⚡ Problem Formulation: If you’re a coder writing articles on WordPress, you often have to make selected text
inline_code. The standard approach is to select the text, click the small “
v” symbol to expand the formatting options, and choose “Inline code” from the dropdown menu. But this is cumbersome if you have large amounts of text.
So the question arises: How do you make selected WordPress text inline code using a shortcut rather than the dropdown menu?
First let’s have a look at the standard approach without using the shortcut — choosing from the dropdown menu involves several steps:
Okay, so now here’s the solution that helped me greatly when I finally discovered it after years of writing programming content and thousands of articles. If only I had found this earlier! 🥲
🥳 Solution: The shortcut to make selected text inline is hitting
X all at once after selecting the text to be made inline.
SHIFT + ALT + X
This works beautifully on Windows, Firefox, and the latest WordPress version. It should work on all major browsers because it’s a WordPress feature, not a browser or operating system solution.
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