How to prevent sending auto emails for specific actions in wordpress, i have a function that generate password for users, only after the admin accept the user application

//this function calls wp_update_user

Wordpress sends a message about a (password change action), how to prevent this ONLY if this method was triggered by an admin


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If you look in the documentation of wp_update_user() you will see that it uses two filters:

  • send_password_change_email
  • send_email_change_email

Simply from the names I would guess if you return false in send_password_change_email it should work. So something along the lines of:

function create_user_password($id) {
    // other code
    add_filter('send_password_change_email', '__return_false');
    remove_filter('send_password_change_email', '__return_false');

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