How can I set the breadcrumbs for a node? I have a node which is in the menu and also the head menu with the id 2 which contains the imprint.

If I open my page http://my.page.tld/imprint (I'm using the SEO stuff) I can see my text with the correct title but with no useful breadcrumbs. It's Home instead of Home » Imprint.

How can I fix that?

4 Answers 4


You can use Menu Breadcrumb. It allows you to Append the page title to the breadcrumb (either as a clickable url or not) . Or you can edit your theme's page.tpl.php - simply add $title after the $breadcrumb variable.

There are also a ton of other breadcrumb modules if you want to get fancy:

  1. Crumbs
  2. Custom Breadcrumbs
  3. Hansel

See an older comparison chart.

  • I tried already Custom Breadcrumbs without success. Menu Breadcrumb does its job for the imprint. But not for a taxonomy entry in the menu. I'm keep looking how to fix that.
    – rekire
    Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 0:43
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    Custom Breadcrumbs is genius. Use [node:title] as title and [node:url:relative] as your path.
    – jumper
    Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 1:23

A simple custom solution would be to add a function like this in your theme's template.php file:

function MYTHEME_preprocess_node(&$variables) {
  //Retrieve current breadcrumb
  $breadcrumbs = drupal_get_breadcrumb();
  //Add the title without link
  $breadcrumbs[] = $variables['node']->title;
  //OR add the title with a link
  $breadcrumbs[] = l($variables['node']->title, 'node/'.$variables['node']->nid);

  //Set the new breadcrumb
  • Code solutions are great too. But the module seems to be easier in this case.
    – rekire
    Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 0:46
  • Of course, it was to give you a very small alternative as a site can be rapidly overloaded with modules ;)
    – tostinni
    Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 15:27
  • I used your solution for a second problem. I could add so the breadcrumps for the taxonomies.
    – rekire
    Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 16:13

Breadcrumbs do not include the name of the current page. The thought behind this is that you are on the page and do not need a link to get there. Breadcrumbs are a link menu that is always one step back, so you can back up quickly.

  • Thank you I see now the reason. I think that Google analyses the breadcrumps so it would make sense for the imprint in my opinion. How can I achive that?
    – rekire
    Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 0:16

Put this code in template.php (and change MYTHEME to your theme name)

function MYTHEME_breadcrumb($variables) {
  $variables['breadcrumb'][] = drupal_get_title();
  return theme_breadcrumb($variables);

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