32 WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts

The WordPress editor has two toolbars filled with buttons to give you control over the formatting of your posts and pages. With these buttons, you can change paragraph styles, add bold and italics, add links, and more. But did you know these same commands are available with keyboard shortcuts?

WordPress breaks these down into two categories, “default” shortcuts and “additional” shortcuts. Below is a complete list of WordPress keyboard shortcuts. You can also press Ctrl + Option + H on a Mac or Ctrl + Shift + H on a PC in the WordPress editor to view the list.

WordPress default keyboard shortcuts

To access these shortcuts, press Command + the letter on a Mac and Ctrl + the letter on a PC. They’re listed with the Mac shortcut first and the Windows shortcut second.

  • Bold (Cmd + B / Ctrl + B)
  • Italic (Cmd +I / Ctrl + I)
  • Underline (Cmd + U / Ctrl + U)
  • Undo (Cmd + Z / Ctrl + Z)
  • Redo (Cmd + Y / Ctrl + Y)
  • Cut (Cmd + X / Ctrl + X)
  • Copy (Cmd + C / Ctrl + C)
  • Paste (Cmd + V / Ctrl + V)
  • Insert/edit link (Cmd + K / Ctrl + K)
  • Select all (Cmd + A / Ctrl + A)

WordPress additional keyboard shortcuts

To access these shortcuts, press Ctrl + Option + the letter on a Mac. Some of them are available with Ctrl + the letter on a PC and others require Ctrl + Shift + the letter. They’re listed with the Mac shortcut first and the Windows shortcut second.

  • Heading 1 (Ctrl + Option + 1 / Ctrl + 1)
  • Heading 2 (Ctrl + Option + 2 / Ctrl + 2)
  • Heading 3 (Ctrl + Option + 3 / Ctrl + 3)
  • Heading 4 (Ctrl + Option + 4 / Ctrl + 4)
  • Heading 5 (Ctrl + Option + 5 / Ctrl + 5)
  • Heading 6 (Ctrl + Option + 6 / Ctrl + 6)
  • Paragraph (Ctrl + Option + 7 / Ctrl + 7)
  • Bulleted list (Ctrl + Option + U  / Ctrl + Shift + U)
  • Numbered list (Ctrl + Option + O / Ctrl + Shift + O)
  • Blockquote (Ctrl + Option + Q / Ctrl + Shift + Q)
  • Align left (Ctrl + Option + L / Ctrl + Shift + L)
  • Align center (Ctrl + Option + C / Ctrl + Shift + C)
  • Align right (Ctrl + Option + R / Ctrl + Shift + R)
  • Justified alignment (Ctrl + Option + J / Ctrl + Shift + J)
  • Remove link (Ctrl + Option + S / Ctrl + Shift + S)
  • Insert Read More tag (Ctrl + Option + T / Ctrl + Shift + T)
  • Insert Page Break tag (Ctrl + Option + P / Ctrl + Shift + P)
  • Toolbar Toggle (Ctrl + Option + Z / Ctrl + Shift + Z)
  • Strikethrough (Ctrl + Option + D / Ctrl + Shift + D)
  • Code (Ctrl + Option + X / Ctrl + Shift + X)
  • Insert/edit image (Ctrl + Option + M / Ctrl + Shift + M)
  • Distraction-free writing mode (Ctrl + Option + W / Ctrl + Shift + W)

These keyboard shortcuts can be a big time-saver once you’ve learned them. Print out a list and keep it nearby and you’ll never have to hunt for the correct toolbar button again!

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