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Introduction
Navigating Wikipedia
Namespaces
The different types of pages
Searching pages
Tricks to find what you want
Page histories
See past revisions
Redirects and shortcuts
Redirecting traffic
Useful links
Handy pages for editors
Summary
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Redirects
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
     Page settings
    to choose a destination page.

Shortcuts
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.





Last edited on 12 September 2021, at 12:24
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