I'm building a WordPress options panel.

In my options panel I added the following, this creates a Yes/No dropdown menu asking whether or not the user wants to display breacrumbs - I want to be able to hide (or simply not call) the breadcrumbs when a user selects no:

array( "name" => "Display breadcrumbs on post pages?",
    "desc" => "Choose whether or not to display breadcrumbs, that is, the post trail.",
    "id" => $shortname."_breadcrumbs",
    "type" => "select",
    "options" => array("Yes", "No"),
    "std" => "Yes"),

Normally I would use something like this to call the above function:

<?php echo get_option('to_breadcrumbs'); ?>

But breadcrumbs have their own function, and I call them like so:

<?php if (function_exists('dimox_breadcrumbs')) dimox_breadcrumbs(); ?>

One possible solution that could be applied in other uses would be to add a div class with the hide property around the function I am calling when "No" is selected. Any help?

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Why not just check the options before calling dimox_breadcrumbs() like so:

    // Check if the user wants breadcrumbs, default to "Yes" if no option set
    if(strcmp(get_option("to_breadcrumbs", "Yes"), "Yes") == 0){
         if (function_exists('dimox_breadcrumbs')) {

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