Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit 2012

All the drops gather here.
Seattle, October 20-21, 2012

Drupal 7 search: Search API & Apache Solr

Information Architecture and Administration
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In Drupal 7, if you want fast, scalable, and faceted search, you have two options:

  • Search API
  • Apache Solr Search Integration.

In this session, I'll briefly cover the advantages of faceted search, give an overview of the two solr solutions above and use cases for each, and then dive into how to configure them, focusing particularly on the conceptually complex (but powerful, flexible, and exciting) Search API module.

Participants will leave with an understanding of the power of Apache Solr, the two Apache Solr integration options for Drupal 7, some criteria for choosing each, and the steps necessary to setup, configure, and start using both.