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wordpress hot keys

With hotkeys, text editing becomes faster and more efficient. Beyond copying and pasting, you can bold, underline, italicize, justify, and align text as you see fit.

For Windows and Linux users, use Ctrl + letter or Alt + Shift + letter to implement the appropriate hotkey. Mac users will use Command + letter or Shift + Option + letter instead.

  • Ctrl + c = Copy
  • Ctrl + v = Paste
  • Ctrl + a = Select All
  • Ctrl + x = Cut
  • Ctrl + z = Undo
  • Ctrl + y = Redo
  • Ctrl + b = Bold
  • Ctrl + i = Italic
  • Ctrl + u = Underline
  • Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 = Heading tag/size, e.g. Ctrl+1 = h1 tag, Ctrl+2 = h2 tag, etc.
  • Ctrl + 9 = Address
  • Ctrl + End = Go to end of document
  • Ctrl + Home = Go to top of document
  • Alt + Shift + n = Check Spelling
  • 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 (Bullets)
  • Alt + Shift + o = Ordered List (Numbers)
  • Alt + Shift + a = Insert Link
  • Alt + Shift + s = Remove Link
  • Alt + Shift + q = Blockquote
  • Alt + Shift + m = Insert Image
  • Alt + Shift + w = Distraction Free Writing Mode
  • Alt + Shift + t = Insert More Tag
  • Alt + Shift + p = Insert Page Break Tag
  • Alt + Shift + h = Help

 

WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts Available From Within The Text Editor

Hotkeys available from within the Plain Text editor, under the Text Tab, are quite limited. Only the following, basic shortcuts are allowed:

  • Ctrl + x = Cut
  • Ctrl + c = Copy
  • Ctrl + v = Paste
  • Ctrl + a = Select All
  • Ctrl + z = Undo
  • Ctrl + y = Redo
  • Ctrl + p = Print
  • Alt + Shift + p = Publish
  • Alt + Shift + f = Full screen Distraction Free Writing Mode

Keyboard WordPress Shortcuts keys in the HTML Editor:

Blockquote: Alt+SHIFT+q

Bold: Alt+SHIFT+b

Code: Alt+SHIFT+c

Insert date & time: Alt+SHIFT+s

Insert Image (IMG) URL: ALT-SHIFT-m

Italics: Alt+SHIFT+i

Line Break: SHIFT+Enter

Link: Alt+SHIFT+a

List Item (li): Alt+SHIFT+l

Ordered List (ol): Alt+SHIFT+o

Publish the Post: Alt+SHIFT+p

Read More: Alt+SHIFT+t

Redo: CTRL+y

Strike through: Alt+SHIFT+d

Undo: CTRL+z

Unordered List (ul): Alt+SHIFT+u

Shortcuts in the Visual Editor:

Address: CTRL+9

Advanced Editor (Kitchen Sink): Alt+SHIFT+z

Align Center: Alt+SHIFT+c

Align Left: Alt+SHIFT+l

Align Right: Alt+SHIFT+r

Edit HTML: Alt+SHIFT+e

Format: CTRL+8

H1 Header: CTRL+1

H2 Header: CTRL+2

H3 Header: CTRL+3

H4 Header: CTRL+4

H5 Header: CTRL+5

H6 Header: CTRL+6

Paragraph: CTRL+7

 

WordPress Shortcut keys for Comment Editing :

To enable keyboard shortcuts for WordPress Comment Editing go to  Administration > Users > Your Profile and Check the Keyboard shortcuts Check box to enable it.

For comment action use the following shortcuts

  • Press A to approve the selected comment.
  • Press S to mark as spam comment.
  • Press D to Delete the selected comment
  • Press Z to restore the trashed comment.

 

Write faster without using mouse using these WordPress Editor shortcut keys.Use Ctrl+Letter for Windows and Linux and Command + Letter for  Macintosh

Ctrl+Letter Shortcut Keys:

CTRL + U        – Underlines the selected Text

CTRL + B        –  Bold   (Alt+Shift+B also works)

CTRL + I         – Italic (Alt+Shift+I also works)

CTRL + 1        –  Heading 1

CTRL + 2        –  Heading 2

CTRL + 3        –  Heading 3

CTRL + 4        – Heading 4

CTRL + 5        –  Heading 5

CTRL + 6        –  Heading 6

CTRL + 9        –  Address

CTRL +Z         –  Undo

CTRL +Y        –  Redo

CTRL +A        –   Selects all the text

CTRL +C        –  Copies the Selected text

 

CTRL +X        –  Cuts the Selected text

CTRL +V       –  Pastes the copied text

Alt + Shift + letter Shortcuts:

Alt+Shift+ N      –  Check Spelling

Alt+Shift+ E      –  Switches to HTML mode

Alt+Shift+ P      –  Insert Page Break tag

Alt+Shift+ M     –  Insert Image

Alt+Shift+ H      –  Help

 

Text Alignment:

Alt+Shift+ L        –  Align Text Left

Alt+Shift+ C       –  Align Text Center

Alt+Shift+ R       –  Align Text Right

Alt+Shift+ J       –   Justify Text

Linking:

Alt+Shift+ A       –  Insert or Edit Link

Alt+Shift+ S        –  Unlink or Remove Link

Alt +                        – Wider (Widens the Editor window)

Alt  –                        – Narrower(Shrinks the Editor window)

Alt 0                        – Default Width

 

Text Decoration:

Alt+Shift+ B      –  Makes the selected text Bold

Alt+Shift+ I        –   Makes the selected text Italic

Alt+Shift+ D       –   Strike through outdated links and information.

Alt+Shift+ U      –   Makes an Unordered List

 

Alt+Shift+ O      –   Makes an Ordered List

Alt+Shift+ Q      –  Blockquote

 

  • Alt + Shift + n = Check Spelling
  • 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

 

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