Keyboard shortcuts is a generic package that allows registering and modifying shortcuts.


Install the module

npm install @wordpress/keyboard-shortcuts --save

This package assumes that your code will run in an ES2015+ environment. If you’re using an environment that has limited or no support for such language features and APIs, you should include the polyfill shipped in @wordpress/babel-preset-default in your code.



Handles callbacks added to context by useShortcut. Adding a provider allows to register contextual shortcuts that are only active when a certain part of the UI is focused.


  • props Object: Props to pass to div.


  • Element: Component.


Store definition for the keyboard shortcuts namespace.



  • Object


Attach a keyboard shortcut handler.


  • name string: Shortcut name.
  • callback Function: Shortcut callback.
  • options Object: Shortcut options.
  • options.isDisabled boolean: Whether to disable to shortut.

Contributing to this package

This is an individual package that’s part of the Gutenberg project. The project is organized as a monorepo. It’s made up of multiple self-contained software packages, each with a specific purpose. The packages in this monorepo are published to npm and used by WordPress as well as other software projects.

To find out more about contributing to this package or Gutenberg as a whole, please read the project’s main contributor guide.