How to manually change the WordPress Admin email address

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:

  1. Log into the database. phpMyAdmin is a good choice.
  2. Locate the wp_options table.
  3. Near the top locate the admin_email option
  4. Edit the option_value field with the new email. This can be done either inline or by editing depending on your version of phpMyAdmin
  5. Save your work if it wasn’t auto-saved