50+ Awesome Time Saving WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts

50+ Awesome Time Saving WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts
0 comments, 02/11/2016, by , in Wordpress

If you are much like me, you need to bang out your blog publish as rapidly as you possibly can. In the end, we’re busy people with a lot of essential things you can do (i.e. sleep).


Even though I’ll spend an hour or so sweating out a gut wrenching workout at the health club, I’ve found it tiresome reaching to use my mouse. It’s barely 10 inches where my hands take a seat on my keyboard, but it’s extra effort and I love to be efficient. Why achieve to use my mouse to click a tab when there’s a faster method of doing it with my keyboard?

Fortunately, WordPress includes a lot of nifty shortcuts that could save you some time and unnecessarily be expending calories clicking your mouse.

Everything, The Drain

Firstly. You have to open your kitchen Sink. This small feature reveals an entire another type of options that will help you take full advantage of the publish interface, for example, font styles, copy and pasting from Word and something of my favorites, removing formatting.


shortcuts-helpAs well as the option we’re after is Help. So either click the button or hit Shift   Alt-H.


The Rich Editor Help window will open. Click on Hotkeys to reveal some shortcut goodness.


Forget about getting to click on the B button together with your mouse to create some text bold! In addition, there’s you don’t need to switch from the Visual editor and into the Text editor to surround < h2> tabs around a heading. And rather of click Add Media to insert a picture inside your publish you can just hit Command+M for iOS or CTRL+M for Home windows to rapidly mention the press manager. Sweet!

But it is not all. You can even find more shortcuts that aren’t displayed in Wealthy Editor Help.

Save Your Time Sifting Through Comments

Moderating comments could be a task. Because of shortcuts, you are able to accelerate the procedure and obtain your comments sorted very quickly.

Shortcuts to browse and moderate comments have been around since WordPress 2.7. You will have to turn this selection on, so visit Users > Your Profile and tick “Enable keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation.”

Now that’s done, mind for your Comments page by clicking the tab within the admin panel.

You are able to navigate up and lower due to your comments while using J and K keys, using the selected comment turning azure. Give it a try.


When a comment is selected you can simply press:

  • A – Approve the comment
  • S – Mark the comment as spam
  • D – Deletes the comment
  • Z – Restores the comment
  • U – Unapproved the comment, putting it back into moderation
  • R – Reply to the comment (Hit Esc to cancel the reply)
  • Q – Activates Quick Edit for inline editing of the comment

There are also bulk actions. To select multiple comments, hit the X key for the currently selected comment.

  • Shift + A – Approves the checked comments
  • Shift + S – Marks the checked comments as spam
  • Shift + D – Deletes the checked comments
  • Shift + U – Unapproved the checked comments
  • Shift + T – Moves the checked comments to the Trash
  • Shift + Z – Restores the check comments from the Trash

Shortcuts for the Visual Editor

We already know some of the shortcuts for the Visual Editor, but there are a few cool extras.

  • Shift + Alt + Z – Show/hide the Kitchen Sink
  • Ctrl/Command + S – Save your draft post
  • Shift + Alt + N – Open Spell Check
  • Ctrl/Command + 8 – Format

Beautiful Distraction Free Writing

Certainly one of my personal favorite reasons for the Publish Editor is Distraction Free Writing. It supplies an easy and beautiful backdrop for the words. In the end, it’s only a white-colored background your text floating in all directions.

To show Distraction Free Writing off and on hit Shift Alt+W.

So that’s that. I’m now accustomed towards the shortcuts which I unintentionally rely on them in other text editors. I particularly love having the ability to rapidly add images and links with little fuss because of these time-saving shortcuts.

Have you discover every other shortcut I missed? Inform us within the comments below.


About Vikram Rout

Vikram Rout
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