Search API Best Practices

Greg Boggs

In Drupal 7, we had many competing solutions for search. In Drupal 8, those efforts have combined into a single powerful tool for search, Search API for D8. However, even in Drupal 8 these tools can easily be implemented poorly. Site search  blurs the lines between user experience, performance, SEO, and development.

There are some default settings of Search API, Facets, and Solr that can lead you to poor choices. Come learn the gotchas and how to avoid them. I'll not only walk you through best practices for search experiences, I'll step you through building an improved experience, and give you a side by side comparision between what's ready in Drupal 8 and Drupal 7.

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Site Building

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