Breadcrumb navigation

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  • #163052

    livestreaks
    Member
    Original poster

    Hi,
    Recently Aquene theme added support for Yoast breadcrumb navigation.
    I wanted to know when are you going to add this feature to the theme for all users?

    The blog I need help with is: learningstreaks.com

    #163059

    tarasdashkevych
    Theme Author

    Hello,

    “I wanted to know when are you going to add this feature to the theme for all users?”
    – By default, the WordPress core does not provide a breadcrumb navigation. Thus, we need to use a 3rd party plugin to have this functionality on a WordPress site.

    Yoast breadcrumb navigation is only available when the plugin is active on the site. I apologize for the inconvenience but since the Premium plan at WordPress.com does not allow to install 3rd party plugins, this navigation cannot be shown on sites with a Premium plan.

    Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

    Kind regards,
    Taras

    #163069

    livestreaks
    Member
    Original poster

    Hi

    Thanks for the replay.

    Yoast breadcrumb navigation is only available when the plugin is active on the site. I apologize for the inconvenience but since the Premium plan at WordPress.com does not allow to install 3rd party plugins, this navigation cannot be shown on sites with a Premium plan.

    – But other Themes like Prosperity and Fortune have Breadcrumbs feature. Why cant you add it to Aquene also?

    #163079

    tarasdashkevych
    Theme Author

    You are absolutely right. Those two themes have support for breadcrumbs from Jetpack. This support was added a long time ago.

    The reason why we no longer use it in other our themes because breadcrumb navigation from Jetpack (which is a part of WordPress.com core) is not shown on all pages on the site (only on category pages and regular pages).

    It causes confusion for users and site visitors because some pages show this navigation while on other pages it is missing.

    If Jetpack will add support for all pages, including all archive views and blog posts, then we will add support for it in our themes.

    Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

    Kind regards,
    Taras

    #163086

    livestreaks
    Member
    Original poster

    Infact only category pages and regular pages need breadcrumbs. I don’t understand how it causes confusion for users!

    Hope Jetpack adds Breadcrumbs for all pages soon :)

    Regards,
    GH

    #163105

    tarasdashkevych
    Theme Author

    “Infact only category pages and regular pages need breadcrumbs. I don’t understand how it causes confusion for users!”
    – I respect your opinion but I would like to disagree that only category pages and regular pages need breadcrumbs.

    According to Nielsen Norman Group (please see text in bold):

    Breadcrumbs are an important navigational element that supports wayfinding — making users aware of their current location within the hierarchical structure of a website.

    Blog post pages, archive views such as Tags, Author, Search Results are also part of the website structure.

    Breadcrumbs are used a secondary navigation, and allow users to always see where they are on the website, so they can easily find a way back or go back a step or two and start over.

    By providing breadcrumbs just for regular pages and category pages, we avoid helping the site visitors to locate their location on other pages. For me, it’s like having an evacuation map just for a single floor in a big building with multiple floors.

    Moreover, Jetpack breadcrumbs navigation seems to have issues at WordPress.com. As you can see in the links below, the category page does not display breadcrumbs navigation:

    – Category page: https://prosperitydemo.wordpress.com/category/wordpress/
    – Regular page: https://prosperitydemo.wordpress.com/typography/

    However, it works as expected in self-hosted WordPress installations.

    So, I would like to apologize but we are currently not considering adding support for Jetpack breadcrumbs.

    Kind regards,
    Taras

    #163116

    livestreaks
    Member
    Original poster

    Hi,

    Thank you for the elaborate reply. I really liked Aquene theme. It would be nice if it had breadcrumb features.

    I will try theme Prosperity for my site. I’ve to customize lot of things. It’s layout is not that good. I may ask lot of help :)

    Regards
    gh

    #163127

    tarasdashkevych
    Theme Author

    “I really liked Aquene theme. It would be nice if it had breadcrumb features.”
    – I hope WordPress will introduce a breadcrumb feature in the future releases.

    “I will try theme Prosperity for my site. I’ve to customize lot of things. “
    – You can check the forum for various solutions. If you will not be able to find an answer to your question, feel free to open a thread in the forum and I will be happy to answer all your questions.

    Kind regards,
    Taras

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