How to Redirect BuddyPress User After Login

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Are you looking for a way to redirect users after login to a specific page? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to redirect BuddyPress user after login in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s bp-custom.php file:

function wps_redirect_bp_login() {
  if( is_user_logged_in() && bp_is_register_page() ) {
    bp_core_redirect( get_option('home') . '/the-slug/' );
add_action( 'template_redirect', 'wps_redirect_bp_login', 1 );

You need to update bp_core_redirect( get_option('home') . '/the-slug/' ); and change /the-slug/ to the slug of the page you wish to load.

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 62 best free WordPress blog themes and how to create a WordPress donation form.

Comments   Leave a Reply

  1. That didn’t work. This worked.

    //Redirect after login
    function bb_admin_default_page() {
    return ‘/URL SLUG/’;
    add_filter(‘login_redirect’, ‘bb_admin_default_page’, 100, 3);

  2. Kristin Armstrong July 30, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Any way to redirect to a specific page, but if an “http_referrer” is Present, then let that take priority? I’ve been struggling with this issue for far far too long 🙁

    1. You may want to check out the $_SERVER super global: https://www.php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.server.php

      It has an option for reading the http_referrer header. You may want to also check out that page’s note on the http_referrer header.

  3. Vishal Jogiya May 29, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Hi There,
    Thanks for the code. This Worked like a pro for me.
    I used the “code snippet” as you directed on other blog, because I don’t wanted to go into the actual wordpress file i used it.
    Thank you for the help.
    Cheers & a Cup of Coffee from my side.

  4. Tried, doesn’t work

    1. Are you getting any error messages?

  5. Tried but it didnt work

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