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More complete breadcrumbs for Ubercart checkout

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By default, Ubercart sets the breadcrumb on the checkout page to simply "Home", which I personally find a bit odd. Because it calls drupal_set_breadcrumb() late in the request cycle, it's not even possible to create menu links for use by the menu_breadcrumb or menutrails modules. Stranger still, the cart settings page offers a "Custom cart breadcrumb" text and URL option, but it's hard-coded to use a single link instead of a trail of links.

Here is a small snippet that will set the breadcrumbs to mimic the URL paths, for example:

Home › Cart › Checkout

 * Implementation of hook_preprocess_page().
function mymodule_preprocess_page(&$variables) {
   * This section sets the breadcrumb on the cart pages hierarchically
   * according to the path elements.  A preprocess function is
   * needed instead of drupal_set_breadcrumb() because Ubercart
   * aleady calls drupal_set_breadcrumb() with undesirable results,
   * which also thwarts the menutrails module.
  $menu = menu_get_item();
  if (preg_match('/^cart($|\/)/', $menu['path'])) {
    $crumbs = array(l(t('Home'), '<front>'));
    $paths = array();
    foreach ($menu['map'] as $arg) {
      $paths[] = $arg;
      $crumbs[] = l(ucfirst($arg), implode('/', $paths));
   $variables['breadcrumb'] = theme('breadcrumb', $crumbs);
Date posted: November 19, 2009


seems like a great idea, I'll try it out and see if it plays nicely with the checkout workflow

Thanks, I'll give it a whirl.

Thanks for this, it worked a treat and solved a massive headache with Ubercart

The default checkout process in D7 UC3 still looks to work in the same way i.e. the checkout page is just Home.

I am new to this level of Drupal. So to implement the above, does this need to be placed into a module, or is this code for template.php?

Is there anything obvious that needs to change for D7 UC3?

Just a tip that stumped me for an hour or so. Make sure the weight of the module you put your code snippet into is heavier than uc_cart.

Thanks for the snippet!

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