Modules for Acquia Search

Acquia Search is based on Apache Solr 3.5, running on Acquia's hosting platform. There are several Drupal modules that integrate with Acquia Search, some of which are required, some of which are recommended, and some of which are helpful for different use cases.

Installing the required modules

To use Acquia Search with your Drupal website, you need to download, install, and enable the following recommended modules based on your installed version of Drupal:

Module Drupal 8 Drupal 7 Drupal 6
Acquia Connector Yes Yes Yes
Search API 8.x-1.0-alpha14 Yes No No
Search API Solr 8.x-1.0-alpha3 Yes No No
Apache Solr Search Integration No Yes Yes

Configuring the Solr index to match your website’s modules

When you update the Apache Solr Search Integration module to a later version, you must register the update in the Acquia Search page of the Acquia user interface. Click the gear icon, select the new version of the Apache Solr Search Integration, and then click Save.

Update module version

Recommended modules

The following modules are necessary for important use cases with Acquia Search:

  • Facet API - Enables faceted search interfaces, so users can filter their search results.
  • Solr Devel (Drupal 7 only) - Enables easier debugging of Solr indexing, searching, and ranking.
  • Apache Solr Attachments - Required to include file attachments in your search index.
  • Apache Solr Multisite Search - Required to enable multiple websites to connect to a single search index and provide a unified search across all of the websites. This also supports searches that span both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 websites.

Other search modules

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