Redirect WordPress Users After Login, Logout to Custom Page
Do you want to redirect WordPress users to a custom page after they log in and log out?
By default, WordPress directs users to their dashboard after login and back to the homepage after logout. However, there are instances where you might want to redirect users to specific custom pages based on their login or logout actions.
This article delves into redirecting WordPress users after they log in and log out to custom pages using the ProfilePress plugin.
Redirecting WordPress Users After Login, Logout to Custom Page
When ProfilePress is installed and activated, the custom pages it creates for login, registration, and password reset are automatically set as WordPress default. Thus, when users visit the following URLs:
They will be redirected to the page containing the custom login, registration, and password reset form created by ProfilePress.
To alter these page settings, click the Settings ProfilePress menu and go to the
Global Settings section.
To redirect users to a custom page or URL after they log in and log out, select the pages or enter the URL in
Redirection section and save.
Note: The URL entered into the custom URL field precedes a selected page.
Currently Viewed Page
This will log the user in/out and redirect them to the page they were viewing when they logged in/out.
This will log the user in and redirect them to the page they were viewing that referred them to the login page.
You can also set custom redirects per login and registration shortcodes via the
For example, a custom login page with the shortcode below will redirect users to the URL https://xyz.com/welcome after they are logged in.
[profilepress-login id="2" redirect="https://xyz.com/welcome"]
Similarly, a registration page with the shortcode below will log users in and redirect them to https://xyz.com/welcome after successfully creating an account.
[profilepress-registration id="1" redirect="https://xyz.com/welcome"]
If you don’t want users to be logged in before the redirect happens, change “redirect” to “no-login-redirect” like so:
How about if you wish to redirect unregistered or non-logged-in users to your website login page when they try to access a post or page; use the following shortcode on the said post or page.
If you want them redirected to a custom URL, use the shortcode like so:
To redirect only logged-in users to a custom URL, use the following shortcode:
Remember, if the user isn’t logged in, no redirection will occur. And omitting the
url attribute will cause the user to be redirected to the login page.
Redirecting WordPress users after they log in and log out to custom pages provides a powerful tool for enhancing user experience, promoting targeted content, streamlining user flow, and bolstering security.
By utilizing the ProfilePress plugin, you can tailor the redirect paths to suit your specific website needs and objectives. Whether you aim to guide users to relevant content, promote new products, or ensure secure access, custom redirects empower you to create a more user-centric WordPress website.