WordPress Email

Jan posted a quick snippet over on his blog about adding email support for WordPress without a plugin. It’s such a simple bit of code, and it’s something I’ve been doing for ages.

WordPress, like many other tools, has a lot of built-in features that people seem to forget are there. To the point where there is a massive ecosystem around plugins for every little feature, despite it requiring very little code to actually implement on your own.

I don’t blame many users. Especially ones new to the platform. They don’t know any better. However, I think the WordPress team should learn from a lot of these ‘simple’ plugins and offer functionality in the UI to enable/disable or just better configure the core functionality where it exists.