Do you want to change the WordPress admin email for your website? 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. In this article, we will show you how to easily change the WordPress admin email address.
It is simple to change the admin email address from your hosting service panel. If you going to change admin directly in WordPress general settings, it gives the following error,
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.
To solve this issue you have to follow below steps –
How to Change Admin email
Step 1: Login to your hosting panel by entering https://www.yourdomain/cpanel in the address bar.
Step 2: Find PhpMyAdmin from the dashboard and click on that, wait for until it open.
Step 3: on the third step go to the first option on the sidebar menu -> click on the + button to open it and find wper_option and hit on it.
Step 4: Find admin_email from the list of items, once you found change it with your new email address. once done a message will pop up as 1 row updated.
Step 5: In this step again find wper_user from the sidebar menu. you will see all the users registered in your website i,e admin, author etc. There you have to just check the admin email_id is updated or not. if not then follow the steps that you have done before.
Step 6: This is the final step -> login in your WordPress dashboard -> Go to Generals in Settings -> Change your new email address and click on submit button.
Now you can see the error is gone from the WordPress dashboard.