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Breadcrumbs

WordPress Breadcrumbs without Plugin

WordPress Breadcrumbs Code:

Breadcrumbs are the important part of our website, in WordPress, there are several plugins are available for this. By adding this to functions.php To display the menu, just use this function to display it wherever you want.

//// BREADCRUMB START ////       
 function the_breadcrumb() {
 
  $showOnHome = 0; // 1 - show breadcrumbs on the homepage, 0 - don't show
  $delimiter = '»'; // delimiter between crumbs
  $home = 'Home'; // text for the 'Home' link
  $showCurrent = 1; // 1 - show current post/page title in breadcrumbs, 0 - don't show
  $before = '<span class="current">'; // tag before the current crumb
  $after = '</span>'; // tag after the current crumb
 
  global $post;
  $homeLink = get_bloginfo('url');
 
  if (is_home() || is_front_page()) {
 
    if ($showOnHome == 1) echo '<div id="crumbs"><a href="' . $homeLink . '">' . $home . '</a></div>';
 
  } else {
 
    echo '<div id="crumbs"><a href="' . $homeLink . '">' . $home . '</a> ' . $delimiter . ' ';
 
    if ( is_category() ) {
      $thisCat = get_category(get_query_var('cat'), false);
      if ($thisCat->parent != 0) echo get_category_parents($thisCat->parent, TRUE, ' ' . $delimiter . ' ');
      echo $before . 'Archive by category "' . single_cat_title('', false) . '"' . $after;
 
    } elseif ( is_search() ) {
      echo $before . 'Search results for "' . get_search_query() . '"' . $after;
 
    } 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 $before . get_the_time('d') . $after;
 
    } elseif ( is_month() ) {
      echo '<a href="' . get_year_link(get_the_time('Y')) . '">' . get_the_time('Y') . '</a> ' . $delimiter . ' ';
      echo $before . get_the_time('F') . $after;
 
    } elseif ( is_year() ) {
      echo $before . get_the_time('Y') . $after;
 
    } elseif ( is_single() && !is_attachment() ) {
      if ( get_post_type() != 'post' ) {
        $post_type = get_post_type_object(get_post_type());
        $slug = $post_type->rewrite;
        echo '<a href="' . $homeLink . '/' . $slug['slug'] . '/">' . $post_type->labels->singular_name . '</a>';
        if ($showCurrent == 1) echo ' ' . $delimiter . ' ' . $before . get_the_title() . $after;
      } else {
        $cat = get_the_category(); $cat = $cat[0];
        $cats = get_category_parents($cat, TRUE, ' ' . $delimiter . ' ');
        if ($showCurrent == 0) $cats = preg_replace("#^(.+)\s$delimiter\s$#", "$1", $cats);
        echo $cats;
        if ($showCurrent == 1) echo $before . get_the_title() . $after;
      }
 
    } elseif ( !is_single() && !is_page() && get_post_type() != 'post' && !is_404() ) {
      $post_type = get_post_type_object(get_post_type());
      echo $before . $post_type->labels->singular_name . $after;
 
    } 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) . '">' . $parent->post_title . '</a>';
      if ($showCurrent == 1) echo ' ' . $delimiter . ' ' . $before . get_the_title() . $after;
 
    } elseif ( is_page() && !$post->post_parent ) {
      if ($showCurrent == 1) echo $before . get_the_title() . $after;
 
    } 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);
      for ($i = 0; $i < count($breadcrumbs); $i++) {
        echo $breadcrumbs[$i];
        if ($i != count($breadcrumbs)-1) echo ' ' . $delimiter . ' ';
      }
      if ($showCurrent == 1) echo ' ' . $delimiter . ' ' . $before . get_the_title() . $after;
 
    } elseif ( is_tag() ) {
      echo $before . 'Posts tagged "' . single_tag_title('', false) . '"' . $after;
 
    } elseif ( is_author() ) {
       global $author;
      $userdata = get_userdata($author);
      echo $before . 'Articles posted by ' . $userdata->display_name . $after;
 
    } elseif ( is_404() ) {
      echo $before . 'Error 404' . $after;
    }
 
    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>';
 
  }
} // end the_breadcrumb()

//// BREADCRUMB END ////

After adding the code into functions.php add the below code to where you want to use this function.

<?php if (function_exists('the_breadcrumb')) the_breadcrumb(); ?>
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