50 Time Saving WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts

50 Time Saving WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts

If you are a WordPress developer or writer that usually spends more than 10 hours per day on WordPress, the moment that annoys you is probably when you need to move your hand away from the keyboard to use your mouse. Even it can be done within 1 second, you would feel it’s still wasting your time as you can be doing this for the entire day!

Today we are excited to share some useful keyboard shortcuts in this blog post and help you speed up your workflow by at least 10%!

Let’s begin with some basic and commonly used shortcuts as seen below.

WindowMac
BoldCTRL + BCommand + B
ItalicCTRL + ICommand+ I
CopyCTRL + CCommand + C
PasteCTRL + VCommand + V
CutCTRL + XCommand + X
Select AllCTRL + ACommand + A
UndoCTRL + ZCommand + Z
RedoCTRL + YCommand + Y

 

Keyboard Shortcuts to Select Text

WindowMac
Select all textCTRL + ACommand + A
Select one letter to the right/leftShift + Left/RightShift + Left/Right
Select one word to the right/leftCTRL + Shift + Right/LeftCommand + Shift + Right/Left
Select one line above/belowCTRL + Shift + Up/DownCommand + Shift + Up/Down
Select all text until the beginning of the current lineShift + HomeShift + Home
Select all text until the end of the current lineShift + EndShift + End

 

Keyboard Shortcuts for Content Editing

WindowMac
Insert heading sizes, e.g. CTRL+1 = <h1>, CTRL+2 = <h2>.CTRL + [Number]Command + [Number]
Check SpellingALT + SHIFT + NALT + SHIFT + N
Align LeftALT + SHIFT + LALT + SHIFT + L
Justify TextALT + SHIFT + JALT + SHIFT + J
Align CenterALT + SHIFT + CALT + SHIFT + C
StrikethroughALT + SHIFT + DALT + SHIFT + D
Align RightALT + SHIFT + RALT + SHIFT + R
Unordered ListALT + SHIFT + UALT + SHIFT + U
Insert linkALT + SHIFT + AALT + SHIFT + A
Numeric ListALT + SHIFT + OALT + SHIFT + O
Remove linkALT + SHIFT + SALT + SHIFT + S
QuoteALT + SHIFT + QALT + SHIFT + Q
Insert MediaALT + SHIFT + MALT + SHIFT + M
Full screen distraction free writing modeALT + SHIFT + WALT + SHIFT + W
Insert More TagALT + SHIFT + TALT + SHIFT + T
Insert Page Break tagALT + SHIFT + PALT + SHIFT + P
Rich text editor helpALT + SHIFT + HALT + SHIFT + H

 

Keyboard Shortcuts for Comment Screen

The keyboard shortcuts for moderating comments were introduced in WordPress 2.7. You’ll find these shortcuts extremely useful as they help you to save a lot of time. However, this is not activated by default, so you will have to do it manually in Settings as seen below.

wordpress keyboard shortcuts

  • J = Select comment or move down
  • K = Select comment or move up
  • A = Approve
  • S = Mark as spam
  • D = Delete
  • Z = Restore deleted comment from trash
  • U = Unapprove and move comment back to moderation
  • R = Reply inline
  • Q = Quick edit inline
  • E = Navigate to edit screen
  • X = Select comment for bulk action when it is highlighted or select all comments
  • SHIFT + X = Toggle select or deselect comments
  • SHIFT + A = Approve selected comments
  • SHIFT + S = Mark as spam all selected comments
  • SHIFT + D = Delete all selected comments
  • SHIFT + U = Unapprove all selected comments and move back to pending for moderation
  • SHIFT + T = Delete selected comments
  • SHIFT + Z = Restore selected comments from trash

Share this blog post with your friends and make their work easier. They’ll thank you for that!

Do let us know in the comment below if we missed out on any other useful shortcuts.

Cheers!

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