Breadcrumb

Breadcrumbs, or a breadcrumb navigation, can help enhance how users navigate to previous page levels of a website, especially if that website has many pages or products.

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Import#

Chakra UI exports 4 breadcrumb-related components:

  • Breadcrumb: The parent container for breadcrumbs.
  • BreadcrumbItem: Individual breadcrumb element containing a link and a divider.
  • BreadcrumbLink: The breadcrumb link.
  • BreadcrumbSeparator: The visual separator between each breadcrumb.
import {
Breadcrumb,
BreadcrumbItem,
BreadcrumbLink,
BreadcrumbSeparator,
} from "@chakra-ui/react"

Usage#

Add isCurrentPage prop to the BreadcrumbItem that matches the current path. When this prop is present, the BreadcrumbLink renders a span with aria-current set to page instead of an anchor element.

<Breadcrumb>
<BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbLink href="#">Home</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbLink href="#">Docs</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbItem isCurrentPage>
<BreadcrumbLink href="#">Breadcrumb</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
</Breadcrumb>

Separators#

Change the separator used in the breadcrumb by passing a string, like - or an icon.

<Breadcrumb separator="-">
<BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbLink href="#">Home</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbLink href="#">About</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbItem isCurrentPage>
<BreadcrumbLink href="#">Contact</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
</Breadcrumb>

Using an icon as the separator#

<Breadcrumb spacing="8px" separator={<ChevronRightIcon color="gray.500" />}>
<BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbLink href="#">Home</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbLink href="#">About</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbItem isCurrentPage>
<BreadcrumbLink href="#">Contact</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
</Breadcrumb>

Composition#

Breadcrumb composes Box so you can pass all Box props to change the style of the breadcrumbs. Let's say we need to reduce the fontSize of the breadcrumbs.

<Breadcrumb fontWeight="medium" fontSize="sm">
<BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbLink href="#">Home</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbLink href="#">About</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbItem isCurrentPage>
<BreadcrumbLink href="#">Current</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
</Breadcrumb>

Usage with Routing Library#

To use the Breadcrumb with a routing Library like Reach Router or React Router, all you need to do is to pass the as prop to the BreadcrumbLink component.

It'll replace the rendered a tag with Reach's Link.

// import { Link } from "@reach/router"
<Breadcrumb>
<BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbLink as={Link} to="#">
Home
</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbLink as={Link} to="#">
About
</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
<BreadcrumbItem isCurrentPage>
<BreadcrumbLink>Contact</BreadcrumbLink>
</BreadcrumbItem>
</Breadcrumb>

Accessibility#

  • The Breadcrumbs are rendered in a nav to denote that it is a navigation landmark.
  • The Breadcrumb nav has aria-label set to breadcrumb.
  • The BreadcrumbItem with isCurrentPage prop adds the aria-current=page to the BreadcrumbLink.
  • The separator has role set to presentation to denote that its for presentation purposes.

Props#

colorScheme

Description

Color Schemes for Breadcrumb are not implemented in the default theme. You can extend the theme to implement them.

Type
"whiteAlpha" | "blackAlpha" | "gray" | "red" | "orange" | "yellow" | "green" | "teal" | "blue" | "cyan" | "purple" | "pink" | "linkedin" | "facebook" | "messenger" | "whatsapp" | "twitter" | "telegram"

separator

Description

The visual separator between each breadcrumb item

Type
string | React.ReactElement

size

Description

Sizes for Breadcrumb are not implemented in the default theme. You can extend the theme to implement them.

Type
string

spacing

Description

The left and right margin applied to the separator

Type
SystemProps["mx"]

variant

Description

Variants for Breadcrumb are not implemented in the default theme. You can extend the theme to implement them.

Type
string

isCurrentPage

Type
boolean

isLastChild

Type
boolean

separator

Description

The visual separator between each breadcrumb item

Type
string | React.ReactElement

spacing

Description

The left and right margin applied to the separator

Type
SystemProps["mx"]

The BreadcrumbLink composes the Link component so you can use all Link props.

isCurrentPage

Type
boolean

The BreadcrumbSeparator composes the Box component so you can use all Box props.

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