Working with WordPress can make things a lot easier on you when you are not a web development expert. However, sometimes you just don’t have the time to spend on updates and alterations in the system.
Here are some of the best and most convenient WordPress hacks and keyboard shortcuts, straight from the desk of a WordPress developer.
A Keyboard Shortcut to Switch Heading Styles
To change your text to an H1, H2, H3, or H4, you can use a simple keyboard shortcut that will save you time and won’t disrupt your flow of writing. It may not seem like much, but when you make it as easy and quick as possible to switch between heading styles it will make a big difference for your efficiency.
For Windows users, hit CTRL+2. For Mac users, hit CMD+2.
Let WordPress Find Internal Links For You
Instead of searching through your site trying to find an internal link to use, let WordPress do it for you. When you open the “add a link” dialogue box, you’ll see an option at the bottom that says “Or link to existing content.” Click this option, and it will open up to a list of all of the articles on your site, with a search function built in that you can use to quickly find articles on the topic you’re looking for.
Easily Insert a Link Without Using the Mouse
When you need to add a link to your text, you generally have to use your mouse and click the insert button. If you work in full-screen mode, which many developers and bloggers do, you often have to hover until the menu appears, then click with your mouse. Save yourself the time and use this keyboard shortcut to add links.
For Windows users, hit CTRL+k. For Mac users, hit CMD+k.
Drag and Drop Images Directly Into Your Text
The newest update to WordPress features a drag and drop system that allows you to simply drag your image and drop it directly into the text you’re typing. This saves you the time from going through the Media Library and will eliminate a few extra steps, which can really add up when you are adding more than one image.
Easily Duplicate Blog Posts
Love the way one of your blog posts turned out, and want to replicate it? Install a free plugin called Duplicate Post, which will allow you to clone your current posts and modify them with new content. This way, you can keep the layout you love so much and not worry about missing something you included before.
WordPress Development Services Help Take Your Website Further
These hacks may help you on a regular basis, but when it comes to WordPress customization and development, work with the experts. We know more than just your everyday WordPress hacks, and we can make sure that everything you need is taken care of.