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As i browse through categories and subcategories enter image description here

i can see the full breadcrumb. [Home > Electronics > Smartphone]

But as i enter the product listing page (After i selected apple)

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i can't see that full breadcrumb. It only shows parent categories. [Home > Electronics]

Problem : how to get full categories and subcategories breadcrumb in my case [Home > Electronics > Smartphone > Apple]

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Assuming your product only belongs to one category. You could override the getBreadcrumbPath function in Mage_Catalog_Helper_Data in this way:

if (!$this->_categoryPath) {

   $path = array();
   $category = $this->getCategory();

   if(!$category && $this->getProduct()) {

      $categoryIds = $this->getProduct()->getCategoryIds();
      if (is_array($categoryIds) and count($categoryIds)) 
          $category = Mage::getModel('catalog/category')->load(array_pop($categoryIds));
   }

   if ($category) {
   ...

Untested, but it should work

  • Assuming your product only belongs to one category. what is suppose to means ? if any products in the list belongs to more than one category i don't get full breadcrumb. is that ? – Suman K.C Jan 29 '15 at 10:33
  • You would still get the full breadcrumb, but this script arbitrarily picks the last category ID assigned to the product. – Mayers Jan 29 '15 at 10:55
  • Replaced, but still shows the same breadcrumb :( – Suman K.C Jan 29 '15 at 11:01
  • @K.C. Past that point, I would need to have a nosy to be able to help you. Are you sure you overrode the helper properly? Add an exit in there to make sure it goes through it. – Mayers Jan 29 '15 at 15:40

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