Build awesome search pages with Solr

Drupal has a built in search module - but it's capabilities are limited.  Apache Solr is the go-to solution for building advanced search engines within a Drupal site.  It works by indexing your content in an efficient way for retrieval by keyword search.  With a few modules, you can quickly build pages that let your users find content they want.

I'll talk about the concepts behind search indexes, and walk through the setup for building a robust search page.

Topics covered will include:

  • Basics of the Solr software stack, and how Solr indexes work
  • Installation on a local development machine
  • Hosting considerations, including Pantheon, Acquia, and custom approaches
  • Drupal configuration including basic installation and faceted search
  • Building Solr-backed search and other Views displays
  • Advanced search customizations

 

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Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 11:00am

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