Redirecting to a category

When creating a page that redirects to a category, using the format above causes the redirect page to be included in the category itself. To properly redirect to a category, use

#REDIRECT [[:Category:CategoryNameHere]]

The use of the colon (:) before the category instructs the Wiki software to treat the link as a normal link and not as a category to be included.

Editing an existing redirect

Editing a redirect page is like editing any other page: the trick comes in finding the redirect page itself and not its target.

To access an existing redirect page, search for the redirect title (example "Abby whip"). When the target page appears, a note underneath the target page's title will say something similar to "(Redirected from Home)". Clicking on the link in this notice will take you to the redirect page itself (pictured above) which can then be edited as normal.

When to use redirects

Redirects can be used for a number of things:

  • Common misspellings ('Milliy)
  • Different forms of capitalisation (Home)
  • Common shortenings or abbreviations (Kat)
  • Alternative names

When not to use redirects

  • Redirecting from one namespace to another; for example, making "Tesfan" redirect to User:Tesfan. This applies for all situations except in special cases (e.g. redirects to policies).
  • For an unclear term with more than one possible meaning, a disambiguation page may be an alternative to a redirect. Any mis-spellings of this term should redirect to the disambiguation page. The Dragon page is an example, disambiguating the monster, the armour, and the hide.