Time for another WordPress Wednesday! Weekly tips for new and established self-hosted WordPress users, designed to help you get the most out of your site from Sarah, a WordPress website developer.
A list of WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts
I literally found out yesterday that you can use keyboard shortcuts while composing WordPress posts and I was so excited I had to share! (Efficiency nerds FTW).
So the majority of people know the regular shortcuts – Ctrl (or Cmd if you’re on a Mac) + C for copy, V for paste, A for select all etc.
Ctrl (or Cmd for Mac) + key
So far so standard (altho Ctrl + K to insert a link was a new one on me!)
But did you know there’s a hidden subset of keyboard shortcuts that lets you justify your text, strikethrough items and apply header styles, all without having to use your mouse? Because I didn’t, but now I do and it’s changed everything*.
Just make sure you’ve upgraded to WordPress 4.2 (which you should be doing anyway following the recent security alerts) and then use the following combos to speed up your blogging! :)
The following shortcuts use different access keys: “Alt + Shift + letter” on Windows and Linux (and on Macs if you’re running any WordPress version below 4.2), and “Ctrl + Opt (Alt) + letter” on Macs (when running WordPress 4.2 and above).
Alt + Shift + key
|w||Distraction Free Writing mode|
|t||Insert More Tag|
|p||Insert Page Break tag|
|x||Add/remove code tag|
Ta da! Enjoy your new found efficiency (i.e. more time to eat biscuits and browse Twitter ;) )
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