How to Change Your WordPress.com Email Address
You may have heard that Google is promoting the use of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) for all websites that handle any type of financial transaction. Letting your customers know you’ve protected their personal information is only the first step in securing your site. You must also activate two-factor authentication for your Google account, along with changing your WordPress.com email address.
This article will teach you how to quickly and easily change your WordPress.com email address so you can get back to focusing on growing your business.
Why Should You Change Your WordPress.com Email Address?
Google is currently the largest search engine by market share, with 70% of the market. In 2019, they surpassed rival Alphabet (the parent company of Google) to become the #2 search engine in the world. With each new search engine algorithm update, websites that use Google’s search engine are prioritized above those that don’t, giving preferential treatment to the former.
In other words, if you want your site to be found when someone searches for it, you need to make sure your site is set up correctly for SEO. Google’s search engine rankings are based on a lot more than just the number of keywords you use in your content, how you structured your content, and whether or not you use images in your blog posts.
One of the best things you can do for your site, is to make sure your customers can easily find your contact information. Having a functional and up-to-date email address on your site can help prospective customers identify you as a trustworthy, honest business. When potential customers visit your site and click on the “Get in Touch” button, they will be directed to a page where they can read your about me, see your services, and contact you directly. This is how you get a hold of your customer, and it creates a much greater trustworthiness for your brand.
What Is The Best Way To Change My WordPress.com Email Address?
There are several different methods you can use to change your WordPress.com email address, but not all of them are created equal. Here are some tips to keep in mind if you want to change your email address quickly and easily without risking the integrity of your site:
Upgrade To A Premium Plan
The best way to change your WordPress.com email address is to upgrade to a premium plan. With a premium plan, you can have as many email addresses as you want, and can easily create sub-accounts for different types of customers. You can also set up automated email notifications when someone subscribes to your newsletter, or makes a purchase from your store. Having a premium plan also gives you access to a special tool called “Contact Us”, which allows you to have a back-end inquiry point for your site. This is extremely helpful because it takes the stress out of having to constantly check for responses from your previous email address.
Use A Virtual Private Server
Another way to change your WordPress.com email address is to use a virtual private server (VPS). A VPS is essentially a slice of high-performance, dedicated server space that’s rented out via an internet connection. This means you can access your site anywhere, at any time, from any device. The great thing about a VPS is you get all the benefits of a powerful dedicated server without having to invest in expensive hardware.
Use A Third-Party Email Service
A third-party email service is also an option, and many providers offer a free tier, which is great for testing out their service without having to commit to a full-blown email campaign. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add an email address to your site, without having to worry about whether or not it will be checked by spam filters, then a third-party email service is the way to go.
An even quicker and easier option is to use MySMAS. MySMAS is a free service provided by MailChimp, and it gives you all the benefits of a premium plan without the stress of having to constantly update your email address on your site.
With MySMAS, you can have a fully functional email address that can be used to send newsletters, receive automated email notifications when someone subscribes to your mailing list, and take advantage of all the advanced email features offered by MailChimp.
Use Email Templates
You can also create template-based emails, which is useful because it means you can send the same email to a list of subscribers with different content depending on their previous email activity. For example, you can send out an email with the latest deals, or you can send a personalized email with a fun fact about the recipient.
Creating template-based emails is very simple. Once you’ve set up your email account with MailChimp, you can click on the “emails” icon in the top right of your screen. This will bring you to your inbox, which you can then scroll through to find the email you want to work with. Once you’ve found it, you can click on the “Create email template” button to get started.
Now, you don’t need to rush out and change your email address right away, especially if you use one of the above-mentioned methods. Take your time and use the above-mentioned tools to set up automated email campaigns, and wait till you’ve gotten a good feel for how things work before you start switching things around. Changing your email address too soon can cause all kinds of confusion and broken links, which is why some websites will even give you a few days to tweak things before they require you to make a new account.
How To Change Your WordPress.com Email Address
Once you’ve decided to change your email address, you must do the following:
Go To Your Dashboard
First, you must go to your dashboard. You can do this by clicking on the gear icon in the top right of your screen, and then clicking on “My Sites”.
Once you’re on your dashboard, you’ll see links to all your sites. Click on the gear icon next to the WordPress.com logo, and then click on “Settings”. You’ll now be in your WordPress.com settings.
From here, you can change your WordPress.com email address.
Change The Default Email Address
The first thing you should do is change the default email address for your WordPress.com account. To do this, click on the “General” tab, and then change the email address there to the address you want to use. Once you’ve done this, click on the “Update Profile” button at the top of the page.
From here, you can also update your profile photo, display name, and website URL (if you have one).
As a security measure, WordPress.com will send you an email verification code to your new email address. You must enter this code when you log in to confirm your email address.
Confirm Your New Email
Once you’ve updated your profile, you must click on the “Activate” button to confirm your new email address. A message will then pop up, telling you that you must confirm this email in the next 24 hours. Unless you confirm your new email address, it will not be active and you will not be able to use it.
Once you’ve confirmed your email, you can click on the “Settings” tab, and then on the “General” sub-tab.
From here, you can change your WordPress.com password, and decide which types of content you want to display on your site (if any). You can also decide whether or not you want to allow users to sign up for a free account on your site. The last menu option allows you to view your website stats, such as how many people have viewed your site, and how many times your content was viewed.
Verify Your New Email Address
You must also verify your new email address, which you can do by clicking on the “Verify” button at the bottom of the screen.
WordPress.com will then send you an email with a verification link. Click on this link, and then enter the code that was sent to you in the email.