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As an administrator, receiving an email when a user registers to my blog is important. How do I enable this feature?

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    Isn't WordPress doing that by default. WordPress always sends notification email when a new user is registered on your website.
    – Robert hue
    Nov 21 '14 at 7:14
  • It isn't for me! It hasn't since I got it and to my surprise noticed that there were 8 spam user signups waiting approval before I enabled activation with BuddyPress. I get all the emails from BuddyPress but don't get the new user registration emails to my admin email... wp_mail works! I tested it with a plugin filter.
    – Charles T.
    Nov 22 '14 at 3:30
  • In that case buddy your website is not working fine. Either mail/notifications are not configured properly on plugin or some other function is overwriting this basic functionality. Because we all get registration notification emails.
    – Robert hue
    Nov 22 '14 at 3:34
  • Everything works, I even ran check-mail plugin. Just am not and have not (since installation) been receiving new user registration emails.
    – Charles T.
    Nov 22 '14 at 3:48
  • It was Gmail. I got it. Something is up with them. Thanks. Closing the question.
    – Charles T.
    Nov 22 '14 at 4:31
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It is enabled by default. Check that WordPress is sending emails at all, you might have problem with the SMTP settings. Where is your website hosted? Did you check the spam?...

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  1. Check your mail address from your profile. If it is true;

  2. Check your junk/spam folder. If there is nothing;

  3. Check your mail() function on your server. Because if you are using shared hosting, it can be disabled.

If it's disable but you have personal server;

4.1. Turn it on in your php.ini

If it's disable and you have shared hosting;

4.2. Use STMP. If you don't know STMP; 5. Download 'WP-Mail-SMTP' plugin and configure it.

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