41 Shortcuts for Mac Users Creating a WordPress Post

by Elaine on March 5, 2013

The Wordpress editor has a lot of buttons and icons to help you create your posts without any HTML knowledge.  You can easily change text to bold, make a Italics, create an ordered list, indent, right align and tons more with just a click of your mouse.  But sometimes I find that using keyboard shortcuts is way faster than using my mouse.  I’ve been using a MAC for the past year and picked up a few keyboard shortcuts to help me create my posts faster.  Below are a couple of useful keyboard shortcuts for MAC users when creating posts.

Keyboard Shortcut for MAC users Creating Wordpress Posts

Formatting Text:

  1. Bold  = Command + B
  2. Italics = Command + I
  3. Underline = Command + U
  4. Strikethrough = Option + Shift + D
  5. Left Justified =  Option + Shift + L
  6. Right Justified = Option + Shift + R
  7. Center = Option + Shift + C
  8. Full Justified = Option + Shift + J

Editing:

  1. Select All = Command + A
  2. Undo = Command + Z
  3. Redo = Command + Y
  4. Cut = Command + X
  5. Paste = Command + V
  6. Cancel = ESC
  7. Delete Word Before the Cursor = Option + Delete
  8. Highlight to beginning of line = Command + Shift + Left Arrow
  9. Highlight to End of line = Command + Shift + Right Arrow
  10. Highlight from Cursor to End of Post = Command + Shift + Down
  11. Highlight from Cursor to Beginning of Post = Command + Shift + Up

Navigation:

  1. Page Down = Control + V
  2. Move Down one line = Control + N
  3. Move up one line = Control + P
  4. Go to End of line = Command + Right Arrow
  5. Go to Beginning of line = Command + Left Arrow
  6. Go to First character in post = Command + Up Arrow
  7. Go to Last character in post = Command + Down Arrow
  8. End of the paragraph = Control + E
  9. Beginning of the paragraph = Control + A
  10. Close a Safari Tab = Command + W

Structured Lists:

  1. Bullet List = Option + Shift + U
  2. Numbered List = Option + Shift + O

Wordpress Features:

  1. Blockquote = Option + Shift + Q
  2. Add Media =  Option + Shift + M
  3. Add Link = Option + Shift + A
  4. Remove Link = Option + Shift + S
  5. Insert …More Tag = Option + Shift + T
  6. Insert … Next Page Tag = Option + Shift + P
  7. Toggle Spellchecker = Option + Shift + N
  8. Toggle Fullscreen Editor = Option  + Shift  + W
  9. WordPress Editor Help  = Option + Shift + H
  10. Save as Draft = Command + S

There are some of the WordPress shortcuts I use to create my posts.  I’m still getting used to my new MAC and still learning all the tricks of it.  If you have more shortcuts you use when creating your WordPress posts, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know.  I will add it to the list (with credits to you).

Thanks!

Elaine

 41 Shortcuts for Mac Users Creating a Wordpress Post

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and WordPress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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