My Wordpress users login to Dashboard, not my blog


My godaddy Wordpress, now, when users log in, it goes to the user's dashboard, not the blog.

Help! This is losing me business. I can't think of anything I changed

It must log in to the blog.

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beavoidAsked:
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ecdmonkeyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Find where the link to your login page is on your theme or wherever. It'll probably look like this:
http://example.com/wp-login.php

Change it to this:
http://example.com/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http://example.com/
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
So, idiots making a blog have to know to do this? They must go to their web-space and change a PHP file? Why isn't it default?

I find it hard to believe it isn't a setting / choice-box in control panel?

I found a redirect portion in one of the files wp-login

is that where I must make the change?
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Jason C. LevineConnect With a Mentor No oneCommented:
No, no need to hand-hack WP for this.

WordPress has the login doing that for a reason.  Just like any membership site, you login and are presented with options to modify your settings or profile.  More specifically, if you have people logging in to manage content, then sending them to the Dashboard post-login is appropriate.

If you just have people signing up as subscribers and don't want them to see the profile stuff,  you will want to use a plugin to keep them out of the Dashboard initially:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/weasels-login-redirection/

Just make sure you include a link to the Dashboard somewhere in the site visible to logged in users so they can change their information.
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beavoidConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:

Thanks jason,

I did a plugin search, out of curiosity

and there is a

"login redirector" plugin,

so no code editing, downloads, or hand made weaponry needed!
Thanks for the inspiration!
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
"so no code editing, downloads...needed"

Just out of curiosity, what is it you think you are doing when you install a plugin via the WordPress backend?  It's still downloading from wordpress.org...
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Of course, my apologies. WP backend is the same thing.
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Use the "login redirector" plug-in
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