We're now going to enable the Drupal blocks for facets.
Using Drupal navigate to ADMINISTER > SITE CONFIGURATION > APACHE SOLR
Click on ENABLED FILTERS tab.
Under the section APACHE SOLR SEARCH check the box beside the search you want to use.
Click on SAVE button.
Still using Drupal navigate to ADMINISTER > SITE BUILDING > BLOCKS
Arrange the APACHES SOLR blocks appropriately. To do so drag and drop the APACHE SOLR blocks from the section DISABLE to ANOTHER section. In my case the RIGHT SIDEBAR section.
Click on SAVE BLOCKS button.
That's it you're done. We're now going to try Apache Solr search feature.
Note: When used in combination with Drupal core search module, Apache Solr is not the default
search. So you must access it via a new tab on the default search page, called "Search". We are going to do that now.
Using your internet browser go to your website, for example http://example.com
Type in something in the field SEARCH THIS SITE. Try to type something you know is part of a page.
On the left side of the page click on the grey SEARCH button.
On the top of the page click on the blue SEARCH tab button.
If successful you'll see your Apache Solr search blocks on the right side column.
Test by clicking on a few links inside the Apache Solr blocks.