Actually, WooCommerce already prints a hidden input field (“_wp_http_referer“) in the login form thanks to wp_nonce_field(), but for some reason this is not enough to allow the actual redirect.
Thankfully, the WooCommerce process_login() function provides another workaround: if $_POST[‘redirect’] is set, the form will consider redirecting to this URL instead of the default My Account Dashboard! This means we can simply add a new hidden field to the login form with that exact name (“redirect”), so that we can make that function trigger the redirect we want.
Easier coded than said, so let’s see how it’s done. Enjoy!
PHP Snippet: Redirect Users to Previous (“Referrer”) URL
You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (delete "?>" if you have it there). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"
Does this snippet (still) work?
Please let me know in the comments if everything worked as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting on PHP 7.3.
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Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.