Disable WordPress New User Notifications
I’ve been having a bit of a blitz on pruning my emails recently – it was all getting very silly, because most of the emails I receive, I don’t actually read!
One such category of emails is the “New User” emails I get from Word Press.
I remember the first time I started getting them – I was really excited that I was finally getting traffic to my blog. It wasn’t until quite a long time later that I realized that many of these “visitors” were spammers or search engine spiders rather than real human beings.
How To Stop New User Emails
The first thing I did to organize the new user notifications was mark them as read in my email reader, and just filter them away into a separate folder. I couldn’t just delete them because some of the notifications include useful information that need my attention – such as notifications that comments have been held for moderation. For that reason I didn’t want to disable them entirely. Neither did I want to send the notifications to a junk email address.
However the notification folder just kept growing and I started missing comments in the mass of New User messages. I have several blogs i various niches, if you’re wondering how I could be so overwhelmed with New User notifications from this one little blog 🙂
It was obvious that I needed to just disable the New User Notifications altogether, while leaving “on” all the other messages. I thought that would be simple to do.
I looked in “Settings” but couldn’t find a suitable flag, so I Googled the question. To my surprise the first few posts I found were complaining that there was no standard way to do this in WordPress. Then, happily, I found the blog post below:
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.
The plugin was quick to install and did the trick, so now my in-box is much slimmer and that’s another problem solved.
Please note – the solution above was for Membership sites, and Adrian Jock has come up with a much better solution below.