Make the change directly in the database. Using PHPMYADMIN from the host control panel, access the wp_options table in your database and edit the row with the key “admin_email”.
Updating without going through the confirmation process #
Here’s the simple way to do it without confirmation:
phpMyAdmin to the rescue #
Like many things, the WordPress MySQL database is a good place to go for changes. The WordPress admin email can be updated from the database as well. Here’s how:
- Log into the database. phpMyAdmin is a good choice.
- Locate the
- Near the top locate the
- Edit the
option_valuefield with the new email. This can be done either inline or by editing depending on your version of phpMyAdmin
- Save your work if it wasn’t auto-saved