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How to Disable New User Notifications in WordPress

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How to Disable New User Notifications in WordPress

Recently one of our users asked us how they can stop receiving new user email notifications in WordPress. If you have enabled user registration on your site, then WordPress sends notification email to the admin email address every time a new user registers. On popular sites where several users join every day, these emails can become very annoying. If you have already taken care of spam registrations and do not wish to receive email notifications for each new user, then you might want to turn these notifications off. In this article, we will show you how to disable new user notifications in WordPress.

New user notification email

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Disable New User Notification Emails plugin. Upon activation, the plugin simply disables new user notification emails in WordPress. It works out of the box, and there are no settings for you to configure.

Note that this plugin does not affect any other emails sent by WordPress. For example, users registering on your site will still get their username and password in the email. They can also recover their accounts if they forget their usernames or passwords. The plugin only disables new user notification emails sent to the admin email address on your WordPress site. If for some reason your users are not getting emails from your website, then you should try setting up WordPress to use Gmail SMTP servers.

We hope this article helped you disable new user notification emails in WordPress. For feedback and questions you can leave us a comment below or join us on Twitter.

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  1. Anthony King says:

    I had started to get hit by waves of ‘New User Registration’ around 20 per minute. All are generated requests and hugely irritating as the notification was triggered even though the registration was blocked as spam. Our plug-in stopped the constant ‘bing’ as new notifications came through, huge thanks!

  2. Melchior says:

    Thanks a lot for the tip ! New user registration notifications were on the verge of killing me, but you saved my life with this ! :D

  3. Tomas Skoglunn says:

    That’s so strange.. I’ve been searching for the past 30 minutes how to activate email notifications to site’s admin about each new subscriber (or, as in my case, new contributor). Now I see people actually try to turn it off. Any tips from someone on where could I activate these notifications? Thanks!

  4. Katie Quinn says:

    Great post – can’t wait to see how this plugin works :o) I love growing my blog, but the user notifications are driving me MAD. Thank you!!

  5. Angie says:

    Thanks for this.

    Not your fault of course – but a minor rant: You shouldn’t need to install another plugin to do this! It should be a feature in the WordPress dashboard, under “Settings”.

    I try to keep my active plugins to a minimum of 12-13 on my site. I heard too many plugins can bog down your site, use too much bandwidth, be buggy and interfere with each other.

  6. Kaley Perkins says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Not only for your specific instructions and easing my mind that I’m not missing something important for building my community but also for your speedy quick responsiveness to your own community. Impressed with you guys! Keep it up!

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