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Customize Breadcrumbs

To do that, go to SEO, PRO, Breadcrumbs tab.

Check the blue radio button associated with Breadcrumbs.

Then, check Enable Breadcrumbs.

1. Customize the  breadcrumbs for post types (singular)

With SEOPress PRO the breadcrumbs can be customized in four different ways:

  • By default, it’s just the archive page name.
    Home > archive > post type
  • It is possible to simplify it and remove this archive name.
    Home > post type
  • You can also add the category name with the archive page name.
    Home > archive > category > post type
  • Finally, it’s possible to leave only the category name.
    Home > category > post type

Simplify breadcrumbs and remove archive name

For the article post type, navigate to “Remove Posts page” and check the box “Remove static Posts page defined in WordPress Reading settings“.

For the product post type, navigate to “Remove Product page” and check the box “Remove the static Shop page defined in the WooCommerce settings“.

The result:

  • For the article post type:
    Home > Google News November 2021
  • For the product post type:
    Home > SEOPress Mug

Don’t forget to Save Changes.

Add category name in addition to archive name in breadcrumbs

Go to “Taxonomies to show in breadcrumbs for post types (singular)“.

For the article post type, in the drop-down list of “Articles [post]” select “Categories“.

For the product post type, in the drop-down list of “Products [product]” select “Product categories“.

The result:

  • For the article post type:
    Home > Newsroom > SEO News > Google News November 2021
  • For the “product” post type:
    Home > Showroom > Goodies > SEOPress Mug

Don’t forget to Save Changes.

Add category name and remove breadcrumbs archive name

To delete the posts page, check the box “Remove static Posts page defined in WordPress Reading settings“.

To delete the shop page, check the box “Remove the static Shop page defined in the WooCommerce settings“.

The result:

  • For the posts page:
    Home > SEO News > Google News November 2021
  • For the shop page:
    Home > Goodies > SEOPress Mug

Don’t forget to Save Changes.

2. Customize the breadcrumbs for taxonomies (archive pages)

By default, the breadcrumbs for taxonomies contain the archive name.

The result, for example:

  • For an “SEO News” article category taxonomy:
    Home > SEO News
  • For a “Goodies” product category taxonomy:
    Home > Goodies

It’s possible to add this archive name to obtain:

  • Home > category archive name > category
  • Home > product category archive name > product_cat

For that, you have to go to “Post type to show in Breadcrumbs for taxonomies (archive)“.

In the drop-down list of “Categories [category]” select “Posts“.

And for “Product categories [product_cat]” select “Products“.

Save Changes.

The result:

  • For the “SEO News” term:
    Home > Newsroom > SEO News
  • For the “Goodies” term:
    Home > Showroom > Goodies

3. Add text before the breadcrumbs

It’s possible to add a text before the breadcrumbs.

To do this, go to “Display a text before the breadcrumbs” and complete the field with the text of your choice.

HTML tags are accepted.

Save Changes.

And there you go!

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