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Redirect Category Edit

if i put a "#REDIRECT [ [ Category:ABC ] ]" on a page, it redirects to that page, but it also adds that page to the cattegory.

So if ABC, abc and abcde all redirect to Category:ABC, all 3 of them end up as links at the bottom of the page.

3 Links from Category:ABC to Category:ABC isn't usful at all, how do i prevent them from end up in the category?

#redirect [[:Category:ABC]] ... the colon prevents it being parsed as a category flag, but instead as a link. Note that redirecting category pages themselves is not a particularly good idea, as it can make the category system more confusing. Kirkburn (talk) @Wikia 18:24, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Redirect to wikipedia and other things Edit

Is it possible to create a redirect to wikipedia inside a wikia article? I tried this but it did not work (please see this also, I am creating a template ( but I get the "Template loop detected" error message. What is going on?

Thanks,--Thisismyusername 01:08, November 22, 2009 (UTC)

Wikia does not allow redirects to outside wikis, or even other Wikia wikis, due to people being unable to return to the wiki they left after clicking the link because most browsers don't have back buttons, or something like that. It's explained in Help:Soft_redirect
The template seems to be working, so I'll ignore it unless further info is supplied. --Yoshord 01:50, November 24, 2009 (UTC)

Listing all redirects in a wiki Edit

Hi to all! Does somebody know a way to show/list all redirects that exist in a wiki? I know there is the special page Special:ListRedirects, but it is limited to 1000 pages. If it is not possible, is there a way to find them (maybe via the logfile) by using the pywikipedia bot? Thanks a lot! --Plasmarelais 17:02, August 18, 2010 (UTC)

More names for pages Edit

An example on HP Wikia if you enter a name like "Harry James Potter" it will redirect you to article "Harry Potter". I would like this for my Wikia as well, but I was wondering if they actually had to create all these pages or is it possible to make it on a page Harry Potter that if someone visits "Harry James Potter" it redirects him there? Thomas Geromy 13:55, November 10, 2010 (UTC)

Adding redirects in categories Edit

Hi, is it possible to add redirects in Categories? For example, on my Cities of History Wiki i've got a page, 'Give/Get', and i've moved to contents of that page to the page 'Policies', then is it possible to redirect to the Policies page? Or can i merge pages? Grijze Pilion (talk) 19:22, May 24, 2013 (UTC)

Edit: Nevermind, i fixed it myself. —This unsigned comment is by Grijze Pilion (wallcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!


I have a small problem: My wiki has category A, which is redirected to category B. There are some reasons which make me add category A instead of category B to a page (called page D). When I add category A to page D, that page doesn't appear in category B list. So what do I do now? I don't want to add those two categories at the same time. TsukasaHikaru (talk) 13:23, December 24, 2014 (UTC)

It is displayed in the main category if you're using category exhibition. If not, you're going to have to categorize it in both categories. --Tupka217 13:28, December 24, 2014 (UTC)
Unfortunately, the software we use simply doesn't behave in the manner desired (for now, at least): category redirects don't change what is written on an article. (This is also why renaming a category requires you to edit each article using that category) Kirkburn  talk  contr  @Wikia  14:35, December 24, 2014 (UTC)

Video Edit

Make a video. It may be easier Wikiboy10 (talk) 17:25, September 16, 2013 (UTC)Wikiboy 10

Are you asking for a video tutorial for doing redirects, or replying to something else? (Btw, I moved your sig. It should go after your message, not before.) -Shockthetoast (talk) 21:26, October 24, 2013 (UTC)

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