If you use the WordPress rich text editor to write your posts, there are a few shortcuts that you may not be familiar with. Here is a useful list of shortcuts that you can use to make writing and formating posts a little easier:

Bold: Alt+SHIFT+B
Italics: Alt+SHIFT+I
Link: Alt+SHIFT+A
Blockquote: Alt+SHIFT+Q
Code: Alt+SHIFT+C
Read More: Alt+SHIFT+T
Unordered List (ul): Alt+SHIFT+U
Ordered List (ol): Alt+SHIFT+O
List Item (li): Alt+SHIFT+L

This can often save you the time it takes to switch back and forth between the visual tab and the code tabs. Enjoy!

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching WPHacks.com as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Follow Kyle on Twitter @KyleEslick!

  1. Neil Greenhorn says:

    Cool, I didnt know that.

    I use ScribeFire (a plugin for firefox) works really well!)


  2. Stephen Coley says:

    Isn’t Alt + Shift + C align center? I just tried it out, and all it did was switch me to align center. Then when I put my mouse over the button to turn it off, a “Alt + Shift + C” tool tip came up.

  3. Hack WordPress says:

    Neil – I’ve used ScribeFire before (formerly Performancing for Firefox I believe) and it was very useful. Is it still supported?

    Stephen – I’ll check into that. I had C written down, but I will update the post if I find the correct letter for Code.

    Keith – Thanks for stopping by. I was the same way, but now I prefer the Rich Text Editor when I write my posts in the dashboard. Usually when I’m done writing my post, however, I will switch back to code to be sure the formatting is correct before publishing.

  4. Keith Dsouza says:

    Very interesting, I never was used to the interface without the enchanced editor, these shortcuts will definitely help me to enhance my skills on it now.