Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs is a secondary navigation that helps user to understand relation between current page and previous pages of same domain.

Breadcrumbs would easily guide users for path to the current page, how they landed here, which category in this page falls to, what is parent page/ product of this page/product etc.

Pro tip
Use breadcrumbs in every page/product, you never know from where user landed to your that particular page.

Configuration for Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs are literally like breadcrumbs that we read about in fairy tail Hansel & Gretel, who lost their way in the woods and came out from it using breadcrumbs they previously dropped to find their way home. This is the same kind of navigation which would show you the path you followed from home page to current page.

Table Of Contents

Setting up

Gutenberg gives multiple ways to add breadcrumbs into the content building area or we say playground. Check for the “+” icon in the top toolbar or click the “+” icon in the content area or start typing breadcrumbs after “/” sign, eg.“/breadcrumbs”, in the content area. Gutenberg also provides drag & drop after opening the list of widgets panel.

After placing the widget you’ll see three tabs on the right editing panel containing “Layout”, “Style” and “Advanced”. Go and start with the Layout tab.

1. Layout

Breadcrumbs Bar

Style

Select your preferred layout for breadcrumbs here. We have provided a modern and a simple one.

Full Width (Style-1)

Enabling full width will make element stretched 100% in horizontal direction into it’s base container.

Alignment

Alignment of component into left, centre or right direction.

Home Title/ Icon

Home Title

Title text for the page link which is going to display as home or root.

Icon Type

Icon type is a selection whether you want an icon or not.

Icon/ Image

Selection of icon type whether you want icon as a symbol icon or any image.

Icon Library

On selection of Icon in previous drop down, you’ll be displayed whole list of icons provided by the FontAwesome icon library. If you have purchased licence for pro plan and activation has been done then you’ll able to use pro icons too.

Custom Image

On selection of Image in previous drop down, you’ll be asked to choose and upload image, and after uploading image basic styling option for image would be displayed there.

Separator Icon

Icon Type

Icon type is a selection whether you want an icon or not.

Icon/ Image

Selection of icon type whether you want icon as a symbol icon or any image.

Icon Library

On selection of Icon in previous drop down, you’ll be displayed whole list of icons provided by the FontAwesome icon library. If you have purchased licence for pro plan and activation has been done then you’ll able to use pro icons too.

Custom Image

On selection of Image in previous drop down, you’ll be asked to choose and upload image, and after uploading image basic styling option for image would be displayed there.

Visibility

Home/ Parent/ Current

Toggle switch to display links for Home/ Parent/ Current in breadcrumbs navigation.

Letter Limit

Parent/ Current

Set a maximum limit of letters to be displayed as a link title for Parent/ Current items in navigation.

2. Style

The Style tab is used for customising the appearance of all the Breadcrumbs widget components. All these styling options include customising the fonts, colors, background, margins and padding which are common across all the widgets. So, we have created a single detailed article explaining these Styling Options.

View The Style Tab Article

Common Breadcrumbs

Typography

Assign size, weight, spacing and much more to fonts.

Text Color

A color picker to assign suitable color to the text.

Border

Draw a border around the element and give width and color to it.

Home Icon/ Image

Padding

Put-in some inner space to an element.

Size

Set icon size from here.

Normal Color

A color picker to assign suitable color to the icon.

Hover Color

A color picker to assign suitable color to the icon on hover.

Separator

Padding

Put-in some inner space to an element.

Size

Set icon size from here.

Normal Color

A color picker to assign suitable color to the icon.

Hover Color

A color picker to assign suitable color to the icon on hover.

Separator Background

Padding

Put-in some inner space to an element.

Margin

Put-in some outer space to an element.

Border Radius

Set the radius curve of the element’s corner.

Color (All/ Home/ Active)

A color picker to assign suitable color to the background of navigation link titles.

Content Background

Padding

Put-in some inner space to an element.

Background

Apply suitable background like color/ gradient to an element.

Border

Draw a border around the element and give width and color to it.

Border Radius

Set the radius curve of the element’s corner.

Box Shadow

Give Box/Text/Drop shadow effect and color to an element.

3. Advanced

Advanced Tab Options are common across all the widgets. So, we have written a detailed tutorial explaining how to use these options.

View The Advanced Tab Tutorial

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