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Question2Answer Breadcrumbs plugin

A Question2Answer plugin which displays navigational breadcrumbs showing the path to the currently viewed page.

What is a breadcrumb in websites

A breadcrumb is a type of secondary navigation scheme that reveals the user’s location in a website or Web application.


Why it is needed ?

Breadcrumbs are recomended for Better SEO. If you are maintainning a huge website then you should take care of making it better organized and easy navigation.

Q&A sites are really big having many different pages well structured with Categories and Tags. And This breadcrumb plugin will give you better accessibility and Navigation for your website.

From a search engine point of view; Google actually displays the breadcrumbs in the search results giving you more links in each search listing, which is a positive thing. It Provides another mechanism to highlight important keywords for the search engines to note in your navigation.

Also it adds content relevancy to your pages and adds on-page SEO emphasis that highlights specific anchor text rich linking to internal pages.


  1. Install Question2Answer. This plugin requires at least version 1.6 (see the change log for details)

  2. Get the source code for this plugin from Github, either using Git, or downloading directly:

    • To download using git, install git and then type

      git clone q2a-breadcrumbs

    • To download directly, go to the latest release and click Download ZIP

  3. Copy the plugin folder to qa-plugin directory

  4. Login into your website and visit the Admin -> Plugins section

  5. Click on options link under Q2A Breadcrumbs section for configuration

  6. Visit Admin -> Layout , Add the Breadcrumbs widget in your desired location .


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.


This code has not been extensively tested on high-traffic installations of Q2A. You should perform your own tests before using this plugin on a live (production) environment.

About Question2Answer

Question2Answer is a free and open source PHP and MySQL based platform for creating Question & Answer sites. For more information visit Q2A's official site at


Widget for displaying breadcrumbs for Question2Answer websites







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