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  • When I manually add a new user on WordPress I go to: my dashboard – Users – Add new
    After I added a new user an automatic mail is sent to the new user

    This mail consists of the following text:

    Username: test

    Visit the following address to set your password:

    https://www.nl/wp-login.php?action=rp&key=jqL1o4Hu5DHSDgcHQFLX&login=test

    https://www.nl/wp-login.php

    Questions:
    1. Where can I find the email template, so I can change this text?
    2. This email is send from the address wordpress@site.nl. Were can I change this address to the address of my site?
    3. I, the owner get an email also with the text:
    New user registered on your site
    Username: test
    Email address: @gmail.com
    Where can I stop this mail from sending?

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  • 1. Where can I find the email template, so I can change this text?

    All notification emails are hard-coded in WordPress’s core files, which are PHP files. Even if you’re a developer, you never want to edit WordPress core files: if you do, you’ll lose all your edits when you upgrade WordPress.

    The “WordPress way” of making changes to site features is via the use of plugins, and there’s an excellent plugin for doing just this: Customize WordPress Emails and Alerts – Better Notifications for WP

    2. This email is send from the address wordpress@site.nl. Where can I change this address to the address of my site?

    Again, it’s in the WordPress core files and there’s no admin UI to change this. But the plugin mentioned above can easily change it. It can even set different “from” email addresses for different kinds of notification emails.

    3. I, the owner get an email also with the text:
    New user registered on your site
    Username: test
    Email address: @gmail.com
    Where can I stop this mail from sending?

    I’m sure you can guess where this is heading: no admin UI to stop this, but the above plugin can take care of this as well.

    Good luck!

    Thread Starter SLV

    (@dwnl)

    Hello George,

    Thanks for the info.
    As I have many plugins installed already I do not want to add more.
    And that plugin for just for one mail is overkill it seems.

    Where is the php file that hold’s the info? And what do I change where?

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