Configure Extension

After started-install-extension you need to configure the extension. Only a few steps from below are necessary for Index the first time.

Static TypoScript

The extension already comes with basic configuration that will work for small pages out of the box. For now create, or edit an existing, TypoScript Template record in your page tree and add the provided static TypoScript:


Update the constants to match the current setup:

plugin {
    tx_solr {
        solr {
            host =
            port = 8983

Adjust the host according to where your Solr is reachable, see Solr.

Search Markers

EXT:solr is indexing everything on a page between <!– TYPO3SEARCH_begin –> and <!– TYPO3SEARCH_end –> to ensure this is the case, check the output of you website and add the markers to your template.

If the markers are missing, you should add them to your template. To increase the quality of the search results the markes should only wrap the relevant content of a page and exclude e.g. menus, because they are same on each page.

The most simple configuration for my page was:

page.10 {
    stdWrap.dataWrap = <!--TYPO3SEARCH_begin-->|<!--TYPO3SEARCH_end-->

Domain Records and Indexing

To enable Solr connections, the extension needs a Domain Record and indexing has to be enabled. Therefore enable indexing by setting the following TypoScript:

config {
    index_enable = 1

Also define that your root page is actually a root page:


Last but not least, add the domain record to the root page:


Initialize Solr Connection

Next, initialize the Solr Connection from TYPO3 and check whether everything works as expected.

To initialize the connection, open the Cache-Menu and start Initialization.


Check whether connections to Solr could be established by opening the Reports module and go to Status Report view:


That’s it, head over to Index the first time.