WP Hotkeys

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WP Hotkeys provides time-saving keyboard shortcuts to help you quickly navigate the WordPress dashboard.

Author:MIGHTYminnow (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.0
WordPress version tested:5.5.1
Plugin version:0.9.8
Added to WordPress repository:16-02-2014
Last updated:08-09-2020
Rating, %:100
Rated by:2
Plugin URI:http://mightyminnow.com
Total downloads:2 902
Active installs:60+
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WP Hotkeys helps you navigate your dashboard as quickly as possible with fully customizable keyboard shortcuts. After installing WP Hotkeys, you will see the default hotkey hints display in brackets next to each standard menu item in the admin. Typing a hotkey will access the associated top-level admin menu item (e.g. Pages), and will display any submenu items and activate their associated hotkeys (e.g. All Pages, Add New). At any point you can use the arrow keys to navigate between menu items (left/right will enter/exit submenus), and the enter key to navigate to the active (underlined) menu item.


WP Hotkeys settings can be found at Settings > WP Hotkeys.


  • Works right out of the box with built-in default hotkeys for each standard dashboard menu item.
  • Hotkey hints next to each menu item help you remember your shortcuts (can be toggled on/off).
  • Fully customizable – define your own hotkeys.
  • Lightweight – less than 4kb minified jQuery.
  • Built-in warning to let you know if you have duplicate hotkeys.

Coming Soon…

  • Export/import your favorite hotkey setup
  • Define custom URL/hotkey pairings