I'm using breadcrumbs generally throughout my Drupal 7 site and all working well.

However, for news articles, I don't want to have to add each into the menu structure as over time, this will be a little out of control.

I'd like content of the type = news to have

Home > News > Title

with an active link back to my /news page.

Is this possible whilst still using the normal breadcrumb for other content?

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    Depending on your exact requirements, and what's in your main menu, drupal.org/project/custom_menu_breadcrumbs might be an option
    – Clive
    Sep 6, 2018 at 15:51
  • Thanks Clive. That looks good but sadly, I'm on a D7 site! Should have made that clear.
    – Heather O.
    Sep 7, 2018 at 8:52
  • Oh then good news - Crumbs has you covered! Great module
    – Clive
    Sep 7, 2018 at 9:15
  • Thanks again Clive. It didn't seem to quite get me there, but this blog helped: webwash.net/… I used Path Breadcrumbs to define per node, but turned off the global setting so my menu breadcrumbs were retained.
    – Heather O.
    Sep 11, 2018 at 8:54
  • Besides Crumbs (my answer below), there is also Menu position, which I think also affects the breadcrumb.
    – donquixote
    Oct 4, 2018 at 23:24

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Just for the record, if you want to do this with Crumbs:

Go to /admin/structure/crumbs/entity-parent. For content type "News", enter "news" as parent path.

Likely it already works now. If not, check the order and status of plugins on /admin/structure/crumbs. Also check /admin/structure/crumbs/debug, where you can simulate breadcrumb-building for specific pages.

  • Does Drupal have ANY breadcrumb managing tool/options in the default core-recommended distribution?
    – mevsme
    Jul 26, 2022 at 17:21
  • @mevsme This specific question was for Drupal 7 (tagged "7"). You gotta look for another question.
    – donquixote
    Aug 3, 2022 at 20:37

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