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Keyboard Shortcuts for WordPress

Recently I switched from a PC to a MAC and I was expecting a lot of differences from Microsoft and with the MAC interface.

BUT I did not think how the keyboard shortcuts would all change!!

It has taken me a solid 3 months to finally find all the right shortcuts for coding, menu options, and even taking screenshots. 

When I started thinking about it, I couldn’t be the only one who has run into this issue, so I reached out to you all on Instagram. 

What I learned was;

  1. a lot more people use Shopify then I thought
  2. not many people knew there was keyboard shortcuts for their CRMs
  3. I am not the only one …. YESSsss

After finding all this out I decided to scour the internet for ALL THE SHORTCUTS and come up with a cheat sheet list. The list I have developed below is for WordPress and will include MAC and PC. 

I really hope this helps. 

 

Comment below if you would like a keyboard cheat sheet wallpaper for your desktop. 

WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts for the WordPress Editor

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts to Select Text

  • CTRL + A – select all text
  • Shift + Left/Right – select one letter to the right/left
  • CTRL + Shift + Right/Left – select one word to the right/left
  • CTRL + Shift + Up/Down – select one line above/below
  • Shift + Home – select all text until the beginning of the current line
  • Shift + End – select all text until the end of the current line

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts to Manipulate Selected Text

  • CTRL + C – Copy the selected text
  • CTRL + X – Cut the selected text
  • CTRL + V – Paste the selected text
  • CTRL + Shift + V – Paste the selected text without any formatting
  • CTRL + B – Bold
  • CTRL + I – Italics
  • CTRL + U – Underline
  • CTRL + K – Insert a link
  • ALT + Shift + L – Align left
  • ALT + Shift + R – Align right
  • ALT + Shift + J – Justify
  • ALT + Shift + C – Align center
  • ALT + Shift + D – Apply strikethrough
  • ALT + Shift + A – Another way to insert a link
  • ALT + Shift + O – Starts an ordered list
  • ALT + Shift + U – Starts an unordered list
  • ALT + Shift + S – Removes a link
  • ALT + Shift + Q – Creates a quote
  • ALT + Shift + 2/3/4/5/6 – Applies the appropriate heading tag (<h2>, <h3>, etc.)
  • ALT + Shift + X – Adds a code tag

Additional Windows WordPress Editor Keyboard Shortcuts

  • CTRL + Z – Undo
  • CTRL + Y – Redo
  • ALT + Shift + M – Opens the Add Media screen
  • ALT + Shift + W – Enables Distraction Free Writing mode
  • ALT + Shift + T – Inserts a More tag
  • ALT + Shift + P – Inserts a page break
  • ALT + Shift + H – Opens the help screen
  • ALT + Shift + Z – Expands the WordPress Editor formatting bar
  • Shift + Enter – Move down in the editor one line without inserting a full line break.

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts to Select Text

  • Cmd + A – select all text
  • Shift + Left/Right – select one letter to the right/left
  • Cmd + Shift + Right/Left – select one word to the right/left
  • Cmd + Shift + Up/Down – select one line above/below
  • Shift + Home – select all text until the beginning of the current line
  • Shift + End – select all text until the end of the current line

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts to Manipulate Selected Text

  • Cmd + C – Copy the selected text
  • Cmd + X – Cut the selected text
  • Cmd + V – Paste the selected text
  • Cmd + Shift + V – Paste the selected text without any formatting
  • Cmd + B – Bold
  • Cmd + I – Italics
  • Cmd + U – Underline
  • Cmd + K – Insert a link
  • Option + CTRL + L – Align left
  • Option + CTRL + R – Align right
  • Option + CTRL + J – Justify
  • Option + CTRL + C – Align center
  • Option + CTRL + D – Apply strikethrough
  • Option + CTRL + A – Another way to insert a link
  • Option + CTRL + O – Starts an ordered list
  • Option + CTRL + U – Starts an unordered list
  • Option + CTRL + S – Removes a link
  • Option + CTRL + Q – Creates a quote
  • Option + CTRL + 2/3/4/5/6 – Applies the appropriate heading tag (<h2>, <h3>, etc.)
  • Option + CTRL + X – Adds a code tag

Additional Mac WordPress Editor Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Cmd + Z – Undo
  • Cmd + Y – Redo
  • Option + CTRL + M – Opens the Add Media screen
  • Option + CTRL + W – Enables Distraction Free Writing mode
  • Option + CTRL + T – Inserts a More tag
  • Option + CTRL + P – Inserts a page break
  • Option + CTRL + H – Opens the help screen
  • Option + CTRL + Z – Expands the WordPress Editor formatting bar
  • Shift + Enter – Move down in the editor one line without inserting a full line break.

**Wordpress Shortcut Tip

The shortcut Alt + Shift + h (Option + Control + h for Mac) actually is 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 popup window.

This is a VERY odd thing that WordPress makes you do but defiantly good to do if you get a lot of comments. 

WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts for Comments Screen

If you receive a lot of comments, then you can moderate comments quickly using keyboard shortcuts for comment management. However, these shortcuts are not enabled by default.

To enable these keyboard shortcuts, you need to go to Users » Your Profile and check Keyboard Shortcuts checkbox.

After that, you need to click the Save Profile button and go back to the comments screen in the admin area. The available shortcuts are:

  • 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

To select multiple comments press X to check the selected comment and press J or K keys to move to next or previous comment. Once you have selected multiple comments, you can use these keyboard shortcuts to perform bulk actions:

  • 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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