I write an observer to observe the customer_register_success event and run the following codes to do the redirect but failed. Can anyone help?

$url = $this->url->getUrl('/');
$this->logger->debug("Redirect to: {$url}");
  • Are you seeing any errors? Is your debug message getting triggered? – Aric Watson Aug 17 '16 at 19:29

I think the problem is that your redirect is occuring before the default redirect and hence has no effect. Here's a module that does the job:

Module directory structure:

|   registration.php
|   |   di.xml
|   |   module.xml
|   |   
|   \---frontend
|           events.xml
|       Register.php

di.xml :

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"

    <type name="Magento\Customer\Model\Account\Redirect">
        <plugin name="NewAcctRedirectPlug" type="Your\Module\Plugin\Redirect" disabled="false" sortOrder="1"/>



<?xml version="1.0"?>

<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Event/etc/events.xsd">
    <event name="customer_register_success">
        <observer name="custom_redirect_register_success" instance="Your\Module\Observer\Register" disabled="false"/>



namespace Your\Module\Observer;

use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Registry;

class Register implements ObserverInterface
    protected $coreRegistry;

    public function __construct(Registry $registry)
        $this->coreRegistry = $registry;

    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)
        $this->coreRegistry->register('is_new_account', true);



namespace Your\Module\Plugin;

use Magento\Framework\Controller\ResultFactory;
use Magento\Framework\Registry;
use Magento\Framework\UrlInterface;

class Redirect
    protected $coreRegistry;

    protected $url;

    protected $resultFactory;

    public function __construct(Registry $registry, UrlInterface $url, ResultFactory $resultFactory)
        $this->coreRegistry = $registry;
        $this->url = $url;
        $this->resultFactory = $resultFactory;

    public function aroundGetRedirect ($subject, \Closure $proceed)
        if ($this->coreRegistry->registry('is_new_account')) {
            /** @var \Magento\Framework\Controller\Result\Redirect $result */
            $result = $this->resultFactory->create(ResultFactory::TYPE_REDIRECT);
            return $result;

        return $proceed();

It works by setting a flag in the core registry when the customer_register_success event occurs and then checks for that flag and returns an alternate redirect path when the redirect for a successful customer authentication is requested instead of the default 'My Account' page. Hope this helps.

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  • It does not work and it display an error in the create account page: We can't save the customer.. But the account is actually created successfully and the welcome email is sent out successfully too. – Paul Aug 19 '16 at 9:20
  • You should check the var/log/system.log file to see what the error is. I tested the module and it works in 2.1, can't vouch for other versions. – Aaron Allen Aug 19 '16 at 9:27
  • I removed all files under var/* and tried again. It works now. Thanks! – Paul Aug 19 '16 at 9:35
  • Thanks it worked like charm in my end! been looking for this one. Keep sharing :) – MazeStricks Sep 18 '17 at 6:16
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    I have a question about this one. I'm having a problem with the website. If I log out the user it will give me an error. and if I go to the homepage it is not logged in, but if I visit on other pages of the site it is working fine. Thanks – MazeStricks Sep 18 '17 at 14:35

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