The free Certificate addon for Quiz and Survey Master gives you the option of creating a certificate for users who pass your quizzes or tests; you can customize the title of your certificate, its message, add a background, add a logo and even choose a different font by specifying the font family.
Once you have purchased the addon, you will have access to download the addon. To install, simply upload the addon as a normal WordPress plugin. To do so, go to the Plugins page and click Add New. Then, click Upload. From there, upload the zip file that you downloaded when downloading the addon.
Once the addon has been uploaded, you should now have the plugin QSM – Certificate listed in your list of plugins. Activate that plugin. Once activated, the plugin will create a new tab in the Quizzes/Surveys list labeled Certificate.
Before you can use the Certificate addon, we must first enter in the license key.
Adding Your License Key
Enter your license key from your account into the “Addon License Key” field on the “Certificate” tab of the “Addon Settings”.
Once you have entered your license key, be sure to click “Save Changes” to save the page.
After adding the License Key, you can now use the “Certificate” tab when editing your quizzes or surveys.
There are going to be times when you would like the user to be given a certificate after taking a quiz. To start setting up your certificate, first edit your quiz. Now, navigate to the Certificate tab.
To turn on the certificate feature, set “Enable Certificates For This Quiz?” to yes.
Now, if you want to choose a different Certificate font you need to Upload the Font File to your WordPress Website once done add the attachment ID or add the path of the uploaded font file in the blank field. Or, just go with the default font that is “dejavusans“.
Next, fill in the “Certificate Title” text box. This will be the first line on the certificate.
Now, fill in the “Certificate Content“. This will be the text on the certificate. You can add a line by pushing the enter key. You can use any of the variables in the Allowed Variables section to the left. If needed, refer to our Template Variable system guide.
For adding the logo, simply fill in the “URL To Logo” section with the URL to your logo. The logo must be in JPG, JPEG, PNG, or GIF format.
For adding the background/border, simply fill in the “URL To Background Img” section with the URL to your background. The background must be in JPG, JPEG, PNG, or GIF format.
Don’t forget to click the “Save Settings” Button when you are finished! Once you have your certificate set up, simply add the %CERTIFICATE_LINK% variable to any results page or email. This will then show a link for the user to download/print the certificate.
If needed, you can also create a duplicate certificate after the user has taken a quiz by viewing the users’ results on the Results page. From there, simply go to the Quiz Tools tab and click Create Certificate.
Below is a Sample Certificate:
If you have any trouble implementing the Certificate Addon or have more questions about the process, please fill out a support ticket by going to the WordPress dashboard and selecting ‘help’ in the QSM plugin and our support guru will be able to help you.
Adding Custom Font to Certificate Addon
To add a Custom Font to your certificate you need to first upload the required web font to your WordPress Website.
Make sure the font is of True Type Unicode standard and is with .ttf extension.
Step #1: Upload the Font File to your WordPress Website
- On the WordPress Admin Panel Sidebar goto Media > Media Library > Add New > Select Files.
- Upload the Font File.
- After Uploading the Font File, Click on the Newly Uploaded Font File
- A new window pops up with all the file details, here we need to copy the attachment id of the uploaded font file from the URL as seen in the image above. [example:
* Make sure you have copied just the id number
Step #2: Add the File Path
- After Uploading the File and Copying the attachment id number, Navigate to the Quiz’s Certificate Tab.
- In the Certificates Font Family Field, Paste the copied attachment ID.
- You can also add your custom file path if you have uploaded the font file to some other location within the WordPress website.
- And That’s It, Now make other enhancements and the Certificate will be ready to be used.