How to Setup Email notifications for WordPress updates
The WordPress site must be kept up to date in order to ensure that the site is kept secured. Many users of WordPress often want to know if it is possible to get email notification for the WordPress updates. In this article we will try to resolve all the queries regarding email notification for the WordPress updates. It is a default setting for WordPress that it will show you update notifications only when you login to the admin area. However, there is a way you can set email notification for the WordPress updates and that is exactly what we will be discussing in this article we hope that this article will help you to resolve all the queries that you have regarding getting email notifications in WordPress.
When and why do you need Email notifications for the WordPress updates?
As soon as you login to your WordPress site you can see that the admin area will show some update notifications. The updates will be highlighted for the core updates and the plugins. The theme updates are however visible only on the theme pages or they can also be visible on the update page. We hope you are getting what we mean. Suppose we take a scenario that you have a WordPress site but due to some reasons you have not been able to visit the site regularly as a result you will not know when there will be a need to install an update. In order to get these update notifications you will have to set an email notification. In this article we will explain how you can actually do this.
One simple way to deal with this problem of not getting notifications if you are not logging in is by setting up an automatic updates for the WordPress core, theme and plugins. With this you can ensure that the WordPress site can manage the update on its own and automatically.
There is one more way by which you can manage the updates and that is by setting up of email notification systems for each of the updates. What happens with this is that each time there is an update to the WordPress plugin, core or the theme you will immediately get an email alert. After you have got the email alert you can install the update and login to your website. Now that you understand why exactly you need an email notification to work on your WordPress site we will move on to discuss how exactly you can ensure that the email notifications are sent when an update happens in the WordPress site.
How to set up email notifications for the WordPress updates
To do this you will first have to install and activate the WordPress plugin called “WP updates notifier”. If you are new to WordPress and do not know how to install the plugin then you can check our article on how to install WordPress plugins to get a step by step guide on installing the various plugins. After you have installed the “WP updates notifier” plugin you will have to go to the settings page and then the updates notifier page and configure the plugin settings. We are enclosing a screenshot to explain how the plugin setting must be for the “WP updates notifier” plugin to work properly.
What exactly you have to do in the setting is you will have to select the corn method. You will notice that the default setting is WordPress and you will not have to change it as long as you have a reason for changing it and you know what you are doing exactly.
After you are done with this selection you will have to select how often you actually want to check for updates. Here again you will notice that the default setting is once an hour and that is good enough if you want you can change it to once or twice a day as you think is required for you.
After you are done with all these settings you will have to enter the email address to which you actually want the notifications to come. You will see that the default email address that you have given in your WordPress settings is being reflected here. You can change this email address if you want to. You can also chose to go for multiple email addresses and each email address can be separated by a comma.
With the help of the “WP updates notifier” plugin you can also get updates about plugins and themes. All that you will have to do is select the “yes” next to the theme and plugin update notifications.
The most important thing that you will have to keep in mind here is that once you are done with the changes you will have to choose the “save settings with test email option” if you do not choose this the plugin will not store the changes and you will have to do the same steps again. Once the settings are stored the “WP updates notifier” plugin is made in such a way that it will send a test email to the email id or ids that you have given. Once you successfully get this mail the process is complete.
This is all that you need to understand about getting email notifications using WordPress. We hope that this article will help you to ensure that you WordPress site are working well and as per your requirements.