I would like to prevent the 'Activate Your Account' w/link from being sent when users first registers via a front-end public registration.

I need activation to happen manually via an Admin.

I have temporarily blocked this by commenting it out in /craft/app/controllers/UsersController.php Obviously I do not want to go to production with this, so how can I disable via a plugin?

The code in question appears on line 1049:

        if ($verifyNewEmail)
            // Temporarily set the unverified email on the UserModel so the verification email goes to the
            // right place
            $originalEmail = $user->email;
            $user->email = $user->unverifiedEmail;

            if ($isNewUser)
                // Send the activation email
                // $emailSent = craft()->users->sendActivationEmail($user);
                $emailSent = true; // *** NOT TRUE, BUT HACKED ***
                // Send the standard verification email
                $emailSent = craft()->users->sendNewEmailVerifyEmail($user);

            if (!$emailSent)
                craft()->userSession->setError(Craft::t('User saved, but couldn’t send verification email. Check your email settings.'));

            // Put the original email back into place
            $user->email = $originalEmail;
  • Seems like you just want to uncheck "Verify Email Addresses?" under Settings->Users->Settings?
    – Brad Bell
    Jan 19, 2018 at 0:43
  • For future reference: if there is no setting for such tasks the best way to solve this would be to create a custom plugin with a controller that extends the UserController where you overwrite the things you want to change Jan 19, 2018 at 7:33
  • @BradBell thanks that worked. I must have had something else in-flux during my original attempts with that Admin setting
    – Jeremy A
    Jan 19, 2018 at 21:55
  • @JeremyA Awesome... if you want to add it as an official answer, I'll throw some points/reputation your way. :)
    – Brad Bell
    Jan 19, 2018 at 21:56

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Thanks to @BradBell - I just needed to use the Admin setting.

Seems like you just want to uncheck "Verify Email Addresses?" under >Settings->Users->Settings

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