Once in a while, a client will have a large number of reference pages on their WordPress website. We don’t necessarily want to include them all in a main navigation structure. But we do want a kind of navigation for these reference pages.
In this kind of situation it can be very handy to have breadcrumbs based on menus. Over the years I have used the Custom Menu Wizard Widget. This plugin is quite amazing, but it hasn’t been updated for
three years four years.
So far Custom Menu Wizard continues to work [update: maybe not] and here’s the shortcode I use for creating a breadcrumb based on a page’s location in a navigational menu. The menu is referenced by the id number.
[cmwizard menu=#XYZ branch=current depth=1 ancestors=-4 flat_output=1/]
Simpler solution using Menu Breadcrumb
There’s also this plugin, Menu Breadcrumb, but it’s
even older (six years since an update) been recently updated. It actually works a little better imho. Here’s some related links.
In order to make this work, I have used Menu Breadcrumb, XYZ PHP Code, a Code Snippet (to add the menu), and some breadcrumb CSS to make it look nice.