Easy Steps to add WordPress Breadcrumbs by Yoast

Adding  WordPress breadcrumbs has lots of benefits. One of them is to increase the user experience on your website by telling them where they are on your website. In this step-by-step article, we will display breadcrumb navigation links in your website by the use of Yoast breadcrumbs feature.

wordpress breadcrumbs what are they

The main function of this feature is to help search engines understand the hierarchy of links on a web page.

In other words, when you add breadcrumbs to WordPress you allow search engines to understand your website structure more efficiently. It also helps visitors navigate up and down on a website, whereby they understand where they are on a site.

Google search engine started showing breadcrumbs underneath the title of a site in the search result. which a good thing for your website because it o offers more visibility within the results and increases the site CTR.

How To add WP Breadcrumbs by the use of Yoast plugin

After explaining why you should add breadcrumbs to your WP site, let’s move now to practice.

1. Go to your wp-admin,

2. scroll down on the left-hand side and click on Yoast.

3. Then click on search appearance.

4. later on, move your mouse on breadcrumbs click on it and enable it.

5. Please select categories for this option “Taxonomy to show in breadcrumbs for content types”


steps on how to activate breadcrums on Yoast

That’s it with Yoast plugin, Now! you have to manually add a code to the head section of your template. Don’t worry it is easy to do it. Just follow me!

1. Now go to appearance and scroll down to the editor.

2. Search for header.php

3. Click on it and copy paste the following wordpress breadcrumbs shortcode at the end of the file content.

<?php if ( function_exists(‘yoast_breadcrumb’) ) 

{yoast_breadcrumb(‘<p id=”breadcrumbs”>’,'</p>’);} ?>

4. Click update file.

insterting wordpress breadcrumbs code in header.php

Now and after followed all the steps, you must have added WP breadcrumbs to your site successfully. Go now to your website home page, categories and posts and see the result.

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