Template:R from template shortcut

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  • This is a redirect from a template shortcut in any namespace to a page in template namespace.
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Use this rcat template in any namespace.
#REDIRECT [[(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 the Main (article) namespace. Such shortcuts are called pseudo-namespace redirects.
    • Note: Pseudo-namespace template shortcuts such as T:S above can be transcluded by use of a leading colon, as in...
{{:T:S|This text has been "struck through".}}, which results in...

This text has been "struck through".

  • 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 namespace pages should be tagged with the {{R from template shortcut}} and never be tagged with the plain {{R from shortcut}} rcat, which is meant only for shortcuts that are not to templates.
  • Also, template talk pages are in the talk namespace, not in template space; if the shortcut is to a talk page of any subject namespace, then use {{R from shortcut}} instead of this rcat.


  • Click here for a list of templates that redirect here and that may also be used.

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