Adds Solr search to Spree using [Sunspot]:https://github.com/sunspot/sunspot . This is a moving targer and is very beta and should be treated as such. This is compatable with the current 0.70 release of Spree only due to gem requirements.
I make the assumption that you have a functioning Spree store and are just extending the search capabilities with Sunspot/Solr
Add spree_sunspot_search to your Gemfile and run bundler.
gem 'spree_sunspot_search', git: 'git://github.com/jbrien/spree_sunspot_search.git'
add the following to the Gemfile if you are not using another solr install locally for testing and development. The rake tasks for starting and stop this for development are included automatically for your use.
group :test, :development do
Install the solr.yml file from Sunspot.
rails g sunspot_rails:install
Copy the Initializer
Start up Solr (bundled with Sunspot's install)
Build the index for the first time
Customise the Facets Shown
Edit the initializer and specify you Product Properties, Product Options, and Price Ranges as an array
supposing you have model manufacturer and gender as addition properties you would add the following to the initializer
PRODUCT_PROPERTY_FACETS = [:brand, :model, :manufacturer, :gender]
same goes for product options
PRODUCT_OPTION_FACETS = [:color, :size]
and price ranges
`PRODUCT_PRICE_RANGES = ["0-25", "25-50", "50-100", "100-150"]
*Add an automatic MAX value for price facets (e.g. Above ) *Sorting by facet criteria and Solr analytics (Best result, Popular, etc.) *Open the Sunspot DSL to utilise all the additional data and analytics available through Solr *Get the Taxon browsing (e.g. Categories) to utilise the Solr data for speed boosts
Copyright (c) 2011 John Brien Dilts, released under the New BSD License