Wikiquote:Redirect

For general technical information on using redirects, please also Wikipedia:Help:Redirect and MediaWikiWiki:Help:Redirects.

How to make a redirectEdit

To redirect a page (1) to a different page (2), enter the following on the top of page 1.

#REDIRECT [[NAME OF PAGE 2]]

For example, to redirect the Cambridge University page to the University of Cambridge page, edit the Cambridge University page and enter:

#REDIRECT [[University of Cambridge]]

Don't make double redirects (a redirect that points to another redirect); they don't work, create slow, unpleasant experiences for the reader, waste server resources, and make the navigational structure of the site confusing.

Double redirects are usually created after a move when old redirects are left unchanged and pointing towards an old name.

Another type of undesirable redirect is a self-redirect: an article that redirects to itself through a redirect.


To go back and edit your redirect after it's working, add ?redirect=no to the end of the URL for your redirect:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_University?redirect=no