React Tutorial- How To Create Breadcrumbs In React Using Bootstrap

React Js Breadcrumbs Tutorial With Example

Friends, today in this React tutorial, we will learn how to create the Breadcrumbs Component in a React JS application. For adding this component, we have to use the React Bootstrap Library. You will see that the steps are quite easy to implement even if you are a novice in developing React apps.

Hope that most of you are already aware that Breadcrumbs are the secondary navigation and help us know about the location of a page in an app. When in some large sites, we navigate deeper into those sites, we often see a horizontal stack of links categories-wise that secondary navigations are there to give us an idea about our location.


How To Create Breadcrumb Component In React Js Bootstrap

Step 1- Create React Project

Step 2- Add React Bootstrap

Step 3- Create Breadcrumb Component

Step 4- Register Component In App Js

Step 5- Run Development Server


Let’s learn in detail now:

Step 1- Create React Project

The first is quite simple in which we have to install a new React app or project. Make sure that you already have installed node and npm packages in your system before this:

npx create-react-app reactra


Further, we will get into the app project:

cd reactra


Step 2- Add React Bootstrap

Afterward, we need to head over to the console where we use the following command to install the React Bootstrap package:

npm install react-bootstrap@next bootstrap@5.1.1


To implant the Bootstrap components in our React app, we must include the Bootstrap CSS in the src/App.js file:

import 'bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css';


Step 3- Create Breadcrumb Component

Now, in this step, we have to create the Breadcrumb component. So, we will be creating components/Breadcrumb.js folder and file in which we will paste the given code:

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import Breadcrumb from 'react-bootstrap/Breadcrumb';

class BreadcrumbComponent extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <div class="container">
          <Breadcrumb.Item href="#">Home</Breadcrumb.Item>
          <Breadcrumb.Item href="#">Products</Breadcrumb.Item>
          <Breadcrumb.Item active>Shoes</Breadcrumb.Item>
export default BreadcrumbComponent;


Step 4- Register Component In App Js

Since we are ready now, we require to open the App.js in which we have to paste the following code:

import React from "react";
import 'bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css';

export default function App() {
  return (


Step 5- Run Development Server

The final step is simply to start this React App. We will be doing this by running the below command:

npm start



So now, we have understood that Breadcrumbs prove quite beneficial in uplifting the user experience for our websites in addition to being a standard navigational feature.

Hope that you have found this guide of executing the Breadcrumbs in your React app simple, easy and dynamic.



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