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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
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 1.5.1
MediaWiki 1.32+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
Quarterly downloads 8 (Ranked 130th)
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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 move the extracted CreateRedirect folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/CreateRedirect
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'CreateRedirect' );
  • Yes 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.

See also

  • Extension:RedirectManager — adds a dialog window to the WikiEditor toolbar, in which to view a list of all redirects to the page being edited as well as add new redirects.