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How To Change the Default From Address

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Are you looking for a way to change the default From address? This snippet will change the default From address used when WordPress sends out emails.

Instructions:

  1. Add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin.
  2. Change the email address and name on lines 6 and 10.
<?php
add_filter('wp_mail_from', 'new_mail_from');
add_filter('wp_mail_from_name', 'new_mail_from_name');

function new_mail_from($old) {
 return 'no-reply@example.com';
}

function new_mail_from_name($old) {
 return 'Dave Thomas';
}
?>

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: How to Create a Contact Form on WordPress (the Easy Way).

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