Support » Plugin: Breadcrumb NavXT » Session State?

  • robskrob

    (@robskrob)


    Does this plugin represent the actual visited path that the user took from the homepage to the current page? Or does it just show some arbitrary set of paths from the homepage to the current page? The base implementation

    <?php if(function_exists('bcn_display'))
    {
        bcn_display();
    }?>

    seems to suggest the latter.

    I need to display a breadcrumb navigation which represents where the user last visited.

    In other words, starting from the homepage, the links in the breadcrumb navigation need to reflect the pages that the user has visited on my site. In using this plugin as such:

    <?php if(function_exists('bcn_display'))
    {
        bcn_display();
    }?>

    It just draws out a valid path for instance from the homepage, to the collection page and then finally to the current page (some random post). The code is not showing the actual page visited path. I’m guessing in order to do this the plugin needs to leverage cookies or some session state of wordpress, but I am not too sure with regards to the implementation details.

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  • Plugin Author John Havlik

    (@mtekk)

    Breadcrumb NavXT generates location breadcrumbs which represent a resources location with a website (typically only one true/primary location). It sounds like you want path breadcrumbs. This is not something Breadcrumb NavXT supports.

    In general true path breadcrumb trails are not really a good design choice. They re-implement the functionality of the user’s back button. Additionally, implementing true path breadcrumb trails requires tracking the user which may run afoul of privacy regulations in the EU.

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