Change Admin Email


This plugin allows an administrator to change the “site admin email”, without sending a confirmation email from the server. This can be useful for testing purposes, localhost setups, or any other situation where outbound email is disabled on the site. A new “feature” of WordPress 4.9 is that the administrator cannot change the site admin email without outgoing email setup on the server. This plugin restores the administrator’s ability to change this setting without sending a confirmation email. Note that the “site admin email” is the global email used for admin purposes on the site. It is the “from” address when the site sends an email. The “site admin email” may be different from the administrator’s personal user email, which is associated with the administrator’s user account.


Once activated, an administrator can change the admin email from the Settings >> General page.


Clone or copy the file into your plugins directory, then activate the plugin from the admin menu.


23 september 2023 1 reactie
This plugin resolves a problem that many people must encounter: I am using Local by Flywheel to develop a WP site locally on my PC. So admin emails don't go anywhere. And I got stuck on the problem of changing the email address and not being able to verify the confirmation email. It turns out that Flywheel do have a mechanism, MailHog, to solve this, but the Change Admin Email plugin did the job effectively and fast.
14 september 2023
This plugin is amazing. It did in a second what I had been trying to fix for over 3 days!
5 september 2023
Thank you for this awesome plugin - How many times I've been able to use this to make sure the real admin of the site gets all the notifications. THANK YOU 👍
14 juli 2023 1 reactie
I've used Wordpress for years and I've never had trouble changing the administrative email address until now. I kept saving the new email address but the verification email never came and believe me, I looked everywhere repeatedly. Finally, I found out about this plugin on a troubleshooting forum. It worked easily.
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