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Change Admin Email


This plugin restores the functionality as it was before version 4.9. This may be required on sites without email access, or for testing purposes. i.e. on localhost.


Once activated, you can change the admin email by going to “Settings” >> “General”.


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


24 2417 March 2417 000000 2021
Such a timesaver vs coordinating with a client to confirm the email change (almost never happens) or digging into the database to change manually. I'll be saving this in my favorites so I can use it on future sites. Thanks for making this!
2 0258 March 0258 000000 2021
Initially I thought this plugin was not working. Before installing the plugin, had tried to change the admin password, the default email for the notification was not getting to my client(not tech savvy), but they own the site... There was still a pending change when I installed this plugin. <- key thing for 2021 I tried to change the email after activating the plugin, it failed repeatedly. Then I read the 1 star reviews here and saw others claiming it did not work. But I went back and canceled the change of email that was pending.... Then I tried to change the email with this plugin still activated and it worked then! So cancel the pending request! If you are the plugin author, maybe add that instruction in the description of the plugin for future users.
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