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I'd like to change the output of the search result page.

For example, I've got 3 different content types: foo, bar, etc. I'd like to group my search results by these content types, so that for every content type the first three or so results are shown followed by a link: "View more results for content-type foo" which will lead you to a page where all results of this specific content type are shown.

I've done some researching and couldn't find a module which does something like this. I guess i have to write my own module, but I don't know where to begin. Do you have any tips for me (whick hooks to implement, etc...)

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If you only have 3 types and you don't plan on changing often, the easiest way to do that might be to create views of those three content types and use views_embed_view.

You could potentially override the search results in your theme using search-results.tpl.php. A more complex, and possibly better way would be to write a custom module that implements hook_menu_alter and redirects the default search callback to a custom view in your module.

I have done something like that before and it's not a trivial undertaking (take a look at the apachesolr_search module if you want a complete example).

Something like (untested)...

function mymodule_menu_alter(&$menu) {
  if (isset($menu['search/mymodulesearch/%menu_tail'])) {
    // redirect default search to this module's view
    $menu['search']['page callback'] = 'mymodule_search_view'; 
    // create a menu linkspecifically for this view
    $menu['search/mymodulesearch/%menu_tail']['page callback'] = 'mymodule_search_view';
    $menu['search/mymodulesearch/%menu_tail']['weight'] = -20;
  }
}

function mymodule_search_view() {
  $keys = search_get_keys();

  // do something with views_embed_view here
}
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i think that correct code will be:

function custom_preprocess_search_results(&$variables) {
global $base_path;
drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.tabs');
drupal_add_js('jQuery(document).ready(function(){jQuery("#tabs").tabs();});', 'inline');
$variables['search_results'] = '';
// get a list of node types
$nodeTypes = node_type_get_types();
// loop through results, group by type
$resultTypes = array();
foreach ($variables['results'] as $result) {
    $resultTypes[$result['node']->type][] = $result;  
}

// create fieldsets for each type
    $output = '<div id="tabs">';
$i = 0;
$output .= '<ul>';

foreach ($resultTypes as $resultType => $resultTypeResults) {
    $i++;
    $value = "";
    // loop through entries
    foreach ($resultTypeResults as $result) {
        $value .= theme('search_result', array('result' => $result, 'module' => $variables['module']));
    }
    $output .=  '<li><a href="#tabs-'.$i.'">';
    $output .=  $nodeTypes[$resultType]->name.'</a></li>';

}
$output .= '</ul>';

$i = 0;
foreach ($resultTypes as $resultType => $resultTypeResults) {
    $i++;
    $value = "";
    // loop through entries
    foreach ($resultTypeResults as $result) {
        $value .= theme('search_result', array('result' => $result, 'module' => $variables['module']));
    }

    $output .=  '<div id="tabs-'.$i.'">';
    $output .=  $value;
    $output .=  '</div>';

}
    $output .= '</div>';

     $variables['search_results'] = $output;

}

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