Create a product catalog
Install the Search API module
Install Search API. Here we will
be using database search that is available in the
search_api module by default. You can
also use other extension modules listed here.
If you do not have
search_api installed, execute the following commands:
composer require drupal/search_api drupal module:install search_api search_api_db
Create search server
/admin/config/search/search-api/add-server. Fill out the information as
Create search index
/admin/config/search/search-api/add-index. Fill out the information as follows:
Now you will be adding fields. The search data will be indexed based on these fields, and these fields will be available when you create view, and you can create facets out of these fields.
We will be showing the required fields to create a basic product catalog, you can add other fields as necessary.
We will be showing variations in product catalog.
Click Save changes.
/admin/structure/views/add, fill out the information as follows:
Click "Save and edit"
Let's show the products in grid-style.
We will be showing the product title and "Add to cart" widget. You can change it as you per your requirement.
Click "Add and configure fields".
Click "Apply and continue".
Now go ahead and visit
Voila!! Your product catalog is ready.
We are going to add facets to the product catalog. Your catalog will look like this:
First things first, install Facets module. Execute the following commands:
composer require drupal/facets drupal module:install facets
The Facets module is now installed. Now, we will be adding the facets.
/admin/config/search/facets. Since we have already added a view of type
DB index, it should show there.
Click + Add facet.
Earlier we have added "Brand" and "Category" fields while creating the search index. Now we are going to use them as facets.
Do the settings as follows:
Repeat the above steps for adding the "Category" facet.
Finally, you will have two facets.
These facets are now available as blocks. We will place them in the catalog page.
Select any block region. In this case Bartik theme is used, and the facet blocks will be placed inside Sidebar first.
Place "Brand" facet.
Similarly, place "Category" facet.
Rebuild the cache.
/products page, and...