Breadcrumb NavXT 6.1.0

Holy REST API Batman! New in this release is the addition of REST API endpoints for posts (of any post type), terms (of any taxonomy), and author archives. Support for root pages for author archives was also added. Additionally, support for microdata format Schema.org BreadcrumbList was added to the included widget.

On the bug fix front, two bugs were fixed in this version. One bug involved a PHP warning being thrown due to get_term() not returning an instance of WP_Term. The other involved fixing the incorrect label for the Schema.org BreadcrumbList RDFa format option.

REST API

The Breadcrumb NavXT REST API introduces endpoints for retrieving Schema.org BreadcrumbList compliant JSON-LD formatted breadcrumb trails for posts, terms, and author archives. For applications that do not need the REST API, it may be disabled by defining BCN_DISABLE_REST_API to be false in wp-config.php. See the Breadcrumb NavXT Rest API Reference for more information.

Regarding Support

Previously, support for Breadcrumb NavXT was provided on this site and the WordPress.org sub-forum for Breadcrumb NavXT. Breadcrumb NavXT even included a link to the release announcement for reporting bugs. However, starting with 6.1.0, official support is moving completely over to the WordPress.org sub-forum for Breadcrumb NavXT. Most support queries already come through the forums, this just codifies it. Users of the premium extensions with valid support license keys still receive email support initiated via the support ticket form.

As always, you can grab the latest version of Breadcrumb NavXT from the Breadcrumb NavXT page. If you experience any issues with this version of Breadcrumb NavXT, please leave a comment on this post detailing the issue.

-John Havlik

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Disabling Breadcrumb NavXT’s REST API

One of the new features in Breadcrumb NavXT 6.1.0 is the introduction of several REST API endpoints. These endpoints allow for the retrieval of Schema.org BreadcrumbList compliant JSON-LD formatted breadcrumb trails for posts, terms, and author archives. This quick guide presents an example of how to disable the Breadcrumb NavXT REST API.

Given that not all sites want or need REST API access to breadcrumb trails, Breadcrumb NavXT 6.1.0 also allows its REST API to be completely disabled. This is accomplished through setting the BCN_DISABLE_REST_API named constant.

The Code

define('BCN_DISABLE_REST_API', true);

Placing the above code into wp-config.php will disable the Breadcrumb NavXT REST API for that WordPress install. It is as simple as that.

-John Havlik

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Breadcrumb NavXT Paths 1.5.0

Announcing the immediate availability of Breadcrumb NavXT Paths 1.5.0. This version features support for mapping hierarchical terms to pages.

Breadcrumb NavXT Paths now adds an option to the term edit screen for hierarchical terms that allows said terms to be mapped to a page. When a term is mapped to a page, Breadcrumb NavXT will use that page in place of the term archive and title in the breadcrumb trail.

Users with valid and activated license keys should receive an update notification within the WordPress dashboard and be able to use the update mechanism to update (just like with any plugin in the WordPress.org repository).

-John Havlik

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Breadcrumb NavXT Polylang Extensions 1.5.1

Announcing the immediate availability of Breadcrumb NavXT Polylang Extensions 1.5.1. In 1.5.0, a bug was introduced which caused the updater to believe the install was not up to date. Breadcrumb NavXT Polylang Extensions 1.5.1 fixes this issue.

Users with valid and activated license keys should receive an update notification within the WordPress dashboard and be able to use the update mechanism to update (just like with any plugin in the WordPress.org repository).

-John Havlik

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Breadcrumb NavXT Multidimension Extensions 2.5.1

Announcing the immediate availability of Breadcrumb NavXT Multidimension Extensions 2.5.1. Two bugs were fixed in this version. One issue relating to the erroneous inclusion of a root breadcrumb for the page post type when calling bcn_display_list_multidim_children(). Additionally, a bug that caused the $force parameter to not work for both bcn_display_list_multidim_* functions (and throw a PHP error), has been fixed. Note that this also affected the widget’s “Ignore breadcrumb cache” option.

You can grab Breadcrumb NavXT Multidimension Extensions from the WordPress.org plugin repository.

-John Havlik

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