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What are Breadcrumbs?


Breadcrumbs are little navigation aids that show your users their location and how they got there.

The elements generally appear near the top of a web page, showing you the pages and subpages that appear before the page you’re on.

For example, on a blog, the breadcrumbs might look something like: Home>Category>Year>Month>Post.

And yes, the term comes from the (terrifying!) Hansel and Gretel fairy tale…