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Breadcrumb basics

Applies to:
MindTouch (current)
Role required:
For navigation, each page displays a breadcrumb trail at the top of the page.

Breadcrumbs fulfill the following functions:

  • Provide context for the article visited by displaying Category and Guide parent pages and allowing users to verify the information they are viewing pertains to their product, task, etc. 
  • With hyperlinked breadcrumbs, users users can quickly navigate to any higher level sections to look for further information by clicking on any breadcrumb icon and title.
  • Users can find their way back to previously viewed sections if they navigated through the site.
  • Using the breadcrumbs allows for a convenient way for a user to locate and drill down to where they need to be in the hierarchy.

Breadcrumbs do not display articles and do not show the current page viewed, only its parents.


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