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How to Set Breadcrumbs for an Article

Page last modified 09:42, 27 Aug 2013 by kavitha

    Navigation Aid

    This topic shows you how to set the breadcrumbs for your article. The breadcrumbs are links of previously visited pages on your site, used by visitors to keep the track of their naivigation. Here are the key actions to be performed to start using the breadcrumbs:

    Set the Breadcrumbs Module

    • Log into Site Administrator, then navigate Extensions > Module Manager > New.
    • Choose the Breadcrumbs module type from the module list pop-up page, as shown below:

    • Complete the appropriate fields on the Breadcrumbs Module details page:

    The following information is required on Breadcrumb module settings page:

    • Title - the title of the module. It must be unique.
    • Show Title - choose if you want to Show/Hide the title of the Moduleon site.
    • Position - the Position of the Module on the page. Press the Position button at the right side of the field. As you can see, the positions have descriptive names (contain exact location and template name). Make sure to choose a position that is according to the template you are using (otherwise your module will not be shown on site). Here you can choose the "JBPure" template with "breadcrumb" position.

    • Status – shows if module is published in the the site's front-end or not.
    • Access –  select the level of access allowed in order to view the module on the site
    • Ordering – select the ordering for the modules on the site. If more than one Module is displayed at the same position, this will determine the order of modules display.
    • Start Publishing – an optional date to start publishing the module on site
    • Finish Publishing – an optional date to finish publishing the module on the site.
    • Language – assign the writing language for this module
    • Note – optional note to display in module list
    • ID – it is the module's record number in the database, a unique identification number for this item.
    • Module Description- A description of what the Module does. No entry is allowed
    Menu Assignment
    • Module Assignment – Whether the module is displayed on all or only on selected pages
    • Menu Selection Select the individual menu items that will display the module. Click the Select Allbutton to select all the menu items to be displayed under the module. Click the Clear Selectionto clear all the menu item selections. Click the Toggle Selection button to toggle the menu item selections
    Setting the Parameters
    Basic Options

    • Show "You are here" - Yes/No to show the "You are here" text in the module

    • Show Home - Yes/No to show the Home text in the Breadcrumb module

    • Text to Home Entry - This text will be shown as Home entry. If the field is left empty , it will use default value from mod_breadcrumb in language file

    • Show Last - Yes/No the last element in pathway

    • Text Separator - Provide the value for text separator.

    Advanced Options

    • Alternative Layout -choose the Default layout for the breadcrumb module

    • Module Class Suffix- to be applied to css class of menu items

    • Caching- temporarily storing information about your module

    • Cache Time- amount of time in which caching is active ( 900 seconds by default)

    Click on the Save and Close action button from the upper right-hand side of the page to keep your settings. 

    Create the article

    • This is the article for which the breadcrumbs will be displayed.
    • After Logging into Content Manager, choose the Advanced Content Administration section from the main menu.

    • Click the New button on the screen to create a new article. If you've chosen New or Multi Channel content, the following screen will appear:

    • Enter the required value for the appropriate fields.
    • On the Parameters tab, set the parameters <<Display article Breadcrumb>> parameter as <<Show>>, as shown below:

    See the breadcrumbs on site

    • After publishing the article, your  breadcrumb module will be shown on page as so:


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