How To Change Genesis Breadcrumb Separator

Last time, we have shown you how can you remove you are here text from Genesis. After that, one of our users asked that about changing the breadcrumb separator. In this post, we are going to show you that how can you change Genesis breadcrumb separator and add your own custom one.

How To Change Genesis Breadcrumb Separator

By default, Genesis breadcrumbs come with “/” as the separator. Most folks wish to remove it and add something custom. All you need to do is, add a bit of code to your child theme’s functions file.

First of all, log in to your WordPress dashboard, and go to the theme editor.

genesis magazine pro theme editor

In my case, now I am using the Magazine Pro theme on the blog. Open the functions file there.

magazine pro child theme functions file

Add the below code on the file and simply update it.

 add_filter('genesis_breadcrumb_args', 'modify_separator_breadcrumbs');
function modify_separator_breadcrumbs($args) {
    $args['sep'] = ' » ';
    return $args;

update genesis breadcrumbs separator

Before updating my blog was having the default breadcrumb separator.

default genesis breadcrumb separator

After publishing the update, I am on custom one!

updated genesis breadcrumb separator

Simple isn’t it? You don’t even need any plugins for changing the separator.


If your browser is not showing the new breadcrumb separator, you need to clear your browser cache and cache of your WordPress blog. Or, you need to open the website on a private window and check from there.

Also, make sure that you have added the custom code in the functions file. If you added it to any other file, your website will run into some issues. So, functions file.

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13 thoughts on “How To Change Genesis Breadcrumb Separator”

  1. I just did it!
    I thought I must be a coder for configuring Genesis.
    It’s simple than I thought.
    Anyway, thank you so much, Christina.


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