Edit The Opencart Homepage Breadcrumb

So by default, the homepage breadcrumb in Opencart points to this url:

http://domain.com/index.php?route=common/home

Now this isn’t ideal from an SEO perspective, as we want all of the internal links to point to our proper root domain url, which would be:

http://domain.com

So to do this, We have to edit the seo_url.php file, which is found here: /catalog/controller/common/seo_url.php

Find the line:

return $link;

And before it, add this line:

$link = str_replace('index.php?route=common/home', '', $link);

This will fix all of the homepage breadcrumbs to point to the proper root domain url.

Change The Opencart Homepage Breadcrumb Link Text

Sometimes we might want to link with some text that’s a little more SEO friendly than just “home”, or maybe your shop is on a sub-domain or sub-directory and you want to label it with a different name.

So to edit this homepage breadcrumb link, edit the file header.php, in /catalog/language/english/common/header.php

You need to edit the line:

$_['text_home'] = 'Home';

Replacing the word “Home” with the text you want to link to the homepage with. In our example we’ve changed it to this:

$_['text_home'] = 'Digital Products';

Editing the opencart breadcrumb text

If you have any questions about this, then feel free to leave them in the comments. Share the guide with your friends if you enjoyed it!

Matt Jackson

Digital marketer, specialising in e-commerce SEO, including audits and strategy. Director of JP Digital Enterprises.

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