Hello, I'm Aaron Harun, a New York based
Traveler, Developer and Web Consultant.
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WordPress Quick Save

WordPress Quick Save adds a CTRL+S keyboard shortcut to trigger the Auto-save functionality in WordPress. If you find that you habitually hit CTRL+S while writing posts, this will stop those annoying popup save site windows from appearing.

No more having to stop and click save to ensure you don’t lose your recent edits. Keep in mind, this saves ONLY as an autosave.


While editing a post press CTRL+S on your keyboard just like saving in Microsoft Word or GMail.


Download Latest WordPress Quick Save


Use the one-click installer! WordPress One-Click plugin install.


  1. Download the zip file, unzip it and upload to your wp-content/plugins folder
  2. Upload to your plugin directory.
  3. Activate.

The plugin is hosted in the WordPress Extend database so you can also manually install from your wordpress admin panel

  1. Go to “Add New” under Plugins
  2. Search for “WordPress Quick Save”
  3. Click install now, confirm and follow any other instructions you are given.
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One comment on “WordPress Quick Save
  1. David says:

    Hi Aaron, I ran across a PHP warning with this code, PHP 5.4 didn’t like the explode() being passed to end(). I hacked a quick fix. These two lines replace Line 15.

    $script_name = explode( '/', $_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME'] );
    $file = end( $script_name );

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