How To Add Stylish Breadcrumbs Navigation In Blogger

Breadcrumbs or breadcrumb is a navigation used in user interface, typically it appear horizontally across the top of a web page , after navigation, usually below title bars or headers in blog area. You can also find example of breadcrumbs in my blog after navigation. See a screenshot to know what actually are a breadcrumbs.

How To Add Stylish Breadcrumbs Navigation In Blogger

I suggest every Bloggers who are using Blogspot Platform to add breadcrumbs. This help people to easily know about your post and also it helps you in SEO purpose.

Typical breadcrumbs look like this:

Home page > Section page > Subsection page or Home page >> Section page >> Subsection page.

After backing up blogger template Follow below given simple steps on How To Add Stylish Breadcrumbs Navigation In Blogger

Steps to Add Breadcrumbs in Blogger

  • Login to Blogger Dashboard > Design > Edit Html
  • Find Below code

<b:include data='top' name='status-message'/>

and replace it wit this code:

<b:include data=’top’ name=’status-message’/>

<b:include data='posts' name='breadcrumb'/>

#Step 3. Now Find this code:

<b:includable id='main' var='top'>e

 

  • and replace it with below code
<b:includable id='breadcrumb' var='posts'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.homepageUrl == data:blog.url'>
<!-- No breadcrumb on home page -->
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<!-- breadcrumb for the post page -->
<p class='breadcrumbs'>
<span class='post-labels'>
<a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl' rel='tag'>Home</a>
<b:loop values='data:posts' var='post'>
<b:if cond='data:post.labels'>
<b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'>
<b:if cond='data:label.isLast == "true"'> »
<a expr:href='data:label.url' rel='tag'><data:label.name/></a>
</b:if>
</b:loop>
<b:else/>
» Unlabelled
</b:if>
» <span><data:post.title/></span>
</b:loop>
</span>
</p>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "archive"'>
<!-- breadcrumb for the label archive page and search pages.. -->
<p class='breadcrumbs'>
<span class='post-labels'>
<a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'>Home</a> » Archives for <data:blog.pageName/>
</span>
</p>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "index"'>
<p class='breadcrumbs'>
<span class='post-labels'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageName == ""'>
<a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'>Home</a> » All posts
<b:else/>
<a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'>Home</a> » Posts filed under <data:blog.pageName/>
</b:if>
</span>
</p>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</b:includable>
<b:includable id='main' var='top'>

Making It Cool with CSS

To add cool effect to Breadcrumbs follow below steps.

  • Find this code
]]></b:skin>

and replace it with

/* Breadcrumbs Css info @ https://allbloggingtips.com */
.breadcrumbs {
padding:5px 5px 5px 0px;
margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;
font-size:95%;
line-height: 1.4em;
border-bottom:2px solid #e6e4e3;}
]]></b:skin>
To add Hover Effect
  • Insert below code after adding code in above step
.breadcrumbs :hover{
border-bottom:2px dashed #e6e4e3;
background:#f1f1f1;
}
If you are using multiple labels for one post then this breadcrumbs will show only the last label you have added, so put label at end in Labels for this post: section for which you want to show in your breadcrumb.

That’s All. If you are using WordPress Theme than i will publish a article on How to Add Breadcrumbs in WordPress themes. Till keep visiting. Got any problem feel free to comment!

9 thoughts on “How To Add Stylish Breadcrumbs Navigation In Blogger”

  1. Not Working for me :( I’m getting this error

    “Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure that all XML elements are closed properly. XML error message: Open quote is expected for attribute “{1}” associated with an element type “data”.
    Error 500″

  2. IN my blo when i add the older posts part is coming up,and making it such a mess.Please help me Ammar
    my blog -http://tune2tech101.blogspot.com/

    1. Ya. I Mention at end of the post that I will write article on adding breadcrumbs in blogger but you need to wait a little and keep visiting.

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