I am using profile2 module for my User profiles.

Now breadcrumbs on user profile pages are:

Home > Username

I need breadcrumbs to be like this:

Home > Custom page > Custom profile2 field

How can I change it? Thanks for your replies.

  • What is going to be the url of "custom page" and "custom profile2 field" ? Is "custom page" a static url, or does it change per user?
    – donquixote
    Mar 9, 2014 at 17:11
  • Custom page url is View page. And custom profile2 field is without url (it would be the same like Page title, which I managed to change in template). Mar 9, 2014 at 17:34
  • i don't really get it. what page/path are you visiting where you want to see the breadcrumb you describe?
    – donquixote
    Mar 9, 2014 at 17:50
  • I am on user profile... so path alias of users/id. Profile2 content is on user profile page. Mar 9, 2014 at 17:55
  • ok, so what has profile2 to do with it?
    – donquixote
    Mar 9, 2014 at 17:55

4 Answers 4


In Drupal 7 you can use MYTHEME_breadcrumb function in template.php file, if you don't want to use any contributed modules.

     * Preprocess function to customizing the breadcrumbs
     * @param type $variables
     * @return string
    function MYTHEME_breadcrumb($variables) {
        $breadcrumb = $variables['breadcrumb']; //get the breadcrumb
        if (!empty($breadcrumb)) {
            if (arg(0) == 'user' && is_numeric(arg(1))) {//Check your condition based on your requirement for user profile
                $breadcrumb[] = l('Custom page text', 'Custom page link');
                $breadcrumb[] = t('Custom profile2 field text');
                //$breadcrumb[] = l('Custom profile2 field text', 'Custom profile2 field link');//if you want link use this
            $output .= '<nav class="breadcrumb">' . implode(' » ', $breadcrumb) . '</nav>';
            return $output;
  • Thanks, it workds. But how can I get the Custom profile2 field in this function? Mar 11, 2014 at 12:35
  • You can use profile2_load_by_user API to get the custom Profile2 fields
    – Inizio
    Mar 24, 2014 at 6:52

You can use Path Breadcrumbs module. This module helps you to create breadcrumbs for any page with any selection rules and load any entity from the URL.

If this module is not satisfy your requirements, then visit Comparison of Breadcrumb Customizing modules to get more information.


Answer similar to https://drupal.stackexchange.com/a/106057/2974, using Crumbs.

After installing the module:

  1. Go to admin/structure/crumbs/entity-parent/user, and specify the views page as the parent path for 'authenticated user' (this will cover other roles too, because every user is authenticated).
  2. On admin/structure/menu, edit the main menu (or another menu), create an item that links to the views page, and give it a title like "List of users". (*)
  3. On admin/structure/crumbs, make sure that the menu.link_title.main-menu and menu.hierarchy.main-menu are enabled. Or just enable menu.*.
    (enabling means to move those lines up into the "Enabled" section with drag+drop)
  4. To see what going on behind the scenes, you can visit admin/structure/crumbs/debug.

EDIT: This might not get you the modified title for the last breadcrumb item. If you want that, you can use hook_crumbs_plugins() or hook_menu_breadcrumb_alter() to change that part. Maybe this should be covered in a separate question, "How to to change the title of a breadcrumb item in Crumbs programmatically?".

Note: It could be that in your particular case, Path breadcrumbs is the easier option, as it allows to do all via the UI. Crumbs might improve on that in the future, but for now it is what it is.

  • Hm, thanks, but I can't use Crumbs. It breaks all my settings from custom breadcrumbs and I can't make it work with Crumbs. Mar 9, 2014 at 18:25
  • If you already use custom breadcrumbs, then I think it is easier to switch to path breadcrumbs from there, instead of switching to Crumbs.
    – donquixote
    Mar 9, 2014 at 18:31
  • But even if you don't end up using it, I am still interested in feedback about stuff that cannot be done with Crumbs :)
    – donquixote
    Mar 9, 2014 at 18:33
  • Crumbs look really interesting, but now I don't have time to learnt it :/. Custom breadcrumbs module doesn't support profile2. Mar 9, 2014 at 20:07

You can use yourtheme_breadcrumb hook to change breadcrumb for specific use case. Look at https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes!theme.inc/function/theme_breadcrumb/7

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