Search is an important function in almost every site. There is a simple feature which we can implement to improve user experience, and that is ‘search autocomplete’.
Autocomplete means ‘predictive text’, and it is a feature in which the system predicts the rest of a word a user is typing.
It provides suggestions of words to users while typing, and speeds up the human-computer interaction. It can work well particularly in search because the list of suggested words will come directly from controlled keywords from the system itself.
It is also helpful in situations where long words or hard-to-spell terminologies are involved.
In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to install and configure the Search Autocomplete module in Drupal. The module provides an easy way to convert any text field into an autocomplete field.