As a fan of WordPress blogging platform, each time we are engaging with WordPress default email system, we always find the default email from name and address is kinda weird. It will always by default the “From Name” in message appeared as “WordPress” and “From” address as “”. This short tips will help you out on how to change them to any value you want. We can change WordPress default email from name and address.

There are two practical solutions to the issue.


The easiest you can think of, there is a plugin that can solve this. Use Change WP eMail From Details. Simply download the plugins and install to your WordPress.Enter the appropriate information such as your preferred name and email.

The second solutions is little bit techie. Your WordPress theme must have functions.php in it. Edit it and paste the following code into it.

add_filter(‘wp_mail_from’, ‘new_mail_from’);
add_filter(‘wp_mail_from_name’, ‘new_mail_from_name’);
function new_mail_from($old) {
return ‘
function new_mail_from_name($old) {
return ‘Your Blog Name’;

You have to replace ‘’ with your actual email address, and ‘Your Blog Name’ with the name that you want to appear as From Name on all emails.

Do not forget to save the functions.php.

There you go. You can actually find few other ways possible. It depends. I simply use the first method.