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How to Turn Off Password Change Notifications in WordPress

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Are you tired of seeing the password change notifications? Are you unsure how to remove the notifications? In this tutorial, you'll learn how.

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Password change notifications can be distracting. You can easily disable them for your WordPress site.

Managing your WordPress site can be a breeze, but dealing with an overflowing inbox full of password change notifications is annoying and can hinder the efficient operation of your website.

Fortunately, there's a simple solution. In this article, I'll guide you through the process of turning off password change notifications in WordPress to reduce email clutter and enhance your website's security.

First, let's talk about the pros and cons of turning off the password change notifications. 

Pros and Cons of Turning Off Password Change Notifications

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There are some pros and cons of turning off password notifications.

Turning off password change notifications in WordPress can help you reduce email clutter, but it can affect the security of your website. Let's cover each of these two pros and cons in depth.

Reduced Email Clutter

Reducing email clutter is one of the main benefits of turning off password change notifications in WordPress. With so many important emails arriving daily for your website, it's essential to keep your inbox clean and organized.

By turning off these unnecessary notifications, you'll be able to focus on the messages that truly matter for your business and avoid clutter.

Risk to Website Security

Disabling password change notifications in WordPress can affect your website's security. When hackers attempt to gain access to a user's account by guessing their password, the user will often receive an email notification of a failed login attempt or a successful login from an unfamiliar device.

If you disable these notifications, hackers are less likely to be detected and stopped before they cause any damage. So it's worth considering your website's security before disabling password change notifications.

Disabling Password Change or Reset Notifications in WordPress

You can disable password change or reset notifications in WordPress by using a plugin or adding code to disable notifications through the filter hook called send_password_change_email.

Let's now cover each of these methods step by step. 

Using the WP Mail SMTP Plugin

This is the simplest method for turning disabling the password change notifications. 

You will need the pro version of the WP Mail SMTP plugin to disable the password notifications.

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Once you have the plugin installed, go to WP Mail SMTP > Settings in your WordPress dashboard. Next, click on the Email Controls tab on the settings page.

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Locate the Password Reset Successfully section and turn the slider off. 

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That's it! The password notifications will now be deactivated for your website. 

Now let's cover the second method which will allow you to disable the notifications for all users on your website. 

Adding Code to Disable Notifications

First, you need to access your WordPress files using an FTP client, via your hosting account's file manager, or by going to Appearance > Theme File Editor in your WordPress dashboard.

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In this tutorial, we'll access the WordPress files from the Theme File Editor.

Regardless of the method you choose to access your WordPress files, you'll want to navigate to your theme's functions.php file. If you are using an FTP client or a file manager, it will be in wp-content/themes/your-theme-name.

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When you access your website's files from the WP dashboard, the functions.php file will be on the left-hand side of the Theme File Editor page.

Next, open the functions.php file for editing, and insert the following lines of PHP code at the end of the file:

if ( !function_exists( 'wp_password_change_notification' ) ) {
    function wp_password_change_notification() {}

This will disable both user and admin password change email notifications.

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Next, save your changes to the functions.php file, or if you are in the WordPress dashboard, click the Update File button.

Finally, test to see if this works by executing a password reset action on your WordPress site to ensure that no email notifications are sent.

Remember to use caution when editing your theme's files directly, as any mistakes could result in a broken website. Always back up your site before making code modifications, and consider using a child theme for customizations to avoid issues during future theme updates.

By incorporating these steps into your WordPress configuration, you can effectively disable password change email notifications for both users and administrators, helping reduce email clutter.

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Disable Password Change Notifications Now!

Disabling password change notifications in WordPress is quick and easy. You can do it either by installing the WP Mail SMTP Plugin or by using code to disable all the email notifications on your site.

You'll reduce email clutter, but be aware that you may be less likely to detect malicious activity as a result, so consider the security implications too. 

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