Solr Search Module
A module that adds the ability to index content in a Solr instances, and to then search that content.
Provides a SolrSearchPage type that allows CMS authors to configure a search page within the CMS to display results without needing to perform code behind to determine how the search works.
- The 2.0 branch is compatible with SilverStripe 3.0
- The master branch is compatible with SilverStripe 3.1
<marcus (at) silverstripe (dot) com (dot) au>
- Solr 3.6 installed and running (a test instance is included, but for production use, please install and configure)
- The multivaluefield module from https://github.com/nyeholt/silverstripe-multivaluefield
Solr is licensed under the Apache License This module is licensed under the BSD license
Quick Usage Overview
Install Solr (packages available for most OSes)
For demonstration and testing purposes, a standalone Jetty based installation of solr is available in the solr/ subdirectory. To execute, simply change to that directory and run java -jar start.jar - the default settings will be fine for evaluation.
If you are running a custom Solr instance, make sure to copy the solr/solr/solr/conf/schema.xml file to your solr instance - there are a couple of custom types defined that SilverStripe uses.
If you have a configuration different to the default locahost:8983/solr configuration, you can configure things by calling
SolrSearchService::$solr_details = array();
Add the extension to your pages
Add the SolrSearchable decorator to any SiteTree objects you want to search. Support for other data objects may work, though file indexing is not yet supported
By default, the solr indexer will index Title and Content fields. If you want other fields indexed too, add them to your $searchable_fields static variable in your class type.
Configure your search page
This module creates a new page of type SolrSearchPage in your site's root. This should be published before being able to perform searches.
Add the search extension
Finally, the search mechanism needs to be hooked up to your pages. This can be done by adding the SolrSearchExtension to your Page_Controller class to make available the various template hooks
Now, add your searchform wherever you like in your Page template using $SearchForm
First, you need to tell the search page what you're going to be faceting on
SolrSearchPage::$facets = array('MetaKeywords_ms');
then make sure that field (MetaKeywords) is included in the list of fields to index via the searchable_fields static
To customise search results display, provide a SolrSearchPage_results.ss file in your theme's templates directory.
If you have ADMIN privileges, you can start and stop the locally bundled jetty version of solr from within the CMS on the Solr admin section.
To set the java path (if different from /usr/bin/java), set
to the appropriate path
If you aren't getting any search results, first make sure Solr is running.