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When used with the "Redirect category shell" (Rcat shell) template:

Template {{Redirect category shell}} may be used to add one or more rcat templates, along with their parameters and categories, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation page below.

When used by itself:

  • From an alternative name: This is a redirect from a title that is another name such as a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym of the target, or of a name associated with the target.
    • This redirect leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names to aid searches and writing. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
    • If this redirect is an incorrect name for the target, then use {{R from incorrect name}} instead.
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Usage

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

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from alternative name}}
}}
Template {{Rcat shell}} is an alias for the Redirect category shell template, which may be used to add as many appropriate rcats as needed, usually from one to seven, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation on its template page. This rcat may also tag a redirect individually:
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{R from alternative name}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat on all redirects from a title that is another name such as a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym of the target page name.

Aliases

Printworthiness

  • In main-article namespace, many other-name redirects are considered printworthy; however, there are also many that are unprintworthy, 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.
Examples:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from alternative name}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from alternative name}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
}}
Either {{Redirect category shell}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Rcat shell}}, may be used.

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

See the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for R from alternative name

Places a redirect in [[Category:Redirects from alternative names]]. This template can be added to a redirect which has a name which is a valid alternative to the title of the target page. There are several more specific alternative name redirect templates which can be used instead of this general one. Do not use this if the redirect is an incorrect title for the target page; use {{R from incorrect name}} instead. This template takes no parameters.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
No parameters specified

See also