Our plan

For our implementation, we will add autocompletion to the search field in the search module's block. But rather than running a search for each autocompletion request, we will build a scaled-down list of terms that we will define. Only that list of terms will be used for autocompletion.

If this were a book on PHP development, I would suggest writing some server-side code to collect and analyze search engine data, and then use that information to pre-populate an autocompletion field. But we can't readily get that information. So we will try another approach.We will use a Drupal taxonomy as the source for our suggestions.

Taking this approach, we will allow content creators to add keywords to articles. Those keywords will then be used for autocompletion.

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