Drupal 8 Module of the Week: Search API
Each day, more Drupal 7 modules are being migrated to Drupal 8 and new ones are being created for the Drupal community’s latest major release. Citiface developers are profiling some of the most prominent, useful modules, projects, and tools available for Drupal 8. This week: SEARCH API
What does the Search API Module do?
The Search API Module--in use on more than 80 thousand Drupal 7 and 800+ Drupal 8 sites as of March 2016--is a toolset for creating searches on Drupal sites, built to support the complex data-structures you can encounter in Drupal applications. Site builders can use it to create powerful search interfaces for end users. Furthermore it presents a flexible framework for developers to create new, reusable search-related modules. It is extensible, providing connectors to other search engines and technologies like Apache SOLR, for example, which you might choose to improve the speed and relevancy of your search results.