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How Do I Change the Page Name?:

Most likely a retarded question but...

I made a page for a fanfiction entry, but now the title of the story has been changed. How do I change the page name to match it without accidentally making a brand new page? :S

 2 Kris Mahai, Sat, 19th Nov '11 8:44:25 AM Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
You can use the custom title function on the left, but because it's a completely different name, you shouldn't use it, because it can be confusing to readers. Instead, make a new page with the correct title, transfer the page information over, and make the old page into a redirect.

edited 19th Nov '11 8:44:43 AM by KrisMahai

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
Okay, will do! :)

Eeeeeh... I have a new problem. I read the instructions for making a redirect, and it just isn't working.

The link is red and shows as being in "Main" instead of "Fanfic" :S I already made the page it's supposed to redirect to because the alternative instruction was to just type the name of the new page into the url.

edited 19th Nov '11 10:14:26 AM by InFamousHero

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The redirect should look like [[redirect:FanFic/NewNameOfWorkHere]] . From your description, it sounds like you forgot to put in the namespace when writing the redirect.

Ah, that seems to work, thank you! :)

EDIT: NEVERMIND. It's working. Note to self: Do not trust previews.

edited 19th Nov '11 12:21:14 PM by InFamousHero

A related question. I have made a Death Note Equestria work page. Someone has changed it to Deathnote Equestria. I don't want an editing war over how it is supposed to be spelled Instead I would like to make both versions work for links.

So, how do I add alternative title to a page?
 7 lu 127, Mon, 24th Sep '12 6:46:43 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
You can't. The page is at Death Note Equestria. To the wiki parser, Death Note Equestria and Deathnote Equestria are the same thing and go to the same page. No need to do anything.

edited 24th Sep '12 6:47:22 AM by lu127

Capitalisation like that isn't a whole separate page — Death Note Equestria and Deathnote Equestria both go to the same place, they just display differently. I've gone through the wicks to make sure they're done correctly so it won't be an issue in the future.

Aaand lu shows off her superawesomeninjamodskills again. wink

edited 24th Sep '12 6:50:16 AM by Telcontar

Merge those duplicates! Fix that factual error! Delete that shoehorned non-example! You have the power! Meta Four
Thank You
Where's the custom title function?
 11 Septimus Heap, Fri, 13th Dec '13 9:04:18 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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In the sidebar. See also Custom Title.

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