#REDIRECT[{{{1}}} {{{2}}}]
This page is a soft redirect.

Usage[edit source]

This template is for creating soft redirects, i.e. short pages pointing readers to a page on a different site. These should generally be used only to point to wiki sites, and generally should be applied or approved by an admin. (That's just a proposal for a guideline - comment on the talk page.)

The template takes two arguments:

  1. The first argument is the URL of the page you want to link to.
  2. The second argument is the display text for the link.

Example[edit source]

{{soft redirect|http://cotw.cc/wiki/http://cotw.cc/wiki/Green_knowledge_ecosystem|Green knowledge ecosystem on the COTW wiki}}

displays as:

#REDIRECTGreen knowledge ecosystem on the COTW wiki
This page is a soft redirect.

Categorization[edit source]

Placing this template on a page automatically categorizes the page into Category:Soft redirects.

Protection[edit source]

Pages with soft directs should be protected or semi-protected to avoid being hijacked for spam sites, or otherwise being inappropriately changed. (My preference is to use a soft-direct and watch the page. --Chriswaterguy 09:50, 15 January 2011 (PST))

Interwiki links[edit source]