I'd like to know if there's a way to hack the login procedure so that users are taken back to the home page instead of to the Dashboard or Profile page. I am using the Hide Dashboard plugin and it may make more sense to hack the plugin than to hack WP.
The reason is that I have a client who wants two subscription levels. The immediate plan is to make one level able to see private pages and another that can see private pages as well as private posts. It's a private organization and they want to create just one user name & password combo for each level rather than having to create hundreds of individual user accounts. So, they don't want the users to be able to change the profile settings. Also, it's a bit confusing to some people when they arrive at the dashboard or profile page. They don't know what to do there and it's not obvious how to return to the user side of the site.