WordPress Shortcuts

Learn your useful WordPress shortcuts

Using WordPress or Word? If so you’re probably familiar with a keyboard shortcut or two. Let’s say – Copy? Ctrl+C; Paste? Ctrl+V; Undo? Ctrl+Z and so on. But WordPress, as a powerful and amazing platform, has plenty more shortcuts, in order to make your life easier, and to save time. A lot of time.

As a productivity tool, we have shortcuts for Visual post editor, Plain text editor and Comment moderation screen.

So let’s go – learn your useful WordPress shortcuts:

Keyboard Shortcuts for WordPress Visual Post Editor

Ctrl / Command + B Bold
Ctrl / Command + I Italic
Ctrl / Command + C Copy
Ctrl / Command + V Paste
Ctrl / Command + X Cut
Ctrl / Command + A Select All
Ctrl / Command + Z Undo
Ctrl / Command + Y Redo
Ctrl / Command + 1 H1 Header
Ctrl / Command + 2 H2 Header
Ctrl / Command + 3 H3 Header
Ctrl / Command + 4 H4 Header
Ctrl / Command + 5 H5 Header
Ctrl / Command + 6 H6 Header
Alt + Shift + N Spell Check
Alt + Shift + L Align Left
Alt + Shift + R Align Right
Alt + Shift + C Align Center
Alt + Shift + J Justify Text
Alt + Shift + D Strikethrough
Alt + Shift + U Unordered List
Alt + Shift + A Insert Link
Alt + Shift + O Numeric List
Alt + Shift + S Remove Link
Alt + Shift + Q Quote
Alt + Shift + M Insert Image
Alt + Shift + W Full Screen
Alt + Shift + T Insert “more…” tag
Alt + Shift + P Insert page break tag
Alt + Shift + H Help

I personally don’t find the following shortcuts useful, because it’s very rare that I use these screens, but it’s good to know anyway:

Keyboard Shortcuts for WordPress Plain Text Editor

Ctrl / Command + C Copy
Ctrl / Command + V Paste
Ctrl / Command + X Cut
Ctrl / Command + A Select All
Ctrl / Command + Z Undo
Ctrl / Command + Y Redo
Alt + Shift + P Publish
Alt + Shift + F Fullscreen

Keyboard Shortcuts for WordPress Comment Moderation Screen

J Next comment
K Previous comment
A Approve comment
U Unapprove comment
D Delete Comment
R Reply Comment
Q Quick edit a comment
Z Restore comment from trash
Shift + A Approved Checked comments
Shift + D Delete checked comments
Shift + U Unapprove checked comments
Shift + T Move checked comments to trash
Shift + Z Restore comments from trash

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