WordPress sends a default email with username and password whenever a new user registers on your site. This email doesn’t really create any value for your site other then providing them the credential.
There are many WordPress user who wants to modify the WordPress welcome email and send some more information about their site, why it is useful and other important links and information.
When a new user lands on your site, generally they are not aware of your site in detail and how it can create value for them. Sending a custom welcome email is a great idea to route them to the important section of your site.
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So, how do we achieve that?
Well, we can achieve that by using a WordPress plugin called SB Welcome Email Editor which will help us to create and send custom welcome email to new users in WordPress.
Once the plugin is installed and activated, it brings in the settings page to your WordPress admin dashboard where you can setup the email as per your requirement, the option for the plugin appears under settings in WordPress admin.
The plugin provides you number of options to setup your email properly from example the From Email Address, Email From Name, The type of email HTML or Text, You can setup global header for your email, It gives you option to set URL and lot more.
The plugin also provides you number of tags available which you can use in your custom email template.
[site_url], [login_url], [user_email], [user_login], [plaintext_password], [blog_name], [admin_email], [user_id], [custom_fields], [first_name], [last_name], [date], [time], [bp_custom_fields]
Another superb feature of this plugin is the reminder email service which got added to the plugin functionality. Now, the admin user can send a reminder to any particular user. This can be the original welcome email or a separate template configured on the Welcome Email Editor settings page.
Developer of this plugin suggests you to use SMTP service to improve the delivery rate of your email and avoid landing in the spam folder, you can use a WordPress plugin to do that. I suggest you to go for WP Mail SMTP plugin which is easy to use and effective.
So, this is how you can send custom welcome email to new users in WordPress site.