[This post is part of the WordPress Guide for Beginners – Step by Step Tutorials]
WordPress is the World’s most awesome blogging platform. Almost every bloggers love to use it. Because it is User friendly and SEO friendly. You can edit, publish, update your Post easily with WordPress. In fact it saves our time with awesome features. For example, WordPress Visual Editor Buttons help to add images, media etc easily.
When it comes to saving time we always want to use some shortcuts. Luckily WordPress allows some keyboard shortcuts that can save time. Unfortunately most of the WordPress user aren’t aware about it. It is the most ignored feature.
However I found it very useful. It increases my posting speed. I use shortcuts for Heading, Underline, Bold, Italic etc. I don’t need to use mouse while editing my post. You can also use shortcut for comment moderation.
If you’re a busy blogger and always aware about your time, then I suggest you to use the following shortcuts to become more productive. There are almost 40 shortcuts. You needn’t remember all of them. Just remember those which you’re using frequently.
So here are two types of shortcut keys. One for comment moderation and another for text editor.
WordPress Shortcut keys for Comment Editing :
To enable keyboard shortcuts for WordPress Comment Editing, go to Administration > Users > Your Profile and Check the Keyboard shortcuts Check box to enable it.
For comment moderation use the these shortcuts
- Press A to approve the selected comment.
- Press S to mark as spam comment.
- Press D to Delete the selected comment
- Press Z to restore the trashed comment.
Keyboard Shortcuts for WordPress Rich Text Editor:
You can use many keyboard shortcuts while creating a new post with WordPress Rich text editor. Write faster without using mouse using these WordPress Editor shortcut keys. Use Ctrl +Letter for Windows and Linux and Command + Letter for Macintosh.
Ctrl+Letter Shortcut Keys:
CTRL + U – Underlines the selected Text
CTRL + B – Bold (Alt+Shift+B also works)
CTRL + I – Italic (Alt+Shift+I also works)
CTRL + 1 – Heading 1
CTRL + 2 – Heading 2
CTRL + 3 – Heading 3
CTRL + 4 – Heading 4
CTRL + 5 – Heading 5
CTRL + 6 – Heading 6
CTRL + 9 – Address
CTRL +Z – Undo
CTRL +Y – Redo
CTRL +A – Selects all the text
CTRL +C – Copies the Selected text
CTRL +X – Cuts the Selected text
CTRL +V – Pastes the copied text
Alt + Shift + letter Shortcuts:
Alt+Shift+ N – Check Spelling
Alt+Shift+ E – Switches to HTML mode
Alt+Shift+ P – Insert Page Break tag
Alt+Shift+ M – Insert Image
Alt+Shift+ H – Help
Alt+Shift+ B – Makes the selected text Bold
Alt+Shift+ I – Makes the selected text Italic
Alt+Shift+ D –
Strike through outdated links and information.
Alt+Shift+ U – Makes an Unordered List
Alt+Shift+ O – Makes an Ordered List
Alt+Shift+ Q – Blockquote
Alt+Shift+ L – Align Text Left
Alt+Shift+ C – Align Text Center
Alt+Shift+ R – Align Text Right
Alt+Shift+ J – Justify Text
Alt+Shift+ A – Insert or Edit Link
Alt+Shift+ S – Unlink or Remove Link
Alt + – Wider (Widens the Editor window)
Alt – – Narrower(Shrinks the Editor window)
Alt 0 – Default Width
Also Read: Blogging With Windows Live Writer
Those are the useful WordPress Keyboard shortcuts. Do let us know if you are using this shortcuts. And if you find this post useful consider sharing it with your friends.