Breadcrumbs grabs the breadcrumb trail based on the content. This causes problems when a site has internal links being created via the editor to other articles that do not have menu items.
eg: Home / Menu Item Level 1 / Menu Item Level 2 / Menu Item Level 3 / Category / Sub Category / Article
What I need is a breadcrumb that matches the menu path of the closest menu item. So if you're looking at things in the 3rd tier, you see a menu path back to the 1st tier, but only of the current menu item.
eg: Menu Item Level 1 / Menu Item Level 2 / Menu Item Level 3
I have no idea how to accomplish this. I don't think I can do it with the breadcrumb module at all, I could create custom menus for every single tier but there's a lot of unknowns there, since most of these articles don't even have menu items. (client put their site together this way, I'm just trying to make it work best I can).
So to clarify: how do I make a breadcrumb path that follows the menu structure, not the article / category structure?
**I didn't actually have time to wait on this answer, so I did go with the custom menu modules, one for each tier, assigned for each menu. It's working pretty well, so I won't be using the alternative, but if someone does know how to make this happen, I can't be the only one who was wondering!