The breadcrumbs title setting

With the Advanced tab in Yoast SEO, you can determine how search engines crawl and index your post or page and what your breadcrumbs will look like on your site and in the search results. In this article, we’ll explain the breadcrumbs title setting.

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Using the breadcrumbs title setting

The breadcrumbs title setting allows you to change the breadcrumbs title for the Yoast SEO breadcrumbs. Each breadcrumb level can be changed on the corresponding post, page, taxonomy or custom post type on the Advanced tab of the Yoast SEO meta box. With these settings you can also change the title of the breadcrumbs you’ve added with the Yoast SEO breadcrumbs block.

On the Advanced tab in the Yoast SEO meta box and sidebar, you’ll find a field called ‘Breadcrumbs Title’ (see image below). If you have enabled breadcrumbs, you can change the breadcrumb title by filling out your custom title in this field. Then, click ‘Update’ to see the changes on your post or page.

In the rest of this article, we explain how you can change the title in custom post type archives, and WooCommerce shop pages.

Custom post type archives

Some custom post types have a custom archive page and you can change the breadcrumb title in the Yoast SEO settings under SEO → Search Appearance → Content Types.

  1. Log in to your WordPress website.
    When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’.
  2. Click on ‘SEO’.
    On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘SEO’.
  3. Click on ‘Search Appearance’.
    The ‘SEO’ settings will expand providing you additional options.
    Admin SEO Search Appearance
  4. Click on the ‘Content Types’ tab.

  5. Expand the custom post type section.
  6. Under the ‘Breadcrumbs settings for [CustomPostType] archive’, you can add or change the breadcrumb title.

  7. Click ‘Save changes’.

WooCommerce shop page

If you are using WooCommerce, you will also see a Products custom post type in the Search Appearance settings. Follow the steps below to change the breadcrumbs title of your Product post type.

  1. Log in to your WordPress website.
    When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’.
  2. Click on ‘SEO’.
    On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘SEO’.
  3. Click on ‘Search Appearance’.
    The ‘SEO’ settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on ‘Search Appearance’.
    Admin SEO Search Appearance
  4. Click on the ‘Content Types’ tab.

  5. Expand the ‘Product’ post type and click the link to edit your shop page.
    Scroll to the ‘Products’ post type and expand the post type by clicking the arrow. Near the bottom of the box, you will see the heading ‘Settings for Products archive’. Click the link to edit your shop page.

  6. Expand the ‘Advanced’ section and change the title.
    Scroll to the Yoast SEO meta box or go to the Yoast SEO sidebar and click on the ‘Advanced’ section to expand it. If you have enabled breadcrumbs, you can change the breadcrumb title here.
  7. Click ‘Update’.