I have created several custom post types, and custom taxonomies to manage my large art portfolio. All of this is working very well. There is a post type for "art" and "design" as well as custom taxonomies for stuff like "color"

I want to add breadcrumbs that will show the taxonomy the user clicked on to arrive at a particular image. For example:

from the achive-art.php someone clicks on the custom taxonomy "color" and then the classification of purple they are taken to a taxonomy-color.php page that lists the results. When they click a thumbnail to see the full post I would like to see a breadcrumb that reads:

art > purple > title of the post

I've tried a ton of plug-ins but they only work with one taxonomy or will show:

art > title of the post.

I'm still kind of new to wordpress and trying to wrap my head around everything.

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The easiest way you can remember which taxonomy the user arrived through to a certain post is by storing it in a cookie. This is essentially what the Smarter Navigation plugin does, except it can handle all archives, not just taxonomy archives.

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! this plug in does what I wanted originally, but I couldn't find a way to do it so I thought I'd have to settle for breadcrumbs. I understand the concept of storing as cookie but an too new to programing to actually do it. But again, I like this sooooo much better. Thanks! Dec 20, 2011 at 3:36

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