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Similar threads

Similar threads 1.8

No permission to buy ($25.00)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
2.0
Premium upgrade:

This XF2 add-on along with the entire collection can be purchased for $25.00 USD. Your Premium upgrade will allow you to download as many XF2 add-ons as you like for one year. Please see the entire collection located in the Resources area at this URL:

https://www.xf2addons.com/

Note: all my XF1 add-ons are still 100% free and are supported by donations.

Description:

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)

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(Example of Similar threads shown in thread view)

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(Example of Options page)

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(Example of User group permissions)

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Features:
  • Forum view permissions honored. If a member doesn't have permission to view certain forums, similar threads will not be shown from those forums.
  • All phrases start with similarthreads_ for your convenience.
Installation:
  1. Download Andy-SimilarThreads-1.8.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/SimilarThreads directory to your server.
  3. 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
Registered

Creating optional widget:

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

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Question and answers:

Q: Do I ever have to rebuild the search or thread indexes to use this add-on?
A: No.

Q: Are thread titles and posts searched?
A: Only thread titles are searched.

Q: Is the "View threads by others" set to No or Never honored?
A: No.
Author
AndyB
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    Similar threads v1.6 changes: Updated PHP files.