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Breadcrumb NavXT

Adds breadcrumb navigation showing the visitor's path to their current location.


Release date: November 12th, 2015

  • Behavior change: Breadcrumb NavXT will no longer default to setting the root page for CPTs.
  • Behavior change: Breadcrumb NavXT will no longer inject a breadcrumb for a CPT archive page if a root page is set for that CPT.
  • Behavior change: Breadcrumb NavXT now defaults to BCN_SETTINGS_USE_LOCAL rather than BCN_SETTINGS_USE_NETWORK if all of the BCN_SETTINGS_* globals are not defined.
  • Behavior change: The included widget now supports RDFA style, Schema.org BreadcrumbList format rather than the deprecated Google Breadcrumbs format.
  • Behavior change: Default settings for breadcrumb templates now conform to RDFA style, Schema.org BreadcrumbList format rather than the deprecated Google Breadcrumbs format.
  • New feature: Added bcn_widget_display_trail action to enhance the included widget’s extensibility.
  • New feature: Added bcn_widget_display_types action to enhance the included widget’s extensibility.
  • New feature: The plugin uninstaller has been re-factored, includes support for uninstalling in PHP5.2.
  • New feature: Unit tests added for all non-deprecated features in bcn_breadcrumb.
  • New feature: Unit tests added for the uninstaller.
  • New feature: Date based hierarchies are now available for CPTs.
  • New feature: Date archives restricted by CPT are now supported.
  • New feature: Taxonomy archives restricted by CPT are now supported.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where the multibyte supplicant functions were not always being included due to WordPress shipping with its own subset of theses functions.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where on an archive for a post type the archive breadcrumb would appear twice.


Release date: June 1st, 2015

  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where the current item would use a built in default template rather than the breadcrumb template in the settings.
  • Bug fix: Updated currently distributed translations set and list to match the current set of translations that achieve the 90% completeness threshold for inclusion.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where a PHP warning would be displayed when BCN_SETTINGS_USE_NETWORK is defined.


Release date: May 25th, 2015

  • Bug fix: Added additional checks for empty URLs and templates within bcn_breadcrumb to prevent various bugs when empty URLs and/or templates are passed in.
  • Bug fix: Move away from building URLs for search breadcrumbs and instead using get_search_link() to fix support for pretty permalinks.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where media items (attachments) that have not been attached to a post yet would cause an incorrect breadcrumb trail to be generated.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where attachments of the front page would cause PHP Warnings.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where attachments of the front page would have duplicate breadcrumbs for the home page.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where attachments of pages would have an extraneous breadcrumb relating to the page for posts.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue with the text domain/domain path in the plugin header.


Release date: January 9th, 2015

  • Deprecated: The Max Breadcrumb Length setting has been deprecated in favor of using CSS styling to perform the length limiting.
  • Behavior change: The archive page for a post type is now generated for the top ancestor post rather than for the current page when "post parent" is used as the post's hierarchy.
  • Behavior change: Now requires PHP5.3 or newer.
  • New feature: Added bcn_type_archive_post_type filter.
  • New feature: Settings depending on another setting to be enabled are disabled when the dependency setting is disabled.
  • New feature: More descriptive messages on settings saving (notify user on success, failure, and no changes to save).
  • Bug fix: Fixed awkward wording in the settings page for post hierarchy settings.
  • Bug fix: Fixed missed default templates for post formats when all taxonomy settings had the tax_ prefix added in 5.1.
  • Bug fix: Fixed bulk of compatibility issues with bbPress.


Release date: July 29th, 2014

  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where attachments and their parents have the same link when 'link current item' is enabled.
  • Bug fix: Pass the same parameters into the widget title and (pre) text filters as the default WordPress widgets.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where PHP warnings would be thrown on author pages for authors that do not have any posts.
  • Bug fix: Reduced severity of $post global not being of type WP_Post, will silently exit on non-WP_DEBUG enabled sites.


