Template:R from template shortcut

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  • This is a redirect from a shortcut page name in any namespace to a page in template namespace. For more information follow the category link.
    • If target page is not a template, then use {{R from shortcut}} instead. Template shortcuts are wikilinked on community pages, talk pages and edit summaries, but not in mainspace articles.
    • Note: Template talk pages are in a talk namespace; they are not in the template namespace. All shortcuts to talk pages should be tagged with {{R from shortcut}}.
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Usage[edit]

Use this rcat template in any namespace.
#REDIRECT [[Template:(target page name)]]

{{R from template shortcut}}
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 to a redirect.
  • Use this rcat on any redirect that is a shortcut to a template, which usually has a longer pagename. The redirect itself does not necessarily have to be a template, e.g., [[T:S]], which is a template shortcut that is actually in mainspace. Such shortcuts are known as pseudo-namespace redirects.
    • Note: Pseudo-namespace template shortcuts such as T:S above may be transcluded by use of a leading colon:
{{:T:S|This text has been "struck through".}}, which results in:
This text has been "struck through".
If the leading colon is not included, then the result is a red link:
Template:T:S
These are also useful as shortcuts to the template page itself:
[[T:S]], which results in:
T:S
  • It is important to note that it is the target that determines the difference between a template shortcut and any other shortcut. If the shortcut redirect is in any namespace and the target is a template, then the redirect is a "template shortcut". Shortcut redirects that target template pages should always be tagged with {{R from template shortcut}} and should never be tagged with {{R from shortcut}}, which is meant only for shortcuts that do not target templates.
  • Also, template talk pages are in the talk namespace and are not in template space; if the shortcut redirect targets a talk page of any subject namespace, then use {{R from shortcut}} instead.

Aliases[edit]

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

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