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Hello everyone. I am trying to add something to the start of all my blog posts. Specifically a code block with my breadcrumb in it. I am unsure how to do this in a smart way, as i am not the one writing my blog posts, so i just want the breadcrumb to be there no matter who makes the post.

Seems weird to me that you're not able to put in something that'll appear on all blog posts.

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What would the structure of the breadcrumb be?

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Like this, but at the start of all blog posts. - With a layer more of course.

So its like: Home / Knowledge / Compliance blog / "Blog post name"

https://gyazo.com/288c48964182256bc63c0e9d7d286a23

<div class="ge-breadcrumb">
    <ul class="breadcrumb">
        <li><a href="/home">Home</a></li>
        <li><a href="/knowledge">Knowledge</a></li>
        <li><a href="/blog">Compliance Blog</a></li>
        <li class="active">Blog post</li>
    </ul>
</div>

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The code below is part of a larger function that manages breadcrumbs for multiple sections of a client's site - blog collections, index pages and regular pages. 

This is just for the news section, which is a blog. 

First the JavaScript (this requires jQuery to be installed).  Also, it's for a 7.0 site with Ajax loading enabled. For 7.1 sites or 7.0 sites with Ajax disabled you would swap out the window.Squarespace.onInitialize(Y, function() for $(document).ready(function(){

window.Squarespace.onInitialize(Y, function(){  
	processBreadcrumbs();
});

function processBreadcrumbs() {
  var thisPath = window.location.pathname;
  var thisPage;
  var breadcrumbLink;
  if (thisPath.includes('/news')) {
    $('.BlogItem-title').addClass('pad-site');
    thisPage = $('.BlogItem-title').text();
      $('.Main--blog-item .Main-content').prepend('<div id="breadcrumbNewsArticle"><div><a href="/">Home</a> &#187; <a href="/news-and-insights">News</a> &#187; <span class="truncate">'+thisPage+'</span></div></div>');
  }
}

 

Now some Custom CSS. The first class, .pad-site, is just to format the blog post title to make it consistent with the rest of the site. 

The second class,  .truncate, tidies up long post titles so that the breadcrumb doesn't look too long. It stops the text at 320px wide and inserts an ellipsis to indicate it has been truncated.  It looks like this:

image.thumb.png.8fd851ba527a50ffc0300cf555ae72f4.png

The third CSS rule that begins with [id^="breadcrumb"] contains the styling for the breadcrumb links. 

The Custom CSS

.pad-site {
  padding-top: 34px;
  font-size: 28px;
}

.truncate {
  display: inline-block;
  width: 320px;
  white-space: nowrap;
  overflow: hidden;
  text-overflow: ellipsis;
  vertical-align: bottom;
}

[id^="breadcrumb"] {
  font-size: 16px;
  font-weight: 400;
  font-style: normal;
  font-size: 16px;
  letter-spacing: .1em;
  a {
    color: @black;
    border-bottom: 1px dotted @black;
    &:hover {
      opacity:0.8;
    }
  }
}

 

Finally, a caveat. I haven't tested this code on 7.1 sites. It's probable that it won't work by simply pasting it into your site and would need some editing to make it function correctly. 

Edited by colin.irwin

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Cheers @colin.irwin

Here's it working on 7.1

<script>$(document).ready(function(){  
  var thisPath = window.location.pathname;
  var thisPage;
  var breadcrumbLink;
    thisPage = $('.blog-item-title').text();
      $('.blog-item-top-wrapper').prepend('<div id="breadcrumbNewsArticle"><div><a href="/">Home</a> &#187; <a href="/news-and-insights">News</a> &#187; <span class="truncate">'+thisPage+'</span></div></div>');
});
</script>

 

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@tuanphanHello

I think I resolve it by accident, I have a breadcrumb in each post in my blog but looks pretty bad. I ttached you a image capture here.

1. So first I puto the Will Myers breadcrumb for categories and tags code,

2. Then I put the code for LOAD MORE in summary block-grid,

3. Suddenly they just appear in my top of each blog, just like I want it.

Can you help me to stilize it and make it appears in normal pages?

www.rudagt.squarespace.com not has password.

And, how I can apply the load more button to a diferent summary block as LIST type

Thanks.

Hopefully this can resolve the breadcrumb problem for each blog.

 

 

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On 10/21/2022 at 2:00 AM, mazmac said:

@tuanphanHello

I think I resolve it by accident, I have a breadcrumb in each post in my blog but looks pretty bad. I ttached you a image capture here.

1. So first I puto the Will Myers breadcrumb for categories and tags code,

2. Then I put the code for LOAD MORE in summary block-grid,

3. Suddenly they just appear in my top of each blog, just like I want it.

Can you help me to stilize it and make it appears in normal pages?

www.rudagt.squarespace.com not has password.

And, how I can apply the load more button to a diferent summary block as LIST type

Thanks.

Hopefully this can resolve the breadcrumb problem for each blog.

 

 

Captura de Pantalla 2022-10-20 a la(s) 13.55.26.png

Captura de Pantalla 2022-10-20 a la(s) 13.55.39.png

Captura de Pantalla 2022-10-20 a la(s) 13.55.55.png

You want to remove 1 breadcrumb? Add to Design > Custom CSS

div#breadcrumbNewsArticle:First-child {
    display: none;
}

 

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7 minutes ago, tuanphan said:

You want to remove 1 breadcrumb? Add to Design > Custom CSS

div#breadcrumbNewsArticle:First-child {
    display: none;
}

 

Btw...

What would be the right code to aff breadcrumb to all pages? I nos realize it is possible, but how would be written for future projects?

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On 10/23/2022 at 9:08 AM, mazmac said:

Btw...

What would be the right code to aff breadcrumb to all pages? I nos realize it is possible, but how would be written for future projects?

Yes. Not possible. WIth standard page, you can use Text Block to add it manually

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On 6/25/2023 at 5:11 PM, studiofounded said:

Hi @houghtoncreative, I have added this code but can't seem to get it working on my site (www.studiofounded.com/journal). Do you know where I'm wrong?

#1. Add this line above code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.6.3/jquery.min.js"></script>

#2. The url doesn't exist

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On 3/22/2022 at 3:32 AM, houghtoncreative said:

Cheers @colin.irwin

Here's it working on 7.1

<script>$(document).ready(function(){  
  var thisPath = window.location.pathname;
  var thisPage;
  var breadcrumbLink;
    thisPage = $('.blog-item-title').text();
      $('.blog-item-top-wrapper').prepend('<div id="breadcrumbNewsArticle"><div><a href="/">Home</a> &#187; <a href="/news-and-insights">News</a> &#187; <span class="truncate">'+thisPage+'</span></div></div>');
});
</script>

 

@houghtoncreative Hi! This is exactly what I've been looking for for a client's site, however I need to target one specific blog and its corresponding posts. Any insight you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

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On 6/12/2024 at 2:19 AM, LemonstrikeCreativeStudios said:

@houghtoncreative Hi! This is exactly what I've been looking for for a client's site, however I need to target one specific blog and its corresponding posts. Any insight you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

You can add code to Page Header instead of Sitewide Code Injection

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8 hours ago, tuanphan said:

You can add code to Page Header instead of Sitewide Code Injection

Hi @tuanphan! I actually tried that and it didn't work 😞 It DID work in Code Injection > Footer but affected both blogs my client has. Any ideas? I can add it back to the blog page I'd like it on and send you a link. Let me know. One question–should I be adding it to "Page Header Injection Code" or  "Post Blog Item Injection Code?"

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