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


  • Fixed typos
  • Fixed translation issues
  • Small code improvements


  • Fixed typos
  • Fixed translation issues
  • Small code improvements

  • Fixed: Auto p message content

  • Fixed: Timezone offset

  • Fixed: missing js

  • Autocomplete To field
  • Message column in Users
  • WordPress 3.8 compatibility

  • IMPORTANT security update
  • XSS prevention patches

  • Fixed: Editor for 3.4

Version 1.1.6
  • Possible fix for tables not getting created

Version 1.1.5
  • Fixed: Sending mutliple users

Version 1.1.4
  • Fixed: Encoding issue

Version 1.1.3
  • WordPress 3.3 compatibility
  • More improvements

Version 1.1.2
  • Fixed: Text Area Gets Wonky

Version 1.1.1
  • Allow spaces in usernames
  • Configurable e-mail subject

Version 1.1
  • More missing translations added

Version 1.0.9
  • Fixed: E-mail content as a site option

Version 1.0.8
  • Fixed: TinyMCE link dialog

Version 1.0.7
  • Fixed PO file issue

Version 1.0.6
  • Fix TinyMCE editor for new messages

Version 1.0.5
  • Richtext editor fix

Version 1.0.4
  • 3.1+ compatibility update

Version 1.0.3
  • New message notice

Version 1.0.2

    Version 1.0.1

      Version 1
      • WPMU 2.7 Compatible
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      Try Messaging today!
      • Social messaging features for Multisite
      • Send messages to any user on your network
      • Simple dashboard inbox for managing messages
      • Sent message box for viewing mail history
      • Email notifications for new messages
      • Customize the message notification email
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      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.


      Quality development and features including

      • Social messaging features for Multisite
      • Send messages to any user on your network
      • Easy to use dashboard inbox for managing messages
      • Sent message box for viewing mail history
      • Turn on email notifications for new messages
      • Ability to disable email notification
      • Customize the message notification email
      • Greater control over your user experience
      • Simple configuration and easy to use
      • Easy install and simple management