Is it possible to create a user account without an email. Just a username?

I saw that there is a plugin to allow multiple authors under one email. Does anyone have any recommendations on other ways to do this. I know this not ideal but I have one user who will posting on behalf of multiple users. Having the user verify their email through gravatar for each new author is a


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As far as I'm aware, it's not possible via Add New under the Users tab, however, the wp_create_user function will let you create users without an email address:

$username = 'someuser';
$pass = 'swordfish';
$new_user_id = wp_create_user( $username, $pass );

You'd have to wrap that in a basic plugin and provide some sort of UI for adding users.


such a plugin exists: https://wordpress.org/plugins/optional-email/ but hasn't been maintained for a while. Still works on one of my sites however.

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