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 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. No other settings required.

Reviews

November 21, 2022
Glad to have run across this plugin - will still have our developer change the PhpMyAdmin - but good fix!
October 22, 2022
Annoying error in settings Administration Email Address. Installed the plug-in, edited the email address and sent a test email in under 2 minutes. Another annoying issue resolved!
September 6, 2022
I've been struggling to change the admin email for quite a while. The confirmation email never arrived. So I tried this and apparently it was changed in no time.
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!
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