As I was attempting to update my email address in a WordPress blog, it was stuck. A notification said:

There is a pending change of the admin email to

But that was it. It would never go through.

It turns out that you can change it with the WordPress secret admin page. Go to Every option will be listed out with an editable field. At the bottom is a save button. For some reason, that approach saved my new email address.

Update 2019/10/22: It turned out that my problem was changing my email address for the user account. For some reason, it did not like the domain that I was using. Upon trying a different email address, it sent a confirmation and updated the email address. So, while I can say that the options.php page did update the email address in one place, it did not update my user account email address.


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