SB Welcome Email Editor | Sean Barton


I thought that the WordPress Welcome Email to both the Admin and the User were very un-user friendly so I wrote this plugin to allow admin members to change the content and headers.

It simply adds a new admin page that has a few options for the welcome email and gives you a list of hooks to use in the text to make the email a little more personal.

Added support whereby the admin notification can be turned off or a different admin (or admins, support for multiple recipients) can be notified. Plenty of hooks to make the emails as customisable as possible.

A reminder email service has now been added whereby the admin user can send a reminder to any particular user. This can be the original welcome email or a separate template configured on the Welcome Email Editor settings page.

Please email me or use the support forum if you have ideas for extending it or find any issues and I will be back to you as soon as possible.

I would recommend the use of an SMTP service with any WordPress plugin. A large amount of emails fall needlessly into Spam bins across the world (I get a fair amount of comment approval spam to deal with) because the WordPress site uses Sendmail to deliver email. I noticed an immediate improvement when using SMTP to send. It’s really easy so there’s no excuse 🙂


You can also get and contribute to SB Welcome Email Editor on GitHub.


I am looking for people to translate the plugin. The plugin is PO/MO file compatible and the first translation was added at the end of 2015. Please email me if you are interested in helping out. My email is sean.barton [ at ]

Current translations

  • English
  • Italian
  • French


  1. Upload the ZIP file to the plugins page of your website
  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Visit the admin page it creates at the bottom of the admin menu
  4. Edit the settings as desired and click save.

Once complete, all new user emails will be sent in the new format.

Plugin author

Sean Barton

Plugin official website address
If you encounter problems in using the SB Welcome Email Editor plugin, you can comment below, and I will try my best to help you solve the problem

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