How to Setup Email Notifications for WordPress Updates
Keeping your WordPress site up to date is crucial for security. Recently one of our readers asked if it was possible to get email notifications for WordPress updates. By default, WordPress only shows you update notifications when you login to the admin area. In this article, we will show you how to setup email notifications for WordPress updates.
How To Set up Email Notifications For WordPress Updates
WordPress, like many other blog and website creation tools, often updates its core features and changes its interface from time to time. When that happens, it’s good to know as soon as possible so you can try out new features, or update your website or blog with even better content.
How to Disable Default WordPress Emails
If you want to use BNFW to disable a default WordPress email, such as the one that is sent to the admin when a user changes their password, all you have to do is to create a notification for the one you want to disable, then set it to ‘Notification Disabled’ in the ‘Save Notification’ metabox in the top right of the screen. In this example, you would create a notification for ‘Password Changed – For Admin’ within BNFW, and then set that ‘Notification Disabled’.
How to Set up Email Notifications for WordPress Updates
The settings page is extremely simple. You select the frequency that you want the plugin to check. Then input as many emails as needed. This is great for larger development teams. You may want to include the staff in charge of themes and plugins, as well as the administration. Remember to separate the emails with a comma to get it sent to multiple emails. You will then be able to select which updates you would like to be informed about. I highly recommend checking the boxes for all plugins and themes that are currently installed, as well as the WordPress core updates.