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Simple Crumbs


Simple Breadcrumbs – Generates a breadcrumb trail for pages and blog entries. Requires use of permalinks, and php > 4.1.0, tested WP 2.7x, 2.8x, 2.9.

Notes: link/crumb information from $query_string, page/post information from $post, using permalink info for making links, using permalink structure for bootstrapping unrolled recursions (deepest to topmost).
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Usage Examples:

  • Usage: <?php echo do_shortcode('[simple_crumbs root="Home" /]') ?>
  • Usage: [simple_crumbs root="Some Root" /]
  • Usage: [simple_crumbs /]

Sample Output: (with Home as ‘root’)

  1. Home > Section > Subsection
  2. Home > Blog > 2009 > 04 > 01 > Blog Title
  3. Home > Search Results
  4. Home > Tag > Tag Name


A. Configuration Options

  1. Document Root Crumb name passed to function.
  2. Following css class may be defined externally: navCrumb.lnk if needed.
  3. Separator may be chosen.

B. Installation

  1. Copy to plugins (/wp-content/plugins/) folder
  2. Usage:

* from php: <?php echo do_shortcode('[simple_crumbs root="Home" /]') ?>
* from html with document root: [simple_crumbs root="Some Root" /]
* from html without document root: [simple_crumbs /]

Contributors & Developers

“Simple Crumbs” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Version: 0.2.6
fixes in this version: none
* Tested with 2.9 basic operation confirmed.

Version: 0.2.5
fixes in this version:
* Internationalisation support added for title field. Thanks to G‡bor Udvari for this excellent suggestion.

Previous Changes

Version: 0.2.3
fixes in this version:
* Missing function sc_unpack_query_string added. Yes! it actually works now. Sorry about the earlier omission.
* Multiple article category handling added.

Released under GNU v2 June 1991