Do you want to set up login and registration redirects for your WordPress site?

By default, WordPress will take your users to a specific admin page after registering or logging in, which may not always be convenient.

In this article, we’ll show you how to redirect people to the pages that you want them to visit after registering or logging in. We’ll also show you how to redirect people so they never see your default registration page.

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How Do I Redirect a WordPress User After Registration?

The easiest way to redirect users after registration is to use the WPForms User Registration addon.

The addon allows you to customize the registration process and create redirects without writing code.

With the User Registration addon, you can develop custom registration pages to bypass the default registration form in WordPress. You can then hide those pages so that your visitors never see them.

Default WordPress registration

First, we’ll show you how to redirect your users after they register or log in to your site. At the end, we’ll show you how to create redirects to hide your default login and registration pages.

How to Add Login and Registration Redirects in WordPress

We’ll start by creating registration and login pages and then explain different ways to redirect your visitors.

Let’s dive right into it.

1. Install WPForms

The easiest way to create custom login and registration forms is by using WPForms. WPForms is the most highly rated and user-friendly form builder plugin for WordPress. One of its many features is the User Registration addon which allows you to create login, registration, and password reset forms.

You’ll need at least the WPForms Pro license to access the User Registration addon.

The WPForms pricing page

Once you’ve purchased a WPForms license, see these instructions for installing WPForms and set it up on your site.

After activating WPForms on your site, you’ll need to install the User Registration addon. For this, navigate to WPForms » Addon from your WordPress admin area.

WPForms addons

Now, search for User Registration in the search bar on the right to find this addon. Then, click on Install Addon under it.

Install user registration addon

The User Registration addon will then install in less than 5 seconds. You can now start creating a registration form using WPForms.

2. Create a Registration Form

To begin, go to WPForms » Add New to open the visual form builder interface. Then, choose a name for your form.
Add new form

Below, you’ll find a library of hundreds of form templates. Choose the User Registration Form from the list.

User registration form template

This will quickly generate a registration form with all the necessary fields already included in the form.

User registration form template

Since all WPForms templates are 100% customizable, you can add more fields or remove non-essential fields (like short bio) as per your preferences. See our in-depth guide on how to create a user registration form to see a glimpse of some customization possibilities.

Next, let’s configure form settings to ensure a convenient and secure registration experience for your users.

3. Customize Registration Form Settings

WPForms gives you a lot of flexibility over how you’d like your users to register an account on your site and log in afterward.

To access these settings, click on Settings » User Registration.

user registration settings

Here, you’ll see Field Mapping options. These will allow you to select form field values that should correspond to your user’s WordPress account details.

User registration field mapping

Scroll down the User Roles section. Here, you can choose the WordPress user role and access level that an individual should be assigned when they sign up using this form.

If this is a registration form for your subscribers, select Subscriber from the dropdown menu.

user roles

The next setting right below User Roles is User Activation & Login. This is a very useful option that gives you a lot of flexibility in how you want to deal with account activation for new users.

It’s disabled by default, which means that a new account will be immediately created when a user submits the registration form.

However, we recommend enabling user activation because it makes the registration process more secure by eliminating spam registrations.

To enable it, turn on the toggle button next to Enable User Activation.

enable user activation

This will reveal a new dropdown menu where you can select the activation method. With Manual Approval, you’ll have to manually approve each new user account to activate it.

On the other hand, the User Email method sends a message with an activation link to the user’s provided email address.

user activation method

If you select User Email, you will see more options for customizing the email message that will be sent to the user for account activation.

You can change anything in this email, but make sure that the {url_user_activation} tag is included. The user will need this link to activate their account.

user email activation message

Next, select the confirmation page that users should be redirected to when they click the account activation URL. You can use the dropdown to select an appropriate page on your site.

user activation confirmation page redirection

You may also want to let your users log in automatically as soon as their account is created. To turn on this setting, click the Enable Auto Log In toggle button.

enable auto log in

You can also control email notifications that you’d like to receive and also send to the user after they’ve filled the form.

