50+ keyboard shortcuts to use wordpress like a pro
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WordPress has a feature that allows you to use different combinations of keys to get tasks done easily. These keyboard shortcuts will help you save a lot of time when working with your editor and moderating comments

To use the keyboard shortcuts for comment moderations, you have to enable it in your admin section for your site within the users panel.

Dashboard > Users > Your profile.

Within your profile page check the keyboard shortcuts checkbox and make sure you save the settings

Note: Shortcuts provided within this blog use the CTRL key for Windows. If you are a Mac user, simply use the Comand key instead of the CTRL Key.

Using ctrl

CTRL + A = Select All
CTRL + C = Copy
CTRL + X = Cut
CTRL + V = Paste
CTRL + B = Bold
CTRL + U = Underline
CTRL + I = ItalicsCTRL + Z = Undo
CTRL + R = Redo
CTRL + K = Hyperlink
CTRL + S = Save Post
CTRL + 8 = Format
CTRL + Arrow keys = Highlight Text

Advanced shortcuts

Alt + SHIFT + Z = Advanced Editor
Alt + SHIFT + E = HTML Editor
CTRL + 8 = Format

Comment moderation shortcuts

The keys K and J to navigate between comments. You can select a comment, then it will show in a light blue colour. You use the following keys to perform an action:

A = Approve Comment
S = Mark as Spam
D = Delete
E = Edit Comment
U = Unapprove Comment
R = Reply to Comment
Q = Quick Edit
Z = Undo Action

Using alt + shift

ALT + + = Widen Screen
ALT + – = Narrow Screen
ALT + 0 = Default Width
ALT + SHIFT + N = Check Spelling
ALT + SHIFT + J = Justify Text
ALT + SHIFT + D = Strikethough
ALT + SHIFT + U = Bullet List
ALT + SHIFT + A = Insert Link
ALT + SHIFT + M = Insert Image
ALT + SHIFT + T = Insert Read More Tag
ALT + SHIFT + X = Add Code Tag
ALT + SHIFT + L = Align Left
ALT + SHIFT + C = Align CenterALT + SHIFT + R = Aligh Right
ALT + SHIFT + Q = Quote
ALT + SHIFT + S = Remove Link
ALT + SHIFT + W = Distraction Free Writing
ALT + SHIFT + P = Insert Page Break Tag
ALT + SHIFT + 1 = Heading 1
ALT + SHIFT + 2 = Heading 2
ALT + SHIFT + 3 = Heading 3
ALT + SHIFT + 4 = Heading 4
ALT + SHIFT + 5 = Heading 5
ALT + SHIFT + 6 = Heading 6
ALT + SHIFT + 9 = Address
ALT + SHIFT + H = Help

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