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I am creating a contact form on WordPress site.

The form is perfectly working with following code:

//validate email if(!filter_var($email, FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL)) my_contact_form_generate_response("error", $email_invalid); else //email is valid { //validate presence of name and message if(empty($name) || empty($topic) || empty($message)){ my_contact_form_generate_response("error", $missing_content); } else //ready to go! { $sent = wp_mail($to, $subject, strip_tags($message), $headers); if($sent) my_contact_form_generate_response("success", $message_sent); //message sent! else my_contact_form_generate_response("error", $message_unsent); //message wasn't sent } } } } else if ($_POST['submitted']) my_contact_form_generate_response("error", $missing_content); ?>

However, this sends email with 'From' name as 'WordPress'.

I want to customize 'WordPress' with sender name for which I am using $name variable, so that I got to know who send me email without opening it.

Any help will be appreciated.

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$to = 'emailsendto@example.com';
$name= 'jhon';
$subject = 'The subject';
$body = 'The email body content';
$headers = array('From: '.$name.'');

wp_mail( $to, $subject, $body, $headers );

I hope it'll work as you want.

  • Thanks, please share me, where to add this code in the snippet I shared in original post. – Technoyl Aug 27 '19 at 5:48
  • This doesn't works. I replaced it with this code: $to = get_option('admin_email'); $subject = "[Contact Form] ".$name; $headers = 'From: '. $email . "\r\n" . 'Reply-To: ' . $email . "\r\n"; – Technoyl Aug 27 '19 at 5:56
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The simplest way to change this for ALL outbound mail generated by your site is a plugin called CB Change Mail Sender. I have used it a lot. Performance is not an issue.

  • Thanks for your response but I don't want to additional plugins. – Technoyl Aug 28 '19 at 11:21

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