I would like to change the output of the breadcrumbs to be an attribute instead of the product name.


Home -> Category -> Product Name would become Home -> Category -> Magento_Attribute

I have tracked down 2 places where the breadcrumbs are generated:


 * Retrieve current Product object
 * @return Mage_Catalog_Model_Product|null
public function getProduct()
    return Mage::registry('current_product');

and /app/design/frontend/ultimo/default/template/page/html/breadcrumbs.phtml

I've been playing around with both files not having much luck.

How do I change the default behavior of the breadcrumbs product name to and attribute?

  • Had you already time to test my sugeestion?
    – sv3n
    Mar 20, 2018 at 22:23
  • yes - sorry for the delay
    – SR_Magento
    Mar 22, 2018 at 14:07
  • Sorry for repeated question :) But when I spent my time, getting some feedback is always nice ... even when my answer is wrong. So, thanks. :)
    – sv3n
    Mar 22, 2018 at 20:13

2 Answers 2


You can use core_block_abstract_to_html_before event to change breadcrumbs ...


In Observer.php set your own value for product crumb:

public function setProductBreadcrumb(Varien_Event_Observer $observer)
     $block = $observer->getBlock();
     if ($block instanceof Mage_Page_Block_Html_Breadcrumbs) {
         if ($product = Mage::registry('current_product')) {
             $block->addCrumb('product', array(
                 'label'    => $product->getSku(),
                 'title'    => $product->getSku(),

For modifing category crumbs you can use $block->addCrumb('category{id}', ....


in /app/design/frontend/ultimo/default/template/page/html/breadcrumbs.phtml Replace

<strong><?php echo $this->escapeHtml($_crumbInfo['label']) ?></strong>

with below code

    $product = Mage::registry('current_product');
        echo $product->getWeight();
        echo $this->escapeHtml($_crumbInfo['label']);

and use your attributecode name instead of weight in getWeight

  • there is no <strong>, I tried in <span> no luck
    – SR_Magento
    Aug 27, 2017 at 10:00

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