MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: beta
Implementation Special page
Description Adds a special page that eases creation of redirects via a simple form.
Author(s) Marco Zafra, Edward Chernenko
Latest version 1.4.0
MediaWiki 1.32+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
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CreateRedirect is a special page extension that eases creation of redirects. It displays a form that only asks for the origin page and the destination page, and then saves the page. It also adds a menu item to the side "toolbox" menu as a shortcut, and is able to pass through the current article's title through that shortcut to fill in the destination field automatically. It's convenient and great for batch edits!


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called CreateRedirect in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'CreateRedirect' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
  • The special page itself is accessible through Special:CreateRedirect.