WordPress sends you an email after you’ve updated your admin email to confirm the change. But too often, these emails don’t arrive in your inbox. And if you’re not getting emails from your WordPress site, you can’t change the admin email address.
We’re going to show you the best way to solve this issue so you can easily change your WordPress admin email!
How Do I Change My WordPress Admin Email?
Easy, by using a mailer plugin to ensure that you and your recipients receive all WordPress emails. This means you can change your WordPress admin email address without any trouble.
How to Change the WordPress Admin Email
We’ll now walk you through the installation process and then show you how to reset your WordPress admin email.
In This Article
1. Install WP Mail SMTP
To get started, log in to your WP Mail SMTP account. Then click on the Downloads tab.
You’ll then see a list of your available licenses. To download the plugin, click on the Download WP Mail SMTP button next to your highest license level. This will save a zipped file of the WP Mail SMTP plugin to your computer.
With the zip file downloaded, head to your WordPress admin area for the site where you want to install WP Mail SMTP. In the admin dashboard, click Plugins » Add New. Then press the Upload Plugin button.
You’ll now see the option to upload the plugin. Click on the Choose File button and select your WP Mail SMTP zip file.
After your file is uploaded, click on the Install Now button.
WordPress will then install WP Mail SMTP for you. Once the plugin is installed, click the Activate Plugin button to activate the plugin.
That’s it! You’ve now successfully installed WP Mail SMTP on your WordPress site.
2. Choose Your New Email Address
Now that you’ve installed the plugin, the second step is to choose your new email address.
Typically, website beginners use their personal email addresses when setting up WordPress. But after a while, users want to change to a professional business email address. They may also want to use a separate email address for site administration and the admin user.
You can use a free email service like Gmail or Yahoo, but this does not look very professional. Ideally, you would want to use a branded email address using your website’s domain name. For instance, [email protected]
For detailed instructions on how to get an email address like that, see our guide on how to get a free business email address.
3. Set Up SendLayer Mailer
Now that you’ve installed WP Mail SMTP and chosen your new email address, we’ll show you how to use the SendLayer mailer.
SendLayer is an affordable and simple way to authenticate your outgoing emails, ensuring they always reach your and your recipients’ inboxes.
First, you’ll need to set up an account so you can connect your WordPress site with SendLayer. If you don’t have an account yet, see SendLayer’s instructions on creating a new account.
Once you’ve set up your SendLayer account, log in to the SendLayer dashboard. From here, you can begin the mailer setup.
But before you can send emails with SendLayer, you’ll need to authorize your domain. You need to show email servers that you’re the confirmed owner of your sending domain and that your emails are being sent from a legitimate source.
For step-by-step details on doing this, check out SendLayer’s guide to authorizing your domain.
4. Connect WP Mail SMTP and SendLayer
Now that WP Mail SMTP has been installed and your SendLayer account is set up, it’s time to connect the dots.
On your website’s dashboard, head to the WP Mail SMTP plugin. The plugin will then open the Setup Wizard automatically for you. If it doesn’t, you can hit the Launch Setup Wizard button in the plugin settings.
First, click SendLayer in step 1 of the Setup Wizard process.
Click save and continue.
Next, you’ll need to add your API key, set From Name and From Email. If you’re unsure what these fields mean, simply click the read how to set up SendLayer button to learn more.
Lastly, in step 3 of the Setup Wizard, you can choose to enable email logs. The first two are included as standard, but you can choose to enable the last two. Each log has a description underneath it outlining its purpose.
The wizard will now run a check to ensure everything’s working correctly. It’s always a good idea to send a test email to trial the new system!
5. Change the WordPress Admin Email Address
Now that you have WP Mail SMTP installed, a new email is chosen, and SendLayer is connected, it’s time to change your WordPress admin email address.
First, in your WordPress dashboard, go to Settings » General and change the ‘Administration Email Address’ option.
Change this field to your desired admin email address! Don’t forget to save your changes.
WordPress will now save your new admin email address. However, it will not change the admin email address until you verify the email.
Once you have verified the email address, WordPress will start sending important administration-related emails to the new address.
Next, suppose you want to change the email address of the admin user account. In that case, you need to go to Users » All Users and click on the Edit button below the desired user.
This will open the profile edit page for that user account. Scroll down to the email option and then update the email address.
Don’t forget to click on the ‘Update profile’ button to save your changes.
If you are currently logged in to the user account that you are changing, then WordPress will now send an email notification to the new email address.
You need to click on the link in the email to confirm the change of your email address, and you’re done!