Gutenberg Keyboard Shortcuts

Use these WordPress Gutenberg content editor keyboard shortcuts to speed up your content editing or formatting tasks …

WordPress Gutenberg Content Editor – Keyboard Shortcuts

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The WordPress Gutenberg content editor provides a number of keyboard shortcuts that will help you perform certain functions faster and speed up content editing or formatting tasks.

How To Access A List Of Keyboard Shortcuts

To access and view a list of keyboard shortcuts for the Gutenberg editor, click on the ‘More Tools & Options’ icon …

More Tools & Options

(More Tools & Options)

This brings up a menu with additional content editing tools and options …

More Tools & Options menu

(More Tools & Options menu)

Select Keyboard Shortcuts (or use this keyboard shortcut: Shift + Alt + H)

Tools > Keyboard Shortcuts

(Tools > Keyboard Shortcuts)

This will bring up a list of all the keyboard shortcuts you can use when working in the Gutenberg content editor …

WordPress Gutenberg Content Editor - Keyboard Shortcuts

(WordPress Gutenberg Content Editor – Keyboard Shortcuts)

Gutenberg Editor Keyboard Shortcuts

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The table below contains a list of all the Gutenberg content editor keyboard shortcuts:

How To Use WordPress

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Learn time-saving keyboard shortcuts for WordPress.

Topics covered in this section:

  • WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Keyboard Shortcuts - WordPress​​ Gutenberg Editor

  • Keyboard Shortcuts - Selecting Text

  • Keyboard Shortcuts - Selected Text

  • Keyboard Shortcuts - Formatting Content

  • Keyboard Shortcuts - Other Useful Commands

  • Keyboard Shortcuts - WordPress Comments

  • Resources

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Keyboard Shortcuts - WordPress Gutenberg Editor

Use the keyboard shortcuts below to navigate the WordPress Gutenberg editor.

Notes:

  • To display keyboard shortcut options in the Gutenberg editor, go to ‘More Options > Tools > Keyboard Shortcuts (or see ‘Display Shortcuts Help screen’ below).​​ 

Shortcut

Windows/Linux

Mac

WordPress Gutenberg​​ Editor

Keyboard shortcuts:

GLOBAL SHORTCUTS

 

 

Display Shortcuts Help screen

SHIFT + ALT + H​​ 

CMD + OPTION + H

Show/Hide the Settings Sidebar

SHIFT + CMD + ,​​ 

SHIFT + CMD + ,

Open the Block Navigation Menu

SHIFT + ALT + O

CMD + Option + O

Navigate to the Next Section of the Editor

CTRL + `  ​​ ​​​​ or​​ 

SHIFT + ALT + N

CMD + `  ​​ ​​​​ or

SHIFT + OPTION + N

Navigate to the Previous Section of the Editor

CTRL + SHIFT + `  ​​ ​​​​ or​​ 

SHIFT + ALT + P

CMD + SHIFT + `  ​​ ​​​​ or

SHIFT + OPTION + P

Navigate to the​​ Nearest Toolbar

ALT + F10

OPTION + F10

Switch between Visual Editor and Code Editor

CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + M

CMD + SHIFT + OPTION + M

SELECTION SHORTCUTS

 

 

Select all text when typing. Press again to select all blocks.

CTRL + A

CMD + A

Clear​​ selection.

ESC

ESC

BLOCK SHORTCUTS

 

 

Duplicate selected block(s).

CTRL + SHIFT + D

CMD + SHIFT + D

Remove selected block(s).

SHIFT + ALT + Z

SHIFT + OPTION + Z

Insert a new block before selected block(s).

CTRL + ALT + T

CMD + OPTION + T

Insert a​​ new block after selected block(s).

CTRL + ALT + Y

CMD + OPTION + Y

Change block type after adding a new paragraph.

/

/

TEXT FORMATTING

 

 

Make selected text bold.

CTRL + B

CMD + B

Make selected text italic.

CTRL + I

CMD + I

Underline selected​​ text.

CTRL + U

CMD + U

Convert selected text into a link.

CTRL + K

CMD + K

Remove link.

CTRL + SHIFT + K

CMD + SHIFT + K

Add a strikethrough to selected text.

SHIFT + ALT + D

SHIFT + OPTION + D

Display the selected text in a monospaced font.

SHIFT +​​ ALT + X

SHIFT + OPTION + X

PUBLISHING CALENDAR SHORTCUTS

 

 

To enable the shortcuts below, click on the Publishing Calendar and its sections to select features.

 

 

Select other months in the past

LEFT ARROW ()

LEFT ARROW ()

Select other months in​​ the future

RIGHT ARROW ()

RIGHT ARROW ()

Select date in focus

ENTER

ENTER

Move backward by one day.

LEFT ARROW ()

LEFT ARROW ()

Move forward by one day.

RIGHT ARROW ()

RIGHT ARROW ()

Move backward by one week.

UP ()

UP ()

Move forward by​​ one week.

DOWN ()

DOWN ()

Move backward by one month.

PGUP

PGUP

Move forward by one month.

PGDN

PGDN

Go to the first day of a week.

HOME

HOME

Go to the last day of a week.

END

END

Note: Additional keyboard shortcuts have been omitted from this sample document!

Resources

Refer to the documents and detailed step-by-step screenshot and video tutorials below if you need help or additional information with this section:

Documents

  • WordPress Content​​ Editor [CS040205]

  • WordPress Gutenberg Content Editor Blocks [CS04020501]

Tutorials

Refer to the tutorials and resources below if you need help completing this checklist:

The​​ WordPress Gutenberg Content Editor

https://wpcompendium.org/wordpress-gutenberg/the-wordpress-gutenberg-content-editor ​​​​ 

WordPress Gutenberg Content Editor​​ - How To Use Blocks

https://wpcompendium.org/wordpress-gutenberg/wordpress-gutenberg-content-editor-how-to-use-blocks ​​​​ 

Gutenberg Keyboard Shortcuts

https://wpcompendium.org/wordpress-gutenberg/keyboard-shortcuts

Video Training

WordPress 101: How To Use WordPress

https://wpmasterclasses.com/video-courses/wordpress-101-how-to-use-wordpress

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