Save with keyboard

Description

This plugin lets you save your posts, pages, theme and plugin files, widgets, menus, etc. in the most natural way: pressing Ctrl+S (or Cmd+S on Mac).

I’ve coded this plugin because I was tired of pressing Cmd+S and then realize Chrome was trying to save the whole webpage

After coding this up, I’ve found in the plugin directory two plugins that did the same thing, but each one had some flaws that convinced me to publish mine.

This plugin loads a small Javascript file (minified if not WP_DEBUG). The Javascript checks the contents of any admin page for save buttons.

It is also so smart that saves as draft unpublished posts/pages and updates the ones that are already public.

Also adds a little tooltip on the buttons that can be “clicked” with Ctrl+S or Cmd+S.

Installation

  1. Upload the folder save-with-keyboard to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Is it really so simple to install and use?

You can bet it is.

Where can I use the shortcut?

Almost everywhere!
If it’s not a post, page, widget, menu or link the plugin checks for the #submit selector (used, for instance, in theme, plugin and profile).

Reviews

Very good but ..

Updates posts/pages great but after save the page auto scrolls to the foot of the first (main) text editor field. But I have long pages with multiple text editor areas created with ‘Advanced Custom Fields’ plugin.

Downloaded this hoping to avoid scrolling up to ‘Update’ button and scrolling down again on these long multi input pages. The plugin does the scroll up and click BUT page then auto scrolls to first text editor field (default wp behaviour? i don’t see it in js), so I lose my place on the admin screen.

Thanks, but works 50% for me on long pages.

Can’t live without it

I use it all the time. A tremorless way to save any post. Pity it doesn’t work on some pages (ACF options pages, content area) but still a must-have.

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Contributors & Developers

“Save with keyboard” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Save with keyboard” has been translated into 4 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

3.0.2

Fixed loading of minified script.

3.0.1

Fixed localization support for old WP versions.
Fixed saving inside TinyMCE editor.

3.0

Added support for saving menus.
Rebuilt tooltip insertion with support for localization.
Tested up to WP 5.0 with Gutenberg (which doesn’t use the plugin ’cause it already handles this shortcut).