21 Mar 2022
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Here is one way you can create breadcrumbs in Nextjs without you creating a static array to map over. instead, Here I am using and taking advantage of the Nextjs and its useRouter hook to get the current path on the site and turn that into an array to create breadcrumbs.
One way I have found this helpful is by using it in a layout component that will be on every page on the site and it will automatically create the proper breadcrumbs.
They are three other reasons why to bookmark this or why I wrote this:
We are going to create three files just to have some separation of concerns, and this will be:
useRouterPath.ts: a custom hook that returns the current route from the useRouter hook in Nextjs.
pascalCase.ts: Returns a String in a Pascal Case Format e.g form dog to Dog
You can create breadCrumbs Component or where ever use it directly The Route looks like👇 The breadCrumbs look like looks like 👇
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