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

June 9, 2023
I've used this plugin for 5 (? Maybe more?) different wordpress installations for over many many years. Works every single time!
June 8, 2023
I wasn't able to change my site's admin email because wordpress wouldn't deliver to my new email's gmail inbox, even after installing the WP Mail SMTP plugin. But this plugin solved my problem completely by letting me bypass the email confirmation. Wish I'd known about this sooner. Thank you!!!!
May 18, 2023
After spending many hours and many days trying to change my admin email address in WP Settings, this plugin solved my problem in 3 minutes!Fantastic!
February 16, 2023
A client requested that I change the admin email on all 11(!) of his websites, so rather than spam him with confirmation requests, I used your plugin. THANK YOU! So easy-peasy: 1) install plugin 2) change email 3) remove plugin. Love it.
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