22 October, 2020

Similar threads 4.9 – Related Topics XenForo 2


Shows a list of similar threads when a user is creating or viewing a thread.

The Similar threads add-on will do the following:
Show a list of similar threads when a user is creating a new thread.
Show a list of similar threads when a user is viewing a thread.
(Example of Similar threads shown during thread creation)


(Example of Similar threads shown in thread view)


(Example of Options page)


(Example of User group permissions)


Forum view permissions honored. If a member doesn’t have permission to view certain forums, similar threads will not be shown from those forums.
Supports Enhanced search.
All phrases start with similarthreads_ for your convenience.
Download Andy-SimilarThreads-4.9.zip and unzip it.
Copy the src/addons/Andy/SimilarThreads directory to your server.
From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
User group permissions:

Normally you will want to set “Allow” for the following two user groups:

Unregistered / Unconfirmed

Creating optional widget:

This widget is used to display a similar threads block in the thread view sidebar.
Admin Control Panel -> Appearance -> Widgets
Widget definition = Similar threads
Widget key = similar_threads
Title = (leave blank)
Display in positions = Thread view: Sidebar
Click Save.
(Example of Similar threads widget)


Enhanced search:

To enable Enhanced search, select in the Options page. Make sure you have ElasticSearch 6.x installed on your server.

Enhanced search gives better similar thread results because it uses stemming.

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