so I have breadcrumbs in breadcrumbs.phtml and I don't know how to change their format for example I have this in $crumbs:

  [category1484] => Array
            [label] => Laptop
            [link] => http://www.someweb.com/radioshack/catalog/category/view/s/laptop/id/1484/
            [title] => 
            [first] => 
            [last] => 
            [readonly] => 

Instead I want to have the url keys for the breadcrumb so that I have like this:


for example in products I could use to get urls like this:

 <a href="<?php  echo  Mage::helper('core/url')->getCurrentUrl()."/".$prod->geturl_key(); ?>"> 

But I do not have this option in bread crumbs should I customize breadcrumbs and start over or can I change the format?

We have url rewrites in just one store and we can show the products and categories by url_key but for breadcrumbs I have problem and if you ask why you have just for one store it is because we needed it to be faster so we kept it in just one store

2 Answers 2


Replace your breadcrumbs.phtml with this:

<?php if($crumbs && is_array($crumbs)): ?>
<div class="breadcrumbs">
    <?php foreach($crumbs as $_crumbName=>$_crumbInfo): ?>
        <li class="<?php echo $_crumbName ?>">
        <?php if($_crumbInfo['link']): ?>
            <a href="<?php echo $_crumbInfo['link'] ?>" title="<?php echo $this->escapeHtml($_crumbInfo['title']) ?>"><?php echo $this->escapeHtml($_crumbInfo['label']) ?></a>
        <?php elseif($_crumbInfo['last']): ?>
            <strong><?php echo $this->escapeHtml($_crumbInfo['label']) ?></strong>
        <?php else: ?>
            <?php echo $this->escapeHtml($_crumbInfo['label']) ?>
        <?php endif; ?>
        <?php if(!$_crumbInfo['last']): ?>
            <span>/ </span>
        <?php endif; ?>
    <?php endforeach; ?>
<?php endif; ?>

Ensure that:

System > Configuration > General > Web > Search Engine Optimizations > Use Web Server Rewrites = 'Yes'

System > Configuration > Catalog > Catalog > Web > Search Engine Optimizations > Product URL Suffix is empty 

System > Configuration > Catalog > Catalog > Web > Search Engine Optimizations > Use Categories Path for Product URLs = 'Yes' 

Reindex Catalog URL Rewrites

Flush Cache

Reload Page

  • I checked all configuration options that you told me and all were the same and I changed it to your code and still I have the same unfriendly urls
    – Nickool
    Sep 10, 2014 at 22:52
  • BACKUP DB and then truncate core_url_rewrite table, flush cache and reload
    – Joshua34
    Sep 10, 2014 at 23:01
  • ok let me see what will happen
    – Nickool
    Sep 10, 2014 at 23:02
  • I do not have any in my table now and it doesn't show the page
    – Nickool
    Sep 10, 2014 at 23:05
  • Sorry System > Index Management > Catalog UrL Rewrites > reindex data
    – Joshua34
    Sep 10, 2014 at 23:10

I fixed my problem by changing Rewrite.php it was in a core file so I copy pastes in local file and then changed as following:

path: /app/code/local/Mage/Core/Model/Url/Rewrite.php

I changed this getstoreid to the store that I have url rewrite for which is 1:

 $select->where('store_id IN(?)', array(Mage_Core_Model_App::ADMIN_STORE_ID, $object->getStoreId()));


$select->where('store_id IN(?)', array(Mage_Core_Model_App::ADMIN_STORE_ID, 1));

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