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Template {{Redirect category shell}} may be used to add one or more rcat templates, along with their parameters and categories, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation page below.

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  • From a short name: This is a redirect from a title that is a shortened form of a person's full name, a book title, or other more complete article title.
    • Use this rcat (not {{R from initialism}}) to tag redirects that are the initials of a person's name.
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#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from short name}}
Template {{Rcat shell}} is an alias for the Redirect category shell template, which may be used to add as many appropriate rcats as needed, usually from one to seven, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation on its template page. This rcat may also tag a redirect individually:
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{R from short name}}
This is in accord with instructions found at WP:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat to tag any redirect title that is a shortened form of a full article title or a shorter form of a person's full name. Also use for incomplete names and titles, such as "East End".
  • If appropriate, for example the redirect is a person's name, be sure to follow Wikipedia:Sort key and use {{DEFAULTSORT}}, with a colon ( : ) not a pipe ( | ), to sort by the person's "surname" in the categories.
  • For abbreviations and initialisms, such as "UN", use {{R from initialism}} instead (unless the initials redirect to a person's name – then use this template, R from short name).



  • In main-article namespace, many shorter-named redirects to longer-named titles are considered unprintworthy; however, there are many others that are thought to be printworthy, so there is no default sort for printworthiness. In 2003, efforts were begun to support the Wikimedia Foundation's goal of increasing access and availability of Wikipedia articles in printed versions. Some rcats automatically populate either Category:Printworthy redirects or Category:Unprintworthy redirects by default. Others, like this rcat, do not, and that means it is up to editors to choose which of those categories, Printworthy or Unprintworthy, is appropriate and should be populated. The rcats that are used separately to populate those categories are:
Please click on each one for more details and guidance.
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from short name}}
{{R printworthy}}

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from short name}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
Either {{Redirect category shell}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Rcat shell}}, may be used.

See also