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Use this rcat template in any namespace.
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from modification}}
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 modification}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat to tag any redirect in any namespace that is a modification of the target's title; for example, its words are rearranged, or punctuation in the name is changed, with a hyphen (-), without a hyphen, etc.
  • If the redirect is from a title including the numeral form of a number to a title with the worded form, use the template {{R from numerals}} instead. If it is from the worded form to the numeral form, then use {{R to numerals}}.
  • In cases of modification from distinctly shorter or longer names, instead please use {{R from short name}} or {{R from long name}}, respectively.
  • Since rcats like {{R from other capitalisation}} and {{R from plural}} are only used in main-article namespace, this R from modification rcat is useful for other capitalisations, plurals, etc., in namespaces other than mainspace.
  • This template should not be used with {{R from transliteration}}, which populates a subcategory of this rcat's category.


  • This rcat takes a single optional parameter, |1= (a.k.a. |reason=), that changes the phrase "the target's title", after "This is a redirect from a modification of", to something else. This is needed if the redirect is from a modification of some term other than the target title, e.g. an alternative name or subtopic. For example:
#REDIRECT [[Direct-to-video#Digital releases]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from subtopic}}
{{R to section}}
{{R from alternative hyphenation|the '''{{-r|Direct-to-digital}}''' redirect}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
where {{R from alternative hyphenation}} is an alias of {{R from modification}}. This will make the template read:
"This is a redirect from a modification of the Direct-to-digital redirect;...", (which uses hyphens instead of spaces between words).


  • Also known as... – list of templates that redirect here and may also be used


  • In main-article namespace, many redirects from modified page titles are considered unprintworthy; however, there are many others that are printworthy, so there is no default sort for printworthiness. At some point in the future, Jimmy Wales wants to make more printed versions of Wikipedia encyclopedia articles. 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 modification}}
{{R printworthy}}

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


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for R from modification

<templatedata> {

   "description": "Puts redirect in the categories. It takes no parameters.",
   "params": {

} </templatedata>

See also