The breadcrumbs title setting

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With the Advanced tab in Yoast SEO, you can determine the appearance of your breadcrumbs on your site and in the search results. In this article, we’ll explain how you can use the settings.

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 (custom) post-type archive on the Advanced tab of the Yoast SEO meta box or in the sidebar. 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. 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. If you have a custom post type with an archive, you can change the breadcrumb title in the Yoast SEO settings under Yoast SEO → Settings → Content types.

  1. Login to your WordPress website.

    When you’re logged in, you will be in your Dashboard.

  2. Click on “Yoast SEO”.

    On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on “Yoast SEO”.
    Screenshot of the "Yoast SEO" menu item.

  3. Click on “Settings”.

    In the menu that expands, click “Settings”.
    Screenshot of the settings menu item in Yoast SEO

  4. Under the heading “Content types”, click the menu item for the custom post type you want to edit.

    In the menu on the left-hand side, find the heading “Content types”. Below that heading, you’ll find the settings for every content type on your site. Click the menu item for the custom post type you want to edit. Please note that your custom post type will have a different name than the example in the image.

    Screenshot of the menu item for an example custom post type in the Yoast SEO Content types settings.

  5. Scroll down to the archive settings of your custom post type.

    You’ll be on the Yoast SEO settings page for your custom post type. On this page, scroll down to the archive settings. Please note that your settings will have a different title than the example in the image below.
    Screenshot of the custom post type archive settings in Yoast SEO

  6. Scroll down to the field “Breadcrumbs title” to add or change the breadcrumb title.

    Under the custom post type archive heading, scroll down to “Additional settings”. In the field “Breadcrumbs title”, you can add or change the breadcrumb title.Screenshot of the "Breadcrumbs title" field in the custom post type archive settings in Yoast SEO.

  7. Click “Save changes”.

  1. Click ‘Save changes.
Keep in mind that this option will only show for custom post types that have has_archive enabled. You can find more information in the WordPress developer documentation.

WooCommerce shop page

If you use 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 “Yoast SEO”.
    On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on “Yoast SEO”.
  3. Click on “Settings”.
    In the menu that expands, click “Settings”.
  4. Under the heading “Content types”, click the menu item for the “Products” custom post type.
    In the menu on the left-hand side, find the heading “Content types”. Below that heading, you’ll find the settings for every content type on your site. Click the menu item for the “Products” custom post type.
Screenshot of the "Products" menu item below the "Content types" heading in the Yoast SEO settings.
  1. Scroll down to the heading “Products archive” and click the link with the text “Shop page”.
    On the Products settings in Yoast SEO, scroll down to “Products archive”. Here, you’ll see a link with the text “Shop page”. Click this to go to the “Shop page” editing screen.
  1. 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.
Screenshot of the breadcrumbs title field in the advanced settings in the Yoast SEO metabox.
  1. Click ‘Update’.

Did you know that you can improve the appearance of the default WooCommerce breadcrumbs with WooCommerce SEO? It will make your site much easier to navigate and your products easier to find!

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