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A redirect is a page that automatically redirects the reader's browser to a specified target page. Redirects are used to help users locate information and keep wikis organized, so that multiple names, abbreviations, misspellings, or related topics can all point to the same page.


System-search.svgSee also: m:Help:Redirect.

A redirect is created by the text

#REDIRECT [[name of the target page]]

Redirects work in all namespaces, but should not be used in the Category namespace (use {{Category redirect}}; but see Commons:Rename a category).

Category redirects

System-search.svgSee also: w:WP:R#CATEGORY.

File redirects

System-search.svgSee also: Help:File redirect.

Gallery redirects

System-search.svgSee also: Commons:Galleries#Redirects.

User redirects

When no user page exists a redirect to the (existing) User Talk Page avoids redlinks, and leads directly to required information.