How To Add Breadcrumbs To Blogger

In January, I shared how you can add breadcrumbs navigation to your WordPress blog, I’m also a long-time Blogger user, so I thought it’d be great to share same tutorial for the Blogger users.

If you’re new to Blogger, it sounds impossible to have a breadcrumb navigation, but it’s really easy to add breadcrumbs to Blogger blog with few edits. Typical breadcrumbs look like this:

Home page > Category > Post

Navigate to your Dashboard > Template > Edit HTML. Search for the following code:

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

If you found the above code two times, then make sure to do the same thing with the second one. Right before above code, post the following snippet:

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

Now search for the following code:

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

And post the following code just above:

<b:includable id='breadcrumb' var='posts'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.homepageUrl == data:blog.url'>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<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"'>
<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>

That’s it! Save the template and visit your blog posts to see the breadcrumb in action.

You can also style your breadcrumb by adding following CSS just above ]]>:

.breadcrumbs {
padding:5px 5px 5px 0px;
margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;
font-size:90%;
line-height: 1.4em;
border-bottom:3px double #e6e4e3;
font-weight:bold;
}

That’s it! Don’t forget to leave a comment.

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