function hook_search_info

Define a custom search type.

This hook allows a module to tell search.module that it wishes to perform searches on content it defines (custom node types, users, or comments for example) when a site search is performed.

In order for the search to do anything, your module must also implement hook_search_execute(), which is called when someone requests a search on your module's type of content. If you want to have your content indexed in the standard search index, your module should also implement hook_update_index(). If your search type has settings, you can implement hook_search_admin() to add them to the search settings page. You can use hook_form_FORM_ID_alter(), with FORM_ID set to 'search_form', to add fields to the search form (see node_form_search_form_alter() for an example). You can use hook_search_access() to limit access to searching, and hook_search_page() to override how search results are displayed.

Return value

Array with optional keys:

  • title: Title for the tab on the search page for this module. Title must be untranslated. Outside of this return array, pass the title through the t() function to register it as a translatable string.
  • path: Path component after 'search/' for searching with this module. Defaults to the module name if not given.
  • conditions_callback: An implementation of callback_search_conditions().

Related topics

3 functions implement hook_search_info()

Note: this list is generated by pattern matching, so it may include some functions that are not actually implementations of this hook.

node_search_info in drupal/modules/node/node.module
Implements hook_search_info().
search_extra_type_search_info in drupal/modules/search/tests/search_extra_type.module
Implements hook_search_info().
user_search_info in drupal/modules/user/user.module
Implements hook_search_info().
1 invocation of hook_search_info()
search_get_info in drupal/modules/search/search.module
Returns information about available search modules.


drupal/modules/search/search.api.php, line 42
Hooks provided by the Search module.


function hook_search_info() {

  // Make the title translatable.
  return array(
    'title' => 'Content',
    'path' => 'node',
    'conditions_callback' => 'callback_search_conditions',