Change Admin Email

Description

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.

Usage

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

Installation

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

Reviews

03 January 2024 2 replies
After a couple of years of searching, I finally found this plugin, and it works! Thanks ChatGPT!
29 December 2023
This solves a really annoying problem quickly and easily. One of the best plugins.
14 December 2023
Solved a situation where an old client wasn't responsive and won't confirm the admin email change. Did the job perfectly, thanks.
11 December 2023
Annoying headache of not being able to change admin email address resolved in seconds.
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Contributors & Developers

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