Handy WordPress shortcuts, visual post editor

The WordPress editor is a WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) editor.
But there are some tricks you can apply.

Enjoy the handy WordPress shortcuts

1. Single and double line spacing

2. Change font separately

3. Lock keyboard

4. Highlight word or sentence

5. Print screen

6. Special codes Numeric list

7. Most common Keyboard Shortcuts

1. Single and double line spacing

When you are working in the WordPress visual editor, and you enter for

the next line you will go right over to the next paragraph.

Every enter is setting up a new paragraph, but when you
use Shift + enter you go to the next line like this.


2. Change font-size separately


Handy WordPress shortcuts


Here is the code you can copy and use

<span style=”text-align: center; font-size: 30px; color: #ff0000;”>YOUR TEXT</span>

Here is an example of how you use it: <span style=”text-align: center; font-size: 30px; color: #fff0000;”>Handy WordPress shortcuts</span>, visual post editor

Here is an example of how you use it: Handy WordPress shortcuts, visual post editor

3. Lock keyboard

You don’t want to loose your content while you have to go to the toilet and the cat jumps on your keyboard.

Use: Win + L to lock your keyboard against accidental intruders.

4. Highlight/ select word or sentence

with the four arrow buttons on your keyboard.

Use: Ctrl + Shift + Arrow

Play around with it and see which arrow select in your editor.


5. Print Screen

Use: Win + PrtSc

It will go automatically to your screenshot map in the folder Images.


6. Special codes numeric list


Handy WordPress shortcuts

You can change the color as well.

Single and double line spacing

Change font separately

Lock keyboard

Highlight word or sentence

Print screen

Special codes Numeric list

Most common Keyboard Shortcuts

Look for a complete HTML list on my special symbol codes page.

You can paste the codes into the text editor, or the images into the visual editor, it works both ways.
And when you select the image you can give it an H1 tag and it will enlarge.


7. Most common Keyboard Shortcuts in WordPress

  • Ctrl + c = Copy
  • Ctrl + v = Paste
  • Ctrl + x = Cut
  • Ctrl + a = Select All
  • Ctrl + z = Undo action
  • Ctrl + y = Redo action
  • Ctrl + p = Print
  • Ctrl + b = Bold
  • Ctrl + i = Italic
  • Ctrl + u = underline
  • Ctrl + F = find word on page or in the editor
  • Win+m = Desktop
  • F2 = Select file – F2 = rename
  • Shift + right mouse button = on 1st character and last character of pharagraph to select all text in between
  • Click mousewheel = scroll easy
  • Ctrl + mousewheel = zoom in and zoom out
  • Ctrl + end = go to the bottom of page
  • Ctrl + home = go to the top of page
  • Ctrl + shift + t = re-open last closed tab in browser
  • Hold shift down to resize images holding proportions

I hope you liked this tutorial, perhaps you find my other tutorials also interesting.
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  1. Sasneh says:

    Thanks for sharing the list of keyboard shortcuts. But it is not easy to remeber all these shortcuts when using WordPress. But, if you have Google chrome, then you can install the WordPress shortcuts extension to access all these shortcuts with a single click. Must have addon for every blogger.

    • Loes says:

      Hi Sasneh, thank you so much for your addition, I found you in my spam folder, and I approved your link manually, have a great day! Loes

  2. Emilie Dardenne says:

    Most enjoyable article. I find it very informative and useful. I learned a lot. You are a wealth of information Loes.
    I love your website.

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