25 January 2020
WordPress 5.3 (Kirk) introduced a new feature to ask the administrators to confirm their email periodically when they log in to the admin. The intention behind this functionality was to reduce the risk of getting locked out of the site if email address has been changed. While this seems to be a good way to keep the admin email updated all the time, it may not be really needed for everyone.
You can add copy and paste the below code in your active theme’s functions.php file in order to disable this feature.
// Disable Admin Email Update Reminder
add_filter( 'admin_email_check_interval', '__return_false' );
Instead, if you want to update the time interval for when should the system check for the admin email confirmation which is by default set to 6 months, you can copy and paste the following code in your active theme’s functions.php file.
// Update Admin Email Update Reminder Interval
add_filter('admin_email_check_interval', (240 * MONTH_IN_SECONDS));
Instead, if you want to go the route of installing a plugin in order to disable the admin email verification screen, here are two options for you. You can install either plugin and get rid of the verification screen.
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