WordPress – How to disable password changed emails

The following code can be used to disable the WordPress “Password Changed” notification emails.

These are the emails the site administrator receives when a user changes their password or first registered and specifies a password.

If you’re not sure where to place this code I highly recommend you read How to create a WordPress plugin for your custom functions.

if ( ! function_exists( 'wp_password_change_notification' ) ) :
    function wp_password_change_notification( $user ) {
        return;
    }
endif;

How does it work?

The wp_password_change_notification function is the part of the WordPress core that handles the email notification.

It’s also a pluggable function – meaning we can call it through a theme or a plugin and completely override it.

The code above does this and returns nothing, meaning no email is created or sent when it is triggered.

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