On a current project, I had a requirement to redirect to the homepage once a user successfully logs in to their account. I tried a few plugins to no avail, so had a go doing it myself. Obviously Magento by default, redirects to the customers Account page although there is a setting in the admin to turn this off. However, this resorts back to redirecting the user to the previous page, ie the referred page.
To redirect to the homepage takes a few more steps, but here’s how I did it.
admin > System > Configuration > customer configuration > Login Options >
and set “Redirect Customer to Account Dashboard after Logging in” to No.
Look around line 193:
is the redirection url to customer dashboard. Change this to your desired URL.
So, for example, you can change it from this:
…which will redirect your customers to homepage after a successful login.
Hope this helps!