I'd like users registering on my website are redirected to the page where they clicked the "create account" button which is in a modal.

First, I tried to redirect to an absolute url I tried


I tried

$_REQUEST['destination'] = '<front>';

I tried this too :

$response = new \Drupal\Core\Routing\TrustedRedirectResponse('http://www.google.be');

I'm always redirected to /user/[uid]/edit

  • You could use Rules module to achieve that..
    – dharma
    Jun 15, 2017 at 12:05
  • Does Rules module allow to go to the previous page ?
    – lbogdan
    Jun 15, 2017 at 12:59
  • A page redirect can be done to "a drupal path, path alias or external URL"
    – dharma
    Jun 15, 2017 at 13:25
  • @dharma true for D7, but I would really, really, repeat really, want to see an improved version of your answer that explains HOW to do this with Rules in D8 ... Jun 15, 2017 at 14:51
  • For Drupal 8,9,10. you can use module Redirect After Registration
    – Bob Wasan
    May 14 at 5:22

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You can accomplish this with the Rules Link module, and using the PHP variable %server[HTTP_REFERER] or, without having to enable PHP in rules, you can use a custom previous page token, as explained in Provide a token for [current-page:referrer].

Create a rule that triggers when the link is clicked, stores the previous page in a variable, does some other actions you want, and (at the end) redirects to that previous page variable.

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