Do your content authors have the ability of modifying data and styling on your site at granular level? Do they have the ability to have an AB test done on the smallest piece of design like a button on your site? If this is what you are wanting to do then ATOMIC DESIGN is the way to go! Continue reading
The header and footer are possibly the most important renderings on your site. Every visitor notices them. Keep reading through this post and see how we built ours using atomic design and are able to perform some magic behind the scenes! Continue reading
Don’t you want to save your content authors time? Don’t you want them to love you? This will certainly help! This small snippet will get you on the god / goddess path to stardome. Continue reading
I have the privilege to speak at SUGCON 2015. My talk on Optimizing with Solr includes a lot of technical information and I felt it would be helpful to the community if I wrote a blog series touching on each of the different points I’ll be making during my presentation.
The purpose of this talk and the blog series is to give you a good overview of what Solr is, how to use it, and to give solid real-world examples of how we use it.
- Learn how to use the Solr Web Admin
- Solr Sitecore Config – What does this all mean?
- Let’s Build a simple country index
- Let’s get complicated with our index
- Spatial Indexing
- Fuzzy Search
- Boost your search results
Please enjoy the series, if you have any questions feel free to reach out by commenting, twitter (@tbraga01) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Happy to help.
Fuzzy search is important. Not all your visitors are perfect spellers but they still want the results they were looking for. Take for example the word Brazil. It can be spelled with a ‘z’ (Brazil) and with an ‘s’ (Brasil). How is Solr going to pick up Brasil with an ‘s’ if our content authors have spelled it with a ‘z’? This is where fuzzy search comes in and saves the day. Continue reading
Document level boosting is just as important as field level boosting, and they have their own purposes. Field level allows you to boost directly on a field value, targeting the content field or a title field. Document level boosting adds “weight” to a document as whole, giving it more relevance than other documents. Continue reading
By the time you finish reading this blog post you should have a good understanding of the key points in the Solr configuration file. I always look at things like a big puzzle, and when you have put more pieces together, the more you understand what it is you are working with and everything around you. Hopefully this blog post will add a couple pieces to your puzzle… Continue reading