How to Control Your WordPress Emails and Stop the Overload
As a WordPress user, you undoubtedly appreciate receiving email notifications every time there’s an update, post, or comment on your website. Still, it can be frustrating and overwhelming when you begin receiving too many emails or emails that are no longer relevant to you. In this article, we’ll teach you how to stop WordPress emails and regain control of your inbox.
1. Unsubscribe from Notifications
The simplest way to stop receiving WordPress emails is to unsubscribe from the notifications you no longer wish to see. The process for unsubscribing will depend on the type of email notification you’d like to unsubscribe from.
For comment notification emails, click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email. This will prevent any future notifications for new comments on your posts. In contrast, to stop receiving email notifications for new blog posts, click the “unsubscribe” link found in the email footer. This will remove all future WordPress email notifications for new blog posts.
2. Disable Email Notifications through WordPress
The next method involves disabling email notifications through WordPress’s control panel. This approach is far more robust, and it is the quickest and most efficient method of stopping multiple notifications simultaneously. To disable email notifications using this approach, log in to your WordPress account, click the “Settings” tab, then select “Discussion.” Afterward, uncheck boxes next to each notification you want to disable. Click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page to enable these changes.
If you’re having trouble locating the “Discussion” tab, you may not have sufficient privileges or be an administrator. Get in touch with your site supervisor or reach out to support to update your permissions.
3. Use a Plugin
If you’re still struggling with too many emails, try using advanced WordPress plugins to regulate the number of emails you receive from your website. The two most common plugins for disabling or adjusting WordPress email notifications are Disable Email and WP Notification Control.
The Disable Email plugin disables all email notifications for every user on your WordPress site. To use this plugin, you’ll need to download and install it on your WordPress site. WP Notification Control, which is alternatively used, allows you to tailor email notifications from WordPress in terms of type, content, and recipient user role.
4. Modify Your Code
Finally, you may wish to solve the WordPress email notification problem by modifying your code and stop emails from being sent out altogether. First, identify which WordPress file your emails are coming from. The most common culprit for email notifications is the file “wp_comment_post.php.” In this scenario, you’ll have to edit this file and remove or comment out the code that sends emails.
Note that modifying your WordPress code can be a complex and hazardous process that may lead to site errors or issues. As a result, we recommend that only experienced users modify their code.
WordPress email notifications can be overwhelming and decrease your productivity. However, you can reduce or stop your notification emails altogether by using the methods outlined in this article, guaranteeing that you receive only essential messages.