Enable Breadcrumbs using WordPress Plugin

Enable Breadcrumbs using WordPress Plugin

Enable Breadcrumbs using WordPress Plugin

Hi every One, How is going on? Yesterday one of my friend ask me about Breadcrumbs, its necessity and uses. For this reason today i am gonna show you how can you insert Breadcrumbs in your WordPress website.

Enable Breadcrumbs is very helpful for search engine optimization. Using of Breadcrumbs make your site smart. Breadcrumb navigation is a secondary navigation system that tell users where they are on a website relative to the homepage.

In this article, i will show you how to enable breadcrumb navigation links in WordPress. Before i start i will just cover about why we need Breadcrumbs in our site.

Enable Breadcrumbs using WordPress Plugin
Enable Breadcrumbs using WordPress Plugin

What is breadcrumbs and why you need it?

To describe simply breadcrumbs is a term used to describe a hierarchical navigation menu presented as a trail of links. It is often used as a secondary navigation that allows users to go up and down in the hierarchy of links.

The purpose of enable breadcrumbs to help users explore around a website. It helps users understand where they are on a site. It also helps search engines understand the hierarchy of links on a web page.

You also get wonder to know that search engine like Google also have started displaying breadcrumbs below the title of a site in the search results. This gives your website more visibility in the results and increases your click through rate.

We know that most of WordPress users using most popular WordPress SEO Plugin “Yoast Seo Plugin“. You will be happy to know that if you use this plugin for your seo purposes then you can also get the benefits of using breadcrumbs.

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Enable Breadcrumbs Navigation Links Using Yoast SEO Plugin:

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Yoast SEO plugin.

After activation, you need to go to SEO » Advanced page and check the ‘Enable breadcrumbs’ option.

Once checked, you will find several options to change how breadcrumbs would display on your site. Default settings should work for most folks however feel free to change anything that you like.

Once you are done, click on the save changes button to store your settings.

But this is not finish yet my friends. Now we have to enable this.

Showing Yoast’s Breadcrumb Navigation on Your Site:

You will happy to know that some WordPress themes already support Yoast’s breadcrumbs. If your theme does not automatically display breadcrumb navigation, then you will need to add a little code snippet to your WordPress theme.

Simply add this code in your theme (after header.php file).

<?php if ( function_exists('yoast_breadcrumb') ) 
{yoast_breadcrumb('<p id="breadcrumbs">','</p>');} ?>

Now that’s all you can now visit your website to see breadcrumb navigation in action.

Its very simple to use Breadcrumbs in your website if use Yoast Plugin. There is many more plugins in WordPress that allows  Breadcrumbs also. But i prefer Yoast plugin first.

So, this article may helpful all of you i think.
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