Gutenberg Keyboard Shortcuts

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Who does not want shortcuts to accomplish work? We all prefer the quickest way, Right?. So, when it comes to the keyboard, definitely we want to speed up our work. In this article, we will discuss some handy WordPress keyboard shortcuts that can aid in accelerating your workflow and save time.

Unlike other editors, Gutenberg has some inbuilt shortcuts that allow you to activate certain functionalities. We will discuss not only shortcuts to Gutenberg editor but overall WordPress shortcuts and comment moderation section here.

You might be familiar with most of the Windows and Mac shortcuts. However, to add up your list we have gathered numerous useful shortcuts below:


Some of the windows shortcuts to select Text are:

CTRL + A – to select all text

CTRL + Shift + Right/ Left – to select one word to the right/left

CTRL + Shift + Up/ Down – to select one line above/below

Shift + Home – to select all text until the beginning of the current line

Shift + Left/ Right – to select one letter to the right/left

Shift + End – to select all text until the end of the current line


Mac Keyboard shortcuts to select text:

You can select the text in the editor without leaving your keyboard.

Cmd + A – to select all text

Cmd + Shift + Right/Left – to select one word to the right/ left

Cmd + Shift + Up/Down – to select one line above/below

Shift + Right/Left – to select one letter to the right/ left

Shift + Home – to select all text until the beginning of the current line

Shift + End – to select all text until the end of the current line


Windows keyboard shortcuts to manipulate selected text:

Here are the windows shortcuts to format or edit the text you have selected.

CTRL + C – to copy the selected text

CTRL + X – to cut the selected text

CTRL + V – to paste the selected text

CTRL + B – to Bold the text

CTRL + I – to Italic the selected text

CTRL + U – to underline the text

CTRL + K – to insert a link

CTRL + Shift + V – to paste text without any formatting

ALT + Shift + L – to align left

ALT + Shift + R – to align-right

ALT + Shift + J – to justify

ALT + Shift + C – to align center

ALT + Shift + D – to apply strikethrough

ALT + Shift + A – to insert a link in another way

ALT + Shift + O – to start an ordered list

ALT + Shift + U – to start an unordered list

ALT + Shift + S – to remove a link on text

ALT + Shift + Q – to create a quote

ALT + Shift + X – to add a code tag

ALT + Shift + 2/3/4/5/6 – to apply appropriate heading tag to selected text


Mac keyboard shortcuts to manipulate selected text:

After you finish selecting some text, you can use Mac shortcuts to manipulate or apply to format:

Cmd + C – to copy the selected text

Cmd + X – to cut the selected text

Cmd + V – to paste the selected text

Cmd + B – to bold the text

Cmd + I – to italic text

Cmd + U – to underline the text

Cmd + K – to insert a link in the text

Cmd + Shift +V – to paste the selected text without any formatting

Option + CTRL + L – to align left

Option + CTRL + R – to align-right

Option + CTRL + J – to justify

Option + CTRL + C – to align center

Option + CTRL + D – To apply strikethrough

Option + CTRL + A – To insert a  link in another way

Option + CTRL + O – to start an ordered list

Option + CTRL + U – to start unordered list

Option + CTRL + S – to remove a link

Option + CTRL + Q – to create a quotes

Option + CTRL + X – to add a code tag

Option + CTRL + 2/3/4/5/6 – to apply the appropriate heading tag to the text


Other  WordPress keyboard shortcuts for windows

CTRL +Z – to undo action

CTRL + Y – to redo action

ALT + Shift + M – to open the add media screen

ALT + Shift + W – to enable distraction-free writing mode

ALT + Shift +T – to insert a more tag

ALT + Shift +P – to insert a page break

ALT + Shift +H – to open the help screen

ALT- Shift + Z – to expand the WordPress editor formatting bar

Shift + Enter – to move down the editor one line without inserting a full line break


Other WordPress keyboard shortcuts for Mac:

Cmd + Z – to undo action

Cmd + Y – to redo action

Option + CTRL + M – to open the Add media screen

Option + CTRL + W – to enable distraction-free writing mode

Option + CTRL + T – to insert a more tag

Option + CTRL + P – to insert a page break

Option + CTRL + Z – to expand the WordPress editor formatting bar

Option + CTRL + H – to open the help screen

Shift + Enter – to move down in the editor one line without inserting a full line break


WordPress keyboard shortcuts for Gutenberg

You can speed up content creation in the new Gutenberg editor by using keyboard shortcuts that are specific to Gutenberg. To know all keyboard shortcuts, you can use Shift + Alt + H. Then, shortcuts are displayed in Gutenberg editor:

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/ – you can quickly insert block by its name by typing slash.

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CTRL + Shift + ALT + M – it helps in switching the windows from code editor to block editor and vice versa in windows

Cmd + Shift + ALT + M – it switched the windows from code editor to block and vice versa in Mac

Enter – The new block is created by just clicking Enter.


WordPress keyboard shortcuts for comment section:

WordPress includes keyboard shortcuts to help you moderate comments.

You can enable these disabled shortcuts by following steps:

Step 1:

Go to User; select Your Profile on your WordPress dashboard.

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Step 2:

Check the box next to keyboard shortcuts and enable keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation.

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Step 3:

The available shortcuts to manage comments are:

A – Approve the comment and publish it

D – Delete the comment

E – Edit comments

J – Move to next comment

K – Move to the precious comment

Q – Quick edit a comment

R – Reply to the comment

S – Marks comment

U – Unapprove the comment

X – Add a checkmark

Z – Restore a comment or undo you action for deleting a comment

These shortcuts are used for a single comment.


For the multiple comments following keyboard shortcuts can be used to perform in bulk:

Shift + A – to approve check comments

Shift + D – to delete checked comments

Shift + T – to move selected comments to Trash

Shift + U – to unapprove selected comments

Shift + X – Toggle the checkmark for all

Shift + Z – To restore selected comment from Trash


Conclusion

Memorizing all shortcuts might be difficult but you can practice using them and get used to it. This will definitely make your content editing much easier and faster.

If you are aware of any other shortcuts, let us know in the comment section below.