I am using hook_form_alter to add validation and submit handlers to the registration form:

function MYMODULE_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) { 
  if ($form_id == 'user_register_form') {
    $form['#validate'][] = 'blah_register_validate';
    $form['#submit'][] = 'blah_register_submit';

They were both working fine until I added the following hook:

function MYMODULE_user_login(&$edit, $account) { 

The validation function still works but the submit function gets bypassed completely - it doesn't get called at all by form_execute_handlers() in form.inc. As soon as I remove hook_user_login, it works again. Anyone have an idea why?


hook_user_login() gets called by user_login_finalize() in the User Module. Unfortunately, this happens before my submit function gets called - so obviously when I use drupal_goto() the submit function will never get called. Can anyone confirm if I am adding the submit handler correctly, is there another way?


If you check out drupal_goto() you can see it calls drupal_exit() which is not something you want to do in a hook. The comments for hook_user_login() discuss this a little, finishing with this snippet:

function mymodule_user_login(&$edit, $account)
  // Your logic will set $redirection to the desired location
  $redirection = 'node/394';

  // Unless there is already a redirection going, or the user is trying to reset his password, we redirect to $redirection.
  if (empty($_GET['destination'])
    && !is_null($redirection)
    && (!isset($_POST['form_id']) || $_POST['form_id'] != 'user_pass_reset'))
    $_GET['destination'] = $redirection; // Should we use $edit['redirect'] instead..?

Also mentioned is the login destination module.

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  • This is the right answer: As many other hooks, hook_user_login() is not supposed to call drupal_goto(), which would stop other hooks (and other form handlers) from being executed. – kiamlaluno Sep 4 '12 at 12:37

read about drupal_get_destination function. Used to direct the user back to the referring page after completing a form.

You should try something like this(If I understand the question) : drupal_goto('user', array('query'=>drupal_get_destination()) );

If you trying to add a new Submit handler to an existing user_login_form you should try this:

 $form['new_submit'] = array(
        '#type' => 'submit',
        '#value' => 'Submit',
        '#submit' => array('blah_register_submit'),//name of your submit function
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  • Ah sorry, maybe I didn't explain my problem very clearly. The problem is that my submit function is being called 'after' hook_user_login. So if I add drupal_goto, the page redirects and the submit function doesn't get called at all. So nothing to do with the destination GET variable. – Web Assistant Sep 4 '12 at 11:57
  • This plain wrong: To add a submission handler to an existing submission button, you don't add a new submission button. – kiamlaluno Sep 4 '12 at 14:26

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