How do you get the page navigation hierarchy on the top of the page?
Bam36UU By Bam36UU
I see what I call "breadcrumbs" at the top of any page on the demo site indicating the previous page and ultimately the home page.  I don't know how to get those.  Is it a setting I'm missing?

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Anonymous (not verified) 4 years 6 months ago

Breadcrumbs are enabled by turning it on in the WordPress SEO (or now Yoast SEO) under the Advanced Settings.

bam36uu 4 years 6 months ago

Thank you Christopher!!

johnschiffel 4 years 6 months ago

"Advanced" Settings sounds like possible trouble to me.  Any cautionary advice before I turn on breadcrumbs?

Anonymous (not verified) 4 years 6 months ago

Yeah, I don't know why it's under advanced. It basically involves checking a box.

Anonymous (not verified) 4 years 6 months ago

I realize that this is not your plugin, but forgive me if I ask a dumb question:
What does breadcrumbs have to do with SEO?

drrunnels 4 years 4 months ago

Christopher, can you tell us the configuration used on the demo site for these breadcrumbs? I've done what is intuitive to me to do and indeed have my breadcrumbs. Yippy! However, the breadcrumb still indicates "staff" as well as "ministry", i.e. the department. Whereas, on the demo site the breadcrumb is simply Home>>Ministry>>Rev. Faith on mine it is Home>>Staff>>Ministry>>Rev. Faith.
If I were more familiar with the terminology I'm sure it would be much more intuitive.

margy 4 years 3 months ago

I added it to the documentation at
Breadcrumbs may not have anything to do with SEO -- they are just provided by a plugin called Yoast SEO, which also gives you advice about making your pages more findable by search engines.

For more information contact

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