A nice way to add breadcrumbs to your application. Antonio Cangiano posted a link in the Ruby on Rails weblog to a post which talked about adding breadcrumbs to your Rails application. I've been doing this with helpers, but as the post says this is “Easy and flexible”. So I've created the plugin.
Changed breadcrumb method to accept 4 options: :tag, :class, :separator, and :no_link.
:tag - An HTML tag to wrap each breadcrumb entry with (ie. li, p, etc.).
:class - An HTML class to give to the tag specified in the :wrap_with_tag option.
:separator - Acts the same as the old breadcrumb method worked.
:no_link - Specify which breadcrumb is does not have a link. Default is to leave the current page unlinked. Set :no_link => "last" to leave the last breadcrumb unlinked instead.
## # app/controllers/application.rb # class ApplicationController < ActionController::Base add_breadcrumb 'Home', :root_path end ## # app/controllers/things_controller.rb # class ThingsController < ApplicationController add_breadcrumb 'Things', :things_path add_breadcrumb 'Create a new thing', '', :only => [:new, :create] add_breadcrumb 'Edit a thing', '', :only => [:edit, :update] def show @thing = Thing.find(params[:id]) add_breadcrumb @thing.name, thing_path(@thing) end end ## # app/views/layouts/application.html.erb # <%= breadcrumb %> <%= breadcrumb(:separator => '=>') %> <%= breadcrumb(:tag => 'li') %> <%= breadcrumb(:no_link => 'last' %>
Przemyslaw Kowalczyk for his post szeryf.wordpress.com/2008/06/13/easy-and-flexible-breadcrumbs-for-rails/
Original code by: Francesc Esplugas Marti
Updated Syntax by Greg Bell: github.com/gregbell/simplified_breadcrumbs/tree/master
Copyright © 2008-2009 Francesc Esplugas, released under the MIT license