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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.


See 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[edit]

See also: w:WP:R#CATEGORY.

File redirects[edit]

See also: Help:File redirect.

Gallery redirects[edit]

See also: Commons:Galleries#Redirects.

User redirects[edit]

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