Joomla 3.9.19

I have a login module and in the Login Redirection Page I have selected a menu item > single article. This redirect works fine.

I also have a menu item type > login form. In the Menu Item Login Redirect I have selected a menu item > single article (same as above). This redirect doesn't work, I am always redirected to the user profile page.

I have tried an absolute URL in the menu item type > login form, makes no difference.

I don't have any other login componetns or plugins installed.

I've seen a similar question here and a few other places.

Any ideas why this could be or how I can redirect to an article on both the login module and the login menu item? I don't want to edit core files, and I dont think I should need an override for such a basic task?

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The solution was the change the Login Redirect Type to an Internal URL, and ensure it was non-sef.

This is in the documentation https://docs.joomla.org/How_do_you_redirect_users_after_a_successful_login%3F

Due to a security fix on Joomla 3.4.6, the redirect url must be an internal url, it must start with index.php? and be a non-sef url. Before Joomla 3.4.6, it worked but that was due to a bug in the way Joomla validated the urls. Now that security has been applied and the urls tested correctly the above examples will fail.

Once I change my URL to a non-sef version of my menu item it worked;


Thanks to @Grant G for the tips.

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