How it possible to redirect all users, even administrators after login to specific page? And also redirect users after successful registration? Any simplest way? For example I want to redirect users after login, to the "Updates" page of my website. And after registration, to the "Home" page of website.

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This code adapted from: Registration Redirect

add_filter( 'registration_redirect', 'ckc_registration_redirect' );
function ckc_registration_redirect() {
    return home_url();

This code adapted from: Login Redirect

add_filter( 'login_redirect', 'ckc_login_redirect' );
function ckc_login_redirect() {
    // Change this to the url to Updates page.
    return home_url( '/Updates' );

Add the code to the functions.php theme (or child theme) file.

  • Above codes goes in theme's function.php. When theme changed, again both pages redirect to their default locations. How we can redirect by changing WP core files? – John Doe May 5 '13 at 16:50
  • Never change the core files. Changes will be removed when WordPress updates. You could do this from a plugin to make them theme independent. – Charles Clarkson May 5 '13 at 18:39

To globally redirect after successful login, find this code in wp-login.php, under <form name="loginform"> section.

<input type="hidden" name="redirect_to" value="<?php echo esc_attr($redirect_to); ?>" />

and replace <?php echo esc_attr($redirect_to); ?> with your URL where you want to redirect. The URL must start with http:// and ends on /other wise page redirect to default location.

Do same thing form redirect after registration with in same file but under <form name="registerform"> section.


This method involves changing WordPress core code. It is rarely recommended by any serious WordPress programmer. Proceed at your own risk.

With plugin:


To add one more to the list for logout:

function go_home(){
  wp_redirect( home_url() );

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