[geeklog-devel] Redirect after login

Tony Bibbs tony at tonybibbs.com
Sat Nov 28 11:17:19 EST 2009

Just use $_SESSION?

When you get to login.php be sure to grab referrer and take the back.  I
know GL isn't using PHP sessions (yet), however, no reason you couldn't use
it specifically for this.

Regardless of the solution, you can argue the logout should do the same


On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 2:53 PM, Dirk Haun <dirk at haun-online.de> wrote:

> Here's a scenario where we would need to agree on a convention to be
> more user friendly:
> We installed the forum plugin at work. Access is restricted, so you need
> to login first to see anything. Now, when people send around links to
> discussions and the recipient is not logged in, they get a message and a
> link to login. After following that link and logging in, however, they
> expect to be taken to the discussion. Instead they end up on the site's
> front page.
> That effect is not limited to the forum plugin - the same happens in
> Geeklog with the "contribute" link, for example, and a few other places.
> So I think we need to agree on a way to pass the target URL around
> during the login.
> Suggestion: When linking to /users.php, add ?redirect=urlencode
> ($target_url) to the URL. Then we can change users.php to do the
> redirect after successful login.
> Any problems with that? Other suggestions?
> bye, Dirk
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