Cool Shortcuts For The WordPress Post Editor

WordPress has several built-in shortcuts that you can use when writing your blog-posts. They may help you to write your articles more efficiently. In this post I want to show you some helpful shortcuts for the wordpress post-editor.

Links And Media

Shortcut Action Description
Alt + Shift + a Insert a link Just select a word or phrase in the visual post-editor and press the shortcut. The Link dialog will appear.
Alt + Shift + s Remove a link Select a link in the visual post-editor and press the shortcut. The Link will disappear. The link-text remains as blank text.
Alt + Shift + m Insert media (e.g. an image)

Text Alignment

Shortcut Action Description
Alt + Shift + l Align text left
Alt + Shift + c Align text centered
Alt + Shift + r Align text right

Formatting

Shortcut Action Description
Alt + Shift + u Insert an unordered list ( •..) Select Text and press the shortcut to format it as an unordered list. By clicking once again, the list style will disappear.
Alt + Shift + o Insert an ordered list (1. 2. …) Select Text and press the shortcut to format it as an ordered list. By clicking once again, the list style will disappear.
Alt + Shift + d Strike Through Select Text and press the shortcut to strike it through.
Ctrl + b Format bold Select Text and press the shortcut to format it with <strong>.
Ctrl + u Format underlined Select Text and press the shortcut to format it with <strong>.
Ctrl + i Format italic Select Text and press the shortcut to format it with <em>.
Ctrl + 1 Header 1 Format the Text as a header
Ctrl + 2 Header 2 Format the Text as a header
Ctrl + 3 Header 3 Format the Text as a header
Ctrl + 4 Header 4 Format the Text as a header
Ctrl + 5 Header 5 Format the Text as a header
Ctrl + 6 Header 6 Format the Text as a header
Ctrl + 7 Paragraph Select Text and press the shortcut to format the Text as a paragraph.
Ctrl + 8 Format Format the Text (surround with <div>)
Ctrl + 9 Adress Select Text and press the shortcut to forat the Text as an adress.

WordPress-specific

Shortcut Action Description
Alt + Shift + t Insert MORE-Tag <–more–>
Alt + Shift + p Insert NEXTPAGE-Tag <–nextpage–>

There are even more Shortcuts for WordPress available.


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