Template:R to category namespace

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This redirect category (rcat) template automatically sorts redirects into two categories:

  1. Category:Redirects to category spacecross-namespace redirects, and
  2. Category:Unprintworthy redirects – redirects from the main-article namespace (mainspace)
  • At some point in the future, Jimmy Wales wants to make more printed versions of Wikipedia encyclopedia articles. Mainspace redirects that target pages in the category namespace are not suitable for a printed version. In other words, they are unprintworthy.


Use this rcat template in any namespace except category namespace.
  • Apply this rcat to a redirect in the following manner:
#REDIRECT [[:Category:(target page name)]]

{{R to category namespace}}
Note: A leading colon must be used as shown above ([[:Cat...) or the redirect will populate the target category.
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 all redirects to a category from a page outside of the category namespace. Be careful to place a colon (:) before the word "Category" in the target as shown above. Otherwise, the redirect will actually be placed into that category, which is not to be desired. This rcat should never be used on a redirect that is in the category namespace that targets any other page.


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

See also

Redirects to other namespaces family: