Laravel Breadcrumbs Package

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Breadcrumbs are one of those things that I don’t think about until I need them, and then I feel like I recreate a system for them in my application every time.

Laravel Breadcrumbs is a package by Dave James Miller that makes adding breadcrumb navigation to your application (relatively) painless with a simple API:

// Home
Breadcrumbs::for('home', function ($trail) {
$trail->push('Home', route('home'));
});
 
// Home > About
Breadcrumbs::for('about', function ($trail) {
$trail->parent('home');
$trail->push('About', route('about'));
});
 
// Home > Blog
Breadcrumbs::for('blog', function ($trail) {
$trail->parent('home');
$trail->push('Blog', route('blog'));
});

To render breadcrumbs, you can pick from the following templates that ship with the Laravel Breadcrumb package at the time of writing:

  • breadcrumbs::bootstrap4
  • breadcrumbs::bootstrap3
  • breadcrumbs::bootstrap2
  • breadcrumbs::bulma
  • breadcrumbs::foundation6
  • breadcrumbs::materialize
  • breadcrumbs::json-ld
  • The path to a custom view: e.g. partials.breadcrumbs

Depending on which template you need, you configure it as a published configuration in config/breadcrumbs.php:

'view' => 'breadcrumbs::bootstrap4',

And finally you render the breadcrumbs in your view:

{{ Breadcrumbs::render('category', $category) }}

This package even supports JSON-LD structured data for SEO purposes which is really helpful:

<head>
...
{{ Breadcrumbs::view('breadcrumbs::json-ld', 'category', $category) }}
...
</head>

Learn More

The Laravel Breadcrumb package is highly customizable and has a lot of documented options in the readme. You should check out the official GitHub repository for complete documentation and installation instructions.

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