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Usher brings Gmail-like keyboard shortcuts for navigating around the various core pages of the WordPress admin.

Additionally, it includes a robust API for registering new global and screen-specific keyboard shortcuts.

To register new shortcuts, use the Usher\register_shortcut() function. For example:

Add a shortcut for the EDD Dashboard

Usher\register_shortcut( 'g d', array(
    'label' => __( 'Navigate to the EDD dashboard', 'textdomain' ),
    'url'   => 'edit.php?post_type=download',
    'cap'   => 'manage_shop_settings'
) );

Add a shortcut for the Jetpack Dashboard

Usher\register_shortcut( 'g j', array(
    'label' => __( 'Navigate to the Jetpack dashboard', 'textdomain' ),
    'url'   => 'admin.php?page=jetpack',
    'cap'   => 'manage_options',
) );


  • Shortcuts panel (activated with ‘?’).


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  • New: Shortcuts can now be registered with fully-qualified URLs
  • Tweak: Updated the Plugins, Updates, and Network Admin screen shortcuts to two letters because of the unreliability of three-letter shortcuts
  • Fix: Ensure shortcuts targeted for the current screen get properly bound to the Usher JS object


  • Initial Release