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Better Notifications for WordPress

Send customisable HTML emails to your users for different WordPress notifications.

Recently updated to be even easier to use!

Better Notifications for WordPress allows you to generate custom HTML email notifications and send them to user roles (including custom roles) or individual users for all kinds of things happening on your WordPress website. Emails are sent out via your WordPress website (using wp_mail) but can be sent via SMTP using an appropriate 3rd party plugin should you wish.

For example:

You want a user with the editor role (or all users using the Editor role) to be alerted via email when a new post is published and you'd like to customise it to include your branding along with the author's display name and post time - with this plugin, that's easy.

A long and handy list of shortcodes you can use is available here.

Notifications that are currently available to use are:

WordPress Defaults

  • New Comment / Comment Awaiting Moderation
  • New Trackback
  • New Pingback
  • Lost Password (For Admin)
  • New User Registration (For Admin)


  • Lost Password (For User)
  • New User Registration (For User)
  • New User - Welcome Email

Posts / Custom Post Types

  • New Post Published
  • Post Updated
  • Post Pending Review
  • Post Scheduled


  • New Page Published
  • Page Updated
  • Page Pending Review
  • Page Scheduled
  • Page - New Comment


  • New Category
  • New Tag

Custom Post Types

  • New Term

If you'd like to see a notification in the list above, please drop me a line in the forums and I'll see what I can do to add it.

Having problems? Please let me know via this plugin's forum so I can address them and let it act as a source of information for future reference and other users.

Like this plugin? Please leave it a great review! Don't think the plugin is worthy of 5 stars? Let me know on the forum and I'll do my best to help.

Want to add categories and sub-categories via the WordPress front-end? Try my Front-end Categories plugin.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.3
Last Updated: 2015-7-20
Active Installs: 1,000+


4.9 out of 5 stars


21 of 31 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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