A redirect is a page that contains a line such as: #REDIRECT [[Sandbox]].

Such pages serve as "symbolic links" to their target page; in most contexts referring to the redirect page (linking to it, using it as a template, using it as a file name etc.) will have the same result as referring to the target page.

Database edit

Redirects are recorded in the redirect table.

Configuration edit

Configuration settings relevant to redirects include:

Double redirects edit

There are several ways to fix double redirects. fixDoubleRedirects.php is a maintenance script that fulfils that purpose. $wgFixDoubleRedirects is a configuration setting that can take care of such redirects as they are created, but it is only suitable for use on a private wiki because page move vandalism causes problems when it is set to true.

Code stewardship edit

See also edit