Breadcrumb NavXT 5.3.0

Holy archives by post type Batman! Breadcrumb NavXT 5.3 features a slew of behavior changes, a few bug fixes and changes in archive support for custom post types. The included widget had the bcn_widget_display_trail and bcn_widget_display_types actions added to facilitate extensibility. The uninstaller was re-factored, and support for uninstalling in PHP5.2 was added. Additionally, this is the first release supporting the new language pack functionality of

Custom Post Type Changes

This version allows for dates to be the hierarchy for custom post types. Previously, this was only available to WordPress’ built in post post type.

In regards to archives, Breadcrumb NavXT will now restrict links to term and date archives for a specific post type, if it is not the default post type for that archive type. Additionally, Breadcrumb NavXT now obeys archives that have been restricted by post type (e.g. on child term archives, the parent term archive link will be restricted by type if the child term archive is).

There were changes to the behavior of the root page and post type archive display settings. Breadcrumb NavXT will no longer attempt to set a default root page for custom post types, the user must pick one if desired. This behavior was causing issues and unexpected behavior form a user’s point of view and hence was removed. Also, Breadcrumb NavXT will no longer inject a breadcrumb for a custom post type archive page if a root page is set for that custom post type. This is to prevent a duplicate/incorrectly injected breadcrumb showing up in the trail in plugins such as WooCommerce. BreadcumbList

The old RDFa breadcrumbs format has been dropped from the internal defaults and the widget. In its place, support for BreadcrumbList was added. As a side benefit, this validates without any issues in Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool. See the How to Implement BreadcrumbList with Breadcrumb NavXT article for more details.

Networked Site Settings

In Breadcrumb NavXT 5.0 a network settings page was introduced, and with it the various BCN_SETTINGS_* settings modes. For versions 5.0 through 5.2, the default behavior was to force the network settings on all sites (BCN_SETTINGS_USE_NETWORK). In 5.3, this is changing to forcing individual site settings (BCN_SETTINGS_USE_LOCAL), which reflects the behavior observed in pre-5.0 versions. This was done as the previous default was found to be unintuitive by several users.


As explained in the Breadcrumb NavXT Translations Moving to Language Packs article, Breadcrumb NavXT is moving away from shipping translations with the plugin. This was done to ease the burden of maintaining a set of up to date translations. Since permissions have not been fully sorted out on the new translation project, this release is including updated translations for Finnish, Estonian and Spanish along with the previously distributed translations.

If you would like to contribute to translating Breadcrumb NavXT, please visit the Breadcrumb NavXT Translation Project. A big thanks to all of the translators that have contributed to the translations in the past and continue to contribute.

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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6 thoughts on “Breadcrumb NavXT 5.3.0

  1. My comment page will not submit comments over to our email. I have checked with this hosting package and they have pinged me an email and that does work . Please help with getting this error corrected.

  2. Hello,

    I’m using Breadcrumb NavXT and subcategory and post’s title are not displaying in post’s page. Is there any suggestion for that issue?


    • Hi Ann,

      Are you sure Breadcrumb NavXT is getting called on these pages (i.e. if you look at the generated HTML for the page, is there any evidence that Breadcrumb NavXT ran)? Is any portion of the breadcrumb trail appearing on the post pages? Does the breadcrumb trail work correctly on other pages (e.g. tag, category, or date archives)?

      -John Havlik

      • Hi John,

        Breadcrumb NavXT is getting called in single’s post page. The weird thing is that I can see Home>Category but I would like to see Home>Category>Subcategory>Post title. I don’t use breadcrumbs in any other page at the moment.

        Thank you for your help


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