When the user visits /wp-login.php and is already logged in, how can I redirect them to a custom URL? I found the same question asked and answered, only relating on who to redirect to the admin panel but I don't want to do that, I want to redirect to a specific URL.(wp-login.php -- redirect logged in users to custom URL).

I am specifically wanting to redirect them to my_home_URL.com/my-account How would I accomplish this? Any advice or guidance would be appreciated!

EDIT: I had little success but the below function when accessing wp-login.php it does successfully redirect to the URL I have set. However it does this redirect no matter if the user is logged in or not. How do I fix it so it successfully runs is_user_logged_in()?

function redirect_logged_in_user() 
    if( is_user_logged_in ) {

global $pagenow;
if( $pagenow == 'wp-login.php')     

1 Answer 1


Could be just a typo. Try writing:


Looks like just forgot the ()


Because you don't want to redirect on every page load you have to hook your redirect. I here an example (taken and slightly edited from the docs):

function daro_login_redirect( $redirect_to, $request, $user ) {
    //is there a user to check?
    if ( isset( $user->roles ) && is_array( $user->roles ) ) {
        //check for admins
        // edit this part accordingly to your login needs:
        // maybe you can skip the else statement
        if ( in_array( 'administrator', $user->roles ) ) {
            // redirect them to the default place
            return $redirect_to;
        } else {
            return home_url();
    } else {
        return $redirect_to;

add_filter( 'login_redirect', 'daro_login_redirect', 10, 3 );
  • Awesome thanks I got it all working. The only thing I now have occuring is that this is overriding admin users also being sent to that custom URL I have setup. Can I have it check the user's role and if they are and admin send them to the WP admin panel?
    – AppleTechy
    Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 3:20
  • Yes you can check the users role. Just one example I found googling: kellenmace.com/get-current-users-role-in-wordpress
    – Luckyfella
    Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 10:09

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