Learn the Drupal 7 Search API


Every Monday we release a new video class, and this week’s class is Drupal 7 Search API.

Drupal’s built-in search module is a search engine that lets users search for specific content and users, but its features are limited.

In this class, Brian helps us get the most out of the Search API and Apache Solr Search modules.

Sessions in the Drupal Search API  class


  • Introduction
  • The Default Search Module
  • Installing and Enabling Search API
  • Using the Default Database as the Search Server
  • Setting up Apache Solr and Search API Solr Search
  • Setup a Search Server
  • Setting up the Search Index
  • Setting up a Search Page
  • Using Views to Display Results
  • Installing and Configuring Facet API
  • Search API Quiz 1


  • Sample Project
  • Search Autocomplete Module
  • Search Spellcheck Module
  • Search Location Module
  • Search API Ranges
  • Search API Attachment Module
  • Saved Search API
  • Search API Quiz 2

Sample from the Drupal 7 Search API class

{snippet d7searchvideo}


  • Rod Martin

    Rod holds two masters degrees and has been training people how to do "things" for over 25 years. Originally from Australia, he grew up in Canada and now resides just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. He has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit worlds, in small companies and large corporations. His extensive open source experience includes WordPress, Joomla and Drupal and he really knows how to help you get the most out of the system you chose. Rod plays ice hockey a couple of times a week and rides his Goldwing motorcycle pretty much everywhere he can.

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waseem alfarra
waseem alfarra
8 years ago

dude i have problem please i need your help

when i cleaned my URLs the seach corrupted so when i clicked on search button its take me to the home page not to the result page !!

and when i unchecked the clean URLs the search works again ?

how to solve this please


Nick Savov
8 years ago
Reply to  waseem alfarra

Hi and welcome, Waseem!
We’ll be glad to help. Please sign up for one of our support plans at

[url=https://www.ostraining.com/pricing/]https://www.ostraining.com/…[/url] and our Drupal tech will help you troubleshoot the issue.

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