Wiki FAQ / How to make redirections work
When do I need redirection?
How do I install redirection?
- If you have multiple names for one and the same thing it is useful to have multiple pages for any name but only one page where the real information is.
- Before redirection, there were lots of pages that just contained "see page Xyz....." and the user had to click on the link to get to the real information.
What are the effects?
- Instead of "see page pagename" you write "#REDIRECT pagename" at the very beginning of the page.
Can you give me an example?
- The user doesn't have to click, but is transferred automatically to the real page.
- There is a note below the page title that he was redirected.
How can I edit a redirection page, when I'm always redirected?
- That's easy, look at ThisWiki:search=^.REDIRECT®ex=on and click on some of the pages listed.
- There a two ways:
- The "real page" has a "redirection" link below the page title that opens the editor.
- You can write the command ".../wiki.cgi?edit=page" into the browser command line to open the editor.
There can be only one level of redirection. If you redirect to a redirection page, redirection will stop (it would be hard to avoid infinite circles otherwise).
Please see also CreatingPageRedirections on this.