When a user signs in in Joomla, he is automatically redirected at homepage.
This article explains you how to add a hack in Joomla 1.5, to redirect the user to the page of your choice after he signed in. It may be useful, especially if you want the user to do a specific action (e.g. : to post an article, a picture, subscribe to your services, etc.). From back-end, you may specify a Joomla! page for redirection, but no custom URL.
I used Joomla 1.5.8 for this example, but it should be the same pattern for every other J1.5.x version.
Open this file :
Look for this code line, that should be located at line 163, inside the login() function :
All you have to do is to replace $return by the URL where you want users to be redirected. For instance :
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