The breadcrumbs in Magento’s default layout are fairly well placed, but lets say you want to move them to the header.phtml file? How do you go about moving it, because you cannot simply cut the
<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('breadcrumbsContainer') ?>
out of the page template and move it.
Very simple here, remove that default call (obviously), and place this line of code where you’d like the new breadcrumb navigation to go!
<?php echo $this->getLayout()->getBlock('breadcrumbs')->toHtml(); ?>