How do I remove ">>" from the breadcrumbs?

I need to remove those characters because in my site, the breadcrumbs appear like in the following screenshot.


This is the code that generates the breadcrumbs.

$temp = "</a>" . $title . "</a></div>"; 
$breadcrumb = str_replace("</a></div>", $temp, $breadcrumb); 
  • It seems a strange way to generate breadcrumbs.
    – apaderno
    Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 14:06

2 Answers 2


You can override theme_breadcrumb() function in your theme. As mentioned in the below code.

function yourthemename_breadcrumb($variables) {
  $breadcrumb = $variables['breadcrumb'];

  if (!empty($breadcrumb)) {
    // Provide a navigational heading to give context for breadcrumb links to
    // screen-reader users. Make the heading invisible with .element-invisible.
    $output = '<h2 class="element-invisible">' . t('You are here') . '</h2>';

    $output .= '<div class="breadcrumb">' . implode(' » ', $breadcrumb) . '</div>';
    return $output;

Just write above code in your template.php and change >> to whatever you want.

  • I edit the "page.tpl.php" located in "sites / all / themes / Bartik / templates" Here's the content that generates brudcrumb <code><!-- /.section, /#breadcrumb --> <?php if ($breadcrumb): ?> <div id="breadcrumb"> <?php $temp = "</a>" . $title . "</a></div>"; $breadcrumb = str_replace("</a></div>", $temp, $breadcrumb); print($breadcrumb); ?> </div><div class="clearfix"></div><code> it does not work, I have not succeeded in obtain a result. thank you for more details please. I use drupal 7
    – Honline
    Commented Jun 16, 2012 at 19:49
  • @Honline - Your code is NOT the same as the answer code. Please try again using the code in the answer provided.
    – Chapabu
    Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 0:10
  • i try with the code in the answer. it does not work, the breadcrumb disapear :(
    – Honline
    Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 8:37
  • In your template.php file, not in your page.tpl.php? Don't forget you'll need to clear your theme registry (cache) for the changes to take effect.
    – Chapabu
    Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 9:04
  • @Honline Did you replace yourthemename with the name of your theme?
    – apaderno
    Commented Jun 20, 2012 at 5:34

You can fully customize how you'd like to have your breadcrumps, see http://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes!theme.inc/function/theme_breadcrumb/7

  • thank you for your response, I did not find how to do it since. I am not an expert in drupal7. I only want to remove the ">>" and thank you for your help :)
    – Honline
    Commented Jun 16, 2012 at 16:19

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