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My site's contributors are successfully registered.

However, when they log in I want them to be directed directly to the home page of the site on not to their profile, because they do not need it.

Is this possible?

Thank you.

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Yes this is possible. You can use the login_redirect filter to do this.

Use the code below in your active theme's functions.php file.

function my_login_redirect( $redirect_to, $request, $user ) {
    //is there a user to check?
    global $user;
    if( isset( $user->roles ) && is_array( $user->roles ) ) {
        //check for contributors
        if( in_array( "contributor", $user->roles ) ) {
            // redirect them to the home page $home_url should contain the home page url
            return $home_url;
        } else {
            return $redirect_to;
    } else {
        return $redirect_to;
add_filter("login_redirect", "my_login_redirect", 10, 3);
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Thanks, does this work the same for role: Subscriber? – p.a. Nov 12 '13 at 11:47
yes it works the same way, just replace the role accordingly like if( in_array( "subscriber", $user->roles ) ) { . – Maruti Mohanty Nov 12 '13 at 11:58
Thanks, it works, it needed some time to take effect. – p.a. Nov 12 '13 at 13:20
what do you mean by "it needed some time to take affect?" – Maruti Mohanty Nov 12 '13 at 13:35
It wasnt immediately executed as such on our web server. Maybe due to caching reasons. – p.a. Nov 12 '13 at 14:04

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