I've read this: Joomla 2.5 How To show Smart Search results on their own page, but it seems to apply to J 2.5 only.
I've followed the steps here to set up Smart Search on a J 3.8.2 site: https://docs.joomla.org/Smart_Search_quickstart_guide
I created the Smart Search module and assigned it a position of "smart-search".
I then created an article with just the content
I then created a "Search" menu item pointing to this article, its url is just
/smartsearch-2, then went back to the module and set its
ItemID to the new menu item.
When I select the menu, it takes me to this custom search page, i.e. my new article (/smartsearch-2), but when I enter a search term and click the search button there, the results are to what looks like the component page itself, i.e. the url is
I was expecting the search results to go back to the search page, i.e.
/smartsearch-2, since that's what the setup guide says it does.
Have I misunderstood something here?
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