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This tutorial covers a topic in Drupal 7 which may or may not be the version you're using. We're keeping this tutorial online as a courtesy to users of Drupal 7, but we consider it archived.
In this tutorial we'll walk through downloading and installing the Search API module, the Search API Solr module, and their dependencies. Then we'll look at using the Search API Solr configuration files with our Solr server. These configuration files are specially crafted to help with indexing data contained in a Drupal site and allow Solr to have a better understanding of Drupal's entities, fields, and the data that they contain. For example, mapping a Drupal Field API body field on a page node type to the appropriate field type in Solr.
The gist of this tutorial is, locating the Solr configuration files in the
search_api_solr/solr-conf/ directory, talking a little bit about what each one does, and then demonstrating how to copy those files into the configuration for your Solr server so that Solr will start using them.
After looking at the various configuration files, and then placing them into our Solr instance, we'll connect Drupal to our Solr server by creating a new Search API server configuration within Drupal's UI. This will allow us to confirm that our Apache Solr server, and Drupal, will be able to talk to one another.
By the end of this tutorial you should be able to configure Solr to work with Drupal, connect the two, and verify that the connection is working.
Over the years we've developed some techniques for practicing that we wanted to share. At Drupalize.Me we take hugging seriously. In this tutorial we'll look at the art, and science, of giving a good hug. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word hug as; squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.
Did you know there are all kinds of different hugs that you can give? In this tutorial we'll look at:
- Defining what a hug is
- Some of the many types of hugs in the world today
- Precautions you may want to familiarize yourself with before hugging
- And the importance of proper technique
Lets go ahead and get started shall we?