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Theme My Login (TML) – Custom Redirection Explained

Theme My Login (TML) – Custom Redirection Explained

Do you want to control where users are redirected after logging in or registering on your WordPress website? With the Theme My Login plugin, you can implement custom redirection logic without needing additional plugins. Let’s explore how to utilize this feature effectively.

Login Redirection to the Current Page

Imagine a scenario where a user logs in on a specific page and, after authentication, they’re seamlessly redirected back to that same page. The following code snippet makes this possible:

function redirect_to_current_page() {
$redirect_to = wp_get_referer() ?: home_url(); // Get the referer URL or home URL if not available
return $redirect_to;
add_filter('login_redirect', 'redirect_to_current_page');

Note: Add this code to your theme or child theme’s functions.php file.

This concise function fetches the referer URL, which is the page the user was on before accessing the login form. It then redirects the user back to that page after a successful login. If the referer URL is unavailable, it defaults to redirecting the user to the home page.

Registration Redirection to the Same Page

Enhance the registration process by ensuring that users are redirected to the same page they were on before accessing the registration form. Here’s how to achieve this:

Replace the existing code in plugin/includes/functions.php at line 763 with the following:

function tml_registration_redirect( $url, $user ) {
if ( tml_allow_auto_login() ) {
if (tml_get_request_value('redirect_to') == '') {
$url = apply_filters( 'login_redirect', home_url(), tml_get_request_value( 'redirect_to' ), $user );
} else {
$url = apply_filters( 'login_redirect', tml_get_request_value( 'redirect_to' ), $user );
return $url;

This enhanced function ensures that users are redirected to the same page they were on before accessing the registration form. It checks if a specific redirection URL (redirect_to) is provided in the request. If not, it defaults to redirecting the user to the home page.

Understanding Theme My Login Shortcodes

Theme My Login (TML) provides powerful shortcodes for embedding login and registration forms directly into your WordPress pages or posts. These shortcodes offer seamless integration with your site’s design and layout:

  • [theme-my-login]: Inserts the login form into any WordPress page or post. Users can input their credentials directly on the page without being redirected to the default WordPress login page.
  • [theme-my-login-register]: Embeds the registration form into any WordPress page or post, allowing new users to sign up for accounts without leaving the page they’re currently viewing.

How to Use Theme My Login Shortcodes

Using Theme My Login shortcodes is simple. Follow these steps to add them to your WordPress site:

  1. Navigate to the WordPress page or post editor where you want to add the login or registration form.
  2. Place the [theme-my-login] shortcode to embed the login form or the [theme-my-login-register] shortcode to embed the registration form at your desired location within the content.
  3. Update or publish the page or post to save your changes.

By incorporating these shortcodes into your site, you provide users with a seamless login and registration experience while maintaining consistency with your site’s design.

Benefits of Custom Redirection with Theme My Login

Implementing custom redirection logic with Theme My Login offers several advantages:

  • Enhanced User Experience: Users are not redirected to generic pages, ensuring a smooth and intuitive navigation experience.
  • Increased User Engagement: By keeping users on the same page, you reduce friction and keep them engaged with your content.
  • Improved Site Flow: Custom redirection helps in maintaining the flow of your site, leading to better user retention and satisfaction.


Implementing custom redirection with Theme My Login empowers you to tailor the user journey according to your website’s unique requirements, all without the need for additional plugins. By leveraging the provided code snippets and shortcodes, you can ensure a seamless and consistent experience for your users, enhancing their overall interaction with your site.