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
(Example of Similar threads widget)
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.