WordPress Editor TinyMCE Keyboard Shortcuts

Default shortcuts, Ctrl + letter:

Letter Action Letter Action
u Underline b Bold
i Italic x Cut
c Copy v Paste
a Select all z Undo
y Redo k Insert/edit link

Additional shortcuts, Shift + Alt + letter:

Letter Action Letter Action
1 Heading 1 2 Heading 2
3 Heading 3 4 Heading 4
5 Heading 5 6 Heading 6
7 Paragraph q Blockquote
d Strikethrough x Code
c Align center r Align right
l Align left j Justify
u Bulleted list o Numbered list
m Insert/edit image s Remove link
z Toolbar Toggle t Insert Read More tag
p Insert Page Break tag w Distraction-free writing mode
m Add Media h Keyboard Shortcuts

When starting a new paragraph with one of these formatting shortcuts followed by a space, the formatting will be applied automatically. Press Backspace or Escape to undo.

* Bulleted list 1. Numbered list
- Bulleted list 1) Numbered list

The following formatting shortcuts are replaced when pressing Enter. Press Escape or the Undo button to undo.

> Blockquote
## Heading 2
### Heading 3
#### Heading 4
##### Heading 5
###### Heading 6
--- Horizontal line

Focus shortcuts:

Alt + F8 Inline toolbar (when an image, link or preview is selected)
Alt + F9 Editor menu (when enabled)
Alt + F10 Editor toolbar
Alt + F11 Elements path

To move focus to other buttons use Tab or the arrow keys. To return focus to the editor press Escape or use one of the buttons.

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