This template index page is used to furnish editors with a practical tool to quickly find the redirect templates that are used most often. This index page organises the templates by function and provides examples of where and where not to use them. For a complete alphabetical list of redirect templates, see Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Template messages/Redirect pages.

Notes about redirect templates

  • {{This is a redirect}} can be used to group redirect templates.
  • Do not use the same redirect templates on a talk page as you would on a non-talk page. The only redirect templates that apply to talk page are {{R to talk}}, {{R from shortcut}}, those associated moves and merges and cross-namespace redirect templates.

Redirect templates

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Usage Template Example(s)
  • For:
  • Not for:
    • acronyms
    • expanded forms to initialisms
    • initials of personal names
{{R from initialism}} UN → United Nations
Member states of the UN → Member states of the United Nations

ANZAC → Australian and New Zealand Army Corps ({{R from acronym}})
British Broadcasting Corporation → BBC ({{R from long name}})
J. S. Bach → Johann Sebastian Bach ({{R from short name}})
Capitalisation, punctuation and spelling
Alternative spellings
  • For:
    • correct spelling alternatives
    • numbers to words
    • words to numbers
  • Not for:
    • misspellings
    • spelling differences that result in different pronunciations
{{R from alternative spelling}} Humor → Humour
Colonisation of Africa → Colonisation of Africa
Shed 7 → Shed Seven
One → 1 (number)

Alternate history → Alternative history ({{R from alternative name}})
Pronounciation → Pronunciation ({{R from misspelling}})
Travelling Wilburys → Traveling Wilburys ({{R from misspelling}})
  • For:
    • capitalisation differences
  • Not for:
    • CamelCase titles from the old versions of Wikipedia
{{R from other capitalisation}} Cody ChesnuTT → Cody Chesnutt
The beatles → The Beatles

TheBeatles → The Beatles ({{R from CamelCase}})
  • For:
    • incorrect differences in spelling
{{R from misspelling}} Pronounciation → Pronunciation
Travelling Wilburys → Traveling Wilburys
  • For:
    • punctuation differences
    • re-arrangement of words
{{R from modification}}
Shortcut: {{R mod}}
North Korean-Russian → North Korean Russian
Russia – North Korea relations → Russia – North Korea relations
1962-63 Ashes series → 1962–63 Ashes series
From plurals
  • For:
    • plural nouns or noun phrases to their singular forms
    • plural nouns or noun phrases when the singular form is also a redirect to the same target
  • Not for:
    • singular nouns or noun phrases to their plural forms
{{R from plural}} Dogs → Dog

Alternative names

Usage Template Example(s)
Full names such as
Municipality, State
forms or
Village, City forms to briefer name form
{{R from name and country}}
Full names
persons, things, topics and such alternative forms of names redirected to briefer article page names
{{R from full name}}
Short names
persons, things, topics and such alternative forms of names redirected to full article page names
{{R from short name}}
Alternative names
general pseudonyms, nicknames, and synonyms that are not historic names or a full name as above
{{R from alternative name}}
Other names with historic significance, where subsumed into a modern entity or region {{R from historic name}}
Scientific names
  • from formal name to commonplace article name (automatic Printworthy category)
  • commonplace name to more formal, specific article name

{{R from scientific name}}
{{R to scientific name}}
Other languages {{R from alternative language}}
Non-ASCII characters {{R from ASCII}}
Diacritical marks {{R from title with diacritics}}
{{R from title without diacritics}}
Unambiguous surnames {{R from surname}}


Usage Template Example(s)
Facilitate disambiguation {{R to disambiguation page}}
To redirect to decade article {{R to decade}}
To redirect from a shortcut {{R from shortcut}}
Old-style CamelCase links {{R from CamelCase}}
Links auto-generated from EXIF information {{R from EXIF}}
From school stub to merge location {{R from school}}
People who are members of a group, organisation, ensemble or team {{R from member}}
Sub-topics or closely related topics that should be explained within the text, which may possibly become a future article {{R with possibilities}}
List entry or section {{R to list entry}}
{{R to section}}
Related words {{R from related word}}

Merges and moves

Usage Template Example(s)
Merges {{R from merge}}
Duplicated articles {{R from duplicated article}}
Page moves {{R from move}}

To namespaces

Usage Template Example(s)
Help namespace
  • For:
  • Not for:
    • a page in the help namespace to a page outside of the help namespace
{{R to help}} Help:Magic word → Help:Magic words
H:R → Help:Redirect
Wikipedia:Thumbnail → Help:Files
Main namespace
  • For:
  • Not for:
    • a page in the main namespace to any page
{{R to main}} Template:DSM IV TR → Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Beatles → The Beatles
Portal namespace
  • For:
  • Not for:
    • a page in the portal namespace to a page outside of the portal namespace
{{R to portal}} Portal:Beatles → Portal:The Beatles
P:ENG → Portal:England
Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:0 → Portal:Contents
Talk namespaces
  • For:
  • Not for:
    • a page in a talk namespace to a page outside of a talk namespace
{{R to talk}} Talk:Ax → Talk:Axe
Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki (project) namespace
  • For:
  • Not for:
    • a page in the Tractor Wiki namespace to a page outside of the Tractor Wiki namespace
{{R to project}} Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:MOS → Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Manual of Style
MOS:ABBR → Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Manual of Style (abbreviations)
Help:IPA → Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:IPA

See also


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