The Facet API module allows site builders to easily create and manage faceted search interfaces. In addition to the UI components that come out of the box, themers and module developers can build their own widgets that can optionally be contributed back to Drupal.org. Facet API works with the core Search, Search API, and Apache Solr Search Integration modules (including Acquia Search) meaning that code and configuration can be reused as-is with the most popular search solutions available to Drupal. Refer to the documentation for more details.
How to Contribute
Want to create your own extension module? Take a look at the Contrib queue for ideas. Post a link to your project against the appropriate issue to eliminate duplication of effort, and make sure to search for other modules that are already integrating with Facet API.
Not a coder? Excellent!! We need your help to find use cases and interesting search interfaces that this module should strive to achieve. Post a feature request to the issue queue with a screenshot and detailed explanation of the desired functionality.
The architecture of this module is a consolidation of the Search Lucene API and Apache Solr Search Integration facet building code. Much inspiration comes from the Faceted Search module and Flamenco projects. Many additional use cases and identification of various assumptions were brought about by the integration with the Search API module.
Facet API is maintained by Chris Pliakas and Peter Wolanin. The 6.x-3.x branch is maintained by Nick Veenhof. Special thanks to Acquia for sponsoring some of my time to release the module. Big thanks to Yuriy Gerasimov for contributing to the documentation effort.
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