WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts

Full list of Wordpess Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that you can use to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Getting familiar with keyboard shortcuts not only help you get the work done faster, but also more efficient.

Previously I have covered Microsoft Windows, Windows 8.1 and RT, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Ubuntu and Apple Keyboard Shortcuts. This article covers WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts. So let’s get started.

Visual Post Editor

Ctrl+C (Copy)
Ctrl+V (Paste)
Ctrl+X (Cut)
Ctrl+A (Select All)
Ctrl+Z (Undo)
Ctrl+Y (Redo)
Ctrl+B (Bold)
Ctrl+I (Italic)
Ctrl+U (Underline)
Ctrl+K (Insert/Edit link)
Alt+Shift+1 (Insert heading 1)
Alt+Shift+2 (Insert heading 2)
Alt+Shift+3 (Insert heading 3)
Alt+Shift+4 (Insert heading 4)
Alt+Shift+5 (Insert heading 5)
Alt+Shift+6 (Insert heading 6)
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/Edit link)
Alt+Shift+O (Numeric List)
Alt+Shift+S (Remove link)
Alt+Shift+Q (Quote)
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 (Rich text editor help)
Alt+Shift+X (Add/remove code tag)
Alt+Shift+L (Align Text Left)
Alt+Shift+C (Align Text Center)
Alt+Shift+R (Align Text Right)
Alt+Shift+J (Justify Text)
Alt+F8 (Image toolbar – when an image is selected)
Alt+F9 (Editor menu – when enabled)
Alt+F10 (Editor toolbar)
Alt+F11 (Elements path)
Shift+Enter (single line spacing)
Enter (Double line spacing)

Plain Text Post Editor

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)


Note: To enable these keyboard shortcuts you need to go to Users\Your Profile and check Keyboard Shortcuts check box.

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)
S (Mark the comment as spam)
Z (Restore Comment from Trash or Undo if you Delete a comment)
X (selects the current comment, used with bulk moderation)
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)
Shift+X (reverses the selection)

Please leave your comments below with your favourite shortcuts or share the one you use and not listed above so I can check them out and possibly add them to this article.


Experienced IT Consultant working and living in the UK. In early years he was born and raised up in Greece and been to the UK since studies. He is passionate with technology, gadgets and computers, he really likes the internet and IT in general.

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