At the moment I can add multiple categories to a post which is fantastic. Is there a way to specify which of the selected categories is the primary category for that content?

The reason that I want to select the primary category is to present a clear breadcrumb trail.

For example an article of content could have the following categories:

      C *
   D *
F *

But the bread crumbs should reflect the primary category "C" (for example).

A > B > C > The Content Title

2 Answers 2


There's a commercial addon called Primary Category by Solspace which is what you are probably looking for.


I'd continue using the traditional method of defining categories associated with your entry, but, in order to specify the "primary" category, I'd use an add-on like Lonely Cat, which allows you to store a single category in a channel field. Then, I'd use that primary category to feed an add-on like GWcode Categories, which should be able to generate the categorical portion of your breadcrumb structure.

  • Does "Lonely Cat" automatically tick the category for the content as well? (In the case where only one category is specified).
    – Lea Hayes
    Commented Dec 5, 2012 at 15:55
  • I don't have any idea; I'd suggest pursuing CreateSean's answer anyways - that looks to be exactly what you need. Commented Dec 5, 2012 at 16:25

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