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How to Disable WordPress Admin Email Verification Notice

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Do you want to disable the WordPress admin email verification notice?

By default, WordPress displays an admin email verification notice to the site administrators every few months to verify if the email they use is still correct. It’s a pseudo-security measure that many site owners feel is unnecessary and annoying.

In this article, we will show you how to easily disable the admin email verification notice in WordPress.

How to Disable WordPress Admin Email Verification Notice

What is an Admin Email Verification Notice in WordPress?

The admin email verification notice feature was introduced in WordPress 5.3. The purpose of this notice is to show a screen to website administrators every few months that asks them to verify their site email address.

The admin email verification notice ensures that the email address provided by the administrator is accurate and still in use. This is because having a working email is important to site security and management.

Admin email verification notice

However, originally planned to appear every six months, sometimes the admin email verification notice can be displayed more frequently than necessary.

This can be annoying for users who are just trying to log in to their WordPress websites. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just turn off the admin email verification notice?

Let’s take a look at how to easily disable the admin email verification notice. You can click the links below to jump directly to the method you want to use:

You can easily disable the admin email verification notice by adding a code snippet to your WordPress files. If you haven’t done this before, then take a look at our beginner’s guide on pasting snippets from the web into WordPress.

Generally, you would need to add the code to your theme’s functions.php file manually. However, this can be tricky, and the smallest mistake can bring down your whole website.

This is why we recommend using WPCode. It is the best WordPress code snippets plugin on the market that makes it easy and safe to add custom code to your website.

First, you need to install and activate the free WPCode plugin. For more instructions, please take a look at our guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, visit the Code Snippets » + Add Snippet page from your WordPress admin dashboard.

Here, click on the ‘Use Snippet’ button under the ‘Add Your Custom Code (New Snippet)’ option.

Add new snippet

This will take you to the ‘Create Custom Snippet’ page, where you can start by entering a title for your code snippet. It can be anything that helps you identify the code.

Next, select ‘PHP Snippet’ as the ‘Code Type’ from the dropdown menu on the right.

Choose PHP as code type for disabling the admin email verification notice

After that, all you have to do is copy and paste the following PHP code snippet in the ‘Code Preview’ box:

// Disable WordPress Administration Email verification Screen 
add_filter( 'admin_email_check_interval', '__return_false' );

Next, scroll down to the ‘Insertion’ section and choose the ‘Auto Insert’ option.

The custom code will now be automatically executed on your website upon activation.

Choose an insertion method

After that, open the ‘Location’ dropdown menu and select the ‘Admin Only’ option.

Once you do that, the code snippet will only be executed in the WordPress admin area upon activation.

Choose Admin Only as the location

Now, go to the top of the page and toggle the switch from ‘Inactive’ to ‘Active’ in the top right corner, and then click the ‘Save Snippet’ button.

Once you have saved and activated the code snippet, it will be automatically executed on your site.

Save the code snippet to disable the admin email verification notice

Now, you will no longer see the admin email verification notice.

Method 2: Disable Admin Email Verification Notice Using a Plugin

If you don’t want to add code to your WordPress site, then you can always use a plugin.

First, you need to install and activate the Make Disable Admin Email Verification Prompt plugin. For more instructions, you can check out our beginner’s guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, visit the Settings » General page from your WordPress admin dashboard and scroll down to the bottom.

Here, you will find the ‘Disable Admin Email Verification Prompt’ option, and you have to check the box next to it.

Check the disable admin email verification box

Once you have done that, don’t forget to click on the ‘Save Changes’ button to store your settings.

That’s it! You and your team should not see the admin email verification notice anymore.

We hope this article helped you learn how to disable the admin email verification notice in WordPress. You may also want to see our tutorial on how to disable automatic update email notifications in WordPress and our comparison of the best email marketing services to grow your website traffic and sales.

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