80+ Complete List of WordPress Shortcuts You Need to Use – WordPress is the platform most widely used by bloggers and online media, both small, medium and upper class. WordPress from year to year has always made it easy for its users, not only in terms of security but to make it easier for users to operate WordPress is also made very easy. WordPress has many features to speed up the writing process, one of which is the shortcut feature that is provided to make it easier for users as well as saving time.
The shortcut function itself is that if you want to highlight a word or phrase, you no longer need to lift your palm from the keyboard to grab the mouse (or touchpad). For example you will highlight text and move the mouse over the I button and click. It’s a lot of work to just italicize a piece of text. That’s where the Ctrl + I keyboard shortcut combination comes in handy!
WordPress comes with “What I See Is What You Get” (
WISIWYG) Editor (What You See Is What You Get). It is an interactive rich text editor that supports a number of rich text activities – such as text highlighting, bullet points, titles, quote blocks, etc. Maybe you don’t know that combination
Ctrl + K opens the hyperlink dialog box. Enter the URL, and your definition and text on the hyperlink without clicking the mouse.
Activate the Kitchen Sink
The first thing you need to do is start the Visual Editor in WordPress. You can do this by creating each new post or page. I would recommend you don’t edit existing posts / pages as this is for experimental purposes.
You need to take a look at all the formatting tools available by default in your WordPress Visual Editor. To do this, you have to click on the Toogle Toolbar button. This is to show / hide the toolbar, which holds other format buttons.
Click on the button “?”To display the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box.
These shortcuts are for various headings from H1 to H6. You don’t need to choose a sentence. Just place your cursor on the sentence to be highlighted and apply the keyboard shortcut (and just a reminder that if you’re on a Mac, you’ll be using Option + Command instead of Ctrl).
- Heading 1 Ctrl + 1
- Heading 2 Ctrl + 2
- Heading 3 Ctrl + 3
- Heading 4 Ctrl + 4
- Heading 5 Ctrl + 5
- Heading 6 Ctrl + 6
Basic Editor Shortcuts
In this case, you need to select the word or phrase or sentence that will be highlighted.
- Cut Ctrl + X
- Copy Ctrl + C
- Paste Ctrl + V
- Bold Ctrl + B
- Underline (underline) Ctrl + U
- Italicize (italics) Ctrl + I
- Strikethrough (Coret) Alt + Shift + D
- Sellect all (Select All) Ctrl + A
- Undo Ctrl + Z
- Redo Ctrl + Y
Advanced Editor Shortcuts
This is a list of WordPress shortcuts that are really rarely used but that you should also know about and use. because with the shortcuts below, you will really be able to save time in setting the writing format.
Text Align Shortcuts
- Align Left Alt + Shift + L
- Align Center Alt + Shift + C
- Align Right Alt + Shift + R
- Align Right Alt + Shift + J
Link Modifications Shortcuts
- Input link Alt + Shift + A
- Delete Link Alt + Shift + S
5 Awesome Shortcuts you may not have known about:
- Blockquote Alt + Shift + Q
- Add / Remove Code Tags Alt + Shift + X
- Enter Image Alt + Shift + M
- Insert Page Break Tag Alt + Shift + P
- Enter More Tags Alt + Shift + T
Less Used Shortcuts for the Visual Editor
- Enter the Free Noise Mode writing Alt + Shift + W
- Open Spell Checker Alt + Shift + N
- Save Draft: Ctrl + S
- Show / hide the Kitchen Sink Shift + Alt + Z
- Alt + Shift + H Help
Writing Interruption Free Mode
Activating the mode removes all the clutter from the screen with a minimalistic look – a white background with your text floating on the screen. This mode aims to make the author only focus on the content.
This mode also has two different shortcuts:
- Enter / Exit Mode Alt + Shift + W
- Extend the Editor Ctrl + ‘+’ (Just press Ctrl +)
- Narrow the Editor Ctrl + ‘-‘ (Just press Ctrl -)
- Reset to Default Size Ctrl + 0
Comment Moderation Shortcut
For those of you who see lots of comments daily, filtering them can be a tedious task. WordPress understands your concerns. That’s why they have a whole dedicated array of shortcuts for comment moderation. With these shortcuts you can fly through hundreds of comments in no time.
Enable Shortcuts for Comment Moderation
Before we get started with the comment moderation shortcuts, we need to enable “Keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation”. By default this option is disabled for everyone, and must be enabled for each individual.
- Go to WP Dashboard »Users» Your Profile
- Check “Enable Keyboard Shortcut for comment moderations”
- Click Update Profile
Comments Navigation Shortcuts
The first thing you will want to do is navigate through the list of comments.
- Navigate to Comment on K (also called the Comment Up key)
- Navigate to Comment Following J (also called the Comment Down key)
It’s interesting to note that you don’t have to use key combinations to navigate through the list of comments. You can also navigate in the comments page with the navigation keys J and K.This means that if you are in the last comment of the current page and there is another page after this, pressing K, i.e. the Comment Down key will load the next page.
WordPress Shortcut Comments Moderation Action
After you select the comments you want to be moderate (i.e. those highlighted in blue), you can use one of the following shortcuts:
- Approve comments – A.
- Mark comments as spam – S
- Delete comment – D
- Return comment – Z
- Unapprove comments, and put it back in moderation – U
- Reply to comment – R (Hit Esc to cancel reply)
- Enable Quick Edit to edit comments inline – Q
Bulk Comment Moderation Shortcuts
If you have a lot of comments you want to be fast at execution, bulk moderation shortcuts are the solution for you.
- First you need to select a comment. Navigate using J and K, and press X to select the comment you want to moderate.
- You can also bulk select all comments using Shift + X. Then you can undo comments using the X key
The following shortcuts are for bulk moderating selected comments:
- Approve comments – Shift + A
- Mark comments as spam – Shift + S
- Delete comments – Shift + D
- Unapprove comments – Shift + U
- Move comments to Trash – Shift + T
- Returns comments from Trash – Shift + Z