Help:Redirecting articles

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A redirect is a BTWiki command that automatically redirects one article title to another, complete article.

Example and command

For example, an article exists titled The Bay Team. However, searches might look for any of the following:

You could make each of those automatically redirect to The Bay Team by creating each article with only the following text:

#REDIRECT [[The Bay Team]]

Another reason for redirects is to preserve the original article title when the page is moved (renamed), so that people who may have bookmarked the old article can still get where they need to go. For example, Bay Team trainers redirects to Bay Teamers offering agility classes.

To see a list of existing redirects, either:

  • Click the Special pages link in the left navagation bar and find the "List redirects" link.
  • Go directly to Special:Listredirects.

Double redirects

If you were to set bayteam as a redirect to Bay Team, and Bay Team as a redirect to The Bay Team, then bayteam is now a double redirect because it has to redirect and then redirect again. This can confuse the software (not to mention users); it's better to fix bayteam so that it also points directly at The Bay Team.

To see a list of double redirects, either:

  • Click the Special pages link in the left navagation bar and find the double redirects link.
  • Go directly to Special:DoubleRedirects.

Editing redirects

After a redirect exists, when you go to, for example, bayteam, it automatically moves you to "The Bay Team" article. So how do you go back and edit the content of bayteam?

  1. Go to bayteam.
  2. Note that it displays "The Bay Team" article, but just below the title is the text "redirected from bayteam", and "bayteam" is a link.
  3. Click that link. This takes you to the "bayteam" article, which is currently a redirect, and, which you can now edit.