How to redirect to different subdomain after login?

Hi all,

I am using the WP Bridge to use my xenforo users as authentication. This works great, but the only thing that doesn't work is: returning the user to the page they were on before they went to the login.

Before I keep digging through the various possibilities, I wanted to ask: does XF support this?

mysite.tld/site1/blog/ WP page, requires login to comment
forums.mysite.tld/ XF install location


Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
You can specify the redirect location for a xenForo login form by adding a form field called redirect. For example, you can see the redirect form field in the default login form:

Admin CP -> Appearance -> Templates -> login_bar_form


	<input type="hidden" name="cookie_check" value="1" />
	<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="{$requestPaths.requestUri}" />
	<input type="hidden" name="_xfToken" value="{$visitor.csrf_token_page}" />

The redirect location in this code is represented by {$requestPaths.requestUri}. If your login form doesn't have a redirect specified then you need to do that.

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
You will need to make sure that GET parameter makes it into the login form. You can access that parameter in the templates with {$_REQUEST.redirect}, but you should sanitize it first. This is better posted in the Development Questions forum.
I have a bridge called XenWord that is on a different sub domain. When I visit this link:

It always redirects me back to the forum root.

When inspecting the page, I just see this:

<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="">

Which template do I need to edit and what shall I add so that it will work in all login scenarios(Some people may login from a variety of origination pages)?

I've attempted to edit the helper_login_form, however I cannot find a way to redirect to external URLs.
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As an update, the template you need to edit is helper_login_form(I believe that is what it is called).

However, this redirect only works for local directories. I had an addon made which accepts the redirect_to parameter from the WordPress XenWord bridge, and it will redirect to whatever page is called in the address bar's redirect_to parameter. If anyone is interested in this addon let me know. I'll try to get it working for logout as well.