i trying to make the search on drupal show result by date. for example if i type 25/05/2010 it should return posts for that date and also search by key work which is default on the search. how can i acheive that.

function mytheme_preprocess_search_result(&$variables) {
    $result_node = $variables['result']['node'];
        $image_field = $result_node->field_op_main_image;
        $image_realpath = file_create_url($image_field['und']['0']['uri']);
    $variables['image_uri'] = $image_realpath;
    $info = "";
        $author = $result_node->field_op_author;
        $lang = $result_node->language;
        $author_id = $author[$lang]['0']['nid'];
        $author_detail = node_load($author_id);
        $author_name = $author_detail->title;
        $info .= $author_name . ' - ';
        $date_obj = $result_node->field_date;
        $date_val = $date_obj['und']['0']['value'];
        $info .= date('d/m/Y', strtotime($date_val));
    $variables['info'] = $info;
    // dpm($variables);

above is the code for displaying my result for now.

please help thanks



so this is what i got so far: let me try to explain:

i was trying to modify the search-form and the search-block-form i was able to add a jquery date picker so that the user might search for a specific date or a key word.

the date picker is working

now the issue is:

when i search for key words and press submit it return the article with key word. but if i enter date only it give error to enter keyword and if i enter keyword and date it search by keyword only and ignore the date

code is below

// function to modify search form function fiveplus_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) {

// $variables['form']['actions']['submit']['#value'] = 'search';
if((array_key_exists('#id', $form) && $form['#id'] == 'search-block-form')){
    $form['actions']['submit']['#value'] = '';
if((array_key_exists('#id', $form) && $form['#id'] == 'search-form')){

    $form['basic']['submit']['#value'] = 'submit';
    $form['basic']['keys']['date_field']['#title'] = 'search';
    $form['basic']['date_field'] = array('#type' => 'date_popup','#date_format' => 'Y-m-d');
    //$form['advanced'] ;

so anyone can help me figure out how to make a user be able to search only by 1. date 2. date and keyword 3. keyword

thank you

  • Is there any reason you are not using views module? – Collins Jan 21 '15 at 9:01
  • am not sure how to do it in view?? Will it give user the option to pick a date and search ?? – teerdev ragudu Jan 21 '15 at 12:39

You can use views to search all of your content.

Rather than me write out every step for you, Please try the tutorial at http://webwash.net/tutorials/how-create-search-pages-using-views-drupal-7

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