Advanced Usage

Breadcrumbs with no URL

The second parameter to push() is optional, so if you want a breadcrumb with no URL, you can do so:


The $breadcrumb->url value will be null.

The default TailwindCSS templates provided render this with a CSS class of breadcrumb-item--active.

Custom Data

The push() method accepts an optional third parameter, $data - an array of arbitrary data to be passed to the breadcrumb, which you can use in your custom template. For example, if you wanted each breadcrumb to have an icon, you could do:

$trail->push('Home', '/', ['icon' => 'home.png']);

The $data array's entries will be merged into the breadcrumb as properties, so you would access the icon as $breadcrumb->icon in your template, like this:

    <a href="{{ $breadcrumb->url }}">
        <img src="/images/icons/{{ $breadcrumb->icon }}">
        {{ $breadcrumb->title }}

{note} Do not use keys like title or url as they will be overwritten.

Getting the Current Page Breadcrumb

To get the last breadcrumb for the current page, use Breadcrumb::current(). For example, you could use this to output the current page title:

<title>{{ ($breadcrumb = Breadcrumb::current()) ? $breadcrumb->title : 'Fallback Title'  }}</title>

To ignore a breadcrumb, add 'current' => false ot the $data parameter in push(). This can be useful to ignore pagination breadcrumbs.

Breadcrumbs::for('post', function (Generator $trail, Post $post) {
    $trail->push($post->title, route('post', $post));

    $page = (int) request('page', 1);
    if ($page > 1) {
        $trail->push("Page {$page}", null, ['current' => false]);
    {{ ($breadcrumb = Breadcrumbs::current()) ? "{$breadcrumb->title} -" : '' }}
    {{ ($page = (int) request('page')) > 1 ? "Page {$page} -" : '' }}

Switching Views at Runtime

You can use Breadcrumbs::view() in place of Breadcrumbs::render() to render a template other than the default one:

{{ Breadcrumbs::view('partials.breadcrumbs2', 'category', $category) }}

Or you can override the config setting to affect all future render() calls:

Config::set('breadcrumbs.view', 'partials.breadcrumbs2');
{{ Breadcrumbs::render('category', $category) }}

Or you could call Breadcrumbs::generate() to get the breadcrumbs collection and load the view manually:

@include('partials.breadcrumbs2', ['breadcrumbs' => Breadcrumbs::generate('category', $category)])

Overriding the "Current" Route

If you call Breadcrumbs::render() or Breadcrumbs::generate() with no parameters, it will use the current name and parameters by default (as returned by Laravel's Route::current() method).

You can override this by calling Breadcrumbs::setCurrentRoute($name, $param1, $param2, ...).

Checking if a Breadcrumb Exists

To check if a breadcrumb with a given name exists, you can call Breadcrumb::exists('name'), which returns a boolean. You can also just call Breadcrumb::exists() without any parameters to check if a breadcrumb exists for the current route.

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