Create breadcrumbs to show users their location within a website.


The Breadcrumb component consists of links, which are aligned side by side and separated by a divider. Add the .uk-breadcrumb class to a <ul> element to define the component. Use <a> elements as breadcrumb items within the list. An active state is automatically applied to the last <li> element.

To add list items without a link, use a <span> element instead of an <a>. Alternatively, disable an <a> element by adding the .uk-disabled class to the <li> element and remove the href attribute from the anchor to make it inaccessible through keyboard navigation.

<ul class="uk-breadcrumb">
  <li><a href=""></a></li>
  <li><a href=""></a></li>
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  • <nav aria-label="Breadcrumb">
      <ul class="uk-breadcrumb">
        <li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Linked Category</a></li>
        <li class="uk-disabled"><a>Disabled Category</a></li>
          <span aria-current="page">Franken UI</span>


In order for the Breadcrumb component to adhere to the Breadcrumb design pattern, set the appropriate WAI-ARIA roles, states and properties.

  • Contain the breadcrumb list within a nav element and set the aria-label property to describe the type of the provided navigation.
  • If the last item is the current page and a link, set the aria-current="page" property.
<nav aria-label="Breadcrumb">
  <ul class="uk-breadcrumb">

Theme development

On your tailwind.config.js file, add the Breadcrumb component within the ui() plugin.

import ui from "franken-ui";

    components: {
        breadcrumb: {
            hooks: {}

Available hooks

Note If you are developing theme from scratch, you can use all these hooks. If you’re using the shadcn/ui theme, some hooks might not work as they were already in use or removed. Learn more about using hooks.

Hook NameAffected Classes > * > * > * > :hover > :last-child > span, .uk-breadcrumb > :last-child > a:not([href]) > :nth-child(n + 2):not(.uk-first-column)::before > .uk-disabled > *