WordPress has many shortcuts and some of them are hidden
How to add a bulleted list, a numbered list, or a level 2 heading with shortcuts? That's what I'm going to show you in this article.
Display the shortcut lists
To view the shortcuts list, you can do so from the WordPress options or use the shortcut Shift+Alt+H
In this list, we discover classic shortcuts like,
- Ctrl+I = Italic
- Ctrl+B = Bold
- Ctrl+S = Save your document
- Ctrl+U = Underline your text
- Ctrl+K = Insert a hyperlink
But there are also interesting shortcuts like
- [[ to create an internal link to an existing post
- Ctrl+Shift+Alt+T to move up your bloc
- Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Y to move down your bloc
- / to display the list of blocs. You can also filter the list of blocs by adding letters (like /ima to display the bloc image)
But in this list, no information about how to create a bullet list or heading. In fact for that, you can use the markdown.
Create a bullet list
To create a bullet list, you must write - (dash+space).
It's when you press the space bar that WordPress understands that you are creating a bullet list
Create an ordered list
The shortcut to create an ordered list is 1. (one+dot+space) If you just write 1 (without the dot), it won't work
Create a heading
To create a heading from an empty bloc, you must use the shortcut # (pound sign). To indicate the level of the heading, write as many pound signs as necessary.
- Heading 1 = # (pound sign + space)
- Heading 2 = ## (pound sign + pound sign + space)
- Heading 3 = ###
Or, if you have already written your text, you can convert your paragraph with the shortcut Shift+Alt+1 to 6. The heading level depends on the number you used.
Delete a Bloc