in wordpress multisite when we give to site admin the option to add new users, site admin dont have the "checkbox" to add the new user without sending the user email with link activation (see the screenshot)

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how can we add this option to site admin?

  • no one knows how to make this?
    – need-help
    Dec 10, 2014 at 20:14
  • 1
    It's possible since 3.8. See my answer there : wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/125488/…
    – Matthieu
    Apr 4, 2016 at 16:15
  • there is already a checkbox when an admin creates a new user that says "Send the new user an email about their account." which accomplishes the same thing.
    – brothman01
    Jan 17, 2022 at 18:25

2 Answers 2


Paste this in your functions.php file:

function my_skip_confirmation_email() {
    if ( is_multisite() && current_user_can( 'create_users' ) ) { ?>

    <table class="form-table">
            <th scope="row"><?php _e( 'Skip Confirmation Email' ); ?></th>
                <input type="checkbox" name="noconfirmation" id="noconfirmation" value="1" />
                <label for="noconfirmation"><?php _e( 'Add the user without sending an email that requires their confirmation.' ); ?></label>
    <?php }
add_action( 'user_new_form', 'my_skip_confirmation_email' );
  • Please explain how this code works. Mar 7, 2018 at 15:41
  • All this does is add a checkbox that SAYS to add the user and bypass the confirmation email, but it doesn't actually achieve that. Apr 12, 2019 at 14:46

Add the following to your funcitons.php file

    function skp_custom_user_create_fields($user){
    if (!is_super_admin( $user_id )) {

    <table class="form-table">
            <th scope="row"><?php _e('Skip Confirmation Email') ?></th>
            <td><input type = "checkbox" name = "noconfirmation" value = "1" <?php checked( $_POST['noconfirmation'], 1 ); ?> /> Add the user without sending an email that requires their confirmation.</td>
add_action("user_new_form", "skp_custom_user_create_fields");

function skp_auto_activate_users($user, $user_email, $key, $meta){

        return false;

    if (!empty($_POST['noconfirmation']) && $_POST['noconfirmation'] == 1) {
          return false;
add_filter('wpmu_signup_user_notification', 'skp_auto_activate_users', 10, 4);

That would do the job.

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