When you create a user on your WordPress site you can add a lot of information for that user.
This can include things like social media profiles, passwords, biographical information, and more. It also includes an email address.
Occasionally a WordPress user might need to receive an email. Whether it’s because their password is updated, or something they wrote has received comments, there are reasons for a user to input a valid email address. In fact, WordPress actually requires users to add their email addresses.
But if the email address for a current user is incorrect, then it may be necessary to update it.
Our tutorial below will show you where to go in WordPress if you want to change a user’s email address.
How to Change a WordPress User’s Email Address
- Go to your WordPress admin section.
- Click Users, then All Users.
- Click Edit under the user.
- Replace the email address in the Email (required) field with the new one.
- Click Update Profile.
Our guide continues below with additional information on changing the email address for a user on your WordPress site, including pictures of these steps.
Want to stop spammers from creating accounts on your site? Our tutorial on how to disable user registration in WordPress can show you what to do.
How to Switch Email Addresses for a WordPress User (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on a site running WordPress 5.9.3. I am doing this in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser.
Step 1: Sign in to the admin dashboard of your WordPress site.
Note that you will need to be signed in as an Admin if you want to change the email address of another user.
Step 2: Select the Users tab on the left side of the window, then select All Users.
Step 3: Click Edit under the user for whom you wish to change the email address.
Step 4: Scroll down and click inside the Email (required) field, delete the current email address, then enter a new one.
Note that you will need to confirm the new email address. The new address won’t be active until it’s confirmed. This happens by sending a verification email with a link that needs to be clicked.
Step 5: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click the Update Profile button.
You (or whoever’s account you just updated) then just need to open the email account and complete the verification steps in the email they receive from the site.
More Information on Changing WordPress Email Passwords
The steps above are for changing a user’s email address.
if you are the only user of your WordPress site, then this can be a little confusing, as there is also an email address set when you click the Settings tab and go to the General page.
The email address listed under Settings > General is the site’s email address. This is where admin emails are sent, such as when plugins or WordPress versions are updated.
Matt has been working with WordPress and creating content using this powerful content management system for years. While he has written about many other tech topics, WordPress is one of his favorites.