Some pages on Wikipedia are redirects
— they don't have any content of their own, but just send you on to another page. For example UK
is a redirect to United Kingdom
. So, if you type UK
in the search box, it will take you directly to the article on the United Kingdom. (There will also be a note below the article title saying "Redirected from UK
To create a redirect to a page:
- Via wiki markup: Click the button and type the destination page or use the code #REDIRECT [[Destination]].
Via VisualEditor: Use the
menu and then click
to choose a destination page.
Wikipedians often refer to internal Wikipedia pages by shortcut names
to make typing quicker. The Wikipedia namespace prefix
can also be further abbreviated as WP:
. These shortcut pages are just redirects to the target page.
For example, Wikipedia:Neutral point of view
can be written as WP:NPOV
to link to it, or typed into the search bar. Shortcuts to a page are usually listed in a box in the top right of that page.