Uses of WordPress Shortcuts


Everybody who is working from a computer knows that shortcuts are a great way of speeding things up. But, did you know that even WordPress comes with its own keyboard shortcuts? Here are some of the most useful ones.

WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts for Visual Editor

If you are writing a long text, it can be somewhat tiresome to constantly have to search for the options for these things. Luckily, WordPress has useful shortcuts that will help you save a lot of time when working in visual editor.

Ctrl + a = Select All

Ctrl + z = Undo

Ctrl + y = Redo

Ctrl + b = Bold

Ctrl + i = Italic

Ctrl + c = Copy

Ctrl + v = Paste

Ctrl + x = Cut

Ctrl + [number] = Insert heading sizes, e.g. CTRL+1 = <h1>, CTRL+2 = <h2>.

Alt + Shift + n = Check Spelling

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 = Rich text editor help

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

WordPress Shortcuts for the Plain Text Editor

The plain text editor is much simpler than the visual editor, but still, shortcuts can come in very handy for it as well. Here are some of the most useful ones.

Ctrl + c = Copy

Ctrl + v = Paste

Ctrl + x = Cut

Ctrl + z = Undo

Ctrl + y = Redo

Ctrl + p = Print

Alt + Shift + p = Publish

Alt + Shift + f = Full screen

WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts for Comments Screen

Finally, if you have been battling a large number of comments recently, these shortcuts can be of great aid to you.

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 or Undo if you Delete a comment

You probably won’t remember all of these, but if you do retain a few of them in your mind, you can find great use of them. Shortcuts are meant to make our lives easier, and they can definitely do that, if you use them in the right way. Try remembering as much as you can of them, and in the future, you will find yourself cutting down the time it takes for you to perform a certain action in WordPress.