Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Primary Category won’t display

  • Resolved bierenbrouwsels



    Some of my products have multiple categories. The Yoast Plugin allows you to make one category Primary. But when I do this, not the primary category shows up on the shop page or in the breadcrump.

    Is there a way to solve this?


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  • Plugin Support Maybellyne



    Thanks for reaching out.

    We understand that the primary category you have selected is not showing in the breadcrumbs path. Can you confirm that you have implemented the Yoast SEO breadcrumbs according to this comprehensive guide?

    Thread Starter bierenbrouwsels


    Hello Maybellyne,

    Thanks for your response.

    Yes I can confirm that I used the guide. So the “main” category IPA is showing. But there are also 2 subcategories and only one of them is showing. In this case New Engeland IPA, which is not the primary sub-category.

    Plugin Support Michael Tina


    Hi @bierenbrouwsels

    Upon checking, the screenshots from your first message don’t seem to be loading as expected.

    You may have to experiment with the breadcrumb pathway. If you select the ‘primary category’ as the parent category, it won’t display the subcategories. If you set one of the subcategories as the primary category, it should display both the parent category and the subcategory in the breadcrumb path –

    Could you check if this is working with your default posts and pages? If this issue is only occurring for your WooCommerce shop and pages, you might also have to check if that is actually the WooCommerce breadcrumbs outputting and not the Yoast SEO breadcrumbs, which in that case, you’ll need the add-on Yoast WooCommerce SEO plugin to hide the WooCommerce breadcrumbs and use the Yoast SEO breadcrumbs.

    Plugin Support devnihil


    We are going ahead and marking this issue as resolved due to inactivity. If you require any further assistance please create a new issue.

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