Drupal Lite: Navigation Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs or a breadcrumb trail is a secondary navigation system that indicates to a user where they are within a site and how they got there. The term was inspired from a tale of Hansel and Gretel where a trail of breadcrumbs is used by the main characters to track their footsteps through the woods. Drupal Lite uses the Easy Breadcrumb module, which creates breadcrumbs to a content page from the homepage.

About Folwell page on folwell.umn.edu. The breadcrumb is highlighted. The breadcrumb shows as Home > About Folwell


Before you can configure the Easy Breadcrumb module on your site, you need to have the follow user roles:

  • Contributor
  • Site Owner
  • Content Type Manager

Configuring the Easy Breadcrumb Module

  1. Go to Configuration
  2. Under Search and Metadata, select URL aliases
  3. Select the Patterns tab
  4. Expand the dropdown menu under the Operations column for the Drupal Lite content types label
  5. Click Edit
  6. Copy the text below and paste it into the Path pattern field
  7. For each content type that you want to enable breadcrumbs, check the checkboxes under Content type

Note: For any new content type that you create, you'll need to edit this setting and check the checkbox for the new content type

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