WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts to Select the Text

  • CTRL + A – select all text
  • Shift + Left/Right– select one letter to the right/left
  • CTRL + Shift + Right/Left – select one word to the right/left
  • CTRL + Shift + Up/Down – select one line above/below
  • Shift + Home – select all text until the beginning of the current line
  • Shift + End – select all text until the end of the current line

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts to Select Text

  • Cmd + A – select all text
  • Shift + Left/Right– select one letter to the right/left
  • Cmd + Shift + Right/Left – select one word to the right/left
  • Cmd + Shift + Up/Down – select one line above/below
  • Shift + Home – select all text until the beginning of the current line
  • Shift + End – select all text until the end of the current line

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts to Manipulate Selected Text

  • CTRL + C – Copy the selected text
  • CTRL + X – Cut the selected text
  • CTRL + V – Paste the selected text
  • CTRL + Shift + V – Paste the selected text withoutany formatting
  • CTRL + B – Bold
  • CTRL + I – Italics
  • CTRL + U – Underline
  • CTRL + K – Insert a link
  • ALT + Shift + L – Align left
  • ALT + Shift + R – Align right
  • ALT + Shift + J – Justify
  • ALT + Shift + C – Align center
  • ALT + Shift + D – Apply strikethrough
  • ALT + Shift + A – Another way to insert a link
  • ALT + Shift + O – Starts an ordered list
  • ALT + Shift + U – Starts an unordered list
  • ALT + Shift + S – Removes a link
  • ALT + Shift + Q – Creates a quote
  • ALT + Shift + 2/3/4/5/6 – Applies the appropriate heading tag (<h2>, <h3>, etc.)
  • ALT + Shift + X – Adds a code tag

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts to Manipulate Selected Text

  • Cmd + C – Copy the selected text
  • Cmd + X – Cut the selected text
  • Cmd + V – Paste the selected text
  • Cmd + Shift + V – Paste the selected text withoutany formatting
  • Cmd + B – Bold
  • Cmd + I – Italics
  • Cmd + U – Underline
  • Cmd + K – Insert a link
  • ALT + Shift + L – Align left
  • ALT + Shift + R – Align right
  • ALT + Shift + J – Justify
  • ALT + Shift + C – Align center
  • ALT + Shift + D – Apply strikethrough
  • ALT + Shift + A – Another way to insert a link
  • ALT + Shift + O – Starts an ordered list
  • ALT + Shift + U – Starts an unordered list
  • ALT + Shift + S – Removes a link
  • ALT + Shift + Q – Creates a quote
  • ALT + Shift + 2/3/4/5/6 – Applies the appropriate heading tag (<h2>, <h3>, etc.)
  • ALT + Shift + X – Adds a code tag

WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts for Visual Post Editor

  • Ctrl + b = Bold
  • Ctrl + i = Italic
  • Ctrl + c = Copy
  • Ctrl + v = Paste
  • Ctrl + x = Cut
  • Ctrl + a = Select All
  • Ctrl + z = Undo
  • Ctrl + y = Redo
  • Ctrl + [number] = Insert heading sizes, e.g. CTRL+1 = <h1>, CTRL+2 = <h2>.
  • Alt + Shift + n = Check Spelling

    WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts for Comments Screen

    To enable these keyboard shortcuts you need to go to Users » Your Profile and check Keyboard Shortcuts checkbox. Save your profile and go back to comments screen in the admin area.

    • J = Next comment (moves the current selection down)
    • K = Previous comment (moves the current selection up)
    • A = Approve comment
    • U = Unapprove comment
    • D = Delete comment
    • R = Reply comment
    • Q = Quick edit a comment
    • Z = Restore Comment from Trash or Undo if you Delete a comment

     

    To select multiple comments press X to check the selected comment and press J or K keys to move to the next or previous comment. Once you have selected multiple comments, you can use these keyboard shortcuts to perform bulk actions:

  • Shift + A = Approve checked comments
  • Shift + D = Delete checked comments
  • Shift + U = Unapprove selected comments
  • Shift + T = Move selected comments to trash
  • Shift + Z = Restore selected comments from trash
  • Alt + Shift + l = Align Left
  • Alt + Shift + j = Justify Text
  • Alt + Shift + c = Align Center
  • Alt + Shift + d = Strikethrough
  • Alt + Shift + r = Align Right
  • 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 distraction free writing mode
  • Alt + Shift + t = Insert More Tag
  • Alt + Shift + p = Insert Page Break tag
  • Alt + Shift + h = Rich text editor help

Other Mac WordPress Editor Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Cmd + Z – Undo
  • Cmd + Y – Redo
  • ALT + Shift + M – Opens the Add Mediascreen
  • ALT + Shift + W – Enables Distraction Free Writing mode
  • ALT + Shift + T – Inserts a More tag
  • ALT + Shift + P – Inserts a page break
  • ALT + Shift + H – Opens the help screen
  • ALT + Shift + Z – Expands the WordPress Editor formatting bar
  • Shift + Enter – Move down in the editor one line without inserting a full line break.

 

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