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When used with the "This is a redirect" (Redr) template:

Template {{This is a redirect}} may be used to add up to seven rcat templates, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation page below.

When used by itself:

  • 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. For more information follow the category link.
    • This redirect leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help 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)]]

{{Redr|from alternative name}}
Template {{Redr}} is an alias for the This is a redirect template, which may be used to add up to seven appropriate rcats to a redirect. For more information see the documentation on its template page and its comparison 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

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

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:
{{Redr|from alternative name|printworthy}}
{{Redr|from alternative name|unprintworthy}}
Either {{This is a redirect}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Redr}}, may be used.

TemplateData

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

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