Using Joomla 3.9.12 and SP Portfolio v1.7

I have a menu item called Locations, this is a menu item type SP Simple Portfolio » Items

Whenever I visit example.com/locations I can see all my portfolio items, great. If I select one of the portfolio items, e.g. Paris, I am taken to example.com/locations/paris, works as expected.

I have enabled the Joomla breadcrumbs module on this page and it displays;

You are here: Home / Locations / Paris

  • Selecting Home successfully takes me to the home page example.com
  • Selecting Locations takes me to example.com/locations/items - this page doesn't exist so I get a 404 error.

When I select Locations in the breadcrumbs I want to go to example.com/locations.

No idea where the additional /items URL parameter is coming from, I can't see it configured anywhere in my menu setup.

What do I need to do in order to get this working how I want?

  • This seems like an intelligent workaround: yellowwebmonkey.com/developer-blog/item/… . This looks kinda close: joomla.stackexchange.com/q/22827/12352 – mickmackusa Nov 18 at 21:44
  • Do you have any SEF extensions installed? I get completely different results on a clean installation. Clicking on an item takes me to example.com/locations/item/1-paris and breadcrumb only contains Home > Locations. And Locations is not clickable. – Sharky Nov 19 at 7:04
  • @Sharky I don't have any third party SEF extensions installed. Joomshaper have created an override of mod_breadcrumbs I might try to edit this, although I don't think I should have to :/ – jonboy Nov 19 at 9:27
  • Thanks @mickmackusa those are both good suggestions. I'm kind of reluctant to create any url rewrites as it can get messy. I've already tired creating a hidden menu item called items with menu item alias to locations but it doesn't work. I can't understand why the breadcrumbs is displaying /items at all? – jonboy Nov 19 at 9:34

I managed to get this working by editing the (already existing Helix / Joomshaper) override.

After spending a (very!) long time trying to figure out where the /items url parameter was coming from, I gave up and modified the override.

I know this isn't a solution but it solves my problem, and possibly someone else that uses the Helix framework or a Joomshaper template.

Add this code to your-template\html\mod_breadcrumbs\default.php, before the foreach block.

array_walk($list, function (&$v) { 
    if ($v->name == 'Items') $v->link = dirname($v->link); 

The breadcrumbs code returns an array with name and link keys. This checks the link and if it contains Items, it will be removed.

Working do far..

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