tags screen, including which columns to display, how many items to show per page, and which filters to use
- Modify comments screen options: Customize the appearance and functionality of the comments screen, including which columns to display, how many items to show per page, and which filters to use.
How to take the WCE Exam
If you’re ready to get WordPress certified, all you need to do is follow the steps below:
- register on Knowledge Pillars and create your account,
- buy your exam voucher from the Knowledge Pillars webshop,
- you will receive email instructions on how and where to take the exam, be sure to check your email SPAM and add Knowledge Pillars to your email contact list.
Once you have passed your WCE exam, you will get a confirmation email from Knowledge Pillars notifying you of when you will get your digital transcript and paper certificate.
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The minimum system requirements are:
- Operating system: Windows 7/8/10 OS, MacOS X 10.0x or newer, Linux OS
- Minimum RAM: 1GB or more depending on the Operating System
- Minimum processor: 1.0 Ghz or more depending on the operating system and the architecture
- A color monitor with minimum display resolution: 1366px by 768px
- Internet access
- The latest version of the Chrome browser
- Automatic updates, notifications, other popup windows, and anything that can disrupt the examination process should be disabled
I am a Marketing Specialist, also very skilled in WordPress. I often handle and manage content and create powerful pages and messages in the WordPress editing environment. I spend 50% of my time working in WordPress and I have always been concerned about my lack of credentials for this powerful and largely used software.
I’d like to outline or prove my skills in some way so that I may improve my career, increase my value in the market, and chances of getting a higher salary. The Knowledge Pillars WCE certification addresses this need, it offers a new, innovative and powerful means to prove my skills in a practical way by showing concretely my ability to manage, build and edit in a WordPress environment.
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