What are breadcrumbs in a WordPress theme? It’s the extra navigation hierarchy or page trail shown at the top of many WordPress themes just under the header as indicated by the red arrow in the image below. It shows you the way back from where you came. For example, it might look something like:

Home > Bike Products > Wheels

Many people like this because it can be functional but because of the space it takes up on every page, many people want to remove it.

So the important question is…


How do I remove the breadcrumbs from my WordPress theme?

Elegant Themes - Remove Breadcrumbs

This fix uses the WordPress Editor and making changes here without knowing what you’re doing can cause major problems on your site. I recommend backing up your site and using child themes before making changes in the WordPress Editor.


I use Elegant Themes for most of the sites I build.  This description explains how to remove breadcrumbs in Elegant Themes but it works very similar in most WordPress themes and it’s actually pretty easy. Just go into the Editor under the Appearance menu in WordPress. In the page templates that you are using, you’ll need to remove the lines that look something like this:

<?php get_template_part('includes/breadcrumbs'); ?>

You’ll need to remove that line from every page template you use on your site to get rid of the breadcrumbs on the pages. Make sure to click SAVE in the editor after you delete the line of code. Simple as that!

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