Breadcrumbs menu or breadcrumb navigation is an indicator of hierarchical site structures. Breadcrumbs provide links back to each previous page the user navigated through to get to the current page. Breadcrumb indicates the location of a page in the website hierarchy. For example you can see breadcrumb on top of this page just below the “globinch” header image.
How do you add PHP breadcrumb to your wordpress blog or website? There are many free breadcrumbs WordPress plugins are available.
If you are familiar with “PHP” programming and WordPress API then you can write your own wordpress plugins to display breadcrumbs on any where in your pages or posts.
We will discuss and develop our own wordpress breadcrumbs and breadcrumb CSS in the next article, but today let us see few of the well known wordpress plugins which helps you to add breadcrumbs to your blog.
Best WordPress Breadcrumb Plugins
1. Breadcrumb NavXT
Breadcrumb NavXT is one of the most popular wordpress Breadcrumb Plugin. This plugin is the successor of Breadcrumb Navigation XT which was popular before and is no longer supported. Breadcrumb NavXT is a WordPress plugin compatible with WordPress versions 3.0 and up. Only issue you may face is with the ersion of PHP that your server is using. Breadcrumb NavXT requires PHP5.2 or newer version.
Download Breadcrumb NavXT
2. Breadcrumb Trail
Breadcrumb Trail provides a template tag that can be placed anywhere in your template files. This plugin requires WordPress 3.0 or higher versions.
This plugin also easy to use and customize.
Download Breadcrumb Trail
3. Breadcrumbs Plus
Breadcrumbs Plus is another useful plugin for adding breadcrumbs to your site. This plugin also provides a template tag called breadcrumbs_plus() that you can place anywhere in your template files. This plugin requires WordPress version 3.0 or higher.
Download Breadcrumbs Plus.
4. Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin
Yoast WordPress SEO plugin provides breadcrumb functionality to your wordpress blog. This plugin allows you to determine, for each post type, which taxonomy to show.
Download Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin
5. Yoast Breadcrumbs
Another popular breadcrumb plugin for WordPress. But the plugin is compatible up to wordpress version 2.9.2. If you are using compatible versions of wordpress you can use this plugin.
Download Yoast Breadcrumbs
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