Update: This tutorial is out-of-date. Please go to Search API’s getting started page for up-to-date documentation.
The Search API is a Drupal 7 search framework module. It allows you to create custom search pages on any URL and integrates with a few search backends.
In this article I’ll show you how to setup Search API with Apache Solr on a mac (10.6).
For more details check out the Search API project page.
If you already have solr setup skip to the Search API section.
Setup Apache Solr
The first thing we’ll have to do is setup Solr locally. Make sure you have Java installed, if your using OSX 10.6 and keep it up to date you should be fine.