WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know

Whatever makes the work easier is worth knowing about. For bloggers and website owners that use WordPress, a way to make the writing process more efficient is using keyboard shortcuts.

Before keyboard shortcuts can be useful to you, you need to know what options you have. WordPress offers a wide array of shortcuts that can help to improve your productivity when using the platform. Here are some of the main ones:

WordPress Gutenberg Editor Keyboard Shortcuts

The way Gutenberg editor was designed is to make using WordPress more intuitive on the whole. The editor includes a list of keyboard shortcuts to help you work smarter rather than harder.

Here are some of the main ones:
See all the keyboard shortcuts: Shift + Alt + H (PC) or Control + Option + H (Mac)
To see all the WordPress keyboard shortcuts in the Gutenberg editor, enter Shift + Alt + H (PC) or Control + Option + H (Mac)

Add a new content block: Enter + /
The Gutenberg editor works with blocks. Each section or item you want to add to the page, you start by adding the right type of block. This keyboard shortcut makes it easier to pull up your options for a new block.

Switch between the visual editor and the code editor: Control + Shift + Alt + M (PC) or Command + Shift + Option + M (Mac)

Open the list view in WordPress: Control + Alt + O (PC) orControl + Option + O (Mac)
Move to the next part of the editor: Alt + Shift + N (PC) or Option + Control + N (Mac)

Navigate to the previous part of the editor: Alt + Shift+ P (PC) or Option + Control + P (Mac)

Navigate to the nearest toolbar: Alt + F10 (PC) or fn + Option + F10 (Mac)

Save your changes: Control + S (PC) or Command + S (Mac)

Undo your last changes: Control + Z (PC) or Command + Z (Mac)

Select all: Control + A (PC) or Command + A (Mac)
Copy a block: Control + Shift + D (PC) or Command + Shift + D (Mac)
Remove a block: Alt + Shift + Z (PC) or Control + Option + Z (Mac)

Gutenberg Formatting Keyboard Shortcuts for WordPress

These shortcuts can make it easier to make formatting changes to text:

Make text bold: Control + B (PC) or Command + B (Mac)
Make text italic: Control + I (PC) or Command + I (Mac)
Underline text: Control + U (PC) or Command + U (Mac)
Hyperlink text: Control + K (PC) or Command + K (Mac)

General Keyboard Shortcuts that Work in WordPress:
Copy: Control + C (PC) or Command + C (Mac)
Paste: Control + V (PC) or Command + V (Mac)
Cut: Control + X (PC) or Command + X (Mac)
Undo: Control + Z (PC) or Command + X (Mac)

WordPress Classic Editor Keyboard Shortcuts:

Changing Your Heading

Heading 1: Control + 1 (PC) or Command + 1 (Mac)
Heading 2: Control + 2 (PC) or Command + 2 (Mac)
Heading 3: Control + 3 (PC) or Command + 3 (Mac)
Heading 4: Control + 4 (PC) or Command + 4 (Mac)
Heading 5: Control + 5 (PC) or Command + 5 (Mac)
Heading 6: Control + 6 (PC) or Command + 6 (Mac)

Aligning Your Text

Align left: Alt + Shift + L (PC) or Command + Option + L (Mac)
Align right: Alt + Shift + R (PC) or Command + Option + R (Mac)
Align center: Alt + Shift + C (PC) or Command + Option + C (Mac)
Justify your text: Alt + Shift + J (PC) or Command + Option + J (Mac)

Changing Your Links
Insert a link: Alt + Shift + A (PC) or Command + Option + A (Mac)
Delete a link: Alt + Shift + S (PC) or Command + Option + S (Mac)

Media and Element Modification:
Insert an image: Alt + Shift + M (PC) or Command + Option + M (Mac)
Insert blockquotes: Alt + Shift + Q (PC) or Command + Option + Q (Mac)
Insert the more tag: Alt + Shift + T (PC) or Command + Option + T (Mac)
Insert a page break: Alt + Shift + P (PC) or Command + Option + P (Mac)
Spell check your text: Alt + Shift + N (PC) or Command + Option + N (Mac)

Work Distraction-Free
Turn on/off the distraction free mode: Alt + Shift + W (PC) or Command + Option + W (Mac)

WordPress Comment Moderation Shortcuts:

Approve comment: A
Delete comment: D
Mark comment as spam: S
Restore a comment: Z
Unapprove a comment: U
Reply to comment: R
Turn on quick edit on a comment: Q
Bulk Comment Moderation Shortcuts.

To select the comments you want to manage just use the J and K keys to find your comment. If you want to select every comment then use the Shift+X command. With your desired comments selected you can do the following:

Approve comments: Shift + A
Delete comments: Shift + D
Mark as spam: Shift + S
Unapprove comments: Shift + U
Move comments to trash: Shift + T
Bring comments back from trash: Shift + Z

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