Release date: June 9th, 2014

  • Behavior change: bcn_breadcrumb_trail::do_post() now expects to be passed in a valid WP_Post object.
  • Behavior change: breadcrumb_navxt::version changed to a constant to allow uninstantiated access of the plugin version.
  • New feature: Support Google's RDFa Breadcrumbs microformat by default.
  • New feature: Added bcn_opts_update_prebk filter.
  • Bug fix: Validate HTML5 options on tab traversal.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where the settings importer parsed the version string incorrectly.
  • Bug fix: Added 'typeof' to list of valid HTML tag attributes.
  • Bug fix: Prefixed all taxonomies with 'tax_' to prevent name collisions.
  • Bug fix: Added ID to Post and Taxonomy Term Elements in bcn_breadcrumb_trail::do_root() as is done everywhere else.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue with bcn_breadcrumb_trail::do_author() returning the incorrect user under some circumstances.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where saving twice on a tab in the settings page would cause the next page load to open the general tab rather than the current tab.
  • Bug fix: Added bcn_breadcrumb_template filter back into bcn_breadcrumb::set_template(), was a regression in 5.0 from 4.4.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where the included widget did not check against default settings, causing PHP Warnings to show up on the frontend under some circumstances.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where we didn't handle WP_POST::has_archive correctly when it was a string, causing issues with CPTs generated by some plugins.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where the default taxonomy selected for a CPT could be a non-public taxonomy.
  • Bug fix: Attachments get their own title within the settings page now.
  • Bug fix: Filter the title and pre text in the widget.


Release date: December 31st, 2013

  • Behavior Change: Notify multisite users when settings may be overridden by the network settings and vice versa.
  • Bug fix: Updated tab style to match WordPress 3.8 look and feel.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where bcn_breadcrumb_trail::display_list() would produce multiple instances of the class attribute.
  • Bug fix: Fixed several issues with the uninstaller.


Release date: November 20th, 2013

  • Behavior Change: Moved bcn_breadcrumb_trail::trail to bcn_breadcrumb_trail::breadcrumbs
  • Behavior Change: When WordPress is in multisite/network mode, the settings set in the network settings page take priority over subsite settings.
  • New feature: Added bcn_breadcrumb_trail_object filter.
  • New feature: Added bcn_li_attributes filter.
  • New feature: Added bcn_breadcrumb_types filter.
  • New feature: Added Network Admin Settings page.
  • New feature: Added xmlns:v and property to the valid tag attributes.
  • Bug fix: The current_item breadcrumb for search results should result in a valid HTTPS link when appropriate.


Release date: June 21st, 2013

  • New feature: Added bcn_breadcrumb_url filter.
  • New feature: Add resource ID to the bcn_breadcrumb_title filter.
  • New feature: Added bcn_breadcrumb_template filter.
  • New feature: Added bcn_allowed_html filter.
  • New feature: Added bcn_template_tags filter.
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where invalid characters could end up in URLs due to other plugins.
  • Bug fix: Revise the allowed HTML for breadcrumbs in the trail.


Release date: February 13th, 2013

  • Behaviour change: Home and Mainsite titles were removed.
  • Behaviour change: All HTML capable strings are now passed through wp_kses.
  • New feature: Added bcn_breadcrumb_url filter.
  • New feature: %title% and %htitle% now are replaced with the the "Site Title" for the home breadcrumb and the "Network Name" for mainsite breadcrumbs.
  • New feature: Support for the proposed Theme Hook Alliance tha_breadcrumb_navigation filter.
  • New feature: Added %ftitle% and %fhtitle% tags that are not affected by bcn_breadcrumb::trim().
  • Bug fix: Minor tweaks to the tabs in the admin page to better support the new version of jQuery UI tabs (in WordPress 3.5+).
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue where initial settings were not being translated due to the text domain not loading.
  • Bug fix: Added verbiage to clarify what the "Post Parent" selection for "Post Hierarchy" does.

