An internal email, messaging and inbox solution for WordPress with integrated external email notifications.


  • Fixed typos
  • Fixed translation issues
  • Small code improvements


January 6, 2015 - version
  • Fixed typos
  • Fixed translation issues
  • Small code improvements

July 14, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: Auto p message content

April 19, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: Timezone offset

December 28, 2013 - version
  • Fixed: missing js

December 18, 2013 - version
  • Autocomplete To field
  • Message column in Users
  • WordPress 3.8 compatibility

May 7, 2013 - version
  • IMPORTANT security update
  • XSS prevention patches

September 25, 2012 - version
  • Fixed: Editor for 3.4

April 21, 2012 - version 1.1.6
  • Possible fix for tables not getting created

April 20, 2012 - version 1.1.5
  • Fixed: Sending mutliple users

March 18, 2012 - version 1.1.4
  • Fixed: Encoding issue

December 15, 2011 - version 1.1.3
  • WordPress 3.3 compatibility
  • More improvements

October 21, 2011 - version 1.1.2
  • Fixed: Text Area Gets Wonky
  • Fixed: E-mail subject

July 14, 2011 - version 1.1.1
  • Allow spaces in usernames
  • Configurable e-mail subject

July 10, 2011 - version 1.1
  • More missing translations added

July 10, 2011 - version 1.0.9
  • Fixed: E-mail content as a site option
  • Fixed: Date internationaliztion
  • Fixed: E-mail subject internationalization

July 6, 2011 - version 1.0.8
  • Fixed: TinyMCE link dialog

June 11, 2011 - version 1.0.7
  • Fixed PO file issue

April 23, 2011 - version 1.0.6

    April 22, 2011 - version 1.0.5

      January 15, 2011 - version 1.0.4

        November 15, 2010 - version 1.0.3

          March 29, 2010 - version 1.0.2

            August 14, 2009 - version 1.0.1

              April 1, 2009 - version 1

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                Compatibility WordPress 4.1 Multisite 4.1

                messaging gives users all the power of Facebook-style messaging without using BuddyPress.

                Bring full messaging functionality to your WordPress Multisite in minutes.

                Effective communication

                Packed full of features including:
                • Send messages to any user on your network using their username
                • Easy-to-use inbox for managing messages within their WP dashboard
                • A sent message box for viewing mail history
                • Email notification of new messages
                • Ability to disable email notification
                • Customize the message notification email

                Really very simple, but incredibly effective!

                Inboxes for everyone

                Simply install and activate the plugin for your users to see a new ‘Inbox’ menu below their Settings menu.

                Messaging Dashboard Menu
                Convenient communication for Multisite

                Sending a new message is as simple as adding the person(s) username, writing your message and clicking Send!

                Easy to Send messages
                Fill in the simple form and click send

                The other user receives an email notifying them of a new message!

                Email to Message Recipient
                Send custom notifications

                Or they can switch off email notifications via their notification page (if they

                messaging notification settings
                Give users control over notifications

                Messages are viewed within their WP admin area.

                messaging inbox
                Easy access through seamless dashboard integration

                Give users a great communication tool with the options to view, reply or remove messages at will. Social messaging features for Multisite.



                To Get Started

                Start by reading the Installing Plugins section in our comprehensive WordPress and WordPress Multisite Manual if you are new to WordPress.

                Login to your admin panel and activate the plugin:

                • On regular WordPress installs – visit Plugins and Activate the plugin.
                • For WordPress Multisite installs – visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate the plugin.

                Once installed and activated, you’ll see a new menu item in your dashboard: Inbox.

                • When activated on Multisite installs, the “Messaging Settings” item in the screenshot below will not be seen on subsites, it instead resides inside the Network Dashboard under Settings -> Messaging.

                Messaging Menu for Admin

                Using Messaging

                When your users go to the “Inbox” page on their Dashboards, they’ll see a page like this:

                Messaging Menu for User

                From there, they can send each other messages by clicking on “New Message”.

                When composing a message to another user, the “To (usernames)” field will allow your users to search for other users on the site by typing in the name, email address or username of the other user (it will search and display users that match what’s been typed into the field):

                Write New Message

                Once the message has been sent, the user(s) that the message was sent to will receive an email notification:

                Email Notification

                Should a user not want to receive email notifications of new messages, he can go to Inbox -> Notifications, and disable them from there:

                Notification Settings

                When a user logs in to his Dashboard, and goes to his Inbox, the message that was sent to him will show up in the “Unread” section there:

                Viewing unread messages

                From there, he can choose to read the message:

                Reading sent message

                Reply to it:

                Reading sent message

                Or remove the message from his inbox. :)

                Configuring Messaging

                You can go to Inbox -> Messaging Settings to configure the notification email that gets sent to users when a message is sent to them.

                • On Multisite, you’d need to go to Settings -> Messaging inside of the Network Dashboard to do this. :)

                Messaging Settings

                Need Help?

                If you have trouble with any aspect of configuration, code or general usage, or if you have a cool feature suggestion to make, please head on over to the community forums where support staff and other helpful members are waiting to lend a hand.