The most powerful, cloud-based web builder!

WordPress is the most used opensource web and content system management. Statistics say that over 35% of websites are built with WP, making it a total of 455,000,000 websites are using WordPress right now.
An average of 160,000,000 users is either editing or managing web-content through WordPress.

It comes by itself that WordPress is also an incredible Job’s Provider.

According to IndeedWordPress developers make an average of $57,778/year. There are many jobs for WP Professionals, such as Web Developers, Editors, Web Designers, System Integrator, Web Marketing, Content Management and Technical Support Specialists.

Certify to add value

With so many websites built on WordPress and so many people professionally interacting within the WP environment, employers who seek to hire people in this domain can get confused and need, most often, to check on those skills ahead of the big decision.

The WordPress Certified Editor Certification provides with industry recognised credentials to help professionals increasing their chance to get hired and/or to get a higher salary.

WCE – Unique Credentials for unique skills

WordPress Certified Editor (WCE) is the only available certification, allowing candidates to get relevant industry credentials on their WordPress editing skills.

Like other certifications developed and distributed by Knowledge Pillars, WCE has the peculiarity to provide with a real live environment (Live In the Application), where candidates have to correctly perform tasks and complete projects, in order to pass the exam and gain their certification.

about wordpress

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database.

WordPress was originally created as a blog-publishing system but has evolved to support other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, membership sites, learning management systems (LMS) and online stores.

WordPress is one of the most popular content management system solutions in use.

WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, American developer Matt Mullenweg and English developer Mike Little.

 

According to W3techs, WordPress has 61.8% of the CMS market share — more than all other systems (eg, Drupal, Joomla) combined.

Considering that the number of total active websites is estimated at over 1.3 billion according to a survey published by Netcraft, that means that around 455,000,000 websites are using WordPress right now.

WordPress 5.3 Has Been Downloaded Over 7 Million Times.

The latest version of WordPress (5.3) is written in 52 languages, which includes the 12 most popular languages of the world: Chinese, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, French, Spanish, Urdu, Russian, Bengali, German, and Japanese. WordPress makes it easy to translate a website into a different language. Currently, the English language version of WordPress is at the top of the list with 71% of WordPress blogs. Next is Spanish (4.7%), Indonesian (2.4%), and Portugese (2.3%

Some of the most successful companies in the world prefer WordPress as their CMS, including: TED, NBC, CNN, TechCrunch, People magazine, the NFL, Best Buy, CBS Radio, and UPS. These are just a few of the Fortune 500 companies powered by WordPress.

WordPress gets 20 billion page views per month!

 

There is a high demand for skilled freelancers, contractors, and direct hires. WordPress developers make an average of $57,778 per yearaccording to Indeed.

There are a number of jobs for a WordPress professional including:

  • Writer/Editor
  • Web Developer
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Content Management

To get an idea of what people charge for WordPress services, you can visit the Envato Market’s WordPress section, or check out the WordPress freelancers at Upwork.

About WCE Certification

Candidates for this exam are seeking to demonstrate competency in the correct application of principle features of WordPress by creating and editing posts and pages in real WordPress websites. Candidates are expected to have a firm background related to managing Posts, Pages, Comments and the Media Library, as well as using the post and page builder and editing the HTML code of posts or pages.

Prior to taking the exam, a candidate is expected to have approximately a total of 150 hours of combined instruction and hands-on experience with using WordPress. The attainment of the 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 about the placement of a job seeker in a job. 

WordPress Version: 5.5

Objective Domains

  1.  Manage Categories and Tags

    • Know how to create, modify and remove categories
    • Know how to create, modify and remove tags
  2. Manage Posts

    • Know how to create a new post, save it as draft, publish it and schedule the publication of the post
    • Edit and Quick edit an existing post, move a post to trash, remove deleted posts, unpublish a post and perform bulk actions on posts
    • Use the search box or filters to find a post
    • Modify various post document properties such as category, tags, author, visibility, publish date, position, featured image, excerpt, comments visibility
  3. Manage Pages

    • Know how to create a new page, save it as 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
  4. Using the Post and Page Builder

    • Use the following blocks in your posts and pages:
      Paragraph, Heading, List, Quote, Image, Gallery, Cover, File, Audio and Video blocks
    • Use the following blocks in your posts and pages:
      Classic, Code, Preformatted, Pullquote, Verse and Table blocks
    • Use the following blocks in your posts and pages:
      Page Break, Buttons, Columns, Group, Media & Text, More, Separator and Spacer blocks
    • Use the following blocks in your posts and pages:
      Shortcode, Archives, Calendar, Categories, Latest Comments, Latest Posts, RSS and Search, Social Icons and Tag Cloud blocks
    • Use the following blocks in your posts and pages:
      YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and other embed blocks
  5. Comments

    • Post a comment or reply to an existing comment
    • Edit, approve, unapproved, remove a comment or mark it as spam. Search for a comment or perform bulk actions on them
  6. Manage Media Library

    • Recognize the difference between pixel sizes and compressions, the need to resize and compress media before uploading and the need for mobile friendly media
    • Upload, remove and modify attributes of media in the media library. Insert them to post or pages
    • Resize, crop, rotate and flip images in the Media Library
    • Search for files in the Media library using filters or the search box
  7. Advanced Editing in WordPress

    • Understand the importance of proper document structure and spelling and the importance of managing the size of your paragraphs and posts. Comply to web standards for accessibility
    • Recognize different types of licenses and copyrighted content. Decide for the proper license for your media and understand the dangers of plagiarism and how to avoid it
    • Understand the importance of Permalinks and Shortcodes and modify the HTML code of pages and posts
    • Understand the importance and meaning of SEO and recognize its guidelines. Use tags in your posts and understand the importance of using social media for promoting your posts
    • Recognize WordPress Server, Media and Plugin errors
  8. Profile and Screen Options

    • Edit your Profile and reset your password
    • Modify the dashboard, posts, pages, categories, tags, comments screens options

how to take a wce exam

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
  • Access to the internet
  • One of the following browsers installed (according to wordpress.org):
    • Last 2 Chrome or Firefox or Safari or Edge or Opera versions.
    • Internet Explorer >= 11
  • Whitelist the domains *.????.??? and *.?????.???
  • Full access through ports 80 (http), 443 (https)
  • Http redirects permitted
  • Automatic updates, notifications, other popup windows and anything that can disrupt the examination process should be disabled

Number of questions: 35

Time limit: 45 minutes

Passing score: 75%

Format: Linear and In-App 

The examination procedure

  1. Each student will have his/her own WordPress installation (depending on the test they are taking).
  2. The students will have to answer all the question within the given timeframe.
  3. 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).
  4. All unanswered questions will be marked as incorrect.
  5. When the test finishes the result of the examination is sent to KP’s server for storing.
  6. If the examinées enter their credential again, they will be able to see the results for each of their vouchers.

 

how to take a WCE exam

Coming Soon: Please note the WCE Certification will be available by end of October 2020.

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,
  • we will send you next steps instructions on how and where to take the exam.

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. 

Please check further on our Exam Policies. 

IMPORTANT: KP Certifications are also available through remote proctoring, to allow all our candidates to take exams in safety, during the COVID-19 emergency. Please contact our support for more information: support@knowledge-pillars.com