4.2.0, 2012-9-28

Release date: September 28th, 2012

  • Behaviour change: Date archives are only available for the 'post' post type.
  • New feature: All Custom Post Types can now either use a post parent, or taxonomy based hierarchy.
  • New feature: Post Format archives are now supported.
  • New feature: Reorganized settings page with more responsive elements.
  • Bug fix: Widget will now display properly when told to include the paged breadcrumb on the main posts archive.
  • Bug fix: Using flat taxonomies as the post hierarchy no longer causes extraneous breadcrumb templates to be applied.
  • Bug fix: Mainsite link now works on posts and pages in multisite environments.
  • Bug fix: bcn_breadcrumb::title_trim() no longer cuts HTML encoded characters.
  • Bug fix: bcn_breadcrumb::title_trim() no longer trims the title when the title length is equal to the max length.


Release date: June 6th, 2012

  • Behavior change: Made the behavior of posts using flat taxonomies match the behavior of using a hierarchical taxonomy when the post is not assigned a taxonomy term.
  • New feature: Custom Post Types that are hierarchical can now fall back to a taxonomy if they don't have a parent.
  • New feature: Pretext option for the included Widget, allows 'You are here:' type messages in the widget.
  • Bug fix: Textdomain was changed to the correct one in the widget.
  • Bug fix: Textdomain was changed from 'breadcrumb_navxt' to 'breadcrumb-navxt' for improved compatibility with the new GlotPress translation flow.
  • Bug fix: Fixed cause of PHP warnings on empty term archive pages.
  • Bug fix: Fixed cause of PHP warnings on term archives restricted to a specified post type.
  • Bug fix: Fixed cause of PHP warnings and improper behavior on author archives if showing the page number in the breadcrumb trail.

4.0.2, 2012-2-17

Release date: February 17th, 2012

  • New feature: Estonian translation added props to Martin Orn.
  • New feature: Azerbaijani translation added props to Zaur Bayramov.
  • Bug fix: Replaced deprecated RDFa and Microformat breadcrumbs with Schema.org breadcrumbs support in the included sidebar widget.
  • Bug fix: Mainsite breadcrumbs are linked once again.
  • Bug fix: Safe default settings for CPTs and taxonomies should work now.
  • Bug fix: Updated translations should work, previously the old ones loaded.


Release date: January 3rd, 2012

  • New feature: Norwegian translations added props to Jan Rosvoldsve.
  • Bug fix: Fixed line 591 and line 646 errors in multisite installs.
  • Bug fix: Attachments will now obey the root page setting for their parent, regardless of the parent's post type.


Release date: December 14th, 2011

  • Behavior change: Prefix, suffix, and anchor settings have been replaced with templates for all breadcrumb types.
  • Behavior change: bcn_display_nested function was removed from the main plugin. Will appear in a supplementary plugin.
  • Behavior change: Import/Export/Reset tab moved under the admin bar Help menu.
  • Behavior change: Paged breadcrumbs are enabled in the default settings, among other subtle changes.
  • New feature: More useful Help menu, utilizing the new WordPress 3.3 Help menu.
  • New feature: True URLs are now generated for current items when link current item is enabled.
  • New feature: The display of the custom post type archive breadcrumb for custom post types may now be disabled.
  • New feature: Added in fallback functions for PHP's multibyte character string functions for environments that do not have multibyte character support.
  • Bug fix: Custom post type archives now respect the root page setting.
  • Bug fix: Custom post types without WordPress post archives enabled will no longer cause a double root page breadcrumb to be generated.
  • Bug fix: Tabs on the settings page are now rounded for all "modern" browsers, including Firefox, Chrome, and IE9.
  • Bug fix: Tabs on the settings page are now remembered between setting saves (including multiple saves from within the same tab).
  • Bug fix: Fixed another cause of the "The following settings were not saved" error message.

Requires: 4.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.4
Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
Active Installs: 400,000+


4.6 out of 5 stars


13 of 25 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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