WordPress plugin update – Welcome Email Editor – Support for V4.3+

September 7, 2015 | Bug Fixes, News, Plugins, Plugins, Troubleshooting, Updates, Wordpress | 0 comments

I’ve written many plugins over the last half decade or so. My first was Welcome Email Editor. WordPress, by default, doesn’t allow for the welcome email to be edited. The normal action and filter system is not used to edit it and instead it uses a ‘pluggable’ function which allows a plugin to declare a function to override the original. Only one can be used and therefore pluggable functions are hard to do right and often have compatibility issues. My plugin has been no exception to this rule and has had a raft of problems since it’s release although for the most part it’s worked very well. There was a time where I gave up supporting it but frankly it’s really useful to me and to others and I would be foolish not to continue to support it moving forward.

In version 4.3 of WordPress a change was made to the pluggable function that my plugin (and every other welcome email editor type plugin) uses and instead of sending users a password, the new system generates what is effectively a password reset and sends a link to the user to set their password up on the site. This is a conceptual change to the original system and has caused uproar on the forums for my plugin and undoubtedly for other similar plugins too.

I am pleased to say that I have fixed the issue in the next release of my plugin and it’s available right now. I’ve built in backwards compatibility for versions prior to 4.3 and added some other goodies too. Any support you need please post on the WordPress.org support forum or comment on this post as appropriate.

The WordPress plugin site is here

Thanks your patience and support whilst I got this fixed!

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