Template:Category redirect/doc

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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

Parameter Description Default Status
target Name of target-category empty required
reason reason for the redirect empty optional

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.