WooCommerce: Set Default Dashboard Login Page to “Products”

When you log in to the WordPress dashboard and WooCommerce is active, you might want to be redirected to a different page rather than the default “Dashboard” one.

For example, you might want to go directly to the “Products” admin page, or maybe to the “WooCommerce > Orders” page. Or, if you are like me on my development website, you want to go straight to the WordPress editor’s functions.php file ๐Ÿ˜€

Either way, saving time on login is what we’re chasing here. Pick your default login page, and then use the two snippets below to target actual logins and direct accesses to wp-admin. Enjoy!

Redirecting dashboard logins to the WooCommerce “Products” admin page

Snippet (PHP): Redirect Dashboard Login to “Products” Page @ WordPress/WooCommerce Admin


/**
 * @snippet       Default Dashboard Page @ WP Admin
 * @how-to        Watch tutorial @ https://businessbloomer.com/?p=19055
 * @sourcecode    https://businessbloomer.com/?p=108166
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.5.4
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/
 */ 

add_action( 'load-index.php', 'bbloomer_direct_access_wp_dashboard_redirect' );

function bbloomer_direct_access_wp_dashboard_redirect(){
	wp_redirect( admin_url( 'edit.php?post_type=product' ) );
}

add_filter( 'login_redirect', 'bbloomer_login_wp_dashboard_redirect', 9999, 3 );

function bbloomer_login_wp_dashboard_redirect( $redirect_to, $request, $user ){
	$redirect_to = admin_url( 'edit.php?post_type=product' );
	return $redirect_to;
}

Where to add this code?

You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (before "?>" if you have it). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such delicate files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free WooCommerce Customization video tutorial.

Does this snippet still work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything worked as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting on PHP 7.

If you think this code saved you time & money, please join other Business Bloomer supporters and avail of 365 days of WooCommerce benefits. Thank you in advance :)

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Rodolfo Melogli

Author, WooCommerce expert, WordCamp speaker and Internet marketer, Rodolfo Melogli has worked as a WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. He helps entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares :) Rodolfo is the organiser of WordCamp Dublin, the Dublin WooCommerce Meetup, the Dublin Ecommerce Meetup and the Dublin WordPress Meetup. He enjoys interacting with people, travelling and chasing tennis & soccer balls. Of course, he loves pizza too.

6 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Set Default Dashboard Login Page to “Products”

  1. Great post! Please confirm how to modify the code to set the Default Dashboard Login Page to other pages, like orders. I’m thinking we simply change the post_type=, such as orders is “shop_order”
    Thank you.

    1. Ken, thanks for your comment! Just get the URL of the page you want to set from the browser itself, and then enter it inside the snippet ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This is so simple and very useful. Thank you Rodolfo ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Awesome!

  3. This is so convenient. Thanks for the code ๐Ÿ™‚
    How can I make them redirect to their current page? For both login and register pages?

    Example. I am browsing a product and i want to loging/register to buy it, and after be directed to same page i was looking at?

    1. Hey Richard, thanks for your comment! This is to redirect the website admin, not the customers ๐Ÿ™‚

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