WordPress SMTP (solved)

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WordPress SMTP solved

Common problem in WordPress, emails not being sent, not even password reset emails. Often this happens because port 25 is blocked by your hosting company, or due to some configuration problem, or DNS problem…

Luckily we have a solution for this, as we ourselves have faced this exact issue before and have solved it.

In order to fix your email delivery, follow the steps in below.

First of all…

You will need an SMTP plugin, like Kingmailer SMTP WordPress and you will need an SMTP service like Kingmailer

  1. To download/install WordPress SMTP plugin, visit https://wordpress.org/plugins/kingmailer-smtp/
  2. To sign up for a free Kingmailer-account, visit https://kingmailer.org/register

We’ll show you how to start sending emails from your WordPress.

Time needed: 4 minutes.

Install and activate the Kingmailer WordPress SMTP plugin

  1. Login as admin in your WordPress site

    If you are already logged in as admin, click on Plugins

  2. Click Add New

  3. Search Kingmailer SMTP

  4. Click Install Now

    After installing the plugin, click Activate.

  5. Go to plugin Settings

    Visit the plugin settings bij going to Settings > Kingmailer. Check the screenshot below to see how the plugin looks like, with description.

  6. Kingmailer API

    To make this work, you will also need the API (key). Check the screenshots/visuals below with description, after step 11.

  7. Go to Credentials

    This is the first step in creating your key (API). In your Kingmailer-account, go to Credentials, and click on Create credential

  8. Select API

    In the Type field, select API

  9. Name

    Give the API a name, this can be ExampleAPI

  10. Click Create credential

  11. Go to Credentials

    Now go to Credentials, click on ExampleAPI, and there you can copy the Key which you can use in your WordPress site.

This is how the plugin Settings looks like.

Enter your domain
From name
From Address
Override
API-host
API key

Where do I find the API?

Login first into your Kingmailer account:

Credentials
Add your credential
Click on the dropdown menu
API name
Key
Create the API
Your Credential
Your API-key

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