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How to style the native Joomla 1.5 Breadcrumbs display (mod_breadcrumbs)

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How to Style the Joomla 1.5 Breadcrumbs Display
  • Joomla 1.5
  • mod_breadcrumbs

The standard Joomla 1.5 breadcrumbs display can be quite plain.
Here's how to brighten it up a bit.


joomla breadcrumbs un-styled


You can add a text separator via the mod_breadcrumbs dialogue but it still doesn't do much for the display.

You can also paste in a full url to an image file, for example -
 
<img src="http://gjcwebdesign/templates/gjcwebdesign/images/arrow.png" border="0" alt="arrow" />
 

If you want to add a bit of text before the "Home" (believe me, loads of people have no idea what that list of words is at the top of the page!) then open joomla_root/modules/mod_breadcrumbs/tmpl/default.php and add straight after the access restriction -
 
<?php // no direct access
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access'); ?>
You are here: <img src="http://gjcwebdesign.com/templates/gjcwebdesign/images/arrow.png" border="0" alt="arrow" />
<?php for ($i = 0; $i < $count; $i ++) :
 

The "last" entry in the breadcrumb can be individually styled by adding a span id as below..
 
13.  echo ' '.$separator.' ';
14.  }  else if ($params->get('showLast', 1)) { // when $i == $count -1 and 'showLast' is true
15.      echo '<span id="last">'.$list[$i]->name.'</span>';
 

and style it in your css sheet.

The "You are here:" could also be:
 
<?php echo JText::_( 'HERE')?>
 
for a multilingual site. Ad the translation in the language/en-GB/en-GB.mod_breadcrumbs.ini .

You can style the breadcrumb containing div with a background colour or image, just look at the template code to find the div surrounding the line jdoc:include type="modules" name="breadcrumb" or check it in Firebug.

Much nicer.... joomla breadcrumbs styled
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2009 09:59
 
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