Change the WordPress default email sender

Today I want to share a simple WordPress hack that could be useful to those webmasters using WordPress email service to send alerts to their visitors automatically on signup or some other forms of notifications.

The WordPress system sends out email with the sender name as “WordPress” and you might want to change it to something that looks more customized like “Admin” or any other name of your choice. There are number of plugins that would do the same, but it basically requires change of one word from your WordPress code.

Browse to your WordPress installation path here: /wp-includes/pluggable.php

Find $from_name = ‘WordPress’; and replace the WordPress to what ever you want.

Hope this small code helped you!


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