Breadcrumbs From URL


Nicholas Cheek

3rd Party (Commercial)

Open Software License 3.0

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Allows you to create a breadcrumb link trail from the URL you're on without utilizing the control panel for fast implementation. It's as simple as adding the {exp:breadcrumb:url} tag.You're able to create breadcrumbs with simplicity and style them to your site.

Breadcrumbs from url

ExpressionEngine 2.x (not tested on earlier version) breadcrumb navigational menu.  This menu allows you to create breadcrumbs without having to do any of the work.  This plugin uses the url you are on, excluding your site name, to display each navigational section to your end user.


  • Allows wrapping of each item in tags of your choosing (div,span, or lists)
  • Has support for making all your breadcrumbs uppercase, lowercase, or just capitalizing the first letter
  • Supports the addition of classes for easy styling
  • Let’s you specify what you would like to see between the breadcrumbs
  • Creates a way to replace index.php in your url when displayed on the page (great for development
  • Gives the option to replace any segment with the word you prefer


1. exp:breadcrumb:urls - Puts urls on page with associated links.

Basic Usage:

          example:  if your url is, breadcrumbs would be
          dev >> index.php >> employment >> employment-application

2. exp:breadcrumb:urls split=”->”  - split will put whatever characters you desire between the links. Default is “»”. The dividers are wrapped in span tags for easier styling.

{exp:breadcrumb:urls split=”->”}
          yourpage -> employment -> employment-application

3. exp:breadcrumb:urls replace=“Home”  - will replace “index.php” with whatever word you want it to say (this is for whoever has index.php still in the url)

          dev -> index.php -> employment -> employment-application
            dev -> Home -> employment -> employment-application
  4. exp:breadcrumb:urls type=“upper”  - types: upper,lower,words | pretty self explanatory, upper = uppercase, lower = lowercase and words caps first letter

          type=“words” changes:
          dev -> index.php -> employment -> employment-application
            Dev -> Home -> Employment -> Employment-application
5. exp:breadcrumb:urls tag=“list”  - tags: list,div,span
          tag=“list” changes:
          dev -> index.php -> employment -> employment-application


  6. exp:breadcrumb:urls class=“yourclass”  - class adds the class you want to the div, ul, or span tags so you’re able to style the links individually
          tag=“list” changes:
          dev -> index.php -> employment -> employment-application
  7. exp:breadcrumb:urls change"old|new,old1|new1” - change allows you to change the value of certain segments. For Example:
      dev -> index.php -> employment -> employment-application
      changes to:
      develop -> index.php -> employee -> employment-application
          1.0 - initial release
          1.1.1 - fixed replace bug that changed the url instead of the segment, added change parameter
  Complete options
          {exp:breadcrumb:urls change=“old|new” split=”.” replace=“Home” type=“words” tag=“div” class=“testing”}


Place the breadcrumbs folder inside your ExpressionEngine third party folder

Breadcrumbs From URL Links

This entry was created August 9, 2013, 10:13 pm.
This entry was last updated August 29, 2014, 2:21 pm.

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