How to Remove Breadcrumbs in WordPress

WordPress TutorialsJuly 12, 2020Editorial Staff

Breadcrumbs are a list of links following a parent-child hierarchy. The first one in the list is often the “Home” link, it is followed down by each parent page/category/post of the current page that is being displayed. Interestingly enough, WordPress by itself does not come with breadcrumb feature by default, but it’s the theme’s installed that has the code to generate breadcrumbs. If the theme you are using does not have them, there are several plugins you can use to generate breadcrumbs.
Breadcrumbs are great because they give the visitor a sense of orientation and the ability to move back and forth pages with one click. But depending on your site’s design, you may prefer to remove them.


There are some ways to remove them:
1-If the breadcrumbs are generated by a plugin, then just go to the Plugins menu and deactivate the responsible plugin.
2-If the breadcrumbs are included in theme code, manually remove or comment out the line of code responsible. This is usually located in the header.php file. But to be sure, just ask the theme developer to point it out for you.

Last but maybe the most proper way to remove them is by custom css. WordPress has a special section where you can add custom css and not have to edit any of the installed theme’s stylesheets. To find it go in Appearance -> Customize -> Additional Css . All you need to do now is find out the css class responsible for Breadcrumbs and add the
display: none; attribute.
How to find the breadcrumb css classes: Open your browser Developers Tool. In Windows press F12 keyboard, in Mac open it by Command+Option+J. Then in the first tab “Elements”, all page’s html and css classes will be visible. Check your header’s breadcrumb to find the exact css.



Copy the css in the right panel and add the display:none; attribute. The result css will be:

.breadcrumbss {
display: none;

Add this to the Custom Css box.

That is all! Breadcrumbs are out of the picture.



Leave Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Disclosure: This page contains external affiliate links that may result in us receiving a commission if you choose to purchase mentioned product. The opinions on this page are our own and we don't receive additional bonus for positive reviews.
Tower Business-Driven WordPress Theme – 20 demosJoin Now
Specular – The most complete WordPress Theme – 30 demosJoin Now
Over 14,000 clients trusted our amazing WordPress Templates

Join more than 10.000 Subscribers. Weekly Freebies and special offers

*More than 14,200 clients around the world trusted our work :)