Redirect User to New Post When Published Using wp_redirect

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Are you looking for a way to automatically redirect a user to the new post or page after it is published? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to redirect user to new post when published using wp_redirect.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

add_filter('redirect_post_location', 'redirect_to_post_on_publish_or_save');
function redirect_to_post_on_publish_or_save($location){
    if (isset($_POST['save']) || isset($_POST['publish'])) {
        if (preg_match("/post=([0-9]*)/", $location, $match)) {
            $pl = get_permalink($match[1]);
            if ($pl) {

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: 9 best WordPress events plugins and how to set up download tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics.

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  1. add the code below to your function file

    //redirection after create
    function redirect_page(){
    $type= get_post_type();

    switch ($type){
    case “post”:
    $url= admin_url().’edit.php?msg=post’;
    case “product”:
    $url= admin_url().’edit.php?post_type=product&msg=page’;
    case “page”:
    $url= admin_url().’edit.php?post_type=page&msg=page’;

  2. Hello,

    I want to redirect to the post list after click on the “Publish” or “Update” button.

    Can I use this snippet?

    Thank you

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