40+ Useful Time Saving WordPress Shortcuts

WordPress is the best and the Most popular CMS to run and manage a blog. There are many WordPress users who are unaware of the keyboard shortcuts which are available to them. Whether you work on self-hosted WordPress blog or WordPress.com blog, these shortcuts are applicable for both.

Sometimes you may write a big post which takes more time. To save your time while writing a blog post we are sharing some time saving WordPress Shortcuts. Using these Shortcuts while writing a blog post will make you feel more productive and stress free.

WordPress Shortcuts

WordPress Shortcuts for Editing Post :

Advanced Editor (Kitchen Sink) : Alt+Shift+z

H1 Header : Ctrl+1

H2 Header : Ctrl+2

H3 Header : Ctrl+3

H4 Header : Ctrl+4

H5 Header : Ctrl+5

H6 Header : Ctrl+6

Paragraph : Ctrl+7

Format : Ctrl+8

Address : Ctrl+9

Align Center : Alt+Shift+c

Align Left : Alt+Shift+l

Align Right : Alt+Shift+r

Edit HTML : Alt+Shift+e

Blockquote : Alt+Shift+q

Bold : Alt+Shift+b

Code : Alt+Shift+c

Insert date & time : Alt+Shift+s

Insert Image (IMG) : ALT+Shift+m

Italics : Alt+Shift+i

Line Break : Shift+Enter

Link : Alt+Shift+a

List Item (li) : Alt+Shift+l

Ordered List (ol) : Alt+Shift+o

Publish the Post : Alt+Shift+p

Read More : Alt+Shift+t

Redo : Ctrl+y

Strike through : Alt+Shift+d

Undo : Ctrl+z

Unordered List (ul) : Alt+Shift+u

WordPress Shortcuts for Comment Moderation :

To use keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation you need to enable it first. To enable it go to User Profile and check the Enable keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation option and update your profile. After Updating it Start using shortcuts for comment moderation.

To Approve the comment : J

To Mark a comment as Spam : S

To Delete comments : D

To Reply comment : R

To Edit the comment and then press Tab and Enter to save the comment : Q

To Cancel a reply : Escape

To Un-approve a comment : U

To Mark comments : X

To Moderate multiple comments in a go : Shift+A/S/D/U

To Toggle the selection : Shift+X

To Move down and then onto the next page : J

To Move up and then onto the previous page : K

These above WordPress Shortcuts are to make your work simpler and easier. If we have missed out any useful WordPress shortcut please share with us by commenting below.

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About Sai Kumar

I + Sai Kumar, is the Founder and CEO of Crunchyhub. I am a Simple guy from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. I writes about Blogging, Technology, Programming etc. Connect with me on Facebook, and also you can also Follow me on Twitter.


  1. Hello Dear

    its very useful and informative post and i appreciate word press is the best and popular cms to run and manage a blog really thanks for the sharing me

  2. Hello Sai,
    This article is really informative. i just shared it
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  3. But I think if we click on the link will be more faster than remember those shortcut keys.
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  4. Shathyan Raja

    Nice info Bro. Thanks for sharing. All this shortcut will save our time during execution our process and we can make our productive.

  5. Hi Sai,
    I never knew quite a bunch of this. Useful materials for blogging in 2013. Just bookmarked this post. thanks for sharing
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  6. Holy WP, these are some crazy and really helpful shortcuts for WordPress. I am glad I clicked the link.
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  7. Really great work Sai Kumar, shortcuts can same lots of time and I just love this post.
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  8. Hey Sai,

    I didn’t know about these, that’s terrific. I’m going to have to check these out now and play around.

    Thank you for your list. Awesome.

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  9. That’s a huge list. I knew some of them. But you make me to know more. Thanks for the list.
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  10. waoo man nice tips dude thanks a lot for sharing this :)
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  11. I had a plan to write something like this for my readers but you have already written the same here! This list is obviously helpful for every WordPress bloggers to make their work faster. I love to use shortcut for Heading tags which is difficult to select manually every time.
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  12. Hello friend:
    This is my first visit to this blog, as i am one of the new bloggers searching for the blog that can provide me knowledge related to blogging, and so i am glad to say that i found your blog awesome.
    Very nice and informative post.
    Keep it going.
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  13. Hi Sai,

    I was unaware of most of the shortcuts you have listed here. Though I haven’t used any wordpress shortcuts till now. I think they might come really handy and save lot of our time.
    Thanks for a great list.
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  14. Nice, love reading those shortcuts of WP.
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  15. A very useful post for all wordpress users.Wordpress makes writing much easier with these shortcuts.
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  16. Awesome buddy really all of those shortcuts are useful for speed blogging. Thanks to sharing such information…
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  17. Thanks Sai, Very helpful shortcuts.
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  18. Have never thought WP shortcuts yet. Seem very useful save time on editing and posting.
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