WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts To Help You Create Blog Posts Faster

Posted by TotalDC

If you spent some time blogging, you already know that this could be really time-consuming. But did you know that WordPress has many really useful keyboard shortcuts that will make creating posts easier, faster and more productive. Here is list of WordPress shortcuts that could save your precious time while creating blog posts.

List Of WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows And Mac

The shortcuts you will see below works with old classic editor and new WordPress block editor.

WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows

  • Ctrl + C – Copy
  • Ctrl + V – Paste
  • Ctrl + B – Bold
  • Ctrl + I – Italic
  • Ctrl + X – Cut
  • Ctrl + A – Select All
  • Ctrl + Z – Undo
  • Ctrl + S – Save your changes
  • Ctrl + P – Print
  • Ctrl + U – Underline the chosen text
  • Ctrl + K – Convert the chosen text into a link
  • Alt + Shift + X – Display the chosen text in a monospaced font
  • Alt + Shift + H – Display keyboard shortcuts

WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts For Mac

  • Command + C – Copy
  • Command + V – Paste
  • Command + B – Bold
  • Command + I – Italic
  • Command + X – Cut
  • Command + A – Select All
  • Command + Z – Undo
  • Command + S – Save the changes
  • Command + P – Print
  • Command + U – Underline the chosen text
  • Command + K – Convert the chosen text in the link
  • Option + Control + X – Will display the chosen text in a monospaced font
  • Option + Control + H – Will display keyboard shortcuts

List Of Gutenberg Keyboard Shortcuts

The shortcuts mentioned above are supported in Gutenberg editor, but Gutenberg editor has some specific keyboard shortcuts. Let’s take a look.

Gutenberg Keyboard Shortcut For Windows

  • Enter – Add a new block
  • Ctrl + Shift + D – repeat the chosen blocks
  • Alt + Shift + Z – Remove the chosen blocks
  • Ctrl + Alt + T – Enter a new block before the chosen blocks
  • Ctrl + Alt + Y – Enter a new block after the chosen blocks
  • / – Change the block type after adding a new paragraph
  • Esc – Clear selection
  • Ctrl + Shift + Z – Redo your last undo
  • Ctrl + Shift + , – Display or hide the settings bar
  • Alt + Shift + O – Open the block navigation menu
  • Alt + Shift + N – Direct to the next part of the editor
  • Alt + Shift + P – Direct to the recent part of the editor
  • Alt + F10 – Direct to the nearest toolbar
  • Ctrl + Shift + Alt + M – Shift between Visual Editor and Code Editor

Gutenberg Keyboard Shortcut For Mac

  • Enter – Add a new block
  • / – Change the block type after adding a new paragraph
  • Command + Shift + D – repeat the chosen block(s)
  • Control + Option + Z – Remove the chosen block(s)
  • Command + Option + T – Enter a new block before the chosen block(s)
  • Command + Option + Y – Enter a new block after the chosen block(s)
  • Esc – Clear selection
  • Command+ Shift + Z – Redo your last undo
  • Command + Shift + , – Will Show or hide the settings bar
  • Option + Control + O – Will open the block navigation menu
  • Option + Control + N – Direct to the next part of the editor
  • Option + Control + P – Direct to the recent part of the editor
  • fn + Option + F10 – Direct to the nearest toolbar
  • Command + Option + Shift + M – Shift between Visual and Code Editor

List Of WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts For Classic Editor

If you still prefer to use classic WordPress editor over Gutenberg, here is a list of useful shortcuts for you.

Classic WordPress Editor Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows

  • Ctrl + Y – Redo
  • Alt + Shift + [number] = Heading Sizes
  • 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 – Enter link
  • Alt + Shift + O – Numeric List
  • Alt + Shift + S – Remove link
  • Alt + Shift + Q – Quote
  • Alt + Shift + M – Enter Image
  • Alt + Shift + T – Enter More Tag
  • Alt + Shift + P – Enter Page Break tag
  • Alt + Shift + W – Full screen distraction free writing mode in visual editor mode
  • Alt + Shift + F – Fullscreen distraction free writing in plain text mode

Classic WordPress Editor Keyboard Shortcuts For Mac

  • Command + Y – Redo
  • Command + Option + [number] – Heading sizes
  • Command + Option + L – Align Left
  • Command + Option + J – Justify Text
  • Command + Option + C – Align Center
  • Command + Option + D – Strikethrough
  • Command + Option + R – Align Right
  • Command + Option + U – Unordered List
  • Command + Option + A – Enter link
  • Command + Option + O – Numeric List
  • Command + Option + S – Remove link
  • Command + Option + Q – Quote
  • Command + Option + M – Enter Image
  • Command + Option + T – Enter More Tag
  • Command + Option + P – Enter Page Break tag
  • Command + Option + W – Full page distraction free writing mode in visual editor mode
  • Command + Option + F – Full page distraction free writing in plain text mode

WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts For Comment Screen

If your blog is getting many comments then you may want to look at these shortcuts that definitely will make your life easier. Make note that to use these shortcuts, you have to enable them in settings in your WordPress dashboard.

  • 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

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