How do you handle search on large sites like Drupal.org or Economist.com? While Drupal's included search module is sufficient for small sites, it has problems with performance and usability once you get to hundreds or thousands of nodes. Apache Solr is an alternative search system that handles these performance issues and provides user-friendly features like faceted search, content recommendations ("More Like This"), language stemming, and query suggestions ("Did you mean...?").
In this presentation, Wayne will walk through a simple Solr setup for Drupal and demonstrate how to configure the the features listed above. If there's time, we'll discuss more advanced options and additional contrib modules that can extend Solr's functionality.
The presentation this month is one that, having using Solr on multiple projects, I personally am very excited to see, so come on out and join us!
Location: Spark Central
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Date: September 24