Last updated February 20, 2019

Creating a facet in Drupal 8 is rather different from using Facets API in Drupal 7. In the new module, we first create a search view, and then configure facets against target fields in the index. Once created, we must configure the facet UI to appear on target pages using the Blocks UI.

In this tutorial, we'll:

  • List the steps necessary to create a facet using a non-reference field (i.e. boolean, or text list)
  • Explain why facets are displayed using blocks
  • Describe the various facet display modes and uses for each