Last updated May 16, 2019

In order for Drupal to work with Apache Solr, we need to add the Search API module. This module provides a generic interface for search backends, including Solr. Furthermore, it adds several features to search without the need for custom code.

In this tutorial, we'll:

  • Describe why Search API is necessary to use Solr with Drupal
  • Identify a Search API server