Search API 8.x is nearly a complete re-write compared to its 7.x branch, driven by the fundamental changes in the Drupal core.
The same is true for the Search API Solr Search backend which is an advanced solution compared to the built-in database backend. But beside this architectural driven re-write we had and still have some more things to do.
For Drupal 8 the formerly competitive modules Search API (Solr) 7.x and Apachesolr Search 7.x decided to merge and to join forces which is great for the community. But due to this decision we additionally faced the problem to merge the feature sets and to migrate advanced features Search API Solr never had before – based on a different Drupal core and the completely different architecture of Search API compared to Apachesolr Search. The same is true for additional modules like Apachesolr Multilingual Search.
In this session I will talk about the current state of the Search API Solr 8.x modules, the new features that originally came from the Apachesolr 7.x modules, what already works and what's still on the road map.
In a live demo I will show how to set up a Search API Solr backend and how to tune the configuration to improve the search results, especially for multilingual environments.
|The State of Search API Solr and Solr Multilingual 8.pdf||2.97 MB|