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  • This is a redirect from a modification of the target's title; for example, its words are rearranged, or punctuation in the name is changed. In cases of modification from distinctly longer or shorter names, please use {{R from long name}} or {{R from short name}}, respectively. For more information follow the category link.
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Use this rcat template in any namespace.
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{R from modification}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Template {{This is a redirect}} may also be used to add this and up to seven appropriate rcats, along with their parameters, to a redirect.
  • Use this rcat on any redirect that is a modification of the target's title; for example, its words are rearranged, or punctuation in the name is changed.
  • If the redirect is from a title including the numeral form of a number to a title with the worded form, use the template {{R from numerals}} instead. If it is from the worded form to the numeral form, then use {{R to numerals}}.
  • In cases of modification from distinctly shorter or longer names, please use {{R from short name}} or {{R from long name}}, respectively.
  • Since {{R from other capitalisation}} is only used in main-article namespace, the R from modification rcat is useful for other capitalisations in other namespaces.
  • This template should not be used with {{R from transliteration}}, which is a subcategory.


  • The template takes a single optional parameter |1= (a.k.a. "reason"), that changes the phrase "the target's title", after "This is a redirect from a modification of", to something else. This is needed if the redirect is from a modification of some term other than the target title, e.g. an alternative name or subtopic. For example, the redirect Direct to digitalRedirect arrow without text.svgDirect-to-video can be tagged as:
#REDIRECT [[Direct-to-video#Digital releases]]
{{R from subtopic}}
{{R to section}}
{{R from alternative hyphenation|1=the {{-r|Direct-to-digital}} redirect}}
where {{R from alternative hyphenation}} is an alias of {{R from modification}}. This will make the template read:
"This is a redirect from a modification of the Direct-to-digital redirect;...", (which uses hyphens instead of spaces).
#REDIRECT [[Direct-to-video#Digital releases]]

{{Redr|from subtopic|to section|from alternative hyphenation|p3=the {{-r|Direct-to-digital}} redirect}}


  • Also known as... – list of templates that redirect here and may also be used


  • In main-article namespace, many redirects from modified page titles are considered unprintworthy; however, there are many others that are printworthy, so there is no default sort for printworthiness. At some point in the future, Jimmy Wales wants to make more printed versions of Wikipedia encyclopedia articles. Some rcats automatically populate either Category:Printworthy redirects or Category:Unprintworthy redirects by default. Others, like this rcat, do not, and that means it is up to editors to choose which of those categories, Printworthy or Unprintworthy, is appropriate and should be populated. The rcats that are used separately to populate those categories are:
Please click on each one for more details and guidance.
{{Redr|from modification|printworthy}}
{{Redr|from modification|unprintworthy}}
Either {{This is a redirect}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Redr}}, may be used.


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R from modification

Puts redirect in the categories [[Category:Redirects from modifications]]. It takes no parameters.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
No parameters specified

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