WordPress shortcut key list

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WordPress is a very popular blogsystem tool. It helps people, who don’t know how to program a website, to get a nice page, where they can fill they’re own content inside. It got a clear structure and is working very stable. But if you need to use the blogsoftware, or better CMS – Content Management System, every day, you can get frustrated of clicking here and clicking there.

To help you by your daily work with WordPress we listed here for you the shortcuts which will help you get faster and much more efficient with the online tool WordPress.

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WordPress Shortcuts for the Post Editor

WordPress got a modificated version of the Tiny MCE editor. The Tiny MCE is a rich text editor, which have a look and feel like the well known MS Office. So it gives you the possibility, to format and edit posts with a mouse click. With our shortcuts even the mouse clicks can be saved for another work. If you are a Mac user change the described Ctrl button with the command button from the Mac to edit posts faster than with a mouse.

  • Ctrl + b = Bold
  • Ctrl + i = Italic
  • Ctrl + c = Copy
  • Ctrl + v = Paste
  • Ctrl + x = Cut
  • Ctrl + a = Select All
  • Ctrl + z = Undo
  • Ctrl + y = Redo
  • Ctrl + [number] = Insert heading sizes, e.g. CTRL+1 = <h1>, CTRL+2 = <h2>.
  • 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

WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts for Plain Text Editor

If you like to youse the plain text editor in WordPress some of the shortcuts will not work. All the shortcuts which are working here are can be found here.

  • Ctrl + c = Copy
  • Ctrl + v = Paste
  • Ctrl + x = Cut
  • Ctrl + z = Undo
  • Ctrl + y = Redo
  • Ctrl + p = Print
  • Alt + Shift + p = Publish
  • Alt + Shift + f = Fullscreen distraction free writing

WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts for Comments Screen

Who receives more comments is searching a way to moderate them as fast and easy as possible. This shortcuts will help you.
Attention: This shortcuts are not enabled by default. To activate them go to Users – Your Profile and check the Keyboard shortcuts check box. Now save your changes and this shortcuts will be activated in WordPress.

  • 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

If you whant to select multiple comments press the button X to check the selected comments first and press after that the J or K key to move between the comments. To perform some bulk actions on the selected comments use these keyboard shortcuts:

  • Shift + A = Approve checked comments
  • Shift + D = Delete checked comments
  • Shift + U = Unapprove selected comments
  • Shift + T = Move selected comments to trash
  • Shift + Z = Restore selected comments from trash

 

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