Change Admin Email


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 admin’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.


Once activated, an administrator can change the admin email from the Settings >> General page.


Clone or copy the file into your plugins directory, then activate the plugin from the admin menu. No other settings required.


6 0625 November 0625 000000 2021
Works great - test email function is a bonus too. Sure beats digging around in the DB and doing it manually.
3 0342 November 0342 000000 2021
Quick and easy. WordPress fails to send the email so this gets it done fast.
14 1440 October 1440 000000 2021
For some reason, whatever I do in Word Press, it would not send an email to confirm the change of admin email. I tried a couple of work arounds, even via PhpMyAdmin but to no avail. The old admin email will just not go away. Thank you so much for making this plugin available.
5 0509 October 0509 000000 2021
The plugin does what I need. The system wasn't sending the email to the new admin's email, so I couldn't change it. With the plugin, I have been able to do it. Thanks!
27 2718 September 2718 000000 2021
Thanks a million - it worked! I got into a crazy loop where I could not disentangle myself from a particularly annoying website I had set up but could not access properly top change the emails [but still getting hugely annoying notifications]. And now it's done.
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