How to Show WordPress Breadcrumbs In Google Search Results

Do you want to show breadcrumb in your WordPress site as well as Google Search Results?

If yes, you are in the right place. In this post, I will be sharing how to add breadcrumbs in WordPress that shows in Google search results.

If you are still wondering what breadcrumb is, here is the answer for you.

Breadcrumb is a navigation system that allows a user to track their path from where they are on a website to the homepage of the website. It helps users to navigate around the site and helps search engines to understand the structure of your site.

The good news is, Google shows breadcrumbs below the meta title in the search results. It can increase your CTR.

Breadcrumbs in Google Search Results

Now let’s see how to add breadcrumbs in WordPress.

How to Add Breadcrumbs in WordPress

At first, you need to check if there is any option in your theme to display breadcrumbs. For example, I am using Thrive Themes and it has a built-in option for displaying breadcrumbs.

If you are using Thrive Themes, go to Thrive Themes Options Panel and enable breadcrumbs from General Setting.

Thrive Themes Breadcrumbs

If your theme doesn’t have any such option, don’t worry. Like everything, we will do it by using a plugin.

Though there are some dedicated plugins for showing breadcrumbs only like Breadcrumb NavXT, I’d recommend you to use Yoast SEO plugin. Cause it’s the best WordPress SEO plugin.

Now you need to install and active Yoast SEO plugin. I’ve already talked about how to setup Yoast SEO plugin.

Once you’ve activated the plugin, go to WordPress Admin Panel > SEO (1) > Advanced (2) and enable breadcrumbs (3).  Then you will find several options. I think default options are good. You don’t need to change anything here.

Yoast SEO Breadcrumbs

Then click on “Save Change”.

Now go to a single post to check whether the breadcrumb is showing or not. The breadcrumbs will be something like this:

WordPress Breadcrumbs

If Yoast SEO Breadcrumbs is not working, you need to add a code to your WordPress theme. Just add the following code in your theme’s header.php file. You should add the code at the end of the file.

<?php if ( function_exists('yoast_breadcrumb') ) {
	yoast_breadcrumb('<p id="breadcrumbs">','</p>');
} ?>

After adding the code, you will see the breadcrumbs in action.

However, Google might take some times to show the breadcrumbs on search results.


Hope this post helped you to show breadcrumbs in Google search results. If you have faced any issues, let us know via comment.

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