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

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

When used by itself:

  • This is a redirect from a misspelling or typographical error. The correct form is given by the target of the redirect. For more information follow the bold category link.
    • This redirect is made available to aid searches. Pages that use this link should be updated to link directly to the target without the use of a piped link that hides the correct details.
    • This template tags redirects with a subcategory of the Redirects from incorrect names category, so template {{R from incorrect name}} should not be used with this template.
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Use this rcat template in any namespace.
  • Use this redirect category (rcat) template on a redirect in the following manner:
Example: the mainspace article redirect Antony van Leeuwenhook may be tagged:
#REDIRECT [[Antonie van Leeuwenhoek]]

{{Redr|from misspelling}}
Template {{Redr}} is an alias for the This is a redirect template, which may be used to add up to seven appropriate rcats, along with their parameters, 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 [[Antonie van Leeuwenhoek]]

{{R from misspelling}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • This template takes a parameter, either unnamed (|1=) or named (|of=) that may be used to provide the correct spelling when it is not the same as the target page's title – for example when an alternate name for the article has been misspelled. Supply the correct name as the first parameter in any of the following ways:
{{Redr|from misspelling|p1=(correct spelling)}}
{{R from misspelling|1=(correct spelling)}}
{{R from misspelling|(correct spelling)}}
{{R from misspelling|of=(correct spelling)}}
Example: the misspelled redirect Babtist employs:
#REDIRECT [[Baptists]]

{{Redr|from misspelling|p1=Baptist}}
(The first parameter of any rcat may be engaged by the {{Redr}} template's |p#= parameter.)
{{Redr|from misspelling|n1=printworthy}}
  or if applied individually:
{{R from misspelling|2=printworthy}}
  or use two pipes to make an empty first parameter:
{{R from misspelling||printworthy}}
Note 1: All redirects that are in main-article namespace (mainspace) are considered either printworthy (usable in printed versions of Wikipedia) or unprintworthy. When an untagged redirect is found, please decide its printworthiness and tag it appropriately.
Note 2: If used individually with the |of= parameter employed, and the redirect is deemed printworthy, then the second parameter must be applied as |2=printworthy in the following manner:
{{R from misspelling|of=(correct spelling)|2=printworthy}}
If "2=" is not used, then unexpected results will occur.
Note 3: When the This is a redirect (Redr) template is used, the parameters may be added in the following manner:
{{Redr|from misspelling|p1=(correct spelling)|n1=printworthy}}
(Redr uses its |n#= parameter to engage an rcat's second parameter.)
Examples of "printworthy misspellings" would be any Redirects with possibilities, which are redirects that have potential to become articles, project pages, templates, etc. A redirect can be a misspelling of one subject and still be the correct spelling of another subject, which does not yet have an article of its own. For example see
Redirects from misspellings should not be directly linked, however. Pipe the title with possibilities to a disambiguated title, e.g.
  • Important note: When this rcat is used together with R with possibilities, the Unprintworthy category must be subdued or else the redirect will populate both Printworthy and Unprintworthy categories, which of course is unacceptable.
  • This rcat may be used to tag redirects from homoglyphs and homographs when they have been created in error or specifically made available as search terms.


Please note that common misspellings can also be useful redirects
  • Also known as... – list of templates that redirect here and may also be used

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