Possible to merge two Category pages ?

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Is it possible to merge two duplicate Category pages or do I need to (not so simply) transfer all the information over and change all of the Category names on the individual person profiles.

I should add that the Main Category page for a particular county was a mess due to someone disconnecting the Cemetery list from the main page. It is now reconnected.
asked in WikiTree Help by Tony Lacey G2G6 Mach 3 (31.2k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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on one of them, cut any page content, then change the category page to

{{Rename Category|name of the other category page}}

save it, if you did it correct, the other page will be shown in the link as existing (in black) and not needed (in red)

go to the other page and paste in the content from the 1st page, merge the info together deleting duplicate data

save it.

within about 12 hours, if EditBot is not doing a lot of updates from the previous cycle, it will go into all of the profiles that used the 1st category and change them to use the 2nd category

if all goes well, the 1st category will be deleted, if there are profiles or something else that had something more than just the link or too many profiles to update, the rename will be put into a manual cleanup or need confirmation to rename.  anyone can do the manual updates, only a few people have the authority to confirm large numbers of renames.
answered by Keith McDonald G2G6 Mach 8 (88.1k points)
selected by Natalie Trott
Thank you for the assistance kind sir.

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