I'm using ajax to post the form data. In the end I want to redirect to homepage. I'm trying following code, it does not work. It returns error 302. How can I redirect in the following function? Thanks.

add_action('wp_ajax_nopriv_custom_register', 'custom_register');
add_action('wp_ajax_custom_register', 'custom_register');

function custom_register(){


    wp_redirect( home_url() );

3 Answers 3


The AJAX request runs in the background. Redirects here do not affect the main page. And 302 is not an error, it is just a status code.

Your AJAX response should return either the URL and the status code to the calling page or just a number like 1. Then you handle the redirect in the calling page:

jQuery( document ).ready( function( $ ) {
    var url = '<?php echo home_url(); ?>';
    $( '#ajaxtrigger' ).on( 'click',
        function() {
            $.post( ajaxurl, {}, function( response ) {
                if ( 1 == response )
            return false;

It's some years behind but I think this answer can help others:

I have used a function to redirect from a JS AJAX call. First, it sets some values to database and then tries to redirect in this way:

if (wp_safe_redirect( $url))


But it just returns same page followed by 'undefined'.

I finally solved directly the redirection part in JS:

window.location.href = url; // keeps page history

Works also :

window.location.replace( url ); // cleans page history

If you want to redirect then use javascript window.lcation="your url" in your php code.

Try this in your function that is called by the ajax call;

add_action('wp_ajax_nopriv_custom_register', 'custom_register');
add_action('wp_ajax_custom_register', 'custom_register');

function custom_register(){


    $url = home_url(); 


        demo(); //function name of jscript

        function demo()
            window.location="<?php echo $url ?>";


    <?php exit;
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    How does this answer the question? Sep 30, 2014 at 9:54

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