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Email Post Approval

Contributors: travislopes, mcinvale

Requires at least: 3.0

Tested up to: 4.7.3


Email Post Approval allows you to review and approve posts for publishing right from your inbox. Upon the saving (or creation) of a post where the post status is set to "draft" or "pending publishing," the blog's admin will receive an email containing the post's title, publish date, tags, categories, and the content of the post. At the end of the email, there will be a link to approve the post. Clicking the link will set the post to be published on the set publish date.


  • v2.0
    • Added security enhancements when saving settings.
    • Rewrote plugin.
  • v1.2.2
    • Added post thumbnail option
  • v1.2.1
    • Patched warnings
    • Fixed multisite redirect on approval
  • v1.2
    • Added the ability to set a default author for approved posts
    • Added post author field to emails
  • v1.1.5
    • Changed email sender to be from admin email
  • v1.1.0
    • Added options page with the ability to set:
      • Email recipient
      • Information shown in email
      • Statuses that trigger email
    • Made <!--more--> tag visible in email
    • Changed post approval to set post to future instead of publish.
  • v1.0.0
    • Initial release



  • WordPress version 3.0 and later (tested at 4.7.3)


  1. Unpack the download package.
  2. Upload all files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, with folder
  3. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress