WordPress tutorials: Adding breadcrumbs

Wpsnipp – Breadcrumbs are a web navigation aid that help users orient themselves on your web site.Adding the first block of code to your functions.php will setup everything for your breadcrumbs. Add the second section of code in the location you wish to have your breadcrumbs displayed.

 

 

function dimox_breadcrumbs() {
$delimiter = '»';
$name = 'Home'; //text for the 'Home' link
$currentBefore = '<span class="current">';
$currentAfter = '</span>';
if ( !is_home() && !is_front_page() || is_paged() ) {
echo '<div id="crumbs">';
global $post;
$home = get_bloginfo('url');
echo '<a href="' . $home . '">' . $name . '</a> ' . $delimiter . ' ';
if ( is_category() ) {
global $wp_query;
$cat_obj = $wp_query->get_queried_object();
$thisCat = $cat_obj->term_id;
$thisCat = get_category($thisCat);
$parentCat = get_category($thisCat->parent);
if ($thisCat->parent != 0) echo(get_category_parents($parentCat, TRUE, ' ' . $delimiter . ' '));
echo $currentBefore . 'Archive by category &#39;';
single_cat_title();
echo '&#39;' . $currentAfter;
} elseif ( is_day() ) {
echo '<a href="' . get_year_link(get_the_time('Y')) . '">' . get_the_time('Y') . '</a> ' . $delimiter . ' ';
echo '<a href="' . get_month_link(get_the_time('Y'),get_the_time('m')) . '">' . get_the_time('F') . '</a> ' . $delimiter . ' ';
echo $currentBefore . get_the_time('d') . $currentAfter;
} elseif ( is_month() ) {
echo '<a href="' . get_year_link(get_the_time('Y')) . '">' . get_the_time('Y') . '</a> ' . $delimiter . ' ';
echo $currentBefore . get_the_time('F') . $currentAfter;
} elseif ( is_year() ) {
echo $currentBefore . get_the_time('Y') . $currentAfter;
} elseif ( is_single() && !is_attachment() ) {
$cat = get_the_category(); $cat = $cat[0];
echo get_category_parents($cat, TRUE, ' ' . $delimiter . ' ');
echo $currentBefore;
the_title();
echo $currentAfter;
} elseif ( is_attachment() ) {
$parent = get_post($post->post_parent);
$cat = get_the_category($parent->ID); $cat = $cat[0];
echo get_category_parents($cat, TRUE, ' ' . $delimiter . ' ');
echo '<a href="' . get_permalink($parent) . '">' . $parent->post_title . '</a> ' . $delimiter . ' ';
echo $currentBefore;
the_title();
echo $currentAfter;
} elseif ( is_page() && !$post->post_parent ) {
echo $currentBefore;
the_title();
echo $currentAfter;
} elseif ( is_page() && $post->post_parent ) {
$parent_id  = $post->post_parent;
$breadcrumbs = array();
while ($parent_id) {
$page = get_page($parent_id);
$breadcrumbs[] = '<a href="' . get_permalink($page->ID) . '">' . get_the_title($page->ID) . '</a>';
$parent_id  = $page->post_parent;
}
$breadcrumbs = array_reverse($breadcrumbs);
foreach ($breadcrumbs as $crumb) echo $crumb . ' ' . $delimiter . ' ';
echo $currentBefore;
the_title();
echo $currentAfter;
} elseif ( is_search() ) {
echo $currentBefore . 'Search results for &#39;' . get_search_query() . '&#39;' . $currentAfter;
} elseif ( is_tag() ) {
echo $currentBefore . 'Posts tagged &#39;';
single_tag_title();
echo '&#39;' . $currentAfter;
} elseif ( is_author() ) {
global $author;
$userdata = get_userdata($author);
echo $currentBefore . 'Articles posted by ' . $userdata->display_name . $currentAfter;
} elseif ( is_404() ) {
echo $currentBefore . 'Error 404' . $currentAfter;
}
if ( get_query_var('paged') ) {
if ( is_category() || is_day() || is_month() || is_year() || is_search() || is_tag() || is_author() ) echo ' (';
echo __('Page') . ' ' . get_query_var('paged');
if ( is_category() || is_day() || is_month() || is_year() || is_search() || is_tag() || is_author() ) echo ')';
}
echo '</div>';
}
}

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