[Drupal] How to get more advanced search forms in drupal 7?
BY hema.divakar
5 years ago
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Getting search fields inside a view is easy that is adding a field in 'Filter :Criteria' and exposing it, so we get the search field and now you can search based on that field.And when we require more than one field to be searched we need to include it by adding the fields in 'Filter Criteria' and exposing it , which looks weird when we have 3 fields in a single search form.So what if we have an option to make it a single field say we have to search the contents based on 3 fields with a single search field.Isn't that interesting?Here comes the use of 'Finder' module which is safe and sound.Now let's have a look at it.One of the major advantage is that we can get the autocomplete dropdown while searching.

Step 1 : Enable the module as usual in Admin > Modules.

Step 2 : Go to admin/structure/finder .

Step 3 : Here we can see an option to add the Finder.

Step 4 : While adding a finder there is an option to give the view name.Select the view where our contents are present.

Step 5 : Next we will get a form were we need to cook a bit.

Step 6 : Initially in the form we need to add an element.Here the form element means this search is now available in a form.So we need to give the Title on the form element.

Step 7 : Select an Element from the select list.From the select list, select 'Autocomplete textfield' if we need to show the dropdown while entering the search field.

Step 8 : After adding the element we can see a collapsible field named Settings , here is the place to add the fields, that is the fields we need to search for.Add the fields .

Step 9 : This module also provides us the options for AJAX and whether to get this search form in a block or a page etc.

Step 10 : Provide path for the page and this is possible in Basic settings.

Step 11 : Visit the page and search for the field.(On searching we can get the results in a dropdown list and we can select from the dropdown.)

With the above steps you can see that your search works perfectly !!


1. http://drupal.org/project/Finder



on 01st January 2008 / by webmaster
We have added a few new modules to our site recently. Drupal Technical StumbleThis Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Sean (not verified) access_time 12 Jul 2020 - 16:07 Hi there, I uploaded the files, enabled the modules to use SU, and now I see the link, but there is no icon... How can I fix this? Thanks, Sean webmaster access_time 12 Jul 2020 - 16:07 In reply to Icon doesn't show by Sean (not verified) What do you see when you view the source? Search for stumblethis_button and you should be able to see the code for the image and the URL. Then you should be able to troubleshoot from there. Juicy Couture Addict (not verified) access_time 12 Jul 2020 - 16:07 thanks for the post. would love to hear more of you. by the way, drupal's really popular nowadays as it has easy and fast features. you agree with me? thanks. Add new comment

on 16th January 2008 / by webmaster
Most webmasters do not realize this, but a lot of the content on lot of websites can be accessed from multiple URLs. A simple example would be where www.example.com and example.com leads to the same page. This is a fatal mistake in Search Engine Optimization and search engines penalize you for duplicate content. The correct configuration would be where the above two urls will lead you to the same page but example.com will redirect you to www.example.com with a 301 (Moved permanently) status which will not result in search engines penalizing the page. It is very easy to configure 301 redirects using Apache .htaccess file and the process is the same for a Drupal installation also. Drupal Technical Apache htaccess SEO Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Anonymous (not verified) access_time 12 Jul 2020 - 16:07 Hello. I'm trying to make example.com show as www.example.com, and I'm running into difficulties. I'm on Apache 2.0 and using the following lines in my httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^xxxxxxxxxx\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com/$1 [L,R=301] When I go to http://xxxxxxxxxx.com, I get http://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com (as expected). However, when I go to http://xxxxxxxxxx.com/node/1 (it's a Drupal site), I get a 404 thrown and the URL changes to xxxxxxxxxx.com/var/www/drupal/node/1. Same thing with www.xxxxxxxxxx.com/node/1. Any suggestions? I want to run without Drupal's .htaccess file (instead incorporating these calls into my httpd.conf file). webmaster access_time 12 Jul 2020 - 16:07 In reply to Rewrite including filesystem path by Anonymous (not verified) I think the problem is with the base path which results in the redirection to /var/www/ part. The best approach I would think is to start with drupal htaccess and then strip out parts and move to httpd SNVC (not verified) access_time 12 Jul 2020 - 16:07 This is definitely a good guide. Thanks for this. wellyson access_time 12 Jul 2020 - 16:07 This is really nice and helpful. Add new comment

on 08th February 2008 / by webmaster
Attachment Size slashdotit.tar.gz 173.55 KB Similar to the StumbleThis module that we had created earlier we have created another bookmarking Drupal Technical Slashdotit Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Shlomi Fish (not verified) access_time 12 Jul 2020 - 16:07 Hi! I'm interested in this module, but Drupal 6.2 complains that it's incompatible with it. Can you please update it or tell me how? Regards, Shlomi Fish shlomifish.org webmaster access_time 12 Jul 2020 - 16:07 In reply to Can you update it for Drupal-6.x? by Shlomi Fish (not verified) Sure we are working on this currently and will post an update soon. Also we will post this module on www.drupal.org as well Cheers Anoop John Team Zyxware Anonymous (not verified) access_time 12 Jul 2020 - 16:07 Hello! Nice Article very interesting, thanks Add new comment
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