Joomla account activation string

I'm looking to understand the Joomla account activation string. It ends with 'menuid' and 'Itemid' numbers. But I've played with these, and they don't seem to do anything. I was hoping that changing these would enable me to land the activating user on whatever page I wanted, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

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What is the purpose of the 'menuid' and 'Itemid' numbers in the Joomla activation link query string?

Jonathan GreenbergAsked:
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This is usually referring to the user menu, see the login module.

Here is the API documentation in case you need it.
Andrew DerseOwnerCommented:
Basically the menuid and itemid in general render the specific menu item and then the item id of a component.

If you want to redirect users to a different page after registration there's a few modules/components for that.

If you want to redirect users once they login, then you can use this as a reference:

Are you developing the code yourself? If so, you can use this as a reference.

Please let us know if this doesn't help. I used to develop custom registration modules that redirected users to a different page after registration, but it's been a few years.

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Jonathan GreenbergAuthor Commented:
Thanks to you both for your very helpful answers!

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