Each user has a "Edit" tab/button on their profile. They click it, edit their profile, and when it is saved, they are kept on that page. I want the user to be taken back to his/her "View" or profile page.


As @Aboodred, if you already have the Rules module installed, adding a simple rule can do the job.

  1. Create a rule with the React on event type After updating an existing user account.

  2. Add a Page redirect action. Set the 'Data selector' field to account:url (either manually or using the dropdown).

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    This worked @obliquely! Many thanks (and to @Aboodred1 too). – Otter Creative Studio Mar 2 '13 at 20:09

If you want to do it with code instead of rules you can take a look at how the user_edit_cancel_submit function does it in user.pages.inc.

First you define an submit function: $form['#submit'][] = 'custom_redirect_after_save';

Then you add the function:

function custom_redirect_after_save($form, &$form_state) {
  if (isset($_GET['destination'])) {
  $form_state['redirect'] = array("user", array());
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You can add additional submit function to user_profile_form by using hook_form_alter to return back to profile page after editing user profile.

Your code should look like the following:

function MODULE_NAME_form_user_profile_form_alter(&$form, $form_state, $form_id) {
  $form['#submit'][] = 'MODULE_NAME_user_profile_form_submit';

function MODULE_NAME_user_profile_form_submit($form, &$form_state) {
  global $user;
  drupal_goto('user/' . $user->uid);
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  • You don't need to do a drupal_goto because you can use a $form_state['redirect'] instead. See the answer from @andeersg. – jenlampton Mar 25 '16 at 1:10
  • @JenLampton all roads lead to Rome :D – Aboodred1 Apr 3 '16 at 6:39
  • @Aboodred1If you use drupal_goto you cut off every other submit function or alter hooks. If you set the redirect key in the form_state all the submit functions will execute before redirecting. – andeersg Aug 15 '16 at 11:24

On my system (Drupal 6) it was

1) Install Rules Module:


2) Activate Rules Module in Administration Console

[site url]/admin/build/modules (Look for a new Module category called Rules)

3) Enable the following Module(s):

Rules Administration UI 6.x-1.5 Provides the administration UI for rules. Depends on: Rules (enabled)

Rules Forms support 6.x-1.5 Provides events, conditions and actions for rule-based form customization. Depends on: Rules (enabled)

Rules Scheduler 6.x-1.5 Schedule the execution of rule sets. Depends on: Rules (enabled)

4) Navigate to Rules area and configure the rule:

Rules | Triggered Rules | Add a new rule

....fill in as per Obliquely's instructions...

BUT - There was no DATA SELECTOR or dropdown.

Instead I had to fill it in by hand, which was easy:

To: [account:account-url]

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