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. 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 admin’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. No other settings required.

Reviews

August 9, 2022
It is so frustrating that WordPress often doesn't send a confirmation email that is required to activate a change of admin email. Thank goodness your plugin came to the rescue. Within seconds, I got the test email to show it works!
June 11, 2022
...from the email address of the tech friend who helped me set up the test site. I tried to change it from within the General Settings but a verification email never came. This did it a minute! Thanks.
March 30, 2022
I am sometimes a lazy cheapskate web developer who does not want to be bothered with setting up mail on my server. Being lazy, I also didn't feel like installing phpMyAdmin. This plugin works great to change the admin email when you have no way to send the confirmation email and I am thankful it exists.
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