new members not getting redirected to welcome page

Hi there, I am trying to configure the membership plugin for this site - signup for the free level does not bring me to the welcome page, instead it gives me a completion message on the registration page - and the user remains inactive.

Here is a link for testing:

Any help appreciated!

Oh yes, one more question - is there any way to avoid sending users into the WP admin panel? ie: a login url with user/pass is sent - url points to admin login.

Thank you,