WordPress keyboard shortcuts

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Maybe you didn't realize Wordpress has its own shortcuts, but yes it has! If you have a WordPress site and would like to save some time while writing your posts, these shortcuts will come to your help.

These shorcuts work in WordPress' Visual tab. The formatting buttons in this rich text editor works like Microsoft Word's formatting and styling options.
On Mac, replace Ctrl with Command key.
Ctrl + B

Bold

Ctrl + I

Italic

Ctrl + U

Underline

Ctrl + K

Insert/edit link

Ctrl + C

Copy

Ctrl + V

Paste

Ctrl + X

Cut

Ctrl + A

Select all

Ctrl + Z

Undo

Ctrl + Y

Redo

Ctrl + 1

Insert heading with specified number. Ctrl+1 adds h1, Ctrl+2 adds h2

On Mac, use "Ctrl + Option + letter" instead of "Alt + Shift + letter"
Alt + ↑   Shift + N

Check spelling

Alt + ↑   Shift + L

Align left

Alt + ↑   Shift + C

Align center

Alt + ↑   Shift + R

Align right

Alt + ↑   Shift + D

Strikethrough

Alt + ↑   Shift + U

Unordered list

Alt + ↑   Shift + A

Insert link

Alt + ↑   Shift + S

Remove link

Alt + ↑   Shift + Q

Quote

Alt + ↑   Shift + M

Insert image

Alt + ↑   Shift + W

Full screen, distraction free writing mode

Alt + ↑   Shift + P

Insert Page Break tag

Alt + ↑   Shift + H

Rich text editor help

You can also type * or - to start an unordered list.
To start an ordered list, type 1. or 1)
There are more shortcuts which it activated by typing:
# H2
### H3
####  H4
##### H5
######  H6
> transform text into blockquote
--- horizontal line
`..`  transform text into code block
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

Full screen mode

If you get lots of comments for your posts, you can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly approve or unapprove comments. However to use these shortcuts, you need to enable them first. To do this, go to Users > Your Profile and check the Keyboard Shortcuts checkbox.
It may take some time to get used to these shortcuts but in long run, they'll speed up the approval process and let you save time.
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

You can select multiple comments by pressing X and moving with J or K keys. When you've selected multiple comments, use shortcuts below to perform batch 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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Program information

Program name: WordPress (Web applications)

WordPress is a popular and free blog and content management system. It's open source, customizable and easy to setup.

Web page: https://wordpress.org

Shortcut count: 45

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