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This rcat template is automatically added to all new redirects that result from page moves; it must be added manually to older redirects when appropriate.

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 page that has been moved (renamed). This page was kept as a redirect to avoid breaking links, both internal and external, that may have been made to the old page name. For more information follow the bold category link.
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Use this rcat template in any namespace.
  • This redirect category (rcat) template populates Category:Redirects from moves, which is used to track all page moves that, if a redirect is not left behind, would result in the breakage of links, both internal wikilinks and external internet website links.
  • For redirects that have been left behind from page moves and have not yet been categorized, add this rcat in the following manner:
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{Redr|from move}}
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 [[(target page name)]]

{{R from move}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat to tag any redirect in any namespace that has been left behind as the result of a page move (rename). This tagging has become automated; however, there are still many older redirects from moves that need to be manually tagged by this rcat.


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


  • In main-article namespace, many redirects from moved pages are considered unprintworthy; however, there are many others that are printworthy, 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.
{{Redr|from move|printworthy}}
{{Redr|from move|unprintworthy}}
Either {{This is a redirect}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Redr}}, may be used.


Places this redirect in the category [[Category:Redirects from moves]]. It takes no parameters.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

Parameter Description Type Status
No parameters specified

See also