In this guide, we will see best useful WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts for Quick Work .
Did you know that there are really useful WordPress keyboard shortcuts that can save you a lot of time? If you want to type faster or become more productive in managing your WordPress site, you should use these shortcuts.
In this article, we are going to share with you 90 most useful WordPress keyboard shortcuts to work faster on your blog. We’ve also updated this guide to add useful keyboard shortcuts to Gutenberg.
WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts for Speed and Efficiency
WordPress is a popular website builder and blogging platform that comes with a robust content editor.
The content editor lets you add various types of content, including text, images, audio, videos, and more. on your website. You can also customize the formatting for each content type.
Many WordPress beginners use their mouse to access these formatting and styling buttons in the editor. With WordPress keyboard shortcuts, you can rest your hands on the keyboard and edit your posts faster.
The best thing about using WordPress shortcuts is that many of your computer and Microsoft Word shortcuts work similarly in the WordPress content editor.
Below are some standard WordPress keyboard shortcuts that you can use to gain speed and efficiency. They work with both the WordPress block editor and the old classic editor.
WordPress keyboard shortcut for Windows users:
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 selected text
Ctrl + k = Convert selected text to link
Alt + Shift + x = Show selected text in monospace font
Alt + Shift + h = Show keyboard shortcuts (Show this help)
WordPress keyboard shortcut for Mac users:
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 your changes
Command + p = Print
Command + u = Underline selected text
Command + k = Convert selected text to link
Option + Control + x = Show selected text in monospaced font
Option + Control + h = Show keyboard shortcuts (Show this help)
When working in your WordPress page/post editor, you can try out these keyboard shortcuts and see how they work.
Before moving on to the next section, we would like to show you how the last shortcut in the list above works. The shortcut Alt + Shift + h ( Option + Ctrl + h for Mac) is actually the most useful shortcut because it shows you all the keyboard shortcuts.
When you are in your WordPress page/post editor, you can use this shortcut to see all available keyboard shortcuts in a pop-up window.
Gutenberg Keyboard Shortcuts for WordPress Block Editor
The new WordPress Gutenberg editor is a completely block-based editor where you use different blocks to create content.
The Block Editor supports all of the standard keyboard shortcuts mentioned earlier, but there are other Gutenberg-specific keyboard shortcuts.
Below are the most useful Gutenberg keyboard shortcuts you can use.
Gutenberg keyboard shortcut for Windows users:
Enter = Add new block
Ctrl + Shift + d = Duplicate selected block(s)
Alt + Shift + z = Delete selected block(s)
Ctrl + Alt + t = Insert new block before selected block(s)
Ctrl + Alt + y = Insert new block after selected block
(s) / = Change block type after adding new paragraph
Esc = Clear selection
Ctrl + Shift + z = Redo your last undo
Ctrl + Shift +, = Undo or hide settings bar
Alt + Shift + o = Open block navigation menu
Alt + Shift + n = Navigate to next part of editor
Alt + Shift + p = Navigate to previous part of editor
Alt + F10 = Navigate to nearest toolbar
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + m = Switch between visual editor and code editor
Gutenberg keyboard shortcut for Mac users:
Enter = Add new block
/ = Change block type after adding new paragraph
Command + Shift + d = Duplicate selected block( s)
Control + Option + z = Delete selected block( s)
Command + Option + t = Insert a new block before the selected block(s).
Command + Option + y = Insert new block after selected block(
s) Esc = Clear selection
Command + Shift + z = Redo your last undo
Command + Shift +, = Show or hide settings bar
Option + Control + o = Open block navigation menu
Option + Control + n = Navigate to next part of editor
Option + Control + p = Navigate to previous part of editor
fn + Option + F10 = Navigate to nearest toolbar
Command + Option + Shift + m = Switch between visual editor and text editor coded
Keyboard shortcuts for the classic WordPress editor
If you’re still using the classic WordPress editor, you’re actually missing out on a lot of cool new features and a faster writing experience. We recommend updating WordPress to the latest version or simply disabling the classic editor plugin.
However, if you need to use the old classic editor, you can take advantage of these keyboard shortcuts.
The classic WordPress editor supports all the standard WordPress keyboard shortcuts mentioned at the top of this article, as well as some other shortcuts given below.
Classic keyboard shortcut for Windows:
Ctrl + y = Redo
Alt + Shift + [number] = Insert title sizes, e.g. Alt + Shift + 1 =<h1> , Alt + Shift + 2 =<h2> .
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 = List unordered
Alt + Shift + a = Insert link
Alt + Shift + o = Number list
Alt + Shift + s = Remove link
Alt + Shift + q = Quote
Alt + Shift + m = Insert image
Alt + Shift + t = Insert more tag
Alt + Shift + p = Insert page break tag
Alt+Shift+w = Fullscreen distraction-free writing mode in visual editor mode
Alt+Shift+f = Fullscreen distraction-free writing mode in fullscreen mode
Classic keyboard shortcut for Mac users:
Command + y = Redo
Command + Option + [number] = Insert title sizes, e.g. Alt + Shift + 1 = h1, Alt + Shift + 2 = h2
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 = Insert Link
Command+Option+ o = Numerical list
Order + Option + s = Remove link
Order + Option + q = Quote
Order + Option + m = Insert image
Order + Option + t = Insert more tag
Command + Option + p = Insert page break tag
Command + Option + w = Fullscreen distraction-free writing mode in visual editor mode
Command + Option + f = Fullscreen distraction-free writing mode in plain text mode
WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts for Comments Screen
If you receive a lot of comments, you can moderate them quickly using keyboard shortcuts for managing comments. However, these shortcuts are not enabled by default.
To enable these keyboard shortcuts, you need to go to Users » Your Profile and check the Keyboard Shortcuts box .
After that, you need to click on the save profile button and go back to the comments screen in the admin area. The available shortcuts are:
J = Next comment (moves current selection down)
K = Previous comment (moves current selection up)
A = Approve comment
U = Unapproved comment
D = Delete comment
R = Reply to comment
Q = Quick edit a comment
Z = restore the comment from the trash or cancel if you delete a comment
To select multiple comments, press X to check the selected comment and press J or K to move to the next or previous comment. Once you have multiple comments selected, you can use these keyboard shortcuts to perform bulk actions:
Shift + A = Approve checked comments
Shift + D = Delete checked comments
Shift + U = Disapprove selected comments
Shift + T = Move selected comments to trash
Shift + Z = Restore selected comments to trash
These WordPress keyboard shortcuts might take a bit of getting used to, but in the long run they will definitely help you save time and speed up the process.
We hope this article will be helpful for you to learn the most important time-saving keyboard shortcuts in WordPress.