The SitePoint PHP blog has finished off their series showing you how to integrate searching with SOLR (via Solarium) into your PHP application. In this last part of the series, Lukas White gets into some of the more advanced topics around searching and handling the resulting output in your views.
In the first three parts we installed and configured SOLR and Solarium and started building an example application for searching movies. We've also looked at faceted search. We're going to wrap up the series by looking at some more advanced features of SOLR, and how to use them with Solarium.
He's broken up the rest of the tutorial to talk about a few of these more advanced features like:
- Highlighting search matches in the output of documents (depending on the type of match)
- Using the searching for an autocomplete
- Configuring and making the request with an array-based configuration (a more manual process)
- Adding additional cores to the search (allowing for more flexibility on search styles and configurations)