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Change Default Page After Login?

  • Hello- I am using WP, (Default Theme/on Localhost), to design a small community blog. Most of the blog users will be blog/PC novices, so it is important that I keep the user interface as clean and simple as possible. WP is teriffic: I have had no problems tinkering with the default CSS to get the effects I need. However, there is one problem: It appears that after a successful login, users are sent by default to the DASHBOARD page. Assuming this is how WP works, I’m sad to say that the majority of users of my blog will have no idea what to do when they encounter the DASHBOARD. (Too much content… slightly overwhelming). So, my question is: Can WP be reconfigured so that the default page after a login is the WRITE page? In this manner, the DASHBOARD page can be avoided completely after a successful login. I have a feeling this can be done, but unfortunately I am more of a designer than a coder. Any tutorials or help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
    Thank you….. DB~

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  • A simple way would be to simply copy post.php to index.php (but this gets rid of your dashboard altogether, not sure if you still want it. Optionally, you can just add a redirect on index.php to post.php

    Maybe something in here will help:

    masquerade- Thanks for the reply. When you said “copy post.php to index.php,” do you mean that I should add the entire copy.php file to the exisiting index.php? Or do you mean that I should replace the current contents of index.php with the contents of post.php?
    Thanks, DB~ (Yes, I would like to eliminate the Dashboard completely.)

    If that doesn’t work, you can access this thread: http://wordpress.org/support/topic.php?id=31664 to see if something there will help you.

    What I did though was just change line 165 in the wp-login.php file from $redirect_to = 'wp-admin/'; to $redirect_to = 'index.php/';

    Keep in mind though that I don’t have a bunch of fairly naive users either….

    Thanks everyone- I changed the redirect link and it works fine! These forums are wonderful. Maybe someday I will have accumulated enough knowledge to help someone here?!?!

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