I have a user with custom role; but when I login as a user with custom role it redirects me to the homepage of my site. I tried using this code through my plugin but still it redirects to the homepage:

        $this->loader->add_action("login_redirect", $plugin_public,"user_login_handler", 99999, 3);// User Login Handler 

public function user_login_handler($redirect_to, $request, $user)
        //$user = new WP_User($user);
        //is there a user to check?
        // require_once plugin_dir_path(dirname(__FILE__)) . 'admin/models/tscgd-user.php';
        //check for Dashboard User
        if ( ! is_wp_error( $user ) ) {
        if (array_intersect($this->user_role_slug, (array) $user->roles)) {

                // redirect them to another URL, in this case, the homepage
                $redirect_to = get_site_url() . "/wp-admin/";

        return $redirect_to;

This is what I'm using, it redirects "shop_managers" to the admin orders page.

function my_login_redirect( $redirect_to, $request, $user ){
    if (isset($user->roles) && is_array($user->roles)) {
        if (in_array('shop_manager', $user->roles)) {
            $redirect_to = '/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=shop_order';

    return $redirect_to;

add_filter( 'login_redirect', 'my_login_redirect', 10, 3 );

Obviously, you will need to change 'shop_managers' and '/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=shop_order' to what you need.

Tested and working.

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  • i want to redirect it to /wp-admin/index.php for the users with a specific role – The Dreamer Apr 4 '19 at 19:59
  • What is the name of your role? – RiddleMeThis Apr 4 '19 at 20:00
  • yes i read it. the above code is working in my other sites.role name is ANMO Subscriber – The Dreamer Apr 4 '19 at 20:00
  • I'm not familar with your code, I've never seen $this->loader->add_action, I just gave you what works for me. All you need to do is add in the correct user role and redirect path. – RiddleMeThis Apr 4 '19 at 20:03

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