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21 Essential WordPress Visual Text Editor Shortcuts

Just started your blog and wondering where to start?

Maybe you’re a WordPress veteran looking to better optimize your workflow.

Wherever you are in your web design journey, we compiled a list of essential and easy-to-use WordPress shortcuts for you.

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We’re going to start off with the basics that everyone should know if they want a masterfully formatted and quick blog writing experience. Many of these shortcuts are based on normal web navigation, so we’ll only do a quick rundown on the easy stuff.

 

General WordPress Text Navigation Shortcuts

1.) Undo

Cmd-z

 

2.) Redo

Cmd-Shift-Z or Cmd-Y

 

3.) Change Header

Ctrl-Option 1,2,3 (Ctrl – ⌥ – Number)

 

4.) Travel to Top/Bottom of Page

Cmd-Up/Down

 

5.) Option-Left/Right

Travel to the left/right of the current word

 

6.) Travel to the Beginning/End of the Line 

Cmd-Left/Right

 

7.)Select a Word to the Left/Right of the Cursor

Option-Shift Left/Right

 

8.)Select All Words to the Left/Right of the Curs0r

Cmd-Shift Left/Right

 

9.)Refresh the Page

Cmd-R

*helpful when your browser has saved a cache of the current site and isn’t updating as quickly as you’d like

 

WordPress Specific Shortcuts

 

WordPress on Mac has an affinity for the Ctrl-Option Keys. Because of this, you’ll have to reorient your shortcut mindset a tiny bit.

 

10.) Align Left, Center, Right

Ctrl-Shift- (L,C,R)

 

11.) Ordered Lists and Unordered Lists

Ctrl-Option O/U

 

12.) Insert More Tag

Ctrl-Option T

 

13.) Distraction Free Writing Mode

Option-Shift-W

 

14.) Page Break Tag

Ctrl-Option-P

 

15.) Quote Tab

Option-Shift-Q

 

16.) Insert Image

Option-Shift M

 

17.) Remove Link

Option-Shift-S

 

18.) Insert Link

Option-Shift-A

 

19.) Horizontal Line

— + Enter

 

20.) Tool Bar Toggle

Ctrl-Option-Z

 

21.) Open Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl-Option-H

*Just in case, you forget these 😉

 

With these quick and easy WordPress shortcuts, your blog will be quick and optimized in no time.

 

Looking for more helpful blog content? Check out our post about Photoshop shortcuts to take your content to the next level.

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