Breadcrumb functionality seems limited

  • Have been using Yoast for many years like most people, never been that impressed with it, stumbled onto RankMath and it seemed pretty amazing – so, my point being is I have just installed it on my first site and have been going through the setup and changing things over from using Yoast.

    First problem I have come across is with the breadcrumbs – whilst the options in the admin section are very good, developer wise, thew function that generates them, not so good.

    For example, this was my current setup with Yoast:

    if (function_exists('yoast_breadcrumb')) {
    	$breadcrumbs = yoast_breadcrumb( '<p id="breadcrumbs">','</p>', false );
    	$data['breadcrumbs'] = ($breadcrumbs) ? $breadcrumbs : false;
    }

    I do it the above way because I use the Twig templating system and I am setting the breadcrumbs inside my functions.php file in a section that makes them globally available to Twig as breadcrumbs.

    As you can see I was using a surrounding container and was also able to tell Yoast to not echo the content, rather return it.

    I checked out the rank_math_the_breadcrumbs function and it seems returning it is a no go as echo’ing it is hardcoded in, and am unsure if you can pass any other args to it such as using a surrounding container – I see it takes a $args array, but there doesn’t seem to be much documentation around what these args are?

    I was hoping for a smooth transition, but unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be the way 🙁

    On a more positive note, I do love what I have seen from the plugin outside of this, you guys have done great work, just wish it was a bit more developer friendly.

    • This topic was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by  BLMMedia.
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