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I wonder how to redirect a user after login to the page called by his first name (name used for registration).

Example: Username or first name is John, after login he should be redirected to website.com/john page.

I tried to combine these 2 examples but without luck.

add_filter( 'login_redirect', 'ckc_login_redirect' ); 
function ckc_login_redirect() {
    // Change this to the url to Updates page.
    return home_url( '/Updates' ); 


global $current_user;
echo 'Username: ' . $current_user->user_login . "\n";
echo 'User email: ' . $current_user->user_email . "\n";
echo 'User first name: ' . $current_user->user_firstname . "\n";
echo 'User last name: ' . $current_user->user_lastname . "\n";
echo 'User display name: ' . $current_user->display_name . "\n";
echo 'User ID: ' . $current_user->ID . "\n";

Please help PHP newbie :)

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Keep in mind there probably is no chance of having only unique first names. In regard to your example, what if there is a second John? – ialocin Feb 22 '14 at 11:38
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Try the following code in your functions.php:

function my_login_redirect( $redirect_to, $url, $user ) {

    global $user;
    if( isset( $user->roles ) && is_array( $user->roles ) ) {
        //check for admins
        if( in_array( "administrator", $user->roles ) ) {
            // redirect them to the default place
            $redirect_to = admin_url();
        } else {
            $redirect_to = site_url( '/' . $user->user_login ); // Or $user->first_name

    return $redirect_to;
add_filter( 'login_redirect', 'my_login_redirect', 10, 3 );
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That code works only if user is "John". What I want to accomplish is to have it work for all users. Which means, if user is John, redirect to mysite.com/john page, if user is Mary, redirect to mysite.com/mary page etc.. It should be automatic, and I feel that solution is near, just cannot figure it out myself. Thank you! – user48008 Feb 22 '14 at 13:27
Just updated the code. It's kinda weird but should work. – 1fixdotio Feb 22 '14 at 17:36
It works it works it works !!! :) Thank you very much! Just one small edit if you have time. I am not sure how to do it within this function, this > IF user is admin dont redirect anywhere or even better, redirect to admin panel – user48008 Feb 23 '14 at 1:33
Just updated the code again. – 1fixdotio Feb 23 '14 at 5:25
Thank you. I don't see way to contact u, so I posted a comment on your site. Please check it out. – user48008 Feb 23 '14 at 14:32

Try this -

function wpse_login_redirect( $redirect_to, $url, $user ) {
    if ( ! is_wp_error( $user ) && !empty( $user->first_name ) ) {
        $redirect_to = site_url( sanitize_title_with_dashes($user->first_name) );
    return $redirect_to;
add_filter( 'login_redirect', 'wpse_login_redirect', 10, 3 );

But, as like @ialocin said, first names are not unique, so not sure this would be a proper approach in some case. However, other way it's also seems to OK as you are doing this only for the logged-in user, so both john should see their own profile data on same /john page.

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This code looks ok visualy, but it dont works, I checked on 2 sites and it shows errors, please check whats the issue. Yes, thats right, there should be Username instead of First name. Thanks for your effort. – user48008 Feb 22 '14 at 14:29
What is the error message you are getting ? – Shazzad Feb 22 '14 at 14:32
( ! ) SCREAM: Error suppression ignored for ( ! ) Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, function 'my_login_redirect' not found or invalid function name in C:\wamp\www\test\wp-includes\plugin.php on line 199 Call Stack # Time Memory Function Location 1 0.0035 1089024 {main}( ) ..\wp-login.php:0 2 0.2063 26967312 apply_filters( ) ..\wp-login.php:765 3 0.2064 26969096 call_user_func_array ( ) ..\plugin.php:199 Test – user48008 Feb 22 '14 at 14:37
Try with the updated code. – Shazzad Feb 22 '14 at 14:38

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