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Drupal 7 Breadcrumbs

Drupal creates breadcrumbs based off of menus. These 5 steps will explain the easist way to create accurate breadcrumbs:

  1. Create a menu specifically for containing/listing links to be identified as breadcrumb items.Example of a Breadcrumb Menu
  2. Add a menu link for each node (page) that will need a breadcrumb on it.
  3. Order the links and indent them to show the path order (level) for each node.Example of Breadcrumb hierarchy
  4. Enable the menu in Configure - Menu breadcrumb (make sure it is the only menu that is checked.Example of a breadcrumb enabled menu
  5. Leave the menu block unassigned. i.e. don't assign the menu block to anywhere on the site, leave the region set to "None" by going to Structure - Blocks.Example of setting the menu region to "none."

This example menu would create these breadcrumbs:

example of breadcrumbs

Altering breadcrumb display

You can change whether the breadcrumb (and page title) render at the top of your page by adding an extra character to the beginning of the page title while editing the page:

  • @ suppresses the breadcrumb

  • # suppresses the title

  • ! suppresses both

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