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I can't find any info on this anywhere but i'm sure iv'e seen it done before.

I would like to have a user taken to the settings page for my plugin after install, so either auto-redirected or change the "back to plugins" link to a custom link.

Thanks in advance

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function myplugin_activate() {    
    // TODO: Install your plugin here.

    // I don't know of any other redirect function, so this'll have to do.
    wp_redirect(admin_url('options-general.php?page=myplugin_settings'));exit;
    // You could use a header(sprintf('Location: %s', admin_url(...)); here instead too.
}
register_activation_hook(__FILE__, 'myplugin_activate');

@Zack - Your method works great however you forgot to exit after wp_redirect. (source http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_redirect)

Many thanks

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Register an activation hook and then redirect the user's browser when you're done installing your plugin.

function myplugin_activate() {    
    // TODO: Install your plugin here.

    // I don't know of any other redirect function, so this'll have to do.
    wp_redirect(admin_url('options-general.php?page=myplugin_settings'));
    // You could use a header(sprintf('Location: %s', admin_url(...)); here instead too.
}
register_activation_hook(__FILE__, 'myplugin_activate');
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Many thanks Zack, i'll give it a go! –  Danny Feb 19 '12 at 18:12
    
Note that "options-general.php?page=myplugin_settings" should reflect your options page request uri. –  Zack Feb 19 '12 at 18:18
    
works perfect however we need to exit; after wp_redirect. See my edit. –  Danny Feb 19 '12 at 20:46

I see the question is already answered. But there is a alternate scenario where you might want to redirect to settings page after a theme installed. You can do it very easily using following codes :)

if (is_admin() && isset($_GET['activated'])){

    wp_redirect(admin_url("themes.php?page=ot-theme-options"));
}

You just have to replace the following code themes.php?page=ot-theme-options With your own setting page url.

It is farly easy to do and we are using WP redirect function.

Thanks Sabbir

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