Before WordPress 4.0 versions it was very easy to change the WordPress email address and WordPress user profile’s email address. If you are old WordPress user and have already changed email addresses several times before. This may can disturb you that WordPress does not work the way as your fingers move with your experience on WordPress. However now WordPress require both user profile email address and WordPress email address both to be verified. Before they can be used as your WordPress email addresses.
Does WordPress email we select during installation require verification?
Not at all when you are installing WordPress manually after entering database information. WordPress creates all required tables if database connection establish well. After setting up database tables WordPress require some website information. For example blog title, blog url, username, password, email address and if you want to keep your blog visible for search engines or not. The email address you give in that setup screen does not require verification and become your master or administrator email address by default. Which you can change later but again it would require verification of email address. To make sure email address belongs to you.
Why WordPress require email verification now what are the reasons?
One of the main reasons behind the WordPress success in last 2 decades is security and continuous updates to threats. So if i say that WordPress trying to secure you. By making sure the email address you are using belongs to you and you can access that email easily.
In last couple of years the attackers have changed user profile emails and WordPress emails. To gain access of website somehow. As you may trust WordPress updates they come to secure you more from new threats. So its another layer of protection that you are using the email address which can keep your access to website.
Setting wrong email address by mistake by user or administrator.
If you change your Email address and by mistake you have some typo in your email. And later someday you forget your website or user password. You would not be able to recover your password as the recovery email is going to wrong Email address. This is the time where you would need technical skills to access WordPress database using phpMyadmin most probably. And change your password with mode of MD5 this can be very much for a writer or site user not a developer.
This is the main scenario from which WordPress want to secure you. So when you change your email address WordPress make sure its accessible by you. Which means later anytime you would not have any issue updating or changing or recovering your Password using email address.
By mistake setup email of someone else whom you know or don’t know
This situation can be very dangerous. As you know most of browsers provide suggestions for auto fill. Its possible that when you click email change for your user id or WordPress. You actually have set someone else’s email address. What does this mean? It means you have given complete control of your WordPress website to someone else you don’t know really. Now you are completely vulnerable for someone’s bad intentions.
So verification send email to your old email address as well as send to new email you are going to use. To make sure you retain the access of your website and do not give to someone by mistake even.
How to change WordPress website email address?
To provide you quick help we have build embed a video above which can help you. To change your email address of WordPress website. Simply login to your WordPress admin which will take you to WordPress dashboard. Now go to settings >> general. In front of email address enter your new email address which you can use to receive emails. As WordPress will send you email there to confirm. Below that field you can find the following statement.
|This address is used for admin purposes. If you change this we will send you an email at your new address to confirm it. The new address will not become active until confirmed.|
Once you click update you will notice email address is not changed. But you see a new message below email field. There is a pending change in the admin email address. Now access that Email and confirm clicking email. Once you confirm your email change will occur and you are done to change WordPress website admin email address.
How to replace WordPress user Email address.
If you are the user who want to change his or her email address. Simply login to WordPress admin and access your profile going users >> profile. And if you are administrator and want to change some of your author’s or other user’s email. Go to wp-admin >> users and edit your desired user.
Click on email address and write new email address there. Click on update below the form. Now WordPress will request you to confirm your email address. Do that and you are done by verifying your email you have changed your email Address.
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