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Sample Content for Indexing

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    In this tutorial, we're going to install Drupal 7
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    and import some sample content that we can use for creating
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    a search application throughout the rest of this series.
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    We'll start by installing Drupal 7 or whatever the current stable version of it is.
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    We'll then import a database that comes complete with some sample content
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    that we can use in order to create a search application
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    rather than just having bunch of lorem ipsum
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    so we can have some real words.
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    Finally, we'll take a look at the sample content that we're importing
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    and see what information it contains and how we might make use of it.

Sample Content for Indexing


Before we can start building a search application we need some sample data that we can index and use for testing, not to mention a site we can use to test this all out on. In this tutorial we'll walk through installing Drupal 7 and importing some sample data.

In order for this to work I built a Drupal 7 site with a content type named Fish, and then imported a whole bunch of descriptions of various fish from Wikipedia. You should be able to use the provided database dump in order to get up and running with a sample Drupal site pre-populated with some sample data.

If you're not planning on following along and building the fish finder application in the Search API and Solr series, or are planning on implementing Solr search on your own site instead you can probably skip this tutorial. Just note that the rest of the tutorials in the series assume you've got a working Drupal 7 site with some content.

By the end of this tutorial you should have a working Drupal 7 site with sample content running on your localhost for playing with while watching the rest of the series.

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