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  • Hi WordPress Dev-Team,

    i got the following feature-request:

    The function “wp_new_user_notification()” is defined in /wp-includes/pluggable.php and fires an e-mail to the newly registered user (@wp-login.php: function register_new_user; @/wp-admin/includes/user.php: function edit_user). My problem is now, that i only see newly registered users receiving e-mails when the get registered with wp-login.php … a lot of people told me, that this would be normal wp-behaviour (which i don´t believe). If it´s that way, i would like to post a feature request: Please change this behaviour, because it makes no sense OR make a selection if you want to get e-mails send, when the admin registers new users.

    I´m asking for this, because i got some projects, where i use wordpress primary as a cms or data-management system. If you know have to register some dozen new users (who shouldn´t have access to the admin-area), you have to keep “everybody can register” marked and permanently switch between registration on the homepage and user-editing in the admin-area.

    PLEASE! Change this! Thanks a lot! (i still love wordpress 🙂

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Plugin Review Team Rep

    I’m not sure what you’re saying.

    When a user registers themselves, they (and you the admin) get emailed. This is default behavior.

    When you (the admin) register a user, I believe you both also get emailed.

    Regardless of the ‘everyone can register’ setting, the admin can ALWAYS create new accounts.

    When a admin (or any allowed user-role) registers a new user, only the admin receives an e-mail. that´s my problem. as far as i read into wordpress code that should be otherwise (user get´s notification too). but it isn´t.

    btw: the “problem” can be found in wp-admin/inludes/user.php with line 167 (at which ingo from wordpress-germany forums pointed me). there the password for this user isn´t given to the function wp_new_user_notification.

    i want to request to change this behavior or to make a $var for a check box (do you want to send a notification-mail? yes-no) in the “create new user”-dialogue in admin-area.

    i hope my english was good enough to explain the request clearly.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Plugin Review Team Rep

    Ah! Well that makes sense then! 🙂

    Yes, admin-generated users should be getting an email on account creation to say ‘Here’s your new ID!’ I agree!

    I had thought it did, but I’ve not made a user since 2.6 so… maybe that changed.

    thanks a lot for agreeing 🙂

    a new user should definitely receive an e-mail (in my opinion), but i stumbled across some people who wouldn´t want this. those people made bulk-importing for users because of an update. so i think the perfect solution would be a check box if you want or don´t want to notify your users.


    Thanks a lot!

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    You have to post issues to the bug tracker for them to get fixed or any changes to be made. This is a support forum only.

    Read this for more information:

    Thanks a lot, Otto!

    Feature Request posted here Ticket# 9669:

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