A shortcut is a specialized type of redirect page that provides an abbreviated wikilink to an administrative page or one of its sections, usually from the Wikipedia namespace or Help namespace. These shortcuts' abbreviations in all-caps text are commonly used (linked or unlinked) on community pages and talk pages, but should not be used in articles themselves. If there is one or more shortcuts for a page or section, one or more will usually be chosen to be displayed in an information box on the right labelled Shortcut or Shortcuts, as can be seen at the top of this page.

Shortcuts are created for the convenience of editors. It is possible to create a shortcut for any page at all. The existence of a shortcut does not imply or prove that the linked page is a policy or guideline.

Quick reference

Lists of available shortcuts can be found at:

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Vikipediya:VP
Bân-lâm-gú: Wikipedia:Kīn-lō͘
башҡортса: Википедия:ВП
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Вікіпэдыя:Скарачэньне
dolnoserbski: Wikipedija:Skrotconki
español: Ayuda:Atajos
français: Aide:Raccourci
ГӀалгӀай: Википеди:ВП
Bahasa Indonesia: Wikipedia:Pintasan
Кыргызча: Уикипедия:УП
Bahasa Melayu: Wikipedia:Jalan pintas
norsk nynorsk: Wikipedia:Snarvegar
polski: Wikipedia:WP
português: Wikipédia:Atalho
русский: Википедия:ВП
Simple English: Wikipedia:Shortcut
slovenčina: Wikipédia:Skratka
slovenščina: Wikipedija:Bližnjica
ślůnski: Wikipedyjo:WP
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Wikipedia:Prečica
Tiếng Việt: Wikipedia:Viết tắt