A client gave a WP page to fix some problems. Specifically, there was a front end profile page that was not updating information as it was meant to. After I started testing, it all updates, but if you update your password it leaves you logged in.

What I want to happen is to log the user out, send them to the login page with a "enter new password" message. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Here is the submit:

<p class="form-submit">
     <input name="updateuser" type="submit" id="updateuser" class="submit button" value=" <?php _e('Update Profile', 'profile'); ?>" />
     <?php wp_nonce_field( 'update-user' ) ?>
     <input name="action" type="hidden" id="action" value="update-user" />
     <input type="hidden" name="updated" value="is-update" />

And here is the password update:

if ( !empty($_POST['pass1'] ) && !empty( $_POST['pass2'] ) ) {
    if ( $_POST['pass1'] == $_POST['pass2'] ) {         
        wp_update_user( array( 'ID' => $current_user->ID, 'user_pass' => esc_attr( $_POST['pass1'] ) ) );
        $success[] = __('Password successfuly updated.', 'profile');
        // $logInLink = wp_login_url( get_bloginfo('url') );
        // wp_logout_url($logInLink);
        // wp_login_form();
    else {
        $error[] = __('The passwords you entered do not match.  Your password was not updated.', 'profile');

The commented stuff is what I have tried without success.

  • Is there a page refresh when the form is submitted? In other words, is the form using AJAX? Apr 29, 2013 at 15:41
  • No, no ajax I am the page POSTs to itself.
    – LouieV
    Apr 29, 2013 at 15:47

1 Answer 1


in your script, after you update the data use wp_logout() and wp_redirect() or wp_safe_redirect()

  wp_redirect( home_url() ); 
  • Is there a way to pass a message like "password updated"?
    – LouieV
    Apr 29, 2013 at 16:14
  • 2
    you can do something like : redirect to a url with param ex: /?logged_out=ok that trigger a msg in your landing page Apr 29, 2013 at 16:17

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