Welcome Email Editor


Welcome Email Editor is a clean, simple & lightweight plugin which allows you to change the default WordPress Welcome & Forgot Password emails.

Whenever a user is added to a website, WordPress sends a notification to the site admin & the user that was added (or signed up) to the website. This plugin allows you to customize those emails.

Change the WordPress Welcome Emails

The Welcome Email Editor plugin allows you to change the default welcome emails for both, the user & site administrator individually.

  • Change the email subject
  • Change the email content
  • Add an attachment
  • Change «Reply-To» email address
  • & more

Change the WordPress Forgot Password emails

Welcome Email Editor also allows you to change the default Forgot Password email in WordPress.

  • Change the email subject
  • Change the email content

General Settings

In addition to the settings above, there are general settings which will apply to the welcome & forgot password emails.

  • Change From Email address
  • Change From Name
  • Change Content Type from Plain Text to HTML

What’s next?

If you like Welcome Email Editor, make sure to check out our other products:

  • Ultimate Dashboard – The #1 WordPress plugin to customize your WordPress dashboard and admin area.
  • Page Builder Framework – A fast & minimalistic WordPress theme designed for the new WordPress era.
  • Better Admin Bar – The plugin to make your clients enjoy WordPress. It replaces the default admin bar to provide the best possible user experience when editing & navigating a website.


  1. Download the welcome-email-editor.zip file to your computer.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Upload the welcome-email-editor folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.


Why is the password not included in the welcome email?

Since version 4.3 the password is no longer sent to the user via email and instead a reset password link is sent instead. This was a controversial decision but it was done for good reason.


25 de septiembre de 2023
Worked with no issues as described. WP 6.3.1. Nice work!
14 de abril de 2022
This was just what is was looking for. I have a client portal system within a CRM. The registration process for user involved them getting the standard WP password reset email which is messy. I was easily able to change the wording to suite my requirements. Thanks so much for your work on this great plug in.
18 de noviembre de 2021
After doing some research about how to customize the new user welcome email, I was going to dig in and setup my own plugin. I found this plugin before I started and saved myself a good chunk of time--and it's probably exactly what I would have created myself. Simple, perfect and allow me to do what I need to do (removed the login url and added some images and my own copy to the email). Thank you for publishing this so the rest of us can use it, too! FYI - if this isn't working for you, you probably have theme or plugin conflicts. This is a very simple plugin.
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Registro de cambios

5.0.6 | December 01, 2023

  • Tested up to WordPress 6.4
  • Fixed: Security issue

5.0.5 | December 07, 2022

  • Tested up to WordPress 6.1

5.0.4 | May 11, 2022

  • Tweak: Replace [reset_url] with [reset_pass_url] to keep things uniform
  • Fixed: Some links were not rendered properly in some cases if Mail Content Type was set to HTML
  • Fixed: Wrong textdomains

5.0.3 | April 27, 2022

  • Fixed: Wrong link target in the recommended section

5.0.2 | March 02, 2022

  • Tested up to 5.9
  • Tweak: Updated plugin description

5.0.1 | June 16, 2021

  • Fixed: Textdomain issue causing is_readable() warning

5.0 | May 22, 2021

  • Hey there, David here 🙂 We have taken over the Welcome Email Editor project from our friend Sean Barton. This is our initial release – Apart from some minor improvements, no new features were added. With this release we have reviewed & rewritten the codebase from ground up and greatly improved the settings page design. Stay tuned for more.