How many times did you find yourself saying “Oh, this is truly a time-saving!”?
In today’s article, we’ll be going to pay attribute to the most useful and time-saving WordPress blocks. Those features that come with the new Gutenberg Block Editor.
And for those who are having a hard time using this new editor, I have gathered a great list with some forgotten WordPress keyboard shortcuts.
Can you imagine how fantastic is to have all this kind of blocks? Curious about what I have to share? Then buckle up, cause it’s going to be
Most useful time-saving WordPress blocks
Cover Image block
A cover image is a bold image block with an optional visible title. This block allows you to add a title over the background image.
Cover image title
Media & Text block
The media & text block allows you to place an image or video side-by-side with text.
Media & text content
This feature allows you to insert third-party content (Gifs, video, tweets, etc.) onto your WordPress website.
It is a WordPress specific code that lets you do useful things, such as creating objects that would normally require lots of complicated, nasty code in just one line. Let me show you an example, for instance, an email contact form turned into a shortcode.
Wanna learn more about email contact form? Here’s an extra help for you on how to make your website more engaging with Embed Videos, Images & Contact Form.
It allows you to add “Call-to-action” buttons in your WordPress posts and articles.
It gives you the opportunity to easily, with little effort, create basic tables in WordPress posts and pages.
This one you can use for creating multi-column layouts for your blog posts and pages. This great feature allows you to choose an available layout or you can make one yourself. And one more thing, in these columns you can add basically any block that WordPress has to offer.
You can go nuts and make your own multi-columns.
And that’s not all, no my friend. I said it before, I say it now, the new Gutenberg Block Editor is a real life-saver, more to that, a time-saver.
Besides the blocks mentioned above, let’s remember also the reusable blocks, widget blocks, page break, etc., basically, all the blocks are time-saving. Don’t be afraid to “play” with all these great features.
WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts For All Kinds
I know that most of us, WordPress users, are using the mouse to access the various types of content that Gutenberg Block Editor has to offer.
Here are some of the standard/common WordPress keyboard shortcuts that you can use for speed and efficiency.
- Ctrl + c = Copy;
- Ctrl + v = Paste;
- Ctrl + b = Bold;
- Ctrl + i = Italic;
- Ctrl + x = Cut;
- Ctrl + a = Select All;
- Ctrl + z = Undo;
- Ctrl + s = Save your changes;
- Ctrl + p = Print;
- Ctrl + u = Underline the selected text;
- Ctrl + k = Convert the selected text into a link;
- Alt + Shift + x = Display the selected text in a monospaced font.
To see all the latest shortcuts, hit Alt+Shift+h. Actually, this shortcut is the most important one from all of them, because it shows you all available keyboard shortcuts.
Gutenberg Keyboard Shortcuts for WordPress Block Editor
What if I told you that from now on you can rest your hands on the keyboard, even when it comes to editing your posts? Intriguing, isn’t?
Keyboard shortcuts to the rescue!
- Enter = Add a new block;
- Ctrl + Shift + d = Duplicate the selected block(s);
- Alt + Shift + z = Remove the selected block(s);
- Ctrl + Alt + t = Insert a new block before the selected block(s);
- Ctrl + Alt + y = Insert a new block after the selected block(s);
- / = Change the block type after adding a new paragraph;
- Esc = Clear selection;
- Ctrl + Shift + z = Redo your last undo;
- Ctrl + Shift + , = Show or hide the settings bar;
- Alt + Shift + o = Open the block navigation menu;
- Alt + Shift + n = Navigate to the next part of the editor;
- Alt + Shift + p = Navigate to the previous part of the editor;
- Alt + F10 = Navigate to the nearest toolbar;
- Ctrl + Shift + Alt + m = Switch between Visual Editor and Code Editor.
Can you believe your eyes? Can you really afford not to save time in this busy world?
This is interesting, isn’t it? Wait till you see what more amazing keyboard shortcuts are out there, somewhere, ready to be discovered.
Heading & Text alignment
Media & Elements
WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts for Comments Screen
In this section, you will see how to moderate your comments more easily and quickly with shortcuts. However, to enable these keyboard shortcuts, you need to go to Users » Your Profile and check keyboard shortcuts checkbox. Don’t forget to click the Save Profile button.
Now that you have been enabled keyboard shortcuts, let’s discover them together.
- J = Next comment (moves the current selection down);
- K = Previous comment (moves the current selection up);
- A = Approve comment;
- U = Un-approve comment;
- D = Delete comment;
- R = Reply comment;
- Q = Quick edit a comment;
- Z = Restore Comment from Trash or Undo if you Delete a comment.
It might take some time to get used to these WordPress keyboard shortcuts but rest assured cause you can download all the shortcuts needed with just 1 click.
How about this lesson, my friend? It is or isn’t it time-saving all these shortcuts? It will be just a matter of time and before you know it, you will use more frequently keyboard shortcuts instead of using the mouse.
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