Find the Email Notifications section near the bottom of user registration settings and use the toggle buttons to choose different types of email notifications. You can also click on the Edit Template link next to each email type to change the message content.

user registration email notification settings

When you’re done click on Save on the top-right corner to save your settings and customizations.

Save form

In the next step, we’ll quickly create a login form to match.

4. Create a Login Form

Now that the registration form is ready, we also need a login form for registered users. This time, we’ll pick the User Login Form template from WPForm’s Select a Template screen.

User login form template

This is a very simple form consisting only of a username and a password field. It also has a Remember me option which makes future logins faster for users by securely saving their username and password.

user login form fields

To view settings for the login form, click on Settings » User Registration.

user registration settings

Here, you can choose if you’d like to hide the form for logged-in users and display a message instead. You can enable this setting by using the toggle button next to Hide Form if User Is Logged In.

logged in message user registration

Don’t forget to Save the form it’s customized to your liking.

5. Embed Registration and Login Forms

Now we’re ready to embed and publish our forms. Like everything else, WPForms makes this super easy as well.

Click on the Embed button on the top-right corner of the form builder interface.

Embed form

Next, click on Create New Page since we’re going to be embedding our forms to new registration and login pages with redirects to bypass the default WordPress login page.

Embed in new page

Enter a name for your new page and then press Let’s Go.

Form name-register

You’ll now see your form automatically embedded within your page content. Click on Publish to proceed.

Publish registration form

Congratulations! You’ve successfully created and published your registration form.

Notice that the form reflects the theme of our WordPress site (Twenty Twenty-One) and includes customized fields, unlike the default WordPress registration page with fixed fields and a generic design.

Register page published

Repeat the same steps as above to embed and publish your login form as well.

Next, we’ll show you how to redirect users after they’ve registered or logged in – without writing or pasting any code.

6. Redirect Users After Registration or Login

WPForms allows you to control redirection after registration or login in WordPress. That means you can decide which page they’ll be taken to after they submit the registration or login form.

To set this up, we’re going to edit the registration form that you already created.

Edit user registration form

Next, head to the Confirmations settings for your user registration form.

By default, WPForms will show a confirmation message after registration. If you want, you can change this to Show Page so that your new users are automatically forwarded to a different page on your website.

Redirect to confirmation page after user registration

And that’s it! Now, every time someone registers on your site, they’ll see your custom page instead of the confirmation message.

You can use the exact same redirect trick to redirect users to any page after they log in to your site as well.

For a final tip, we’ll show you how to redirect users to your brand new, custom registration and login pages.

7. Redirect Users to the Custom Registration and Login Page

After you’ve created custom registration and login pages on your site, users can still access the default registration and login pages using direct URLs, which you might not want.

  • For the registration page, the URL is: http://example/wp-login?action=register
  • And the login page URL is:

We’ll show you how to add redirects from these URLs to your new ones.

To enable this redirection, all you need to do is to add the following code snippet to your functions.php file. This code snippet redirects your users to the custom registration page with its URL slug when they try to access the default registration page.

If you’re not sure how to add the code, see this guide on how to paste code snippets into your functions.php file to prevent any WordPress errors.

 Registration Page Redirection

Note: Replace /registration-url in the code below with the new URL of your custom registration page.

// Redirect Registration Page
function my_registration_page_redirect()
    global $pagenow;
    if ( ( strtolower($pagenow) == 'wp-login.php') && ( strtolower( $_GET['action']) == 'register' ) ) {
        wp_redirect( home_url('/registration-url'));
add_filter( 'init', 'my_registration_page_redirect' );

Code credits: 2bearstudio

 Login Page Redirection

Note: Replace /login-url in the code below with the new URL of your custom login page.

function my_redirect_login_page() {
$login_page = home_url( '/login-url' );
$page_viewed = basename($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']);
if( $page_viewed == "wp-login.php" && $_SERVER['REQUEST_METHOD'] == 'GET') {

Code credits: PressTigers

And that’s it! Your visitors will now be redirected to your custom login and registration pages on WordPress.


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