Add taxonomy to Genesis breadcrumb

In this example, I’m assuming you’re using BE Events Calendar to add an ‘events’ post type, and have enabled the ‘Event Category’ taxonomy. Add this to your theme’s functions.php file to include the event’s category in the breadcrumb.

You can apply this to any other post type/taxonomy by changing ‘events’ and ‘event-category’ to your post type and taxonomy, respectively.

* Add Category to Event Breadcrumb
* @author Bill Erickson
* @link
* @param string $crumb, current breadcrumb
* @param array $args, the breadcrumb arguments
* @return string $crumb, modified breadcrumb
function be_event_breadcrumb( $crumb, $args ) {
// Only modify the breadcrumb if in the 'events' post type
if( 'events' !== get_post_type() )
return $crumb;
// Grab terms
$terms = get_the_terms( get_the_ID(), 'event-category' );
if( empty( $terms ) || is_wp_error( $terms ) )
return $crumb;
// Only use one term
$term = array_shift( $terms );
// Build the breadcrumb
$crumb = '<a href="' . get_post_type_archive_link( 'events' ) . '">Events</a>' . $args['sep'] . '<a href="' . get_term_link( $term, 'event-category' ) . '">' . $term->name . '</a>' . $args['sep'] . get_the_title();
return $crumb;
add_filter( 'genesis_single_crumb', 'be_event_breadcrumb', 10, 2 );
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