WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts 2015

Do you know that WordPress has its own keyboard shortcuts?

Speed up your post formatting with these useful WordPress keyboard shortcuts, keyboard shortcuts are nothing new. In fact, you most likely use all these Keyboard shortcuts daily. In this article, we’ll share useful WordPress keyboard shortcuts that may help speed up the process.

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Letter        Action

Ctrl+c          Copy

Ctrl+x          Cut

Ctrl+v          Paste

Ctrl+a          Select all

Ctrl+z          Undo

Ctrl+y          Redo

Ctrl+b          Bolt

Ctrl+i          Italic

Ctrl+u          Underline

Ctrl+k          Insert/edit link


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Letter                     Action

Shift + Alt +1         Heading 1

Shift + Alt +2         Heading 2

Shift + Alt +3         Heading 3

Shift + Alt +4         Heading 4

Shift + Alt +5          Heading 5

Shift + Alt +6          Heading 6

Shift + Alt +l            Align left

Shift + Alt +v           Align center

Shift + Alt +r            Align right

Shift + Alt +j             Justify

Shift + Alt +d            Strikethrough

Shift + Alt +q            Blockquote

Shift + Alt +u            Bulleted list

Shift + Alt +o           Numbered list

Shift + Alt +a           Insert/edit link

Shift + Alt +s           Remove link

Shift + Alt +m         Insert/edit image

Shift + Alt +t           Insert Read More tag

Shift + Alt +h          Keyboard Shortcuts

Shift + Alt +x          Code

Shift + Alt +p          Insert Page Break tag

Shift + Alt +w          Distraction-free writing mode


When beginning a new paragraph with one of these formatting shortcuts followed by the space, the formatting will be applied automatically. Press Backspace or Escape to undo.

  •           Bulleted list
  •           Bulleted list
  1.          Numbered list
    1)          Numbered list

The following formatting shortcuts are replaced when pressing Enter. Press Escape or the Undo button to undo.

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Letter             Action

Alt + F8          Inline toolbar (when an image, link or preview is chosen)

Alt + F9          Editor menu (when enabled)

Alt + F10        Editor toolbar

Alt + F11         Elements path


To move focus to different buttons use Tab or the arrow keys. To return focus to the editor press Escape or use one of the buttons.

Feel free to leave a comment if you know some more WordPress keyboard shortcuts.

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