Template:Shortcut

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Shortcut:
{{#ifexist:|[[{{{1}}}]]| }}{{#if:|
[[{{{2}}}]]}}{{#if:|
[[{{{3}}}]]}}{{#if:|
[[{{{4}}}]]}}{{#if:|
[[{{{5}}}]]}}

This template is used to show a short alias for the given page.

This template does NOT create shortcuts; it just displays the shortcut in a standardized format on the desired page. The optional parameter is typically a link to a shortcut. Usage within other templates, with no parameter given, will result in no output. (Hence, the very reason the Shortcut box on this page does not have a shortcut listed, because there is no shortcut to this page. But, since the template's code resides within this page, the shortcut box displays here, too... just as it should.)

Instructions

Step 1: Determine the desired shortcut is not already in use. E.g., Enter BSA in the search box (to the left) and select Go, not Search.
Step 2: Create a REDIRECT page and place the following text therein:
#REDIRECT [[PageName]]— Where the PageName is the name of the page that you want the Shortcut to automatically go.

For example, MB:MB is a shortcut page that redirects to MeritBadgeDotOrg:Merit Badges, the actual page where the desired information resides.


Notes

  • Shortcuts must be, well, short.
  • Shortcuts must be easy to remember.

End results:

  • One, if somebody types BSA into the search box, they're automatically sent to the Boy Scouts of America page via the REDIRECT.
  • Two, the shortcut is displayed on the

I know this seems like a long way to get from here to there; but, that's how the wiki works.

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