WP Welcome Email Editor

WP Welcome Email Editor

This follows on from a blog post I wrote recently about the WordPress Welcome Email Editor. I have released the plugin into the WordPress Extend Directory. This page is used to host a changelog and screenshots.

As there were no hooks for the welcome email I had to override the wp_new_user_notification function and write my own then simply converted it to use Options and wrote a nice admin page for it. Let me know if I can extend it at all or if you find any bugs..

Downloads have been moved to the WordPress Plugin Directory although you can download the first version below.

>> WordPress Welcome Editor Plugin Page

Admin Email Received

Admin Email Received

Admin Page for Plugin

Admin Page for Plugin

Email Received By User

Email Received By User

232 Comments

  1. Andrea

    Than you Sean! Great plugin. This is the only plugin that sorted the problem. Is there a way to donate (if my own site makes money in the future, I’d like to return the favour :P)

    Reply
    • Sean

      Hi Andrea,

      I am glad you got your solution from me. No payment is necessary though.. I do this for fun in between my other paid projects and hopefully you will remember me if you need help now 😉 Thanks again.

      ta
      S

      Reply
  2. Shelly

    The admin email isn’t including the buddypress extended profile information when a new user signs up.

    The test works, but when the user joins/pays, I think your plug-in is only sending the initial wp data, not the full name, address, etc, I require for them to join.

    This is all I get:

    Username: xxxx
    Email: xxx@xxxx.com

    [name]

    Their user data:

    296
    July 8, 2013
    4:43 am

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    Reply
    • Sean

      Thanks for your comment Shelly, hopefully someone else reading my site can help you..

      Reply
  3. Edd

    Great plugin Sean – one question: I noticed in the changelog that you removed the reminder function. Is there a reason for that? Some of my admins relied pretty heavily on it to send the password reminders out to the users on our system, and with that feature gone its a little tough to reach out to users who need the reminder! Is it possible that you’ve got a link to the 3.7 version somewhere that I could download and use instead of the 3.9 version, so I can get that functionality back?

    Also, just an FYI – we’ve been using it for “multisite” for a while now, and while I read that you’ve not officially said it was working for multisite, it is working for us!

    Reply
  4. Shelly

    So you don’t know why the BuddyPress shortcode isn’t working? Or what I should look for?

    Reply
  5. alfonso

    good job and have a question who input user_url

    Reply
  6. Victor

    Hey,

    I installed your plugin. It’s very good tool. Thx. I need create own procedure ‘ user register’ and ‘reset password’. How can I use your plugin? Maybe you have created a ready class or functions.

    Reply
  7. Etienne

    Hi Sean,

    Great simple plugin.
    Only had to do some manual update for the password reset mail but that’s all solved.

    Worked great for 2 days.
    For complete unknown reason the register-emails are not custom any more (very brief and basic now) and I can’t find the reason. Just happened overnight.

    Any tips or ideas? Thanks in advance!

    Etienne

    Reply
    • Etienne

      Hi Sean,

      Managed to solve it! 🙂

      Reply
      • Sean

        What was the issue?

        Reply
  8. Lina

    Hi,
    Good plugin, however when I reset the password from an ipad an error is shown.

    Lina

    Reply
    • Sean

      I would need to know the error. It’s highly unlikely that the use of an iPad could cause the error to be honest. Device and browser tends to only effect the layout and not the functionality which is server side. I could help given some more info if you are able.

      ta
      S

      Reply
  9. Lina

    Hi,
    Good plugin however I cannot use it since when a user logs using an ipad and resets his password an error appears
    any solutions?

    Lina

    Reply
    • Sean

      Hi there, what error are you seeing?

      Thanks
      Sean

      Reply
  10. Martin Jarvis

    Hi Sean.
    Good plugin, very useful thank you. Is it possible to configure 2 messages to be sent to new users instead of the one currently?
    Best regards, Martin

    Reply
  11. 3RDi Photo

    Hey Sean,
    Trying to get the custom message for the ‘Password Reset’ to work (SB Welcome Mail Editor) but it continues to use the default settings. Any ideas?

    Cheers, Tim

    Reply
    • 3RDi Photo

      Whoops, forget to check notifications box 🙂

      Reply
  12. Elai

    Hi Sean,

    Is there a way on authenticating users by confirmation email and not by sending them their username and passwords?
    I’m trying to create a URL (Get method) but I guess your script doesn’t authorize that.

    THanks

    Reply
    • Sean

      Hi Elai,

      Not with this plugin I’m afraid. This is for editing the emails as opposed to changing site functionality.

      thanks
      Sean

      Reply
      • Elai

        Thanks for the clarification, Sean.

        Reply
  13. Kellie

    Hi Sean,

    Is it possible to edit the “Activate” email with this plugin? This is separate from the “Welcome email” or the “Forgot Password” email.

    Reply
    • Sean

      No sorry that’s a multi site feature. Perhaps in the next version though.

      ta
      S

      Reply
  14. Eden

    I know you probably think we’re all wiz kids at WordPress, but I’ve been pulling my hair out over here trying to figure out the simplest thing which you fail to mention in your instructions: (How to get to the admin page.???????)

    I have successfully install the SB Welcome Email Editor but there nothing that automatically appears on the left sidebar of my dashboard and I’ve clicked onto every single link in hopes that it would pop out in some sub-menu. But for the life of me, I cannot find it! It feels silly to have installed a plugin that I cannot find or use because I have no way of locating it to edit it.

    Reply
    • Sean

      Hi Eden,

      It’s below settings I believe. Called Welcome Email Editor.

      ta
      S

      Reply
  15. comitzuu

    Hey Sean,

    is there a chance for an Update ? Or do you support a purchase version?

    I can´t get the password reset mail to work. Just the register notification mail works fine..

    I´m using WP 3.8.1 and it seems that other users have the same problem. It doesn´t help to deactivate all other plugs..

    Any chance to become the feature for customizing activate mail and comments mail ?

    I think I searched the complete web, but there is nothing similar to find..

    Best regards

    Reply
    • Sean

      Yes the intention is to upgrade this plugin over the next few months. I use it on a lot of my sites and it works well but there seems to be a % of people who are having issues. I would like to remedy that via a rewrite. Watch this space. I don’t have a purchase version and don’t intend to make one. That said I am open to custom jobs if you want a specific feature fast tracking just send me a message via my quote form.

      ta
      S

      Reply
  16. Ian Sayers

    is there a simple way of changing the please login by going to …yoursite/wp-login to another page ? one that has been designed ?

    Reply
    • Sean Barton

      You might want to use a plugin like Customise Your Community which is a little old but works well or something like Theme my login which is more modern. Then you just hard code the login url in the welcome email editor plugin settings to the new /login address.

      ta
      S

      Reply
      • Ian Sayers

        That’s just great advice – thanks and loving the blog / site. Full of really useful links and advice.

        thanks for the help.

        Reply
  17. Alex

    In the SB Welcome Email settings there’s a graphic bug:
    under “Set Global Email Headers” the two radio buttons are enlarged and full fill the width of the page..

    Can u add plz a custom login/register URL?
    Coz i have another plugin for that and your plugin doesn’t work with..

    Reply
  18. Paulo

    Hi Sean.
    Thanks for this useful plugin.

    I started tweaking the text and the hooks and got lost.

    Is there some place where I can check the original text that the plugin has on the setting, to copy and paste in my blog?

    Thanks

    Reply
  19. Kaisar Ali

    Yup me too.. i am very glad 😀

    Reply
  20. Odira

    Great plugin. Thanks for that.

    Reply

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