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This category is located at [[:Category:{{{1}}}]]
Note: This category should be empty. Any content should be recategorised.

This tag should be used on existing categories that are likely to be used by others, even though the "real" category is elsewhere. Redirected categories should be empty and not categorised themselves. It should not be used on categories that are misspellings and thus unlikely to be used by other people.

Such categories should be tagged as: {{bad name|Category:correct name}}.
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This documentation is transcluded from Template:Category redirect/doc.

This template can be used in categories to redirect to categories.

The template automatically sets the following categories:

All pages tagged by this template are automatically categorized in Category:Category redirects.
Redirected categories that contain files show up in Category:Non-empty category redirects.
Redirects to self or non-existent pages show up in Category:Broken category redirects with sortkeys:
* = redirects to self.
! = redirects to non-existent page (or possibly malformed, e.g. including the Category: prefix.)
- = not the category namespace.


{{Category redirect |1= |reason= }}

In biology:

Note: if you want to edit this template, first try your modifications on {{Category redirect/sandbox}}.You can then test your edits in {{Category redirect/testcases}}.
When the new version is ready, ask an administrator to move it to the main template. You can do that by putting a {{Edit request}} in the template talk page and explaining that the admin just needs to copy the sandbox code into the main template.

Template parameters

<templatedata>JSON</templatedata> ./. {{TemplateBox}}

TemplateData is a way to store information about template parameters (the description of those and of the whole template) for both humans and machines. It is used by VisualEditor and possibly other tools like Upload Wizard.

Existing template documentation
At Wikimedia Commons, it is recommended to use {{TemplateBox}} with either ‎useTemplateData=1 or ‎useTemplateData=only on the ‎/doc subpage and transcluding it with {{Documentation}} into the template. ‎<nowiki>-tags can be wrapped around the arguments, if required, to avoid templates being expanded.

Newly created template documentation and imports
Another option, especially for imported templates, or for users with JSON experience, is placing raw ‎<templatedata>-tags into the Wikitext of the template, as described in various Wikipediae.

There is an ongoing discussion about that matter. Feel invited to comment if you are experienced in either way, your time permits and if you like to share your opinion or to make a suggestion.

Wikipedia's help about TemplateDataCommons-specific information

This template can be used in categories to redirect to categories.

Template parameters[Edit template data]

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.


Name of target category (without namespace prefix Category:)

Page namerequired

reason for the redirect


Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the Category namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

See also


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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}. The layout of the template can be found under Template:Category redirect/layout.

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please copy the code of Template:Category redirect/en (or any other language version you prefer to translate) and replace the text strings in there (the form below can be used to create a translation, the English version is preloaded in the edit box). Please change the parameter lang from en (or whatever language you are translating) to the language code of your language.