Is it possible to change the output created with the Search module? I want to show custom fields, and I want to hide the description, user and date...

  • +1 Good question, what I need to do too, I've provided some comments as to the accepted answer as to the detail that worked for me. Jan 8, 2015 at 10:24

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You have two options:

  1. You can use Display Suite module. A sub-module Display Suite Search allows you to change the way nodes are displayed for search results.

  2. You can use template_preprocess_search_result() together with a copy of modules/search/search-result.tpl.php in your theme. Read thoroughly the comments in the search-result.tpl.php as they will help you understand what is going on and what is available to you.
    You can define variables this way: $variables['your_value'] = $variables['result']['node']->field_sample[LANGUAGE_NONE][0]['value']; and use it in the .tpl file like this: print $your_value;.

  • Thanks for this straightforward answer! I'll take a look at this right away! Oct 19, 2012 at 15:19
  • I have all fields available in template_preprocess_search_result(), how do I use them in the .tpl file? Make a global variable? It's working that way, but is that the good way to do things like this? Oct 19, 2012 at 15:57
  • I updated my answer. Oct 19, 2012 at 16:30
  • Thanks mate, I loved Drupal before, and I'm loving it more and more, and a bit of the honour goes to you ;) Oct 20, 2012 at 8:23
  • You are welcome. Glad I helped. Oct 22, 2012 at 16:07

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