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Skip Confirmation On


Since WordPress 4.4, the Add New User process selectively allows an email to be sent to the new user about their account. The default selection is to send an email when the account is created/added.

In some circumstances, an admin might wish to set up one or more accounts in advance – perhaps for testing purposes – and only notify the users later, once everything is ready. However, it’s easy to send a notification message when you didn’t mean to, if you forget to change the default notification setting.

This simple plugin reverses the default behaviour so an email is NOT sent by default, as follows:

  1. In standard WordPress, the tickbox “Send User Notifiction” is ticked by default (so a message is sent). The plugin changes this to unticked by default (so a message is NOT sent).

  2. In WordPress Multisite, the tickbox “Skip Confirmation Email” is unticked by default (so a message is sent.) The plugin changes this to ticked by default (so a message is NOT sent.)

NOTE TO MULTISITE SUPER-ADMINS: Adding a user from the Network Admin / Add User screen (rather than from a particular sub-site’s Add User screen) will always send a notification.


  • This screenshot shows the reversed default settings for new user notifications in standard WordPress. The default is to NOT SEND notifications once the plugin is activated.

  • This screenshot shows the reversed default settings for new user notifications in WordPress Multisite (when adding a user to a sub-site from that sub-site’s dashboard.) The default is to NOT SEND notifications once the plugin is activated.

  • This screenshot shows the “Add user” screen for WordPress Multisite Network Administration dashboard, which is unchanged by this plugin. (A notification WILL be sent if a user is added from the Network Administration section.)


  1. Install this plugin via the WordPress plugin control panel,
    or by manually downloading it and uploading the extracted folder
    to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. That’s all! There are no configurable options for this plugin.


In the Multisite Network Admin section, can the super-admin add a user to the whole network without sending that user a notification email?

Not at present, as WordPress Multisite always sends an email in this case.

Please let us know in the plugin forum if you think this would be a useful
new feature.


July 7, 2022 1 reply
Nice piece of software which I use on several multi-sites. When I add a user I don’t forget anymore to untick a checkbox. So the user now is always added without sending an activation e-mail. Hopefully this is long supported because I see not recent updates (maybe not necessary). A tip is also to use the plug-in Unconfirmed. Which is also useful in multi-site environment.
June 23, 2020
In the multisite environment, adding a user to a sub site requires you to tick the check box to add a user without sending an email that requires their confirmation. This is a painful process if you have to add many users. This plugin checks the box automatically freeing you from the pain of checking this box every time!
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  • Update jQuery code to remove deprecated function


  • Tweak to plugin description


  • Initial version