By default, WordPress uses the first email address you provide as your website’s admin email. It is also used as the email address of the first admin account. Do you want to change the WordPress admin email for your website? In this article, we will show you how to easily change the WordPress admin email address.


Your website’s email address is used by WordPress to send important email notifications. For example, when a new user account is created, an auto update is installed, and for comment moderation notices.

The admin user’s email address is used to recover lost password and notifications about their account.

Normally, some WordPress hosting companies have auto – installers which automatically use your hosting account’s email address during the installation.

This email address is then used by WordPress as the website’s email address as well as the email for the first admin user account.

Most website owners soon realize that they want to use a professional business email address instead of generic free email accounts. They may also want to use a different email address for site administration and the admin user.

You change your admin email address as follows:


  1. Go to Settings > General
    change the WordPress Admin Email
  2. Add your new email address at the “Email Address” option.
  3. Click Save Change
  4. You will see the Pending change of admin e-mail message:
    change the WordPress Admin Email
    You will be sent an email to your new address to confirm the change.
    The email address won’t change until you click on the link in the confirmation email.
    Spam filters, especially strict ones for institutional email addresses, may block the emails from your blog. If you don’t receive this email you need to check your spam folder.
  5. Log into your email account and click on the confirmation link.

    6. When it has been successfully updated you will see the email address in Settings > General. And no longer see the Pending change of admin e-mail message.